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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 4, 2013 - 7:50am

Anyone going to do it this year? I'm going to give it a shot, and it'd be cool to have a partner in crime to complain, share, and swap words of encouragement with.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 4, 2013 - 8:01am

I've sort of given up on winning it, but I might still do it. I might experiment with my interstitial genre hybrid as I try to work.

Edit: It may just be my misunderstanding.D:

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 4, 2013 - 7:55am

Didn't know you could "win" it, actually. I thought the point was to have a rough draft? haha maybe I should do some more research...

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 4, 2013 - 8:08am

I'm not going to do this officially.  But in the spirit, I'm going to try and work my ass off on my WIP and get some words on page every night.

Wait...it starts in November right?

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Tyler Runde from Teutopolis, IL. is reading Unnatural Creatures October 4, 2013 - 8:46am

I'm planning on doing it. My intention is spend this month "training" for it actually. Trying to get my daily word count up high enough that I have a shot at hitting the 50k goal.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 4, 2013 - 10:18am

I'm doing it. I'm not worried about 50,000, but I really want to get my daily up. My last word count comes from a few thousand words from exercises at NaNo events, maybe three thousand from the rest of the month, and two crazy writing binges. 

I am assuming Mondays, the 28th, the 29th, and 30th as catch up days so I figure the real daily word count I need to reach is 2174 (rounded up).

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 4, 2013 - 10:30am

Yup, starts in November. I've never done it before. It's going to be tough to write anything during the work week so I'm trying to condition myself this month too.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 4, 2013 - 10:38am

I'm horrible at these. I do have something already in mind this year though.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 4, 2013 - 11:14am

I can't quite get my head around NaNoWriMo. I mean, I get the idea, its 50,000 words in a month. Which is 1666 words a day. Great, everyone has their word count up. But do people actually write like this? Seriously, who just starts at the start and bangs out 1666 words a day? I'm lucky if I can do 200 words a day. I love the idea of NaNoWriMo. As a motivator, it's a great way to get everyone writing. But if I were to knock out 50,000 words in a month it would be incoherent garbage. Just saying.

 

EDIT: Just realised my comment sounds like a bummer. Don't let me put you off. If NaNo works for you then go for it. It's just not my thing.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 4, 2013 - 11:10am

I can honestly say that I wrote 70k in a month and it was basically coherent.  It wasn't maybe goingt o win an award, or be great literature or...well the plot wasn't great, you see.  But it was okay. 

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 4, 2013 - 11:21am

It wasn't maybe going to win an award, or be great literature or...well the plot wasn't great, you see.  But it was okay

That's kind of my point. Shouldn't we be aiming for quality over quantity? 

 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 4, 2013 - 11:27am

I'm going to shoot for 5K myself. That gives me room to have a subplot, and still have brevity. Then its 7, 500 words. So a few hundred words a day maybe.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 4, 2013 - 11:41am

For me, I'm going for quantity over quality simply because I've never written anything that long. I have a plot in mind that I love, so even if it's garbage, if successful, i'll have a base to work with after. I've never written anything novel length. I'd like to just give it a shot, even I'll have to work the resulting mush into something readable for the next year.  

Plus, have a baby coming in March and this might be my last chance! :)

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 4, 2013 - 11:41am

I'm thinking of a short story collection.^^

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 4, 2013 - 11:42am

@Matt - I didn't do it as part of NaNoWriMo, it was my own thing that sort of kickstarted my writing.  It was bad because I wasn't a very good writer yet.  ;) 
Now of course it would be spectacular. 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 4, 2013 - 11:43am

Sarah, I'm slowly working my way with a complete story collection, too. I try not to think about it too much, though. I'll compile them together once I have enough.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 4, 2013 - 11:47am

@Avery: Of course it would be spectacular. Also, at least you know you have it in you to stick to it until you have 70K. The thought alone seems daunting to me.

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J.Lenni.Dorner from Eastern Pennsylvania, USA is reading The War of the Flowers, Word Magic for Writers, etc October 4, 2013 - 12:02pm

I'm looking forward to taking part for my 3rd year. I hit the goal the last two. I personally love it. 

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 4, 2013 - 1:53pm

I've never written anything this long either, but I think I am going to try. simply for the writing discipline I need right now. I am thinking of a novel that actually is connected short stories with the same characters. I can get my head around it better if I think i am doing a lot of short stories. I'm a little scared to sign on, but I think I need to . I need to make my writing habits a priority. So yea, i'm going to try.

