NANOWRIMO



  • @josey Same here with the planning in October. I want to get a very basic outline for my story so I can finish it properly and finally move onto another project next year xD Usually, thanks to my half-plot, full-pants tendencies, I peter out partway and spend the rest of it writing AUs, hypothetical scenarios in-story that will probably never happen, and have my characters snark at trollfic on the internet. Much productivity here.

    Oh well, at least it helps me develop more of an idea of my characters, so there's that ^-^



  • @josey Well mark me as a YES. Just can't help myself.


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    @toasha Isn't that just the way? :D



  • Unleash the Beast originated as last year's nanowrimo for me, and I'm glad to see it'll be published before the next one comes around (mostly due to @Josey being amazing). I won't be doing it again this year because I really need to knuckle down and get Dark Prophecy finished (currently in editing). And I might-should put some words down for another couple projects I have simmering.

    Good luck to all those venturing into it, though! Hopefully inspiration will strike you sufficiently hard that you all reach your daily/weekly word counts.



  • I'm undecided. I really want to because I do NaNo every year and it's definitely my most productive writing time. On the other hand, I'm busy with edits on last year's novel and I'm not sure I want to set it aside and jump into something new just yet. I think I'm going to see how October goes and end up deciding last minute.


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    @kteelee The editing process can take up almost as much time as the writing process can! :D I totally empathise! Which ever you do, let us know! :D As I said we have some ideas to help everyone, regardless of what they are using NaNo month for! Also.. does this mean you're getting close to publishing? :D



  • @josey No kidding! My experience so far has been that editing takes a lot longer, actually. My first draft took a month and a half, but the second draft took almost nine months! Not really close to publishing - there's going to be at least one more draft, and then I'll see where things stand. :)


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    @kteelee Phew! That makes me think of of the insanity for editing etc that @occi and I are doing for his books. Craazy.

    Congrats on this next draft though!! :D Progress is a good thing. Maybe NaNo this year could be used as a sort of editor checklist of dewm. Hmm... ideas.. I have them!



  • @Josey the insanity will resume shortly, but the perspective has changed a bit since last I fished around inside the guts of Dark Prophecy. Maybe I'm too relaxed about the whole process, maybe my quality will suffer, but I don't plan on cutting any corners, just being more focused about what matters and shed the faulty mental set of expectations I was working with before. It doesn't need to be perfect, it needs to be right. That can mean different things to different people, most important people are myself and those closest to me. Anyone else liking the work is on them, not that I'm going to try to make it unapproachable or unrefined.



  • I'm getting so excited!


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    I'm starting to get silly nervous. I have an idea, I have a concept, but I have been unable to get it fully fleshed out and that's one of the challenges I presented to myself this month. Eeep! The stress is on! (totally excited too!)



  • @josey I've been going strong. This Nano is supposed to be finishing my current book and start Book 2 of the series right away. At the rate I've been cranking out words, I'll be done much earlier and start fresh with Book 2. YAY


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    @toasha That is wicked! And totally awesome, and other words that are still in my mind cause I haven't burned out from NaNo just yet. ;)


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  • Day 1: 621 (scattered) words

    Then I got distracted by my conlang. -_-;

    Super happy with how it and the culture it comes from are both finally shaping into something fully identifiable now.



  • Day 1: 1931
    My daughter decided she wanted to write a book, too. So I spent half of my night answering questions about time travel. As irritated as I wanted to be about the interruptions, she knows how much I love time travel. She had me on the hook.


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    Day 2: 1856

    I hate one of my characters and want to beat her up. She is an antagonist to another character so that's a good thing.



  • Day 2: 1801
    Spent time today bringing my doc into scrivener but I'm still making good words.



  • Day 3: 2208 so far, but I hope to get some more writing done after work.


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    Day 3: Got sucked into a game, thus... 0 words. :X Oops


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