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    NaNoWriMo 2020

    Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by A.S.Ford, Sep 3, 2020.

    Hey everyone,

    Who else is planning on committing to NaNoWriMo in November this year?

    I haven't managed to have a successful time writing, either in or out of the NaNo challenges that occur throughout the year, since I finished university 3 years ago :( I am determined to get a win this year, however, as I have had enough now! I will even be working on a new project for the first time in 3 years too so looking forward to it :)

    My project this year is Bones and Dreams: a dark, quest, new adult fantasy novel filled with witches, pagan and druid influences, an ancient goddess, dangerous creatues, and things that aren't what they appear to be. It started out as a dream that occurred almost every night for two weeks earlier this year and wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote the idea down and began to brainstorm it. Can't wait to write it though I definitely still have a lot of prepping to do over this month and next - Halloween is going to provide some amazing inspiration just before NaNoWriMo begins!

    I am interested to know what projects you will all be working on as well if you'd be happy to say :)

    Also, if anyone wants to join me in a writing group on the NaNoWriMo website then please let me know. I have one all set up and ready to go called 'Writing and Lasagne' - named after two of my favourite things!
     
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    Actually, I'll join in because I'll be double forced to write because I have a simultaneous upper level writing course. Happens to be my last course of my bachelor's degree. Already have a solid plan and a partial write that needs re-writing for a science fiction/horror novel.
     
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    Saw a post on facebook yesterday that someone, who is planning on participating in NaNoWriMo this year, is considering extending the challenge for themself so that it lasts across two months (from October 1st to November 31st). That's 50,000 words across 61 days. How do you feel about this? Would you want to give it a try?

    I thought it was an interesting idea though leaning more towards NaNo Rebellion (not that there is anything wrong with that!) It would allow for less pressure and November isn't always a month that works for people so could be beneficial to some. Just curious as to what everyone else's opinion was on this.
     
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    Sounds awesome :) is your degree in Creative Writing? I did both Creative Writing Undergrad/Bachelors and MA degree at my university so sympathise with you there! What's your NaNo username? I'll send you an invite to the group once your project is set up on there :)
     
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    Just an English major with a Creative Writing Minor. I'll be getting into an English MA specialized in gothic literature after as well.

    Username is the same: EFMingo
     
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    I love gothic literature! Sounds like a fun degree :)
     
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    I did it last year. Twice, actually; I hit my 50k at the end of November and was only halfway done with the book, so I did another 50k in December to get 'er done. Then I spent the rest of the year editing it.

    Step one: Write a book. Done.
    Step two: Edit it so it's fit for human eyes. Done.

    This year, I'm doing it again, and hoping I can check off step three.

    Step three: Write a book someone actually wants to read.

    :D
     
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    Sounds like a plan! Haha
     

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