View Full Version : Would I be crazy to start now?

Kyle Bagley
November 8th, 2005, 03:47 PM
I'm thinking DEFINATELY, but would I?

Should I wait until next year instead?

November 8th, 2005, 04:18 PM
Can't hurt...just work really hard.

November 8th, 2005, 04:49 PM
I got my 2003 NaNo done in 12 days and someone here got theirs done in three! I know mine was readable but don't know about the other writers. :-)

November 8th, 2005, 07:41 PM
Do it!
No harm in trying.

At least no harm in trying if you're willing to lose some sleep and potentially crack up in the process...

But, seriously, I think it's worth it.

November 8th, 2005, 08:20 PM
50,000 words over 30 days is 1,700 words per day, roughly.

So if you start now you are technically, according to my time zone, 13,600 words behind. So it depends how long it will take you to catch up. If you feel that over Saturday and Sunday you can do 15,000 words then you won't be far behind.

Go for it. It's not like you're going to get imprisoned for failing, is it?

November 8th, 2005, 09:59 PM
I just learned about it yesterday, so I'm starting today. The way I figure, if I write AT LEAST 2100 words a day, I'll be done in time. Currently, I'm at 1073 words, or something, and I'm writing in a genre I've never written before! So go after it!

Kyle Bagley
November 9th, 2005, 12:00 AM
Alright, I'll try.

I probably won't make it this year but I'm definately trying again next year.

November 9th, 2005, 03:00 AM
Hi--I started on Day 3 and have over 10,000 wds. It's an even tighter schedule but a bigger incentive. If you can finish this--you can do anything! Go for it. Faergen

November 9th, 2005, 03:03 AM
If you started today, you would be able to write 2500 words per day for twenty days. That would put you finishing on the 28th. That would be two days to spare. Go for it! :D

Quantum Loser
November 9th, 2005, 03:21 AM
Off topic:
Kyle Bagley, I like your avatar.

Kyle Bagley
November 9th, 2005, 03:28 AM
Off topic: Thank you.

On topic: I've got about 1,200 words so far

Ilan Bouchard
November 9th, 2005, 04:40 AM
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Quantum Loser
November 11th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Off topic:
...and that's why I no longer use codes.

November 14th, 2005, 07:47 AM
I just decided to start today, since my work load has lessend to the point where I think I can make it. But without direction who knows. 3k is a bit tough to get one day for me because I write really slow.

November 14th, 2005, 08:32 AM
Gohn tied me in a day!

November 17th, 2005, 02:53 AM
Even if you don't finish in time, at least you have a nice little story that you can continue working on later. :D Good practice for next year.

Kyle Bagley
November 20th, 2005, 08:10 AM
Yep, I definately did not make it this year. I only have about 10,000 words, not willing to spend my Thanksgiving Break pumping out 40,000 more. I'll need some planning ahead for next year.