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Nano November 2014 official thread

Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by Caged Maiden, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    Started in on the expansion/rewrite of the 'Jobe' tale. I probably wrote upwards of a thousand words, but I'm not going to add it to my NaNoWriMo tally - yet. I figure I shall wait until the rewrite and edit is done, then submit the word count for the whole thing. Well, I got to the 15th...
     
  2. Philip Overby

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  3. Ryan_Crown

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    That's awesome! I'm enough behind at this point I need a 3,000 word day, but I'm also at a point in the plot that I'm still trying to figure out exactly how want to do it (need to break one of my main characters out of prison, and want the prison break to be as exciting as possible). I keep telling myself I should just skip that chapter for now so I can keep moving forward with my word count, but my obsessive/compulsive personality really takes issue with that idea!
     
  4. ThinkerX

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    I'm at the midpoint of the first pass for the 'Jobe' rewrite. I probably added a thousand words...but I also deleted almost that many as well. I hope to finish the first pass tomorrow, or get close to it. Then its editing time. And by the time I'm done, this may as well be 10,000 words of new composition.
     
  5. SM-Dreamer

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    While my wordcount is stlll down, it is certainly improving. My region had a weekly write-in last night, only 5 or 6 of us, but I had a lot of fun. Turns out I write by hand faster than most of them typing (my laptop keyboard is broken ><), lol. What's even better, for me anyways, is reaching out and making friends with fellow writers in my area :D
     
  6. Steerpike

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    We've had a write-in as well. Lots of fun to meet and talk to other writers. I generally write my first drafts by hand. I'm not sure if I'm faster that way than by typing, but I do know that the story flows better for me.
     
  7. Chessie

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    NaNo writing groups are great, I really like the one I'm attending. Only problem is that I wish it weren't so early (the one on Saturdays) or so far from my house. But...at least I get to write with some really cool people and its fun. :)

    I reached halfway today! YAY! At 25,919 words so far and I've gone further this year than last which is a relief. And I was starting to freak out (just a little bit) that I may not have enough material to push through to 50k. Boy, was I wrong. I just went with a gut feeling to something and I'm still at the midpoint of my outline, so looks like I'll finish with the appropriate word count after all. :)
     
  8. sankunai

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    You'll reach the 50k words :). I'm about 30k words in now, and finding new things to add in. Small arcs to give the novel some length :). We can doooo it!
     
  9. ThinkerX

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    Ugh. Still in 'the middle' of the 'Jobe' rewrite. Added a thousand words to it, fleshing things out, but I have yet to reach the part requiring expansion. And once that's done, I have to run it through the editing programs.
     
  10. Smith

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    I'm so close to meeting that little dot on the graph for the first time, but I have cheated a fair bit to get there. I think I'll at least write all new material to finally hit the target today, though.
     
  11. Tom

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    I'm switching projects. I don't really like the NaNo story I'm doing, so I'm thinking about turning another one of my projects, Lost in Translation, into my NaNo novel. I enjoy writing it, and there's enough material to s-t-r-e-t-c-h it to 50k words.
     
  12. Addison

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    Good luck. But be sure that when you S-t-r-e-t-c-h your story you're not doing it by adding fluff and unnecessary scenes and such. Otherwise you'll be killing yourself.

    I've switched to a different story myself, give my current one a break and get my paranoia focused on something else.

    Happy Writing!

    BTW Nimenai, awesome avatar pic.
     
  13. Tom

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    No fluff here. I've got more material than I know what to do with! Most of it has to do with conlang-y stuff, but I'm going to throw in some action too.

    Have fun with your new project as well. (Can you tell me what it's about? I love hearing about other people's stories.)

    Thanks. I like my avatar too. :)
     
  14. sankunai

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    Wrote 1800 words on Friday, and 1555 today. Been very busy, but at least I hit my personal goal of at least 1500 words each day! Tomorrow I will try to crank out at least 3000 words. I have most of the day free until The Walking Dead. . . :)
     
  15. ThinkerX

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    Drat. I'm still not done with the 'Jobe' rewrite and expansion. Maybe I can get it wrapped up tomorrow.
     
  16. Chessie

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    I struggled a bit earlier this weekend but eventually I pushed through. Got really, really stuck and I had to walk away from the story for a bit. I have no idea what I'm doing. Writing this story is like walking through a forest blindfolded. Oh, well. At least I'm still with it and on track to finish on time.
     
  17. sankunai

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    I'm on pace too :). Managed 3200 words today, and now I'm at a little over 40 000 words. Almost done!
     
  18. ThinkerX

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    Ugh...finished the 'Jobe' rewrite and edit. Took most of the day, and I'm still not sure about a few things (editing programs directly contradict one another, and have what I consider to be an irrational bias against certain words.) 12,800 words, bringing my word count to 21,300. I'll take another look at it tomorrow, and then its back to 'Labyrinth: Seed.'
     
  19. SM-Dreamer

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    Still behind but working towards the goal. Ended up stuck in 2 hour traffic on my way to school (meaning I missed class completely) and was so bored at the stop and go traffic that I got 700 words written in my composition book. Met up with my writing group afterwards and ended up spending another 2 hours chatting with them about our stories. Didn't get home until 11pm, lol, but at least I had fun.
     
  20. SugoiMe

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    SM-Dreamer, fun is where it's at! Last year till when my friend left the country, we used to talk about our stories all the time. It was so nice because we were pretty much on the same page with it. This year, I don't have anyone to sit down and chat about my novel with, which kinda sucks, but at least I have the forums!

    I'm writing filler, filler, filler, and I would skip it except that I wanna create tension between my MC's new friend and his brother-in-law. The brother-in-law gets jealous when my MC shows him up in what should be the brother-in-law's expertise. Eventually, my MC's friend is gonna have to make a choice: go back home with his brother-in-law or ditch him to go after MC. But I'm getting so close to that scene I wanna write, and I'm pretty excited to write it.
     
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