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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:www.nanowrimo.com

Anyone else attempting to do this?

I am not expecting to finish it due to time constraints but I figure I'm going to give it the old go at.

I figure if I can write at least 6 pages a day, without editting, then I should be able to do it. Now, if only it will come quickly so that I can turn those pages out and still get everything else done...that will be the true miracle! wink

Good luck if you do!

(btw..I am PeletheTart on there)


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Me, me!

It's my first NaNoWriMo attempt! But I've been sick the last two days and incapable of writing anything really coherent and good. (My project: George Romero Lied)

What are you working on? ubbrollsmile


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:It's my first as well.



Originally I wanted to use this to encourage me to finish a project I already started, but I think that would be cheating! lol



So I have an outline of a story I thought of awhile ago and never went back to. It is over a girl who is actually a modern siren. This causes her alot of issues, so she is seeing a shrink...it's a recounting of her life to him...



Though I am not comfortable with it so I have a dark adventure that has been kicking around that I will probably end up doing instead. lol



No name yet though. Actually, no nothing other than an outline, which means I best get my bum in gear! lol

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Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:You're already doing better than I am. No outline. Just a concept and a vague idea of a socio-political psa.

"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:lol..you haven't seen the outline so I wouldn't give me that much credit! lol

I figure it's 175 pages in 30 days, I am aiming at completion of something to go through editting only to be shelved as a crap novel (like a Harlequinn Romance). However, I just want to challenge myself to do it.

No ambitions for great american anything here! biggrin


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Lol. See, my idea stemmed from telling people and threatening around me that, if they didn't come up with something better, I was going to write about zombies.

It blurred into a comedy when we were joking about the Zombie Survival Guide vs. George A. Romero movies.

Then, it turned into socio-political commentary.

.... I don't know what I'm writing!!!!


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:That's awesome! lol

Mine is based on D&D characters I used to play. How's that for bad? wink

I have 1,285 words. I'm supposed to have 50,000 by the end of the month? Ohhhhh man, does that give me perspective! lol I think I am a couple thousand behind.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:I'd love to. Is it on every year? Cause THIS year I should really be writing that thesis, so that NEXT year I can write a novel by "Dr. Birgit" smile

Got some chapters for a book on my computer, but it doesn't quite feel right yet, so I'll get back to it as soon as my brain's not fried from all the science!


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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Birgit...good luck on that not frying part! smile

Yes, it does happen every November since sometime in the 1990's. Though this is the first year I've heard of it.

This year you can see how those of us doing it are doing and maybe learn from our mistakes, well, at least mine as I am sure I will make a few! wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:yay smile can't wait to read yours!!

I'll stick to my magazine articles for this year then biggrin


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:lol...Depending on how I think it is, I may be too embarrassed to let it see the light of day. I don't think 30 days will allow for a high quality! lol

I did figure if I write around 1600 to 2000 words a day, then I'll be set. However, I tend to write single spaced in 10pt font, which means it doesn't add up to 175 pages at all. lol That can be changed I suppose. smile


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted:I tried NanoWrimo a few years ago...it sucks because in Australia Novembers the time where exams are happening. I think I got about 20,000+ words into a piece before lack of inspiration and lack of time got to me.

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nonenonenone
SILVER Member since Jan 2006

nonenonenone

member
Location: none, United Kingdom

Total posts: 129
Posted:my friends doing it! shes based her story around a circus i believe! good luck to her, i couldnt do it, im useless! lol

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:I should do this at some point, but not this year....I've got a couple of stories that have 10K + words, but I hit writers block on both of them...one's sci fi-ish, and the other is more fantasy based.

Good luck Pele and everyone else!


Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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