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NaNoWriMo [Oct. 11th, 2007|03:53 pm]
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Just wanted to give people a heads-up that NaNoWriMo will be starting soon. It runs from November 1 to November 30 and the basic concept of it is...

National Novel-Writing Month: Write 50,000 words in a month. That works out to about 1,666 words a day or so. I've done it for a few years now, though this year I don't think I will be doing it...it's always been a hell of a ride, to say the least.

It's one of those things I think every writer should try once, because it's about silencing the inner critic for a month. The whole idea is to just let all your ideas out, forget about "is it good?" and just write.

Anyway, I thought I'd give you guys a heads-up in case any of you might be interested. Cheers~

--Jess
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[User Picture]From: dracsdaughter
2007-10-12 10:03 pm (UTC)
omg. ha ha

I don't think I could do it. Well, I could, but I choose not to, at this juncture. There is still much shock in my system for writing my Creative Writing story in its entirety by the end of the semester. 'Course, I have changes I wish to make, but am focusing on "Johnathan the Curious" right now. That is coming in spurts, itsself. ha ha

Trying to be a good writer and all, must keep at it!

I shall definitely try this exponential rate of writing myself, though. Just not now.
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[User Picture]From: vmisery
2007-10-13 12:25 am (UTC)
I find setting a word count per day is very helpful in being productive, one of the lessons that I learned from Nano actually. It doesn't have to be as high as 1,666 words a day, either...when I read the same advice later from another source, it put 750 words (about three double-spaced typed pages) as a good place. That's for getting a novel done...getting into a routine and staying with it really does make it easier, it's just not always easy to STAY with it. :P
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From: cherryvalance19
2007-10-13 02:29 am (UTC)

You know what's better than NaNoWriMo?

Insomnia. Thanks to *her*, I up and started something on a whim exactly one week ago. I've done 26,000+ words already. No bullshit. And that sounds totally cocky, and I sound like a jerk, but I'm so locked in! Sleep, who needs it, amirite!?!?!?

So, I'm kind of doing my own ditch-the-editor-and-just-roll challenge, despite the fact that it's October. We'll see what happens. It's talky and self-indulgent, but, as I am a Taurus, I reserve that right.

Now, I've never done NaNoWriMo, and have known about it but never taken the plunge. I'm interested, and it'd be cool to give it a shot, but whenever I have a deadline or an assignment, I do my best to go against it, 'cause ain't no one gonna tell me nuthin', so I doubt I'll keep a steady pace when I'm supposed to. Glad to see the heads-up, though!
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[User Picture]From: vmisery
2007-10-13 05:26 am (UTC)

Re: You know what's better than NaNoWriMo?

Hey, when it hits you, go with it. There's been a lot of times I've been up at the hour of Ungodly AM, writing because my brain refused to shut up about the marvelous idea it has. 26k words is awesome.

And there's no rule that says you can't hold your own private Nano whenever you want. Sock it to the man and have yours in June if you want! Or February, if you want a challenge! Just do what you need to get the wordage done. :)
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