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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eight hundred more words of junk to write and I am DONE for tonight. Lah.

(Also, does everybody else's grammar die whenever they write on their NaNo?)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine always does. I think it's a requirement. XD
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today, I finished what roughly amounts to chapter two with a really strong sense of... happiness. Surprised And fulfilment.

Maybe this is a sign that I should write more often.

5194!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10000 or so at the moment, I need to make up yesterday's and today's quota to get on track once again.

Is anybody still steady right now? Who's checking out with the daily wordcount?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about... 7, 334 words behind. It's still about the longest thing I've ever written, even if it is almost entirely made of fail.

Not tooo bad for something so plotless. It's on hold ATM while I do some long overdue inking, but I was sending my characters off to do a beauty pageant. They'd bumped into a cameo of Enoby Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way, and I found that my Immortal had been taken offline while I was looking for a base to work from D:

Guess it was too goffik.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erk, I'm at 6456 meaning I'm 8547 words behind and I have loads of reading still do for my classes tomorrow. D: In my defense, I've been ill and I think I can blitz it today and tomorrow if I work hard. Wish me luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't seem to write more than 1800 words at a time. Any more and I lose my ideas and my wrists start to hurt.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this thread seems to be dead, but I might as well say here that this is why I'm barely on the forum this month, even less than I was before November.

Almost done, just a thousand or so words behind schedule...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sigh* I had a really rotten week this week, so I unfortunately had to give up. I wish I could have kept going, but I have an essay and a speech write up due tomorrow, so while I'll probably try and blast it a bit over the weekend, I don't see me making 50,000 words.

However, I do actually LOVE the story I came up with this year, and I've decided that even if it doesn't make it with NaNoWriMo, I'll possibly do something snazzy with it on dA or lj. ^_^
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me just say how jealous I am of anyone who can even attempt this. I could spend the better part of five years plotting things out and never gather the nerve to move past the planning. Embarassed

edit: Also I guess it's over as of now (for all but a few zones). I didn't even notice the timing...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I doubt 7000 words or so is much of an attempt, so you're not too much worse than me. :p
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7000's still darn good, more than you would have written!

Once again this year, though, I get to 50, 000 and I still don't have a finished novel. I need to condense my plots.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

50,000 words is more like a novella than a novel. Well, I guess that depends on the size of the novels you normally read.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the whole thing isn't about accuracy at all, it's just about length. And how catchy would 'National Novella Writing Month' be? Not as catchy as 'National Novel Writing Month', I can tell you that.

Actually, I have a story that would work for NaNo, since it would probably take about 3,000 pages to tell completely. It's in the same vein as stories like Wheel of Time, the massive, slow-moving, unstoppable ones. That makes it very hard to write normally, but if I had to blast it at NaNo, it might actually get onto paper. So yes, Virt, I know what you mean - this is one that's been in planning for many years, but isn't really going to get written in entirety.

Question - can you use an existing story, or does it need to be one you thought up specifically for NaNo?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No no, you can use a story you've had for twenty years or one you started the day of November first, it's whatever works for you. Some people even choose to do a collection of short stories instead of a novel, though I've heard that that one is deceptively difficult.
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