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Post  Sarah on Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:42 pm

For those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place two weeks from now in November! A lot of us participated and rooted each other to our 50,000 words in a month goal last year so I'm excited to hear who is doing it again this year Very Happy. For those who plan to join in this year, do you have your ideas for it ready? Or are you still trying to decide?




For those who haven't heard of or participated in NaNo before, here are the two websites for it: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] And [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Because we're teens we can participate in either Smile Though if you do the adult program you have to write 50,000 words to get credit, while the young writers program lets you set your own goal. If you're having troubles deciding which to do just mention it and some of us can give you our input on them Smile


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Post  Amanda on Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:27 am

I'm doing it! Very Happy I'm just using my NaNo from last year that I didn't finish. Razz
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Post  Sarah on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:57 pm

Yay! Very Happy How far did you get in it last year?
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Post  Constance on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:46 am

I am so doing it. So. Very Happy I have my novel picked, less outlined than I'd like it to be, and I'm itching to begin. Razz *bounces* NANOWRIMO. YAYS.
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Post  Amanda on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:51 pm

@Sarah—I only got to 16k(in that one), and I have to rewrite basically all of it for depth in POV + to flesh out some things I skimmed. But a month or so ago, I reworked the first scene(I think 2k, but I'm not sure, maybe a bit more), so I have a place to start, at least. Smile
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Post  Sarah on Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:41 pm

@Constance Yay! I'm excited for it too! I'm so happy a lot of us are doing it together again this year Smile

@Amanda That's great! At least you'll have a solid idea of where you want to go with it Smile
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Post  Matthew on Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:20 am

Oh man.

I've just come up with an awesome seed of an idea for NaNo... and now, four and a half days before November 1, I think I want to do NaNo.

50K is too much for me, but I'm thinking about doing the YWP challenge and setting my word count for 25K. That's much more manageable, and I think my idea would fit better into that size.

It's going to take a lot of research before I can start, and I already have a project I'm working, so I need some advice on how to prepare for NaNo in four days. (Or you could try and talk me out of it. That might be a bit better for my mental health. I'm a crazy, delusional fool for thinking about this.)

OHMYGOSHI'MSOEXCITED.
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Post  Constance on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:02 pm

@Sarah—Yes! We must war and it'll be the best thing OH MY GOODNESS. ^_^

@Matt—Hahahahah. That's sorta like how I came up with yet another idea last night and am toying with writing it along with my current idea, along with my current NOVEL which I still plan on writing during NaNo. Your crazy has nothing on my crazy, dude. Razz

But as far as advice goes—I'd suggest getting an outline done first. Research you can fudge/look up as you go, but outlines are nigh-essential when you are writing under this much of a time limit. Or you could just not sleep for the next three days and just cram all the outlining and plotting and research in before NaNo starts. That could work too. Sleep is for wusses. XD
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Post  Stephen on Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:20 pm

I'm doing it for the first time this year and I have a good idea what I am going to write Smile
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Post  Constance on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:54 pm

WELCOME TO NANO MADNESS, STEPHEN. =D
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Post  Stephen on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:11 pm

Thanks Smile I might have one problem: my parents aren't letting me on my own computer --'
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Post  Constance on Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:06 pm

But...but...NaNo.
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Post  Stephen on Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:52 am

There's the problem --' they want me to concentrate on school work..
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Post  Matthew on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:26 am

@Stephen: pen and paper? Razz

Unfortunately I've decided *not* to do NaNo anymore Sad Short version: I don't have any ideas. Slightly longer version: see my blog.

But good luck to everyone else!
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Post  Stephen on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:42 am

@Matthew too long-winded lol
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Post  Constance on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:17 pm

I read it, Matt, and tried to comment but Google hates me at the mo. Basically I said, "ALAS, but good reasoning. SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER." Razz
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