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PostSubject: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:26 am

I know that this occurred back in november but here is the place to discuss your experiences, opinions, loves and hates of the idea and also to discuss your nanonovels and how they are progressing. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:36 am

I totally dominated in NaNo '08. I came out of it with almost over 87K (I can't remember the exact number). I finished editing it early January and right now have five rejections from L. agents under my belt. Hopefully I'll get somebody interested in it one of these days.

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:33 pm

Okay, so this past year I was in the third trimester of my overwhelming pregnancy, and so did not even attempt it. Instead I did NaNoBloMo (blogging everyday for the month). It turned out to be a lot harder than it sounds. And it was an interesting exercise because I found myself blogging/writing about things I'd never think to grace my blog with otherwise.

Hopefully this year I'll be geared up to try the real thing again.
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:09 pm

Oh i think you have something there iheart!! i like it Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:06 pm

Ok was wondering - November is a LOOOONG time away and thought that maybe people might be interested in creating our own lil NaNoWriMonth - at a more summer friendly time?

I was thinking june or July, when people are on holidays? Just wondering if anyone be interested? cause i need a way of kickstarting myself when this course is over.

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:25 am

I'm game. I'm in my own personal version of NaNo right now, actually.

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:33 am

I was about eight months pregnant during NaNo and managed to do it by about 1,000 words (so 51k). I was SO done by then. It's a YA urban fantasy and needs a total rewrite, I think.

I might be game for a JuNoWriMo or something!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:35 am

JuNoWriMo


Oh i like that!!! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:45 am

Lapillus! *I* was 8 months pregnant during NaNoWriMo this past year too! December babies rock!

I'm up for JuNoWriMo! I'm up for TRYING anyway, ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:07 pm

Mine ended up coming in January (late - ugh) but our babies must be close in age! Cool!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:14 pm

Brilliant - i've never done it before so i may look it up and post a thread closer to june!!

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Fri May 22, 2009 5:12 pm

So, get this: I actually convinced my mom to join NaNo this year! She's a freelance writer, and mainly deals in nonfiction with a little bit of poetry on the side. But I told her that she could knock out the daily word count in an hour with very little thought. And get this -- she already has an idea! It's an old one that she gave me back in December when I was hunting for an idea, and I saved it, knowing that I could convince her to do NaNo. And, would you look at that, I was right. Very Happy

I'm going to see if I can convince my friends Josh and Darian to do it, too. Darian likes creative writing a lot and Josh has some interesting ideas that could turn into a novel if somebody pushed him. Which I intend to do.

Of course, knowing Josh and Darian (and knowing me), it'll get REALLY competitive. Feelings will be hurt and people may cry.

*Evil grin*

Bring it on.

I'm trying to recruit as many people to the NaNo bandwagon as possible. Very few people around here actually participate (no matter how many flyers I post), and I'd love to actually get together for writing marathons with some people, you know? I can probably get my English teacher to do it, and maybe a few people in the creative writing class that I'll be taking next year.

Anyway...it's a while until November, but it can't hurt to get started, can it? Recruiting people, I mean.

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:40 pm

I loved the idea of Nano but I only got work done when we were together
as a group. I RULED on the contests, write as many words as you can in five or ten minutes. I always won except maybe once. I unseated the reigning king and it was AWESOME. I just wish I had done as well at home staring a the blank page. I know my problem is my passion for Supernatural and the characters in the show tend to rule my brain. I have so much more i need to write and Need is not as much fun as WAnT..........I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:35 am

That is true! thats the thing with FF it can suck you in and never let go!!

I know i found it hard to leave my FF behind and move onto original stuff cause it involves sooo much work before you actually get to the fun part - writing it.

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:04 pm

I could never really write fanfiction. I don't know, I just never really got into it. I like reading it, but I just can't write it. My characters were never true to the way the original author wrote them. It's hard to get into another author's head to write when your own head is confusing enough.
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:28 pm

Moonlight - don't force yourself anyway, i know FF helped me improve my writing, but improving your own writing through your stories and characters is much better than using someone elses as a platform!

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo: Sprinting to finish line   Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:39 pm

I guess so, but I think it might be a good exercise to try sometime. x3

I know I've read some fan fiction that could totally be an original novel if they only changed the names (they even changed the personalities somewhat). Some people that write fan fiction are really talented. It makes me wonder "Why are they writing fan fiction when they could write their own fiction?" But I guess it's kind of like a security blanket.
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