1. LoneWolf
    Offline

    LoneWolf Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Um...I'm somewhere...but I don't quite know where.

    NaNoWriMo?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LoneWolf, Oct 16, 2007.

    I was just wandering if anyone was doing NaNoWriMo?

    Reply if you are, or want to know what it is.

    LoneWolf :D
     
  2. Charisma
    Offline

    Charisma Transposon Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,704
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    What...is it?
     
  3. Endeavour
    Offline

    Endeavour Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    London, UK
    Nah, I don't write anymore?
     
  4. Frost
    Offline

    Frost Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Australia
    Info please.
     
  5. SeaBreeze
    Offline

    SeaBreeze Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    At the bar
    What they said. What tha heck is it!?!
     
  6. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    I looked it up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NaNoWriMo

    Basically, you try to write a 50,000 word novel in a single month. I can't say the idea appeals much to me. Cranking out volume has its place - publishing timely best-sellers based on breaking news headlines, etc, but I'd much rather put thought and time into producing something unique rather than being a word mill.
     
  7. Charisma
    Offline

    Charisma Transposon Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,704
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Hmmmmm...if you can, with full force and attention, then it's a good goal encouragement. I don't write such short novels (usually 90k) so yeah, I'm not doing it.
     
  8. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    It sounds like something fun to attempt, but I don't know if I'll have time this year. Still, I have had an idea burning a hole in my head for a while now...
     
  9. Kit
    Offline

    Kit Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,001
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    Lol I did it last year and i've signed up for this year too, but my school work should come first and I have several november deadlines and an exam... We'll see what happens.
     
  10. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Oh. THAT explains the smoke!
     
  11. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Yeah, it's getting worrying to be honest. I keep setting off fire alarms. And people's athsma :p
     
  12. The Freshmaker
    Offline

    The Freshmaker <insert obscure pop culture reference> Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,784
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    I tried to do it last year. I figured that if I just wrote it really fast without putting too much thought into it, I would be able to get through the whole thing. No dice. As is pretty much par for the course for yours truly, I got about 1200 words into it before deciding that my idea was awful, and the project needed to be put out of its misery.

    Maybe I'll try again this year.
     
  13. Kit
    Offline

    Kit Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,001
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    The idea is that you write the novel with no editing or anything then go back and edit it after you're done. Good in principal... unless you're as nitpicky as me :D
     

Share This Page