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NaNoWriMo 2009?
« on: October 12, 2009, 09:45:04 pm »
I think I'm going for it again. Anyone else this year?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 10:21:51 pm »
Fuck if I have time for it, but maybe I'll give it a shot.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 10:40:29 pm »
For the last two years, I've planned months ahead and ended up with less than a page by December (a month less productive than my average friday night on IRC), but I suppose at worst I'll just end up equalling last year's entry of a title and no document at all. I guess I'm in.


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 09:14:41 am »
I'm in!

Finished a novel last year and now I'll probably make a sequel, just because that'll piss the main character off. Or then I'll just start a new story with no planning at all.
I'm really not supposed to have time for this, but I think I cheated too much last year, so I want to do it again. (The Author was an actual character in the novel, so I kept smashing the fourth wall into pieces all the time and had a good excuse for  w r i t i n g  l i k e  t h i s, for example.)
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 10:38:15 am »
Probably give it a go, despite my terrible, disasterous attempt last year.  Surprisingly I have more free time now then when I did when I was on the dole (go to this interview, show up to sign on, lets talk about how you are finding jobs etc etc) and I think if I confine myself to writing it and occasionally blogging, I should be OK.

I'm totally going to abuse TV Tropes and this thread in writing it, though.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 01:05:50 pm »
I'm pretty sure I don't have the time.

I may give it a go, however.  Maybe.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 01:14:11 pm »
I may start, but any sentiment that I should be adding another monthly deliverable right now is getting a compulsive "FUCKYOU!" from my brain ATM.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 01:18:20 pm »
The feeling I got last year after it was over (and me ten or twenty thousand words behind) was actually pretty miserable, because it was a crap story, and I wasn't even able to finish. 

I got two halfway decent essays out of it, but the pressure, guilt, and lack of inner creativity really drained me.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 01:24:27 pm »
I will once again be a cheerleader from the sidelines.  I know damn well I don't have the motivation, nor the discipline, to undertake such a thing. 
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 02:52:24 pm »
Mine is going to be exceptionally easy this year, and maybe publishable:

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 09:09:10 pm »
I intend to give it a shot this year.  I have no ideas, but I'll attack it.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 09:18:58 pm »
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009, 09:22:08 pm »
Last year I had no idea either, it turned into an absolute mess (and the most words, if you can call them that, were typed when I was drunk) but I still managed to do over 50,000 before the end of November.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009, 09:44:22 pm »
I'd love to do NaNoWriMo, but I just don't have time.

Might be better to start a REAL novel. You know, the sort that's pre planned and takes longer than a month to write.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009, 09:58:04 pm »
I'm still researching and planning for a real novel.

I came up with the basic idea in March or so.