NaNoWriMo 2005

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Postby Penguin » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:36 pm

No metaphors! Please no metaphors! *hides under a rug* I've analyzed way too many of those for three lives.
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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:40 pm

then stay away from my poetry, penguin! lol
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Postby Penguin » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:52 pm

SOme metaphors are OK, but buckets and buckets, and picking them apart! :shock:
I think I overuse the exclamation point! Or maybe I'm just moody!~Penguin

I'll admit I did have something to do with the thermometer incident, but it wasn't my fault.
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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:03 pm

i remember the days of picking them (and similes) apart when i was in high school. . .and to some extent in college. but i eventually got past it. actually, all those years probably helped me with my own writing. :)
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Postby ksuprincess97 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:16 pm

I made it!! I hit 50,000 today, well 50,062. As soon as I hit it I broke open the box of Godiva, poured myself a glass of wine, and read People magazine. Now the really hard part begins - editing and filling in all the holes and parts of the book that need research. But that can wait until tomorrow.
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Postby charlesp » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:23 pm

ksuprincess97 wrote:I made it!! I hit 50,000 today, well 50,062. As soon as I hit it I broke open the box of Godiva, poured myself a glass of wine, and read People magazine. Now the really hard part begins - editing and filling in all the holes and parts of the book that need research. But that can wait until tomorrow.


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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:18 pm

congrats!
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Postby Hissmonster » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:25 pm

way to go!!! indulge...you deserve it...
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Postby JillStar » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:05 pm

WOW KS! That's amazing!! I can hardly fathum writing 5000 right now. :)
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Postby NYR94 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:11 am

Only a few more days left--how is everyone doing so far?
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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:35 am

I broke 35,000 while putting off school work. I'm going to pay for that. And I'm happy with my word count. More than last year and a lot considering all the work I have to do.
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Postby NYR94 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:11 am

So, it's officially over! How did those of you who participated fare? Please update us and let us all know if any of you completed the novels you set off to write on November 1st.
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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:34 am

I think I said this in another thread, but: on the 25th I came in on the Validator with 50,194 words!

This year I broke my own personal records on daily wordcount (over 3000 that day alone!) as well as for finishing speed.

Montreal also did quite well for itself: 44 out of 105 participants won this year. We've had a smaller turnout each year since 2003, but we get more winners each time.
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:51 am

congrats on reaching the goal!
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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:25 pm

I didn't make it to 50,000, but I reached 33,000, with a large chunk of usable material for a novel. I still feel accomplished. :D
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Postby JillStar » Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:27 pm

Well Cyco... 33000 words is a very nice chunk!!! Especially if it's usable. :)
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