Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by ChaosReigns, Apr 5, 2014.
Is anyone else participating this month? if so, what are you writing and what are your targets?
I'm doing it...it's my first NaNoWriMo anything. My goal is a short story with the minimum 10,000. I have a very irregular schedule and am seeing how much I actually get done in a month of tracking to see if the big one in November is even feasibly possible for me.
@sunsplash Good choice! i did NaNo last year and that was certainly an eye opener having to write 50k in a month! though this time im writing more of And From Black To White and aiming for 60k
I'm doing it too ^.^ I'm aiming for 50k (but cheated a little and started early, I felt like I was in danger of losing interest in my story if I didn't start whilst it was all freshly planned and stuff). So I'll decide on Tuesday what my actual goal will be, it'll be 50k minus whatever I've written by then. I'm only on 4k so far, and don't imagine I'll get that far before the 1st.
I decided to try a Mills & Boon romance novel, which has to be 50k. Planned it all and it turned from being a deliberate cheese fest into something I actually quite like the sound of. Trying to keep the sex out of it (I'm used to writing erotica) will be my main issue. Though I think M&B have a more sexy brand too, so maybe I won't try *that* hard.
I've done NaNo last 5 years or so, won a couple of times, but I totally failed last November, so I want to do well in Camp.
Good luck everyone
How much do you guys plan before you start?
@DeviouSquirrel i dont, because im normally using pre-existing stories and writing more. last Novembers NaNo was an exception where i was writing a completely new piece, still didnt plan mind
See, all the years I've tried to write off the cuff, I haven't succeeded and got my word goal. I find it too easy to get lost in wondering 'should this happen? Maybe I should make them go East instead of West... Hmmmm....'
I Suppose it depends on the type of person you are, i cant plan to save my life, but off the cuff i can come up with some (IMHO) really good stuff
You're so lucky! I wish I could
as i say, it depends on the person , if you find that you are better planning, stick to it, embrace it. you may surprise yourself one day!
Yup! I'm doing it too. As for the word count, I'm going for quality, not quantity. But at the same time, I've cheated too and am currently at 13K.
I'll sort of do it, but I'm starting now, and I'm going for twenty-five thousand words instead of fifty. Results > rules, at least for me.
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