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I am not going to do NaNoWriMo this year.

Beginning November 5th, I have precisely one dozen exams spread out over three weeks. I finish on the 22nd.
I'll probably write 50,000 words anyway. 50,000 words of exams aaaaaa
 

HKayG

Senior Member
I've finally decided to just carry on with an old story line!

Tiamat - I think you should just go for it anyway! It doesn't matter if you don't do the full word amount. (I doubt i'll be able to...).

Staff - good luck with your exams!
 

egpenny

Senior Member
I've signed up for this year, it's the first time for me. I have a story that's been trying to dig it's way out of my brain for more than a year. It's time to let it rip.
It will be a story about a man in the year 2010 looking for justice in the murder of his wife and daughter. Every other chapter will be the story, told to him by his mother, of his great-great grandfather who faced the same sort of thing in 1869. So it's mystery, but part western and part . . . whatever.
 

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But if his great great grandfather also had his wife and child murdered then how is the main character alive?

Okay that's kind of a dumb question. Obviously the great great grandfather had a few spare kids.

Why 2010? What happened in 2011 that would make the story too strange?
 

egpenny

Senior Member
Grandfather started another family when his quest was over. At least that's the plan. The mother is telling him the story to help him realize that life doesn't end with a death of a loved one. 2010 is just a date, could be 2012 for that matter, have to see if it matters as I go along.
 

CJ Tomlinson

Senior Member
I participated like 3 years ago and failed miserably. I came up with a nice concept though, and I'd like to think that in the end any writing we do, even if we end up not using any of it, is exercise of sorts and helps make us better.

I've decided to try again this year despite having another project in my life that I wanna finish by December. I depend on someone else for that anyway, so if he doesn't do his part I can't finish that. Point being an average of roughly 1700 words a day has to be doable, and especially since this time I've decided to focus on my strong suits. Also, I'm prepared for the eventuality that the outcome might be completely ridiculous.

Let's DO THIS!
 

Foxee

Patron
Patron
I don't think there's another 50k left in the beast that awaits me if I do decide to do Nano this year. I will miss it if I don't though. . .

(I'm pretty sure I'm going to talk myself into it. Even though I shouldn't.)
You will, you know. I always say I'm not going to do it and I always do. *shrugs* Might as well give in quick and get it over with. :p
 

MJCaan

Senior Member
I've signed up this year and am looking forward to it. THough I must admit, working fulltime sap a bit of my mental energy. But I plan to do my best. Good luck to everyone making the attempt!
 

PSFoster

Senior Member
I also have the interference of work and family, but when I think back on when I finished in 2008 I realize I was working 6 days a week and had the same family I have now. I really don't know how I managed to get 50,000+ words done. Of course, a lot of it was crap put in just to fill a page, but it got done.
 

David C.

Senior Member
This will be my first year to compete. I have the idea and have already put "pen" to "paper", pecking away on the computer. But I don't believe it'll be a novel, maybe a novella, which is what 17K to 40K words or so. In any case, at the very least I'll get the story down and learn something along the way. It's still untitled but I did get the premise down.
 

Foxee

Patron
Patron
Jim, you completely fit one of the personality profiles in the video on the nanowrimo homepage, "Wrimos of the NaNo Landscape".

Thanks, Jon, so far 4k and the slobbering is on hold until I'm falling asleep trying to get my words written.
 

Foxee

Patron
Patron
You reminded me of the one intending to eat cupcakes for lunch and forgetting that NaNo was upon us. I didn't know you exhibited aspects of the others, too. Have you gotten the novel going now?
 

JimJanuary

Senior Member
HAHAHAHA I actually had chocolate muffins for lunch yesterday!

Yeah I've started, I'm about 4000 words behind but I'm planning to do a big write up tonight
 
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