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November NaNoWriMo 2016

Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by Chessie, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

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    Well, then there's only one solution.

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  2. Gribba

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    You are killing me... no help at all... :p
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  3. Chessie

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    Hah nooo....I kinda went overboard and the book will be more than 50k anyway. :)

    I discovered that my local write-in IS meeting after all! Woop! But...sigh...they're meeting in a town 45 mins from my home and although it's pretty easy to get there, it snows heavily during November and I'm not sure how willing I am to make the trip. Especially when the stupid moose like to be all over the road licking gravel. We'll see. I do love the write-ins though.
     
  4. Gribba

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    There is a write in or kick off, about 45 min from where I live, but it is from 16-19 and well, I have kids to feed and to put to bed so I can not go. Mommy is often a popular person around here... :D

    I see your point, 45 min away is not that bad but with snow and mooses going wild, I can see why you might drop taking that on.
     
  5. Gribba

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    I have decided, the fantasy story, I am not doing that one, now I have 2, I need to choose one...

    I find it hard to choose, as one is a story about how vaccinations were used to trigger ability's in people and after the revolution there is a new and different system in place. And how it divides people but also that in the future the people are being born without any powers as the vaccinations were destroyed. People without powers are disappearing and the MC gets involved in the fight for justice.

    The other story is, set in this world, where the MC is working at a mental asylums were the patients all have this one thing in common, they all have been seeing/talking to and living with their dead relative for years. Two of the patients start confiding in the MC and she then begins to see things and starts to figure out what is actually happening.

    now what to do? :confused:
     
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  6. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I vote for the one about ghosts. :D
     
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  7. Gribba

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    So when you are doing NaNo, do you share here on the forum, how it is going and some of the text or? and do you add each other as writing buddy's on the NaNo website?
     
  8. Chessie

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    Hi, Gribba. You can do both. I typically only use the site to store my word counts then post here to check in with other folk also participating. I've been thinking...perhaps we could use the site's chat to do word sprints when people are online/available. They're fun and get the blood pumping. There are also virtual write-ins on the NaNoWriMo website. The point is community, and we all encourage each other. :)
     
  9. Svrtnsse

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    I'll probably just use the forums here. I'll post my word count in my Writer's Work thread and I'll add some comments about how it's going.
     
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  10. Gribba

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    Explain using the site's chat to do word sprints... word sprints? (still new here) :D
     
  11. Chessie

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    Word sprints are when you set a timer and write as fast as you can before the alarm goes off. They can be done for the same time frame, like say 25 mins with 5 mins break, or at varying times which is what I prefer. So first sprint can be 15 mins, then 20 mins, then 35 mins, and so on. It really helps if you can figure out how many words you produce in an hour, then set your timer according to your word count for the day. That's also the anal way of doing it. ;) But really, they are very helpful when you need to produce mass words. Some people question the quality of those words, right? My experience has been that the more you do the sprints, the better your quality gets because you're writing in tune with that creative voice instead of that internal editor, which we all know can be a real jerk sometimes.
     
  12. Gribba

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    HAHAHAH... yeah total jerk, often! :D

    I can imagine it is fun. I used to edit as I went a long but found that it interrupted my flow. So one day, I removed the spelling check, because it often made me look at a word that was spelled wrong and from there I began to edit, one word was enough and I am dyslexic, so you see my problem. ;)
    Now I just write until I can not write any more then I do the spellcheck and editing. It works well for me to do it that way, I enjoy letting the words just come and the thoughts just run free.
     
  13. psylenda

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    Last year I tried Nanowrimo. I got about 25,000 words into a story but got bogged down by school work and couldn't go on. I think I can do it this year. I've planned out a loose narrative to write around and have an end in mind, unlike last time. Of course, I'm not expecting to have anything publishable by the end of the month, but 50,000 is better than nothing.
     
  14. Michael K. Eidson

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    If I can finish editing my WIP before the end of October, then November would be the perfect time to write the first draft of the sequel. I already have some of it written, but I'll consider it a win if I write 50K new words in November. I just have to get on the ball and finish editing first. I've got a week to go, so it should be doable.
     
  15. ThinkerX

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    Started the outline for 'Empire: Judgment' tonight. The tale looks a bit murky - I have mental movie clips for the middle, and know how it ends, but things get blurry connecting the various clips together. Real blurry.
     
  16. Tom

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    Yeah, I'm jumping down the NaNo hellhole once again. Maybe this November will be what I need to finally finish Southerner. I've got it all planned out, with extensive notes, I've just been dreading the moment when I have to stare down a blank page and start writing it again. This is going to be a fun month...
     
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    It's NaNo time. Time to get off my sorry butt and get to writing.
     
  18. Codey Amprim

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    Good luck everyone, and may your fingers never tire of punching the keys!
     
  19. Chessie

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    Good luck everyone! May it be a fruitful month for all!
     
  20. Heliotrope

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    Can we make a new motivation thread? One where we can post bits of our writing or say what we accomplished every day? I'd like a running motivational thread and I'd love updates on how everyone is doing. I'm not interested in the nano forums, as I already like you people on this forum ;)
     
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