Any Nano Rebels Out There?

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  1. archer88i

    archer88i Contributor Contributor

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    People do this stuff in November because they like alliteration. :)
     
  2. Spacer

    Spacer Active Member

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    That's how I feel.

    For cheering each other on, there are forums to post weekly progress publicly. (Not one on this board, I don't think.)

    The same who feel that 20K is a “book”, I guess.
     
  3. K McIntyre

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    The point is to get a rough copy done. Then you can go back and polish it, rework it, etc until you have a finished novel. Seems pretty straight forward to me. I'm going to do it for fun, and to finish the rough copy I have just started.
     
  4. jedicounsellor

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    Well, I'm in two minds about working on my novel for the NaNo challenge. Firstly, I think the pace I've set for my novel is too slow and the content too deep to be able to get the 50,000 words written in a month (at the same quality as what I've done so far); my other idea is to write something completely unrelated and keep that book idea on the side for November. I was thinking about writing another romance, this time without holding back the physical relationship. Some might be expected.
     
  5. Logolepsy

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    @jedicounsellor I'm thinking of joining NaNo this year, just to train discipline!
    I think it's a good idea to write a story that is unrelated to your current novel.
     
  6. jakeskye

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    I'm using it to expand a short story I never finished, into a longer novel. It isn't necessarily from scratch like Nano is supposed to be, but it's still in some sense the start of a novel. Sometimes it's difficult to start a novel in November because I'm usually working on several different projects at the same time.

    I just aim for the word count goal by the end of the month, whether that's on a new project or on a project I'm already working on.
     
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  7. Edward M. Grant

    Edward M. Grant Senior Member

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    The big thing for me is that it gives me an excuse to say 'sorry, can't wash the hamster today, I'm writing this month'. So I can get a lot of writing done without interruptions.

    That said, I've been writing almost at NaNo-speed this month too, so I'm clearly getting better at allocating time.
     
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  8. K McIntyre

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    I have started early too. I will be away from home for 8-10 days in November, so I got an early start. I will be taking my yellow pads and computer with me, but ... we all know what happens to the best laid plans.
     
  9. Spacer

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    They get forgotten when fountain pens and the best laid paper are present.
     
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    izzybot Oportet Vivere Contributor

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    I completely spaced on the date until about half an hour ago and am not prepared at all, but I searched up a one-word-prompt list so I'm all ready for a story-a-day challenge. If only I'd had about eleven months to get ready for this! :rolleyes:
     
  11. A.S.Ford

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    If anyone wants another 'writing buddy' on the NaNo site then add me :) my username is A.S.Ford!
     
  12. replicant

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    I've only ever completed Nano once, I too often run out of steam and life gets in the way and before you know it you have to write 12k words on a Sunday just to catch up and just...nope.

    But I'll be doing it this year, or at least putting in a gosh darned attempt. Starting from scratch off an idea ripped from a Black Mirror ep, no outlines, no planning, no nothing. (I'm gritting my teeth even as I type this because I'm a meticulous outliner/character development charter/family tree plotter; never been a good pantser). Wish me luck.
     
  13. 8Bit Bob

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    I don't really have a specific thing I'm doing, I'm just going to try to write more this month :p I think a story a day would be cool, but I'm afraid it would take to much time from my current WIP, since I have very little time to write in the first place :meh:
     
  14. malaupp

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    I wasn't going to do it this year. But I caved just today. i.e. 10 pm the first day. xD
     
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    Which episode?

    BTW, I got the idea that the Orville episode “Majority Rule” was ripped from Black Mirror.
     
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    i'm going to use this month to write, but it may or may not have anything to do with any kind of WIP. i get in to a bad habit of sitting on the sofa with my laptop waiting for the ideas to come-a-knockin', and well... we know the rest.

    instead i want to take each day and start paying more attention to the people around me. find the quirks and the interesting people and write a little blurb each night. nose around for prompts. journal when all else fails. i need to build up my foundation before i start writing; i know your first draft is supposed to be bad... but i want my bad to have a little more depth so i can tease it out later.

    that's my plan. it seems realistic enough while actually getting me to do something.
     
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    The "Be Right Back" ep. Playing around with the idea of advanced AI's in realistic human bodies and a service that provides these as companions/spouses/significant others to people in the near-future.
     
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    Put me on your reader list!

    Be sure to work in an homage to Satisfaction guaranteed, too!
     
  19. K McIntyre

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    Absolutely! My local Maryland Writers' Association chapter has a small group of 5-6 of us who are doing NaNoWriMo, and we keep in touch most everyday to cheer each other on. It helps keep me motivated if I am feeling like I don't have time. We can do this!!!!!
     
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    What is a “story-a-day” challenge about? Do they mean little vignettes or single scene? And what level of quality?
     
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    izzybot Oportet Vivere Contributor

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    For me it's mostly a challenge to actually start and finish something every day, because I'm a chronic procrastinator, so sometimes they'll be more vignette-like and sometimes I'll put more time and effort into them. They might range in length from flash-appropriate to more in the 5k range, depending, but about 2k is a good average. I make no claims or promises about level of quality :p

    Of the four I've done so far (haven't finished today's yet), two are single scenes, one is sort of a montage, and one is a brief but complete sequence. Today's will probably be a single scene as well.
     
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    I went ahead and started in October, getting about 35,000 words done for the month. I've added 13,000 so far this month, but I honestly doubt I'll be able to eke out enough good content to hit the 70,000 I want. It doesn't help that I'm writing memoirs of my military experiences, so I can't just add stuff by making things up. I have bought a couple comps to ensure I'm hitting the usual 'wickets' for military memoirs that have done well. (Yes, I know the No stands for Novel, but I won't let that deter me!)
     
  23. Storm713

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    Yep, I'm shooting for 10,000 words this November! It's only Nov. 10 and I'm already 99% done with my word count, but I'm only on Chapter 5! So I'm secretly aiming for about 40,000…*grins evilly* be prepared, universe!
     

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