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Tim Johnson from Rockville, MD is reading Notes From a Necrophobe by T.C. Armstrong October 4, 2013 - 1:57pm

I think I'm going to use it to kick out another revision of my first novel to hopefully recharge my search for a publisher.

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Shannon Barber from Seattle is reading Paradoxia: A Predators Diary by Lydia Lunch October 4, 2013 - 5:42pm

I'm going back and forth about doing it this year. I've done it for years and enjoyed myself. I don't care so much about winning at this point though.I mostly do it to discover things about my process that do and don't work. It's served that purpose quite nicely for me. I might even keep what I churn out.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 4, 2013 - 6:30pm

I've done it a few times and "won" each time (you "win" if you get 50k). The stuff I spit out wasn't terrible, wasn't great, but it's a first draft, so it's no big deal. I don't think I'm going to do it this year, though, as I have revisions for the draft I just finished (in eight months, haha). If anyone decides to do the fundraising portion, I'd love to donate to someone's fundraiser for OLL.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 4, 2013 - 7:09pm

Sound, or anyone else doing it, I am logged in as covewriter1. Somebody already had Covewriter, so don't confuse me with that person. I just signed up and am kind of getting excited about it. Thinking now of title for the linked short stories and can't get anything good. Everything with Appalachia in the title sounds hokey. So far I'm settling on " Go Away, Sweetheart," but it doesn't exactly fit and will change many times. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 4, 2013 - 8:04pm

@Matt - Much of it is social, a chance to get with other writers, talk, hear new ideas. And if you get over 200 words you like it is a net gain.

@Coverwriter - That is a good title.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 4, 2013 - 8:19pm

@Matt - I didn't do it as part of NaNoWriMo, it was my own thing that sort of kickstarted my writing.  It was bad because I wasn't a very good writer yet.  ;) Now of course it would be spectacular

 

@Matt - Much of it is social, a chance to get with other writers, talk, hear new ideas. And if you get over 200 words you like it is a net gain.

@dwayne & Avery. Yeah, i agree. I think my comment above was perhaps a bit harsh. I love the idea of NaNoWriMo. Like you guys say, it's a cool social occasion to celebrate writing. I'm all for it if it works for you.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 4, 2013 - 8:24pm

Try it, I've seen some great progress from people who didn't think it would work.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 4, 2013 - 10:04pm

It's not that I think it won't work, but me doing NaNoWriMo is kind of like throwing bricks through windows. Fun, awesome, destructive and ultimately pointless. Its all about me.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 4, 2013 - 10:20pm

But it's not pointless is it, if you write? 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 4, 2013 - 10:32pm

The point is to break the attitude that first drafts have to be amazing. First drafts are supposed to suck, that's why they're called "first drafts" and not "published best selling novels". The other point is to push yourself into a routine. If you can do NaNoWriMo, you'll realize you can definitely carve an hour a day five days a week the rest of the year. NaNo was really good for me each year I did it (I believe three times now) and each year I got something different out of it. Speed is definitely a useful skill for the professional writer. LitReactor's own Christa Faust told us on B&B that she writes her tie in novels in 1-2 months in order to make it a viable occupation to pay the bills. She's an extremely talented writer and puts a lot more research into those books than anyone is expecting out of your 50K on NaNo.

I'm not trying to convince anyone to do it who doesn't want to (like I said, I'm sitting it out this year), but I challenge the idea that it is "useless" any time it comes up. It has as much value as you put into learning from the experience -- whether you need to learn to let go of perfection in  your first drafts, commit to a longer work for the first time, get into a routine, or learn to get more words out of yourself on a shorter time line (or all of the above, or something else entirely).

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 5, 2013 - 12:13am

My issue is more due to plotting. In 2, 000 words, and dropped the habit.can write a moderate first chapter, then I don't just write a bad draft, I get plot stuck. Middles for epic fantasy in particular is hard. This happens even with research before hand.XD

So I switched to concluding things in 2, 000 words. Haven't figured out how to drop the habit.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 5, 2013 - 5:09am

Not to over simplify, but the only way to break the habit is writing past 2000 words. Other things like a change of environment can help, but they only help. You don't have to do it with NaNo, but when you get to 2,000 words keep writing. Even if it sucks or you got to skip ahead and fill in the blanks later.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 5, 2013 - 1:57pm

The point is to break the attitude that first drafts have to be amazing. First drafts are supposed to suck, that's why they're called "first drafts" and not "published best selling novels". The other point is to push yourself into a routine.

