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Postby Elf of Rivendell » Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:41 pm

Anyone doing it this year? I am--and I hope I can clear 50000 words this time. For those of you who need clarification, NaNoWriMo stands for "National Novel Writing Month." I'll quote part of the website, since I'm lazy...

the NaNo Website wrote:National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.


(For more information, see http://www.nanowrimo.org.)
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Postby Frank » Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:42 pm

Wow, that sounds cool. But...er...where in the wide world of sports would Frank find time for it? :sniff:

I hope you win Elf...if you enter! \:D/ Yay!
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Postby Me » Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:04 pm

*thinks his sister would like this.*
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Postby COWBOY OF TEXAS » Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:25 pm

One of my friends was telling me about this last year. It sounded funny how he told it. I know that I can write that much in a weekk. (I tend to write alot when assigned a story to write. For example: the teacher said that the short story was suppose to be five pages short, well I made it 16 pages long and then cut out about 8 pages.)
That was in April, I am writing another one and it's 14 pages. (And I am not done.)



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Postby Catspaw » Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:48 pm

Hey, that sounds cool! \:D/ I've never heard of that before. That's a lot to write in a month, though. :-k I think that I'm too lazy to try that on top of school and my time here ;) but it would be cool to do!
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Postby COWBOY OF TEXAS » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:31 am

It would be cool to do and win. What's first place get?




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Postby Lucy Pevensie » Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:11 am

I'm thinking of trying it, but I'm not sure how I'm going to get the time.
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Postby Jeremy Cartwood » Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:07 pm

I heard of this before on another thread, and yeah, I don't know how I'll have enough time for it... sure sounds fun though.
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Postby AIOfan11 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:21 pm

I have never heard of it. It sounds very interesting. What do you win? 175 pages and 50,000 words? Wow!

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Postby Sonuna » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:36 am

You win... um, a really cool button to put on something. >_>
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Postby Evil Chick » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:41 am

Wow! That sounds cool! If I had the patience and the imaginiation needed for such a project, I'd do it. But, I don't, so I won't... :(
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Postby Elf of Rivendell » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:18 am

Thanks, AIOFan. ^_^

Aaaaand...it's off! (Here, anyway. It's 1:17 AM and I'm up for homework reasons, *cough*along with*cough* NaNo and webboard-ing....

700+ words so far.
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Postby Baragon » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:59 am

Sounds really interesting. And you've always had knack for writing stories, if I remember correctly... Hope you do well, Elf. O:)
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Postby Sonuna » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:59 am

...I would challenge you to a duel of words, but the time difference would be problematic. *moves to Japan so she can compete with Elf* >_>
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Postby Elf of Rivendell » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:04 pm

Thanks...I hope I can beat 50,000 this year. ^_^

Sonuna, when you move to Japan I'll gladly accept the duel.

I just ran a word count right now. I have exactly 1337 words. This is a moment to be commemorated. :D
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Postby Sonuna » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:09 pm

o_O Nifty.

My current strategy appears to be hyping the unstarted novel immensely so that I can use guilt about not finishing as an effective motivator. Maybe it'll work, maybe not.
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Postby Rachael Blackgaard » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:16 pm

You live in Japan, Elf? Awesome!

I wish It were November 1 here! I still have 9 hours and 45 minutes until I can start writing my superhero story.

I've already got a little bit of plot thought out, and my Protagonists are more or less solid, but I'm having a hard time coming up with my supervillains. Oh well. I've still got almost ten hours before I can start.

And you don't really win anything for finishing. You just get bragging rights and maybe a cool image for your website.
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Postby AIOfan11 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:16 pm

Hey, Elf, can we read it when you are done?
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Postby COWBOY OF TEXAS » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:53 pm

I would do it, but I don't have the time with all the other stuff I am doing. I know that I can do it though, and I even have a whole series of books lined up in my head. I even have two short stories that I will someday make into full length novels.

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Postby Elf of Rivendell » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:57 pm

Hope you do well on yours, Rachael! *gives Aragorn pep talk to Sonuna and Rachael <_<*

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Hopefully. If it turns out good enough. ^_^ I'm thinking of posting each chapter (or at least an excerpt from it) on my Blogger. I'll let you know.
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