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NaNoWriMo - Who's In for 2015? (1 Viewer)

Artinum

Member
I've decided to take the plunge. Can I really call myself a writer until I've at least attempted the crazy project that is NaNoWriMo?
This year, I'm entering. I'll be signing up on the website soon, once I've fleshed out my initial ideas a little. But I'd love to know who else is in, and what you're planning on doing.


  • Do you have an idea yet?
  • Are you a planner or a pantser? (I'm somewhere in the middle myself...)
  • Do you have a strategy in mind? Or are you simply going to sit down every day and write stuff?

I'm also going to note my progress (more words! I must be crazy!) on my blog - link in my signature if you're interested.

Let's do this!
 

TeriBeth

Senior Member
Count me in! I think I'm in a good spot to commit to it this year. I'm currently working on an outline/character development for my idea. I actually do have a very rough idea for a story already percolating. I have found through submitting two short stories and some poems for contests/publication (still waiting on word back) that I work best when facing a concrete deadline. So, yeah, sign me up. ;)
 

FWriter

Senior Member
I'll probably do something for NaNoWriMo. I've participated since 2005 and have only "won" 3 times.

-My idea is either a "test drive" in a fantasy world I'm creating or maybe rewrite one of my previous NaNo stories.
-I'm a partial planner, but leaning more towards pantsing.
-My strategy is usually to write as much as I can in the first week and try not to panic by the third week.

It is a crazy thing to do in November, but it's also a lot of fun. Good luck!

:smile2:
 

kasbar21

Senior Member
I'm in! Third time, and hopefully second win. I have won both of my CampNaNo challenges this year so I am hoping for the hat trick. No ideas or plans yet though...
 

ra1902

Senior Member
I plan on participating again this year. Only because I've tried the 'I don't plan on doing it this year and then I sit down and start writing November 1st'. So this year I've planned out what I am doing.

I have three stories that I am finishing.
Two stories plotted out and the other one I am just going with the flow.
I have my schedule set up for times to write.

Of course. though set times mean little to nothing for me because Twitter distracts me! I still try to sit and write during certain times.
 

KMSlemons

Member
I'm in. I'm a planner, prepared with an outline and notes. My strategy is to deactivate my internet from my computer during that month. :) lol.
 

PiP

Staff member
Co-Owner
Hey, KM, good luck :) I'd go into meltdown if I did not use internet for a month! I completed NaNoWriMo in 2012... it nearly killed me.
 

kasbar21

Senior Member
I am feeling much better about the whole thing now that I have a plan. I have also worked out how many chapters and words per chapter I want to average... I may have gone too far the other way now. But it is making me feel better. I have also started to stockpile my NaNo necessities (chocolate, chai latte, brioche etc) which always helps.
 

Pluralized

Black Dracula
WF Veterans
I am going to do it this year. Completed the challenge in 2013 and 2014 but wasn't terribly satisfied with the end product. Sometimes writing furiously toward a word count leaves quality in the dust.

Neither planner nor pantser. Just going to do my best with the spark of an idea that I have. There's a structure somewhere in my mind but it will unfold in its own way. I do have characters and a setting sorted out so that helps. Just not sure what the conflict looks like yet. Should be fun no matter what though, always is.

Good luck everyone. If you're not already using a program like Scrivener to track your progress, I highly recommend it. Create a document specifically for Nano and create an entry for each day of the month. If you set the project target to 50000, it will help you maintain word count. I also find it helpful to see all thirty days laid out in front of me so I can knock them all dead, 1,667 words at a time. On the days when the words really flow, you can see where you might be able to take a slack day which helps.
 

ra1902

Senior Member
With one week to go before starting. I'm already changing up my plans again! I'm still not feeling it too much, so I am sure that when the day comes around I'll probably just come up with someone random and be disliking it most of November. Hopefully, prepping is going well for you guys, for those that prep.
 

kellypeace

Senior Member
I might enter this year, me and a friend will see if we can come up with an idea and a plot line for the novel in three days!
 

FWriter

Senior Member
I finally decided to revisit my first NaNo story and take it for a test drive in my fantasy world. I am excited to begin, even if I'm far from ready. :smile2:
 

Gavrushka

WF Veterans
Welcome to November! :)

This year fell in well for me, having finished edits on previous works and started a new novel three days ago. - Although I'll not upload my words to the site, I'll post periodic totals on here.

I wish everyone huge success, and just bear in mind that momentum can send you into creative overdrive, distilling something magical from your subconscious that could make the literary world swoon...

...Or pass out in horror in my case. :p
 
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bluemidget

Senior Member
I'm in for this year too. Attempted it last year but it was an epic fail :D My (crazy) plan is to get my head down and get 2000 words a day written. Ha ha let's see where I am this time next week! Good Luck everyone!
 

ra1902

Senior Member
Going full force into finishing one of my stories I have planned this month. I figure it wouldn't take long to finish it, but it has a mind of it's own and I am working off the outline now. That's how it goes for me though. The outline was just a rough one.
 

bluemidget

Senior Member
I'm a day behind already (aaaagh) but i'm confident I can claw some of it back by tonight and get somewhere near 6000 words..... :D
 
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