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Nanowrimo? (1 Viewer)

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CrystalCobra

Is anyone else doing the Nanowrimo challenge? www.nanowrimo.org
I started unprepared so I havent got so far, but its a pretty good way to make yourself write... :)

I'm just curious to know if anyone else is involved...
 

Pawn

Patron
I'd love to, but I really don't think I have the time. Deadlines wait for no man.

:cry:
 

demonic_harmonic

Senior Member
i would, but i'm working on another novel, and though that DOES sound like a hell of alot of fun and incredibly amusing and interesting, i can't take time away from my major work.


i would still like to wish you good luck if you do it, and it sounds like alot of fun! have a great time! make sure you post as you write!
 

Selorian

Patron
I'm doing NaNo. I set aside my novel that I have been working on to do it. So far, it is a lot of fun. I have written twenty pages in the two days so far. Hope that I can keep it up. They say the second week is the hardest, so I'm trying to find ways to keep up my pace. Good luck to you.



Cliff
 

Pendulum

Senior Member
I'll give it a shot. I don't expect to do well but it will be a good reason to push myself into writing a novel.
 

xayaxos

Member
What a good idea! I signed up. Now all I have to do is come up with an idea, and starting writing again ... hmmmm.
 

valeca

Patron
I completed nano last year in 25 caffine-riddled days. And a second one in Jan in 21 days! For my efforts, I took Lulu.com up on their offer and received a free copy of my work.

Great experience! Great! Sign ups open Oct 1st, and that's what I start preparing. Not a moment sooner.

Even so, I only go in with a vague plotline and some character sketches. I mean, c'mon...that's half the fun! :D
 

Kane

Senior Member
I want to do it this year. I bought the book and started to do it in January, but things went awry from day 1. When Nov. comes around I will definately do it if I can fit it in with my school schedule.
 

thamior

Senior Member
sounds cool, I think that I oculd have alot of fun with it, hopefully school won't interfere with it :)
 

Selorian

Patron
Last year was my first year trying to do Nano. I have to say I failed miserably. I got a lot done, and have a great deal of a first draft written. So in that aspect, it was a success. I'm doing it again this year, but unlike last year, I'm not going into it alone. This time I have someone I'm doing it with, and I think that will make a lot of difference. This time, watch out, cause I am going to finish. Or else I have a feeling I'll never live it down. :?


Cliff
 

Feral

Member
Had a go at Nanowrimo last year, last minute bonzi rush to outline in a week and then get writing.
Got to about 15,000 (The 9th day) when I got sniped by network woes and out of town visits. Not bad for working full time I suppose, but this year I'll be better prepared and I think I have a real shoot at making it!

Yeah, haveing someone to do nanowrimo with helps alot. =^_^=
Me and my roommate both had a shot at it last year actually.
(She made the 50,000 word count!! Whoohoo!!)
 

Xeen

Senior Member
I did it last year. I had found out about it a month or 2 too late to participate in it the year before that, but after I knew about it, I spent almost all year preparing for it.

I still need to get around to pinning my certificate thing up I got from last year.

I've already got an idea of what I'm going to write this year, and it's gonna rock your socks.
 
K

Kjeldgaard

I plan on doing NaNoWriMo. I was introduced to it last November by my mother when she tried it. I'm trying out this year.
 
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Ilan Bouchard

I had a great amount of fun reading their FAQ. I'm very tempted to do this, and perhaps will attempt, though I don't have very much conviction of success. But I shall try.


Selorian said:
Last year was my first year trying to do Nano. I have to say I failed miserably. I got a lot done, and have a great deal of a first draft written. So in that aspect, it was a success. I'm doing it again this year, but unlike last year, I'm not going into it alone. This time I have someone I'm doing it with, and I think that will make a lot of difference. This time, watch out, cause I am going to finish. Or else I have a feeling I'll never live it down.


Cliff
Instant disqualification! Nice try Cliff. :roll: :
NaNoWriMo's FAQ Page said:
Can I share writing duties with a partner?
No.
 

Xeen

Senior Member
Selorian said:
This time I have someone I'm doing it with, and I think that will make a lot of difference.

Cliff
Instant disqualification! Nice try Cliff. :roll: :
NaNoWriMo's FAQ Page said:
Can I share writing duties with a partner?
No.

As long as he's not talking about sharing the writing duties of 1 novel, it's okay. My roomate (Ferel) and I worked together last year, but we didn't write in one novel. He wrote his and I wrote mine. It just really helps to have someone else around that knows what you're doing. It was a support buddy kind of system.

Ilan, if you're thinking about trying but you're already of the mindset that you "probably won't succeed", then you're already failed and it would be a waste of your time and precious energy to 'attempt' it.

You people need to come into this thing with the mindset that "YES! I can do it!" not this "maybe maybe not" thing. Many of you have already signed your fate. That's the reason why there was a small percentage of winners last year.

I know you can do it. Anybody can do it. Just - DO IT.
 

valeca

Patron
Erm..Cliff meant he has someone to push him to finish it this year...namely me :twisted: This will be my second win. ;) Naturally, we will be writing separate novels.
EDIT: Better explained...it's a private competition between us to see who can finish first.
 
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Ilan Bouchard

Fine, fine... :roll:

I say I probably won't because I'm usually quite busy, and don't find enough hours in the day to do what I have to do. But I'll damn well do my best, and if I don't succeed, I'll have a starting point.

Of course, as I like to work deliberately slow when I write, I can't imagine my story will make much sense, or be well written. But it will still be perfect.
 

Xeen

Senior Member
Ilan Bouchard said:
Of course, as I like to work deliberately slow when I write, I can't imagine my story will make much sense, or be well written. But it will still be perfect.

That's where I get into trouble. All the finished NaNoWriMo novels I look at from other people... they're absolute crap. It appalled me that people were writing these crappy things. So I swore I would write a good, quality, entertaining novel. And I did, while finishing a few days early (that was, AFTER I had fallen a few days behind)

I know it's not a contest of quality, and that seemes to make people think that they can make their novel look like it was typed by a 3 year old that suffers from problems with reality, just so they can have 70k+ words to look cool and sexxy. 'Tis kinda sad, but hey, like I said, it's not a quality contest, it's quantity.
 

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