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    Who Reached 50k?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SonnehLee, Dec 1, 2008.

    So. This was my first NaNo and it was an epic fail. I know we had a NaNoWriMo count thread, but I thought a "who won?" thread would be good too. How many of you reached 50k words? Any secrets? What was your total word count? When did you break the mark? What's your story about?
     
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    I am really angry with myself! I can never get much past 10K without getting bored of my story to a point where i start again!!
     
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    I had the same problem as hellomoto, which was why I did NaNo and forced myself to finish. I wound up winning with a little over 65,000. I was pretty proud of myself!
     
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    I only reached 12,434, but I'm quite happy with it. That 12,434 starting point is still pretty substantial, and it's cleaner than I would have had with 2-3 times that quanity using the NaNo firehose approach.

    The "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" philosophy just doesn't work for me. After I've written a quantity of prose, my thouights will keep going back to it with things that I could have written better. If I don't go back and scratch that itch right away, I'm too distracted moving forward.

    So for me, NaNo may have been a failure in one sense, but it was worth taking a shot at. And in the process, I have given my muse a steel-toed nudge. :)
     
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    Good job! That's impressive. I finished out with 8,488. Epic fail. *shrug*
     
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    I went from having 10K on "the betryal" up to 105K this month alone...and none of it do I consider junk...just been writing away at it...
     
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    Count me as an epic fail, too. I think if it were the summertime, I would have fared better, but the pressure to write so much so quickly when there's not so much time kind of made me shut down.
     
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    i managed to sneak past 50k although that was on like tuesday last week but at least i git there:)
     
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    How is any of it a failure? Whatever you accomplished is worth the attempt, is it not?

    And those of you who DID make the count, hearty congratulations!
     
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    I reached 50K in the afternoon of the 30th. Was a good day. :)
    It was my first nano and I hope to take part in many more.
     
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    I was fortunate that it's a complete rewrite of a previous story with the plot more fleshed out...it allowed me to writer more
     
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    It probably isn't. Considering I went with a type of writing that required me to do a lot of research and was something I wasn't used to writing at all. But, in my head, it felt like epic fail.
     
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    :p

    I didn't know what NaNoWriMo was until November 28 or something like that, so there wasn't much time for me to write anything, even thought I think I got 2k words that week in a short story/short novel thing that I'm writing. I'm kinda proud of myself because I haven't ever written anything seriously until now.

    :p
     
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    Good job Z!
     

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