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Old 10th October 2011, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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nanowrimo 2011

Very soon, the month of November will fall upon our heads and then we should all be busy writing. Those of you who fondly remember last year's nanowrimo thread will understand me completely. For everyone else, here's the scoop.

National Novel Writing Month is a yearly event occurring in November designed to encourage writers to finally write that manuscript that's been bugging them for ages (or the last five minutes, your choice). This handy link explains everything a lot better than I ever could.
http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano

So, who's in, who's out, who's shakin it all about?
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Old 11th October 2011, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I shouldn't. I really shouldn't. I'll just fail spectacularly again....
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Old 11th October 2011, 12:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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C'mon Cul, you know you want to.

I'm good at helping people write more than they thought. Last year I convinced someone to try it and they got to halfway, which was pretty good for her.
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Old 11th October 2011, 06:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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50,000 words.

I wouldn't even know what to write that could stay at 50,000 words at the finish. It sounds intense though, something I would totally love doing. Unfortunately I'd be forever wondering what I could have accomplished had I not kept it so short.
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Old 11th October 2011, 05:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: nanowrimo 2011

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50,000 words.

I wouldn't even know what to write that could stay at 50,000 words at the finish. It sounds intense though, something I would totally love doing. Unfortunately I'd be forever wondering what I could have accomplished had I not kept it so short.

I'm pretty sure, although don't quote me on this, that you can still write past that limit. I think their goal is 50,000 words, but that shouldn't prevent you from going past that if your goal is different.

This is the first year that I'll be taking it seriously, so I'm really excited for this one.
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Old 11th October 2011, 05:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure, although don't quote me on this, that you can still write past that limit. I think their goal is 50,000 words, but that shouldn't prevent you from going past that if your goal is different.

This is the first year that I'll be taking it seriously, so I'm really excited for this one.
You are correct, wrimos have been known to exceed 1/2 a million words.
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Old 11th October 2011, 05:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've signed up but since I don't have a great deal of writing time (leaving the house in the evenings to talk to other writers?! HA! I don't think so) I'm not expecting to get to 50,000 words. It'll hopefully give me a good start, though. Feel free to kick me every so often.
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Old 11th October 2011, 06:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've signed up but since I don't have a great deal of writing time (leaving the house in the evenings to talk to other writers?! HA! I don't think so) I'm not expecting to get to 50,000 words. It'll hopefully give me a good start, though. Feel free to kick me every so often.
Can I kick you now?

You don't have to leave the house to be a wrimo. The would discriminate against agoraphobics.
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Old 11th October 2011, 06:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Time to pump out another 50,000 words of rubbish!
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Go on then. I'm sure there's something more important I should be doing.

Do I get to kick you back or isn't that part of the rules?
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Old 11th October 2011, 06:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Go on then. I'm sure there's something more important I should be doing.

Do I get to kick you back or isn't that part of the rules?
Well, fair is fair. Go ahead.
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Old 11th October 2011, 06:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I did it last year, and succeeded, but no time (or inspiration) for it this year. Maybe next!
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Old 11th October 2011, 07:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Time to pump out another 50,000 words of rubbish!
Do I detect a convert?

My feelings on this are well known. (or should be by now)
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Old 11th October 2011, 07:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I did it last year think it finished at 75,000 words and I did the camp in July but didn't quite finish because I decided to start the rewrite earlier.

Trying to decide between a murder mystery my detectives are on honeymoon or an elderly couple of paranormal detectives.
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Whoa!

75000 words.

What happened to them?

And there's a camp?

Wonders never cease.

Still it's nice to see they are spending all those sponsorships on free writing weeks for the faithful. Maybe I've misjudged them after all.
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