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Postby LilacWine » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:40 am

WooHoo! I convinced my friend Art to take the plunge with me. Now, it's personal. I won't be able to face him unless I have written something every day.
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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:48 am

I used to work with a group of women on NaNo.
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Postby charlesp » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:30 am

Just this morning I realized I have an idea that would actually WORK for a nano novel... I may actually make a run at it this year.

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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:38 am

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Postby UnCoolDuck » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:01 am

I might give it a go. Just for kicks. 'Tis a pity it's in November, though. That's just not a good month for me. January would be oh, so much better. :wink:
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Postby xcheck24 » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:07 am

I don't think November is good for ANYONE.
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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:41 pm

Augh. November is PERFECT for me. The smell of dead leaves and the cold chills all around. It's perfect. I love it.
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Postby CZ75 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:01 pm

CycoMerlin14 wrote:Augh. November is PERFECT for me. The smell of dead leaves and the cold chills all around. It's perfect. I love it.


You said it! GOD, I LOVE THE FALL!! And for a billion different reasons, but if you're a writer/reader, is anything more perfect? A sweater, a cozy fire, a darkened room, one reading light, a leather chair, and a stack of books or a leatherbound, burgundy colored journal. HEAVEN! Now Summer. Well, drenched in sweat merely walking from the front door to the car. How conducive to writing is that?
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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:18 pm

i'm not talking about weather
i'm talking the level of activities
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Postby CZ75 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:27 pm

xcheck24 wrote:i'm not talking about weather
i'm talking the level of activities


Ah, yes. I imagine that some are busier in the Fall than others. I am fortunately slothlike in all seasons. :)
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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:25 pm

Same here. I have work, but that's barely anything...

So, can we share our NaNoWriMo names? I'm looking to add buddies to my list. (Mine is my wordtrip name).
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:57 pm

3 year champion and returning this year... I think my name is musthavebeenmykarma. I second Cycomerlin, tell us your names!

The fall is perfect... but it just happens to be with the end of the semester looming, it's very unfortunate. I've managed though, we'll see what happens this year.
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Postby CZ75 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:51 am

CycoMerlin14 wrote:Same here. I have work, but that's barely anything...

So, can we share our NaNoWriMo names? I'm looking to add buddies to my list. (Mine is my wordtrip name).


What's a NANOWRIMO name? Regardless, I won't be participating. Writing a novel is backbreakingly horrible enough, but doing it in ONE MONTH??!!

Top 10 Things I'd rather do than subject myself to that horror:
1. Attempt unnatural congress with a porcupine
2. Hurl myself into an active volcano
3. See, even THINKING about it is stunting me creatively. I can't come up with any more.
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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:17 am

CZ75 wrote:3. See, even THINKING about it is stunting me creatively. I can't come up with any more.


NaNoWriMo fixes that. You're bound to have thousands of little ideas marinating in your head, unbeknownst to you. So when NaNo comes up, and that semi-huge 50,000 word deadline looms over you, there's too much momentum in the start to stop, and the ideas won't shut up. It's not completely about making beautiful arrangements of words and an instant bestseller, rather is it about exercising your imagination and typing skills.

I didn't win last year. Only had around 30,000 words. But I had way too much fun with it to never do it again.
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Postby CZ75 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:36 pm

CycoMerlin14 wrote:
CZ75 wrote:3. See, even THINKING about it is stunting me creatively. I can't come up with any more.


NaNoWriMo fixes that. You're bound to have thousands of little ideas marinating in your head, unbeknownst to you. So when NaNo comes up, and that semi-huge 50,000 word deadline looms over you, there's too much momentum in the start to stop, and the ideas won't shut up. It's not completely about making beautiful arrangements of words and an instant bestseller, rather is it about exercising your imagination and typing skills.

I didn't win last year. Only had around 30,000 words. But I had way too much fun with it to never do it again.


I'd be afraid that those "thousands of little ideas" would take my focus off my book. Rather than frantically attack that task, better (for me, anyway) to ploddingly and methodically work on the book. As noted earlier, in only 3 more months, I get to say that I've wasted yet another year of my life writing.
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Postby hyperfine » Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:09 pm

Never did it when I was in school cause midterms were smack in the middle of November.
Didn't do it last year cause I was smack in the middle of writing Thn Novel.

Haven't come up with an excuse for this year yet...........
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:00 am

hyperfine wrote:Never did it when I was in school cause midterms were smack in the middle of November.
Didn't do it last year cause I was smack in the middle of writing Thn Novel.

Haven't come up with an excuse for this year yet...........



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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:35 am

Wasn't Lappy hyker's thing? ;)

I still havent decided if I'm doing NaNo this year. . .And even if I do, I have no idea what I'd write. I just feel sucked dry creatively lately for some reason. Part of the reason I'm struggling with my thesis.
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Postby charlesp » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:42 am

How about you do NaTheWriMo instead X? :D

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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:42 am

what?
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Postby charlesp » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:46 am

National Thesis Writing Month.

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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:11 pm

hey charles, how about I kick your butt? :P

So writing week? Maybe I could get amped up for that. . .
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:16 pm

xcheck24 wrote:Wasn't Lappy hyker's thing? ;)


hyker/hyper What the hell do I know? I just found out that according to the post office I no longer live at my address and my mail is getting returned to sender. That would explain why I never got the packet of surgery information from my doctor and why I missed a pre-op apt because I never knew about it. Once my blood pressure drops the 100 points it spiked up when I got the news I should be just a little more observent. My apologies all around.
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:18 pm

sorry you're having a bad day, gwenn. Hope it works out.
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Postby Sakkasie » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:14 pm

NaNo again? But of course. :D
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