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NaNoWriMo 2023

10 minutes to midnight my time and November arrives early. I've had some stomach issues for a while, now, and I just found a letter from my specialist recommending surgery. Joy.
November strikes again? Or does it count as october. I feel for you. You really should start considering skipping novembers. Leave for a tropical beach end of october, return to the real world december first.
 

A. E. Lowan

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November strikes again? Or does it count as october. I feel for you. You really should start considering skipping novembers. Leave for a tropical beach end of october, return to the real world december first.
I really should, but it's contagious! I bought a planner to keep on track. :D
 

writingshannon

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Okay, let's get this party started! How is Preptober treating you? Shooting for any special goals this year? Let us know in this thread and we can keep the wordcount thread to wordcounts and wordcount talk. :D
Besides November being such a busy month, I've never been anywhere but in the middle of a project in November!
 
I really should, but it's contagious! I bought a planner to keep on track. :D
Maybe we should plan a Mythic Scribes Writing retreat for November. Just pack up the whole forum to a beach in the caribean or something, hang out and write. Maybe that would work ;)

Besides November being such a busy month, I've never been anywhere but in the middle of a project in November!
You don't have to start a new project for NaNo. Plenty of people "rebel" and just continue working on their current project. They just try to get 50k more words than they started the month with.
 
Okay, not really doing Nano, but word counts play to my inner and outer nerd, even if I don't normally pay much attention... and since Scrivener makes it too easy...

3131 total in two days, with 1532 and 1599.
 
We'll be sitting on a beach earning 20%.

Ah, finally, an excuse to quote the greatest Christmas movie ever.

Maybe we should plan a Mythic Scribes Writing retreat for November. Just pack up the whole forum to a beach in the caribean or something, hang out and write. Maybe that would work ;)


You don't have to start a new project for NaNo. Plenty of people "rebel" and just continue working on their current project. They just try to get 50k more words than they started the month with.
 

A. E. Lowan

Forum Mom
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Maybe we should plan a Mythic Scribes Writing retreat for November. Just pack up the whole forum to a beach in the caribean or something, hang out and write. Maybe that would work ;)


You don't have to start a new project for NaNo. Plenty of people "rebel" and just continue working on their current project. They just try to get 50k more words than they started the month with.
OMG can you imagine us all on a white sand beach? My plump, pasty, Irish ass would either immediately camouflage into the sand or declare that Gondor requires aid. We'd all die of sunburns, but what fun we'd have choking our laptops with sand and shells.

And I'm a NaNo rebel. I'm mid-project, about 36k in. 50k would make a nice dent. I do this full time, so I'm always mid-project, but I still love the NaNo energy, even if it's trying to kill me. :p
 
I'd be good with a beach in the keys... with an umbrella and a Mai Tai, millions in bearer bonds optional. Umbrella not optional, although buried in the sand is like SPF 1000 or somethin'. The last time I was on a beach I was also sitting on a panel at the SFWA Nebulas... ahhh, not quite 20%, but it was good, heh heh.
 

Ban

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The shoreline of the Netherlands suits me fine. Roaring grey of the mighty north sea with green-clad dunes to weather it. You may keep your tropical strands. And I'll opt for a black russian if we're dispensing cocktails.

Oh I was supposed to be writing? Ah well.
 
I'll take that too... I'd love it. I need to make it that way before I die.

The shoreline of the Netherlands suits me fine. Roaring grey of the mighty north sea with green-clad dunes to weather it. You may keep your tropical strands. And I'll opt for a black russian if we're dispensing cocktails.

Oh I was supposed to be writing? Ah well.
 
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And now for something completely different... all right, maybe not completely...

I grew up thinking I was Irish. Last name Rice, it was even said that the "O" of O'Rice was dropped after coming to the States. So, I survived years without wearing green on St Pats day.

The family story of the dropped "O" turned out to be based in truth, as when, in my late thirties, a man contacted me to ask if I was a Royce. I was like... uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh. He knew my dad's name and granddad's on that side, and a bunch of other stuff. Turns out that yes! I am a Royce instad of a Rice and English instead of Irish, from oppressed to oppressor! And the family settled CT way the hell back when, and I ended up related to Civil War generals in the north and all kinds of stuff. It also helps explain my love of Monty Python. And well, Guinness is just good for you no matter what country you hail from, heh heh.

On the bright side, Clint Eastwood and I share a great-great-many-more-greats grandfather., and I got away without wearing green.

OMG can you imagine us all on a white sand beach? My plump, pasty, Irish ass would either immediately camouflage into the sand or declare that Gondor requires aid. We'd all die of sunburns, but what fun we'd have choking our laptops with sand and shells.

And I'm a NaNo rebel. I'm mid-project, about 36k in. 50k would make a nice dent. I do this full time, so I'm always mid-project, but I still love the NaNo energy, even if it's trying to kill me. :p
 

Ban

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I'll take that too... I'd love it. I need to make it that way before I die.
Let me know if you do, I can point you towards a whole lot of quaint towns and villages to visit, though the big cities in the Randstad are worth their time as well, especially in the old city centers of Amsterdam and Utrecht. If I ever venture to North America, I reckon the North-Eastern Seaboard would be my sort of region. Old (enough ;) ) architecture, vast forests, fish chowder and Quebecois cuisine once I'd hop the border. For its nature Utah would be another interest. Those rocks and canyons they have over there are another world to me.
 
Utah's national parks are astounding, I have quite a few in-laws in that region and a person could spend weeks goofing around. My body won't do the mountain biking and climbing in some of those areas anymore. My kind of ancient would also run to the cliff dwellings in Colorado. Somehow, I've never made it there, which is irritating. Same for the Grand Canyon.

Northern Europe and bicycling from pub to pub in Ireland are on my bucket list, heh heh. I'd really like to float down the Rhine as well, I had a college Prof who taught in Germany for a time and he spoke of doing that. Although I think he did some borderline illegal things I'll avoid, heh heh.

Let me know if you do, I can point you towards a whole lot of quaint towns and villages to visit, though the big cities in the Randstad are worth their time as well, especially in the old city centers of Amsterdam and Utrecht. If I ever venture to North America, I reckon the North-Eastern Seaboard would be my sort of region. Old (enough ;) ) architecture, vast forests, fish chowder and Quebecois cuisine once I'd hop the border. For its nature Utah would be another interest. Those rocks and canyons they have over there are another world to me.
 
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