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    What am I getting myself into with NaNoWriMo

    Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by Some Guy, Oct 30, 2018.

    I've got two stories going, and a lot of latency. So if I'm about a third into either, can I choose any starting point in a story or is it only from the very beginning. One is a massively overwritten 200+kw. The other a choppy 100 sparse pages of notes and vignettes of dialog.

    I'm unschooled, writing by feel, after 45+ years of hatred for the pen (all blabby evidence to the contrary). Now, I can't let it go. Who knew?
     
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    Some people thrive in nanowrimo. You’re committing to writing so much per day to reach the mark in the alotted time frame. For some people that deadline hanging over their heads gets them in the mind they need, some people its just the more structured program than the B.I.C. Method of writing.

    Who knows, maybe you’ll finish off the two you’ve been working on and get into that third. The only way to not fail is to not even try.
     
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    Yikes! How do I argue with that? Can I still be scared?
     
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    Sure you can, but you know the old saying: bravery isn’t the absence of fear, but charging on in spite of it.
     
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    1) You reminded me that nano is coming!

    2) Usually, you start fresh but with Camp Nano I generally don't start fresh.

    3) I completely forgot about camp!
     
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    Best of luck! Keep writing and don't give up :)
     
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    best of luck!
     
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    Thanks :) For 2018, I managed 26 chapters at 180k words. :D

    Not in a million years would I have ever...
     
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    The question now is, can you turn that into an actual novel?
     
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    I'm about a third of the way in, and maybe 45k or so of notes. It'll be books of some kind. The NaNoWriMo link may still be active if you want to take a peek. Or PM me for a different one.
     
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    NaNo helped me loads. Got me to realise that chugging out words is actually an achievable and useful strategy for pushing through all the crud we stop ourselves doing stuff with. Will you do it again? I may give it a go in April. A friend of mine, a creative writing teacher, introduced me. She's considering doing a poem a day for the Camp. So I'll probably hook up with her and see if we can encourage each other.
     

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