Question of the Day: NaNoWriMo

I'm participating this year! I'm kinda excited and terrified at the same time. I'm terrecited! I'm starting over from scratch from the fantasy book I was originally writing. Why you ask? Because I deleted everything I wrote. Why did I do that? Because having a 102 fever and trying to write doesn't work too well. I've got a character name and some old notes.

Is anyone here gonna participate?

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Clare-Dragonfly's picture

Supplicant

I'll be participating for the sixth time, and actually going for 80k this time around... hopefully that will bring me closer to a marketable piece.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I'm a bad writer. Legal and illegal.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Shazzbot!

I'm going to try using NaNo to kick start the book 2 draft, so not exactly NaNoWriMo, but sort of an auxiliary, especially since I already have about a thousand words down and that's Not Done for official NaNo. I'll call it NaDraWriMo. Smile

ETA: No. NaNoDraMo is bettah.

Raigne's picture

Embodiment

Who I have mentioned around here a few times, said she's doing NaNoFiMo. National Novel Finishing Month. Since she's got a half dozen unfinished manuscripts stuffed in various drawers.

IEGeth's picture

I've been thinking about doing, now that I'm out of college and now have time. The only problem is that there aren't any groups near me.

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

anyway! My boyfriend is gonna be my cheerleader! I'll be yours if you like! We can cheer each other on to completion.

IEGeth's picture

I found agroup. It wasn't posted at the local library because (for some silly reason) they weren't allowed to. One of the librairians mentioned that she was part of a group and asked if i would like to join. (She happens to be a friend of my dad's so its not that awkward.) Still, I appreciate the offer. Maybe we should start a thread to cheer everyone on the site on?

kalinka's picture

Postulant

I just gave in and signed up. I don't know what I'm thinking, since it's right in the middle of the quarter and grad school is crazy enough. Also I'm teaching, which doesn't help. But I kept thinking about it and as soon as I got out a pen and paper the entire book just took shape, so I guess we'll see, won't we?

Blargh. (I'm kalinkadink over there if anyone wants to be my writing buddy (pretty please).)

kalinka's picture

Postulant

How's everyone's word count? I hit 5800 last night and was astonished (I expected to make the daily goal or whatever, but barely). But then I wrote 2 different prologues so that might have something to do with it.

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

I just hit 2,000...I'm using Dr. Wicked to force myself to write. It sucks so much! But it's getting written.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I worked and worked on the short I have to finish before I can DraMo, and just before I had to stop work for the day I FINALLY came up with the ending. Now I just have to write it, and I have another day of ferrying people around so who knows if I'll get a single word down. This is NOT how I wanted the month to go!

IEGeth's picture

I'm up to 2012 words, aiming for at least 7500 by the end of the week.

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

about that or a little more at the end of the week. I'm writing at work during downtime. It helps because I get to think about what I'm going to write. At home I'm using Dr. Wicked and it's like OH CRAP MUST WRITE SOMETHING! I tell you one thing, my inner editor is yelling at me.

kalinka's picture

Postulant

I hit 8000 last night and seriously, y'all, I have no idea where it came from. I'm worried about the next chapter though. In my first one all sorts of things happened that I hadn't planned and there were characters popping up that I didn't know existed. So we'll see.

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

chapter a huge explanation that i wanted to save for the main character popped up. That and a new character and a whole new angle popped up. At this point I'm like Hi who's writing you?

kalinka's picture

Postulant

I know that feeling. Suddenly I had 3 new characters and a new geographic layout/conflict and was like, wait. I don't even know what's happening.

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

writing last night a neighboring kingdom decided to start a war of the insult of not being allowed to directly trade with Evonvale (my kingdom's name) and not being able to access trade roads. I'm not even sure why this happened. I'm just like ummm..sure let's go to war.

So as of right now there will be a war, a secret society, a evil nurse, and all this before i get to the part of my book I actually planned. Like what? lol

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