I can't argue with that. I think this area is where NaNoWriMo excells. Knock out your first draft. Get it down on paper. Brilliant. Serious question though, Do you guys actually write like that? Do you churn through the words until you've got that first draft out? Maybe this is why I've never completed anything near a novel-length work, but my experience of writing is more like: write a sentence, read it, erase it, write it again, think about it, go to bed, wake up in the middle of the night, alter the sentence, re-evaluate the entire story, edit story, start from scratch etc etc. i guess what i'm saying is, i cant understand the idea of writing a novel (even a rough imperfect 1st draft) in a month. It's not something i'd even consider.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 5, 2013 - 5:43pm

But it's not pointless is it, if you write? 

It's pointless if I'm writing garbage.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 5, 2013 - 6:19pm

Okay, okay, hold on a sec. Clearly I'm on a bit of rant here but I'm keen to talk more on the matter. I'd like to hear from you about your process.

Here's mine: I tend to write short stories, and they take me ages to write, but generally speaking they come together fairly organically.  I have an idea, (sometimes from a prompt), i start tapping away at my ipad, laying down scenes, scenarios, little bits and pieces, at night, at work, at lunch, while i'm driving, half of it gets cut anyway. Then, when I have a bunch of stuff together, i transfer the text to the laptop, i start tapping away at the keyboard, i cut and paste, i move things around, the idea takes shape, i write and rewrite and rewrite until I have something that resembles a story. At no point do I start at the beginning and knock out a 'first draft'. I certainly don't aim to hit a word count at any stage.

I guess that's my argument. The whole 'first drafts suck' thing really doesn't sit well with me. And the idea of sitting down to knock out a 50,000 word first draft sucky novel in a month just sounds mental to me. I'm of the opinion that this isn't normal writerly behavior.

Anyway, I've lost my train of thought...... 

Your thoughts?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 6, 2013 - 8:19pm

I can't argue with that. I think this area is where NaNoWriMo excells. Knock out your first draft. Get it down on paper. Brilliant. Serious question though, Do you guys actually write like that? Do you churn through the words until you've got that first draft out? Maybe this is why I've never completed anything near a novel-length work, but my experience of writing is more like: write a sentence, read it, erase it, write it again, think about it, go to bed, wake up in the middle of the night, alter the sentence, re-evaluate the entire story, edit story, start from scratch etc etc. i guess what i'm saying is, i cant understand the idea of writing a novel (even a rough imperfect 1st draft) in a month. It's not something i'd even consider.

It's pointless if I'm writing garbage.

Here's mine: I tend to write short stories, and they take me ages to write, but generally speaking they come together fairly organically.  I have an idea, (sometimes from a prompt), i start tapping away at my ipad, laying down scenes, scenarios, little bits and pieces, at night, at work, at lunch, while i'm driving, half of it gets cut anyway. Then, when I have a bunch of stuff together, i transfer the text to the laptop, i start tapping away at the keyboard, i cut and paste, i move things around, the idea takes shape, i write and rewrite and rewrite until I have something that resembles a story. At no point do I start at the beginning and knock out a 'first draft'. I certainly don't aim to hit a word count at any stage.

I guess that's my argument. The whole 'first drafts suck' thing really doesn't sit well with me. And the idea of sitting down to knock out a 50,000 word first draft sucky novel in a month just sounds mental to me. I'm of the opinion that this isn't normal writerly behavior.

Matt, the way you describe it sounds like you are writing garbage right now, and that is fine. It seems to be close to universal.

There is no such thing as good writing, only good rewriting. — Justice Louis Brandeis

Besides the fact that 'normal writerly behavior' is a contradiction in terms you seem to contradict yourself here. It sounds like your first drafts sucks as much as anyone else's you just break writing your first draft into tiny chunks, and revise each one/what you have so far before you go do much more writing.

I've seen early/first drafts of everyone from people who just gave up writing fan fiction to books about to be published and the only thing they all have in common is the can get a lot better from some more work. No matter how much prep work you do, or rewriting you get into coming back at the end seems to help.

