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NaNoWriMo?
« on: April 27, 2009, 05:07:22 PM »
I think this goes here.  It's also probably a dumb question, but when is it?
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 05:15:50 PM »
November every year.

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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 05:22:17 PM »
Thanks Silk.  I didn't realize that it was like a national event. ha ha.
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 05:30:34 PM »
Haha, more like international. I think they just decided that calling it InNoWriMo would be awkward. ::)

I'mma try and convince a bunch of my friends to do it with me this upcoming November.

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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 08:04:19 PM »
I would do it, but I'm afraid that one month of hard core writing will burn me out for a long peroid of time (I wrote seventy thousand words during one month a year ago, and I didn't put pen to paper for three months afterwards).
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 03:18:32 AM »
My brain would get sore.  :P
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 03:53:43 AM »
Haha. It's actually great fun. The sense of accomplishment doesn't hurt, either.

I think everyone should try it at least once. :D

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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009, 03:09:23 AM »
Speaking of NaNoWriMo... what is everyone planning to do with their winnings?  I'm referring to the free hardback printing offered by CreateSpace this year to the winners.  I finished the word count, but my novel is nowhere near completion, so I thought I'd get a few of my short stories together and have those printed.

Anyone else?
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009, 06:58:56 AM »
My novel will easily by finished by then; it's got 20k words left in it at most. So that's what I'm doing.

The short story idea is a pretty cool one too, though. :)

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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2009, 10:09:09 PM »
I finished my novel at the beginning of this month.  I have a friend who does amazing art minips so I had her create a cover for me (because from what I've heard you can have a cover added.  If not, well, I'll just paste her cover on because it's AWSOME!)  Now all I need to do is spell check this thing and post it.  :D
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2009, 02:18:52 AM »
Congrats, both of you!  You are very fortunate- I have plot holes staring me in the face at almost every point of my novel... it's going to take a lot of re-plotting and revising before it's done.  And I have the sneaking suspicion that I have a lot left to learn about writing in general! :D
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2009, 02:28:31 AM »
Heh, oh, believe me. I think I've nailed most of the plot holes, but despite the fact that the thing is written from beginning to end, it's nowhere near what I'd call "done". It has more problems than it has words.

Oh well. ::)

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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2009, 03:45:38 AM »
I have the same problem.  I've decided that I'm actually going to break what I call my "book" now will be three different books.  But you have until the 31st to get something submitted, so I'm just calling it good.
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2009, 03:50:38 AM »
I admire you both for your perseverance and dedication. May I ask how long it took you to 'complete' your novels?
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Re: NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2009, 03:59:31 AM »
Do you want total time, or a guess of how long without breaks?

Total time: About three years (this includes pretty much a years worth of dead time)
Work Time: about four months total (this still includes some dead time)
"The custom of royalty in referring to oneself is to naturally employ the royal 'we'.  We are very happy, we are very sad, we are bored and suffer from ennui.  For a royal prince there's no such word as 'me', It's always 'we'.  So rightfully I should be two or three, don't you agree?"