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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman October 16, 2017 - 8:51am

Anyone doing it this year?

I'm sure nobody here has some harsh opinions about the idea...

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated October 17, 2017 - 6:31am

I try it every year. You?

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman October 17, 2017 - 1:27pm

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. 

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Father and Son by Larry Brown October 30, 2017 - 7:05am

Every year and I love it. I just recently posted my synopsis here:

https://nanowrimo.org/participants/hetch-litman/novels/when-the-fine-gai...

If you're going to do it and make an account add me. I like keeping up to date with how folks are doing.

Good luck

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Max from Texas is reading IT October 31, 2017 - 12:08am

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.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel November 1, 2017 - 10:25am

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.

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman November 1, 2017 - 10:53am

@Hetch Litman: Just added you as a buddy. I'm tomstrong83 on there. 

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Father and Son by Larry Brown November 11, 2017 - 7:33pm

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.

Hetch.

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman November 13, 2017 - 11:40am

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.