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  1. #21
    Hey Emily, tossing my hat in this year. Spent September weeding out ideas and settled on a synopsis. This month I plan to write each day to limber up and have the novel all mapped out ready to go for November 1. Doing mainly because my daughter and I are both participating and for the challenge of it. Also, to motivate my arse a bit. Good luck!
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  2. #22
    Also going to try again this year, having 'won' last year. I don't really see it as winning, however, since my 50k was basically a steaming pile of forcibly written poop. I'd recommend to anyone considering this, make sure you know your story going into it. If you're a die-hard pantser, it's rough to manage those thirty days' worth of momentum into something useful. It was fun, though, and certainly gave me a lesson in stamina and dedication.

    This year, I'm spending a lot longer on my outline and hoping to have at least the first ten or so scenes in my head. Would be way cool to end up with a piece of work I can use after the fact. With crazy work demands, small children, and my unabashed love of writing short stories, it might be the only thing that gets me to buckle down and write the novel. I learned a lot last year.

    Onward!



  3. #23
    I am tempted to join in for the first time this year, but but knowing what I already have on my calendar for the month of November has forced me to conclude that I can't realistically participate with any expectation of finishing a novel in the month. I will use the concept as motivation to focus on my primary novel WIP, but between work obligations and volunteer work that really comes to a head in November, I barely have half a month to work with. That doesn't mean I can't write, just that the volume produced will be a bit lower.
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  4. #24
    I'm sure it'll be a pile of crap that never gets published, but I gotta prove to myself that I can write a pile of crap to start with so let's do this.

    "Life is a risk; so is writing. You have to love it." ~ Richard Matheson

  5. #25
    All right, dammit. I'm in. The Bishop will write a novel in this month of November.
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  6. #26
    A combined orgy of delight and agony, for me at least. Missed out 2013 due to sudden arrival of a friend in need (or, was it subconscious commitment issues? Hmm...) but to sacrifice next month to the great writing god means extracting the digit and a whole lot of learning about my writing self. Nothing to lose, but much to gain regardless of the outcome.

  7. #27
    I've been debating doing this as well. Seeing as how much time I am actually capable of devoting to normal writing.....well. Who knows. nanowrimo might be something that forces me to write. Just out of curiousity, what ideas are allowed? I have plenty of ideas just waiting to be fed, but I always got the impression it had to be on Nov 1st, thats when you start with a new, virgin and totally untouched idea. Which incidentally is what I may do if I partake. Seeing as how their is several days before it starts, I can brainstorm and have a vague outline in my head of the are I would go in.

  8. #28
    Curses! I've already been sucked in and created an account before I knew what my fingers were doing. So, Just out of curiousity, whats the 0% chance of winning deal if I don't make a novel announcement. Thought that had to wait till Nov 1st and all.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by CraniumInsanium View Post
    I've been debating doing this as well. Seeing as how much time I am actually capable of devoting to normal writing.....well. Who knows. nanowrimo might be something that forces me to write. Just out of curiousity, what ideas are allowed? I have plenty of ideas just waiting to be fed, but I always got the impression it had to be on Nov 1st, thats when you start with a new, virgin and totally untouched idea. Which incidentally is what I may do if I partake. Seeing as how their is several days before it starts, I can brainstorm and have a vague outline in my head of the are I would go in.
    You can outline all you want before Nov 1st. Just can't write the actual book until then.

    Quote Originally Posted by CraniumInsanium View Post
    Curses! I've already been sucked in and created an account before I knew what my fingers were doing. So, Just out of curiousity, whats the 0% chance of winning deal if I don't make a novel announcement. Thought that had to wait till Nov 1st and all.
    You'll need to click the button to create your novel's profile. You can do that before Nov 1st as well. It's just to show what idea you'll be working on and you can upload a book cover and all that if you have one. I'll be pantsing mine so I just put "There Is No Plot" as the title and "No idea what the book is about" or something like that in the synopsis. It's all up to you how to fill that out. Then on Nov 1st your word count tool will appear.

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    I am thinking about joining NaNoWriMo (actually I have already put that 'create a novel' thing in there). I do have a fully worked out novel idea (scene by scene) so I guess it can be done, but I also have MS so I am doubting if I have enough energy to be able to get enough work in. Maybe I will just start and see how far I will get.
    I long for the day when MS stands for mystery solved!

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