Anyone doing it this year?
I'm sure nobody here has some harsh opinions about the idea...
I try it every year. You?
I've tried a couple times. I have a bunch of story ideas that I want to get on paper, so I was thinking of using the month/word count to give it a shot.
Every year and I love it. I just recently posted my synopsis here:
If you're going to do it and make an account add me. I like keeping up to date with how folks are doing.
Kinda. I just hit 50k on my WiP and I feel like there's another 50k left to go, and I'm trying to finish the first draft by December. So i'm sorta doing it but nothing too official.
I'm not doing it. Not against anything that gives people goals. I just don't have the time to focus on a piece that long.
@Hetch Litman: Just added you as a buddy. I'm tomstrong83 on there.
How are we all doing? This had been a sea change year for me. Everything seems to be coming together finally. I am able to detect problems as I'm writing and fix them on the fly, my goals, motivations and conflicts are precisely placed and the story arc that I outlined is working quite well.
I should be completing the 50,000 words tomorrow as I've been writing at a clip of about 4k words per day. Of course I should point out here that my outline should run out at about 125k of manuscript and from there i can chip away at it. This is not extra special for me as I relatively have trouble putting words on paper. My previous troubles always stemmed, I think, from not recognizing the pitfalls that I had in writing. I've been studying more this year on the craft and taking classes. They seem to be paying off well for this year's nano.
I hope the rest of you guys are achieving that which you are attempting.
Holy shit! That's awesome.
I'm not on track to make 50k, but I'm doing alright. It's been keeping me going for the month, which is great. I've found myself working on other stuff more too, which is backwards, but so it goes.