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National Novel Writing Month 2014; known to other people as 'November'
Topic Started: Oct 31 2014, 07:24 AM (1,173 Views)
Maraoone
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yes thomas why
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So, for those unaware of what NaNoWriMo is, it's a writing challenge wherein you have to write a 50,000 word-novel within the month of November. There are also Camp NaNoWriMos in April and July for those who want something more relaxed (they also come with adjustable goals).

Here, you can post about if you're writing, if so, what you're writing about, how prepared/unprepared you are, how close to the goal you are, setbacks, bursts of inspiration, etc, etc. This year, I'm somehow less prepared than last year because I forgot about NaNoWriMo's existence up until yesterday. So, I'm heading into this with only the barest idea of what I'm going to write. Hurray.

How about you guys?
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I plan on working on the Nano I started a couple years back but I won't be doing nano officially.
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Sort of similar. I'm 200 pages into my next book and less than halfway through, so I'm just gonna burn hard on that and get it done.
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I'm looking to launch a few new role play type things, and I'll be using NANO as an excuse to do a lot of legwork on it.
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Won a few years ago but I simply won't have the dedication to do it this year. I have too much going on November. Last year I was just too lazy, two years ago I was in the middle of a move... yeah. NaNo just ain't good for me lately.
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I've attempted NaNoWriMo almost every year since I was 16, but never actually finished. Going to attempt it again this year. :)

My plan is to rewrite "Star Trek: Into Darkness" to see if I can make it better. I thought that movie had potential but wasn't very good.
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It's almost 1 AM and I'm past 1,500 words already. Feeling pretty good as of now : D
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I had an idea to lengthen a short story I wrote into a novel, and had ideas on how to do it. I have a lot of free time this month, so I want to attempt it. My problem is that I haven't made an outline yet and am not completely sure on how to proceed. That's probably going to be a big challenge for me.

Anywho, my idea is to do a romantic drama. One story line is about a couple at a movie marathon and how the event brings up a lot of issues with their relationship. The other story is about the director of the movies being shown at the marathon and his relationship with an actress over several years.
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Just noting that you guys can always try this strategy here. It's frontloaded, but designed so that by November 30, you only have to write one word to reach 50,000. I'm trying this, and am 3,000 words in so far : D
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When I actually won, my curve was positively ridiculous. I'll try and dig around the old NaNo thread to see if I can still find it.
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ehhh i've never been a NaNo fan. it seems like it's way more likely to burn someone out for a while than actually foster good writing habits. plus i kinda resent that it's aimed a novels rather than just being "write a bunch of shit" month, i'd rather saw off my own hands than write a novel

i've got a bunch of stuff rolling around that i need to get my ass in gear for tho, so i'm gonna casually see if i can make the 50k goal
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I think NaNo's a great project if approached with the right attitude. It's pretty much aimed at getting people who don't attempt such projects to actually try creative things, or at serving as an external motivation to those who stall. I think the key things to internalize, though, are that if you fail to hit 50,000, hey, you're still [however many words you did write] above where youd'v'e been otherwise. I'm a bit cavalier abut the rules and requirements, I guess, because I've done it three or four times in the past (and gave up a quarter through another when I realized I wasn't writing very well).

That said, I'm sitting this year out, I think. Maybe I'll aim for 50k of various site things I owe or school stuff, but probably not. NaNo is great fun, but unfortunately my other creative responsibilities go very poorly with burning through first drafts, and I'd end up feeling bad if I put NaNo ahead of stuff.

Good luck to those attempting it, though! I know you all have it in you, and I can't wait to hear about your results. :)
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See that's why I set a low goal for myself. Whatever shit I write is probably going to be better than that movie. I hope.
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