We all like to feel special, but everyone has one process. Write, and rewrite. You can mix it up, write a little, rewrite a little, write some more, but doesn't matter how you mix up peas and carrots they're peas and carrots.

Most folks I've discussed it with find it much more efficient to write in a big block and revise in a big block. If you get the story told it can make the revision much easier. You can drop in a bit of foreshadowing in various chapters, do a search to see if you have use a word to often, ditch a few pages because later writing sums it up better. Not everyone does that, and if you have tried a few things and found what works for you I'd say run with it. But it sounds like you have tried something that by your own admission is slow like Christmas. 

Even if NaNo style isn't for you on the reg you might learn a lot. Experiment a little. If you don't do NaNo try the short story week some of us did. Or something. If you get you spend a month to get your word count up by 25% after four months you're caught up and much faster.

I had some good luck with 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love. 

http://www.amazon.com/2k-10k-Writing-Faster-ebook/dp/B009NKXAWS

I write mostly in huge chunks much shorter then NaNo; 20 to 40K in a little under a week. In between them I was writing maybe a 100 words a week. And just writing, not revising and getting up to par like you discuss. This has me up to make a few hundred a day and has helped me be better prepared when I do get on a roll. It is easier to 'get in the zone' so I do it more often, and have a large chunk that are towards the 40K.

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Tyler Runde from Teutopolis, IL. is reading Unnatural Creatures October 5, 2013 - 7:34pm

...the idea of sitting down to knock out a 50,000 word first draft sucky novel in a month just sounds mental to me.

Part of the reason that I wanted to try to do NaNo this year is because of a guy who writes under the penname Johnny B. Truant who's pretty open about his writing schedule. He writes 4.5 hours a day, five days out of the week, and averages somewhere between 40,000-50,000 words a week.

So my thought was, well if he can do it then it must not be impossible! and I want to see if can manage something similiar to that, because I'm attracted to absurdly ambitious goals.

I've read some of his stuff and the writing itself is actually pretty solid.

I'm of the opinion that this isn't normal writerly behavior.

There's no such thing as normal writerly behavior. You've got other writers who are insanely prolific like Truant and you've got writers who only trickle out a few words at a time. There's those who are adamant that you need several rewrites before allowing another person to see your story and there's those who do no more than a second draft before they ship it off to be published. Writers who have just vaguest idea where the story's going next and writers who plan out the plot to the last detail before setting the first word down on the page.

No two writers write exactly the same.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 5, 2013 - 7:50pm

I'm in as Covewriter1 .  Somebody already had Covewriter. I need to kill that person off somehow. I'm excited. I think it will make me focus more on writing and not put it off.  How do we become buddies? I think the more chat we have about it the better. My town  has some good events too. I'm getting up for this! 

Also if anyone is coming to Southern festival of Books in Nashville next weekend, I will be there on Sunday volunteering for the local bookstore. 

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 5, 2013 - 8:27pm

Besides the fact that 'normal writerly behavior' is a contradiction in terms you seem to contradict yourself here. It sounds like your first drafts sucks as much as anyone else's you just break writing your first draft into tiny chunks, and revise each one/what you have so far before you go do much more writing.

Okay, that actually sounds quite reasonable to me. I stand corrected. Honestly, I think NaNo is a cool idea. And I encourage everyone to take part. But I also encourage you all to stop and read what you're writing. Really read it. Do you like it? Do you think someone else will want to read it? Seriously, ask yourself these questions. Me, i'm not gonna read your 50,000 word pile of garbage. But i'll read any number of your well-placed words that provoke thought and feeling.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 5, 2013 - 8:44pm

@Matt: That's my process. I write a first paragraph, read it, write another, read it from the start, write another, read, write, read. I do it waaay to much, I think, to crank out 50K in a month actually so I may have to cut it back a bit. Maybe every couple of paragraphs :)

@Cove: I think I'm Soundjam89. I'll have to login to be sure but that's the ID I normally use for things. I have no clue how to add friends or anything, so I can't help you there. 

 

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 5, 2013 - 9:48pm

@Matt: That's my process. I write a first paragraph, read it, write another, read it from the start, write another, read, write, read. I do it waaay to much, I think, to crank out 50K in a month actually so I may have to cut it back a bit. Maybe every couple of paragraphs :)

Yes! This is what i'm talking about. I think most writers do this. Dwayne is right, everyone does it in their own way - big chunks of text, small chunks of text. Whatever works. Whatever helps you be productive. I'm just advising against sacrificing quality for quantity

 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 5, 2013 - 11:55pm

Well it's weird, I started with poetry first. I have this odd habit of counting syllables and lines, instead of the words in a paragraph. Not saying I can't do it, its just those very long paragraphs are a bit of challenge to write. Maybe having a map of the location I'm writing about will help. (My stories are very often travel based, even in Dark Contemporary.)

