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NaNoWriMo 2017!

Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by Chessie2, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Antonius

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    1,707. Still behind on the word count. However, the next few scene's I have planned will hopefully bring me closer.
     
  2. Nimue

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    NaNo hack: 2 1/2 glasses of wine, and you stop worrying about NaNo!

    Not that I needed any help with that, though...I’ve given up on meeting any word counts, and am just trying to write every day as much as possible, even if it’s just a sloppy handwritten page in a journal, or a couple scenes in my outline. As this is something I’m hoping to continue for the foreseeable future I guess it’s more achievable, but yeah. I’m not doing much. See y’all on the other side, I think
     
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  3. Ban

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    It's been a while since I posted. I couldn't write on some days due to a bad fever, on other days due to uni writing and on most of the others because I didn't want to. I will pick up daily writing again, partly on my blog and partly on bigger stories. But I will not be writing in the quantities that the blood gods of NaNo demand.

    I am however rooting for all of you who are still madly going at it!
     
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  4. FifthView

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    I sympathize with NimueNimue and BantenBanten. I think my first Nano experience is teaching me that I never want to do it again, heh. It's been really great to force me into writing more per day and consistently every day; I'm even more excited with my project that I realized I would be; but...it's a killer pace, and I doubt I could keep it up for much more than a month. Maybe if/when I retire someday.

    I don't know if I'll do Nano again. Maybe. I think next time I'll purposely pick a much smaller project, something novella length. I'm still trying to hit this month's goal, but that'll probably only put me at the halfway mark for the book. After, I'll scale down and shoot for 500-800 words a day, probably.
     
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  5. Chessie2

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    Yeah it's not going so well for me this November, which is funny because I write daily at a consistent speed and boom everything changes the day before Halloween. Lol.
     
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  6. Chessie2

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    At least you tried...right?
     
  7. The NaNos for April and July let you choose the word count.
     
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  8. Nimue

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    Not really hard enough...never really hard enough.

    But. I did get started, I've finished the first chapter and am wrestling with the second, and beginnings can be a stupidly big hurdle for me. And I suppose that's the level of what I was hoping to get out of this, so nothing lost, a little gained.
     
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  9. ^It's the same for me. I'm on the sixth draft of my latest book, and the characters were repeating the same beginning over and over again, it was almost like they were in a Groundhog Day loop.

    At this rate, I'll be done in 9 days.
     
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  10. Fluffypoodel

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    3k tonight. Had my first series of ups and downs in regards to how a character was doing in the chapter but I think I overcame it. Looking forward to tomorrow.
     
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  11. skip.knox

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    About 2500 today, after three days off to go to Washington for my son's 40th birthday. Tried to get him to shift it to December, but he wouldn't bite. ;-)
     
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  12. Put out 1730. Good job for today.
     
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  13. FifthView

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    Today, 1416. Finished first scene of chapter four. My secondary POV character, a sorcerer who may or may not be a little mad. Loving him.
     
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  14. ThinkerX

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    3600 words...total for this NaNo. 600 words tonight. Still on Chapter Three, though the end is in sight.

    I just can't seem to focus this time around. Tumultuous real world events are not helping any. Usually, I can set those aside. This time, though...

    Still, I shall continue to write. 'Strange Exit' is supposed to be a shorter work, so it's possible I'll finish it.

    Then, come December, I must find the time and energy to resume the rewrite of 'Empire: Country.'
     
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  15. Chessie2

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    2088 today. I wrote 800ish words on my elven romance and the rest went to my 1940's sweet romance. I'm at a good point in the elven romance when everything is about to go downhill, ramping up towards the end. It has another 9 chapters before it's done. The problem is I only have a faint idea of what happens towards the end and need to think about it more. So I'm marinating on that one while I add words to the book I'll be finishing next. It helps my creative juices stay, well, juicy.
     
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  16. Antonius

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    1,890. Solid effort. My bed calls!
     
  17. Fluffypoodel

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    3.5k and feeling on top of the world!!!
     
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  18. FifthView

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    1085, and I had to push myself hard just to get that. A little tired, unfocused today.

    I actually realized I needed to continue that scene I thought I'd ended yesterday. Now, it's still not finished. But I have my semi-mad sorcerer at the very edge of what will be a hyper action sequence, so I can look forward to writing that tomorrow.
     
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  19. Calling it at 1790. Now I get to read Oathbringer until I pass out.
     
  20. ^Lucky you!

    Today's a writing day. Hopefully I can get up to 35,000 words!
     
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