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(National Novel Writing Month)   Okay, how many of you are participating in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? If you're doing it, you should be over 6000 words by now. Are you managing it? Ahead of it or falling behind? If you're stuck, why?   (nanowrimo.org) divider line 18
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2012-11-05 03:17:21 PM
I somehow read that as National Navel Wringing Month.

//need coffee
//not writing anything
 
2012-11-05 03:19:46 PM
I was going to do it but forgot, and now I'm thousands of words behind, and I can't afford enough booze and coffee to catch up. I know that a lot of Farkers did this in years past, though
 
2012-11-05 03:24:44 PM
I've got about 6,700 hundred words so far, but the vast majority of them are "fark," and one instance of "jizzgobbler negihbor."

/screw Flanders
 
2012-11-05 03:33:24 PM
I'm doing it for the first time, and I realized that working full time and university full time makes me something something... go crazy? Don't mind if I do! No way I could manage to get 50k words out this month and keep my other commitments up.

My personal goal is to have my story fully outlined by the end of the month, and then I can write it before next NaNoWriMo. I think that's actually doable.
 
2012-11-05 03:47:37 PM
Nah...I could never manage it. I do roughly 700 words every other day. Slow and steady wins the race. I've written eight novels that way.

But I guess different stokes for different folks and all that jazz. As long as it works for you...or you enjoy it. Or both.
 
2012-11-05 04:14:38 PM
I could participate if NaNoWriMo were held in any other month, but I'll have to console myself by completing my 200K+ word fanfic instead.
 
2012-11-05 04:22:08 PM
I have about 12,000 words right now. Aiming for 100k or so. Certainly not my first Nano, and not my first 100k attempt either.
 
2012-11-05 04:26:51 PM
I hate this event because of the name. I will write next month in protest.
 
2012-11-05 04:30:42 PM
I've tried it several years and never succeeded.

Now I don't try. I feel a lot better. :D

That being said I may try again in a month with 31 days. Missing that one day really kills me.
 
2012-11-05 04:58:19 PM
Up to about 5,000 words. Out of work now, so why not?
 
2012-11-05 06:39:53 PM
I'm trying it for my first time this year. I'm at 8819 words, have been good about it so far, but we're only 5 days into the month, too. 
 
2012-11-05 09:19:47 PM
Wow, keep up the good work folks. I didn't even know about this till today, so I guess I am out this year. I figure you need a subject as well, so that's two strikes. I have always wanted to write something worth being published, but work seems to get in the way.
 
2012-11-05 10:37:45 PM
I've got about 1000 words :( So far behind but I'm off work tomorrow so I'm spending the whole day writing because I know where I want to go with the story.
 
2012-11-06 12:03:01 AM

Do the needful: Wow, keep up the good work folks. I didn't even know about this till today, so I guess I am out this year. I figure you need a subject as well, so that's two strikes. I have always wanted to write something worth being published, but work seems to get in the way.


Same here - want to do it, but too far behind now. I have a premise, two strong characters (protagonist and sidekick) and a premise, but no outline. Plus, a lot of fear of being accused of ripping off other writers.

Le sight...
 
2012-11-06 12:03:36 AM
Le sigh, even. Damn iPad.
 
2012-11-06 12:10:53 AM
Would love to. Unfortunately, November is sucky for me as I'm back in school and this is the hell month before exams start. That 1300 words a day (give or take) needs to go into getting assignments and readings done.
 
2012-11-06 04:22:31 AM
Words fail me.
 
2012-11-06 10:19:40 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Same here - want to do it, but too far behind now. I have a premise, two strong characters (protagonist and sidekick) and a premise, but no outline. Plus, a lot of fear of being accused of ripping off other writers.

Le sigh...


Which leads to a question for all of the writers out there. What's your process here? Do you come up with a main story idea first? For example, 'Protagonist goes to Washington' and then spend time filling in the details (hijinks that ensue), or do you start writing from the beginning and let the plot weave itself? I know this will be different for everyone, but since this is NaNoWriMo, I am curious how banging out a thousand words a day helps if you bang them out in the wrong direction or without direction. Do you toss it all out and then do a lot of cleanup later?

/Kind of like my post here. Lots of words that may or may not even be worth reading.
 
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