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Chacron from England, South Coast is reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb October 6, 2013 - 2:20am

@Sound, Thanks for posting this, it's got my interest.

To be honest I think I'd be cheating if I did it though, because I've already got a novel on the go and as of this morning I'm up to 35,997 (that's 7 weeks work and a bit behind where I wanted to be, but not bad considering how much time my day job's taken up lately. And for the first time in ages I'm really pleased with the stuff I've written.) Plus I'm in England and from what I can see that rules me out of attending events in person. Meeting writers online is fine, but I've already got this place for that and I think one's enough for now.

It's got me thinking I could set my November wordcount challenge at 50,000 (and that really is a challenge, because the last time I was that productive was back in 2005 when I had a LOT of time on my hands that I currently don't have.) But again I wonder if I'd be cheating because what I'm working on now is a second draft, and I'm nearing the parts where I like my draft one enough to lift whole sections from it and edit them with slight changes.

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Julie_Smits from Antwerp is reading Stuff October 6, 2013 - 4:05am

I just signed up. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted to do it. Because the stories I have so far or all novelette/novella sized, so they won't even reach the 50000 needed or I've already written too much for them. So what I've decided is to work on whatever I want and only count the new words I come up with and if I want to work on 2 or 3 stories, I'll just do it. There's a section for Rebels in the NaNoWriMo Forum for those who want to take on the challenge slightly differently.

http://nanowrimo.org/forums/nano-rebels

For me it's about taking on the challenge to up my daily word count come november. I'll see how far I get.

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Tyler Runde from Teutopolis, IL. is reading Unnatural Creatures October 6, 2013 - 4:19am

@Cove: You click Search in the upper righthand corner and search for the person's username.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies October 7, 2013 - 5:24am

I have a baby now so every day is unpredictable, i don't know if i'll have time to write or not. Time not spent with her is spent at the gym or eating or watching a movie with the GF or cleaning something. It would be nice though.

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Natasha Raulerson from Florida is reading Runaway by Harlan Coben October 7, 2013 - 10:39am

I'm once again trying Nano this year.  I'm actually working on my concept now.  So by November I'll hopefully be able to have all the points I want and crank it out.  I'm game to be anyones Nano Buddy so hit me up. :D

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Casey Michele White October 7, 2013 - 10:36pm

This will be my 5th year attempting NaNoWriMo. I have yet to reach 50K words, but that's okay, because to me the whole point of NaNo is understand that you don't need to edit every single thing you write as you go, you can always come back, it will still be there. I also appreciate that the spirit of NaNo is just to write. Write every single day. Write something, which is why I love their meetings and twitter sprints, why I find the local group every time I move and why I keep pushing myself.

I personally need a deadline and pressure to really kick my writing into gear, probably something to do with the procrastinator in me. ^_^

Click on my NaNo username and add me if you're planning on attempting this mad dash of words! MelevolantAngel, and yes, I know it is not spelled correctly. Makes it easier not to have it stolen from me. ;)

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Natasha Raulerson from Florida is reading Runaway by Harlan Coben October 8, 2013 - 9:12am

Oh yeah, helps if I add my Wrimo name.  SylentViolet

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 8, 2013 - 11:23am

Conley -- NaNo with a baby would be a hell of a challenge. One year I did it with a toddler, and my father passed away the week before Thanksgiving. It was a REALLY rough month. My husband took over a lot so I could manage to finish, but with a small baby, you're always trading off to give each other a break, so I don't even know how that would work.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 8, 2013 - 8:14pm

I think I friended everybody on the link who said they are doing this. If not, go to Covewriter1  and friend me. This is going to be fun. I am researching stuff now for mine.  I finally get permission to not edit as I go! 

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 8, 2013 - 8:20pm

'Matt I'd love you to try it. I'm like you, I edit as I go, and everything  is organic. Trying this is a way to make me write more everyday because I need to write more. Hopefully it won't all be garbage. It I write, I might  get something good as a surprise.