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[personal profile] ahavah
I tried posting this yesterday at [livejournal.com profile] janowrimo, but it never went through, so the awesome mods here have allowed me to get started on this thing right here. They also said anyone is welcome to join over at [livejournal.com profile] allyear_sprints if you want to participate in their daily sprints. I joined up earlier and am just awaiting approval.

I've sounded the call on my own facebook and in the [livejournal.com profile] nanowrimo community, and by my count there are now 22 Let's Do It!s and 4 Maybes.

There is also the official JaNoWriMo forum, which I'm not actually a member of. I don't do well with a ton of different boards, which is why I gravitated to livejournal. I'm really glad to have found so many people here who are willing to do it with me though. Thank you! I hope I can stick with it all month this time. I've done this once before several years ago, but I only lasted a week or two.

I thought it would be nice if we had an intro post and maybe brainstorm some ideas about sprints or word wars or anything else we can do to egg each other on. Here's a little intro template, but feel free to bypass that if it's not your thing. I guess I'll fill mine out in the comments.

Name:

Location/Time Zone:

Genre(s):

WIP synopsis:

Have you done Na/JaNoWriMo before:

Tell a bit about yourself:

What would be most helpful to you during JaNo?

Looking for new LJ friends or Keep it to the community:


I'm pretty flaky during any write-like-mad month, so I can't promise to adequately keep up with daily posts at all. I'll give it a good go though. If anyone else wants to jump right in and help get this wagon rolling, please feel free! My schedule is iffy since I have little ones. I'll do my best to stick with it as much as I can all month though!
[identity profile] freaky-nea.livejournal.com
This year I'll be participating for the first time, ever (I'm ridiculously excited about it!) and I'm thinking of doing it the old school, pen-on-paper way (see icon), because I tend to have a better flow this way.

No laptop means no internet and no further disctractions, but also no way to quickly check some facts should I need them, no exact wordcount, slower progress and hand cramps but less head ache.

What's your experience with doing NaNo on paper?
[identity profile] freaky-nea.livejournal.com
This year I'll be participating for the first time, ever (I'm ridiculously excited about it!) and I'm thinking of doing it the old school, pen-on-paper way (see icon), because I tend to have a better flow this way.

No laptop means no internet and no further disctractions, but also no way to quickly check some facts should I need them, no exact wordcount, slower progress and hand cramps but less head ache.

What's your experience with doing NaNo on paper?
[identity profile] freaky-nea.livejournal.com
This year I'll be participating for the first time, ever (I'm ridiculously excited about it!) and I'm thinking of doing it the old school, pen-on-paper way (see icon), because I tend to have a better flow this way.

No laptop means no internet and no further disctractions, but also no way to quickly check some facts should I need them, no exact wordcount, slower progress and hand cramps but less head ache.

What's your experience with doing NaNo on paper?
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
PLOT RESOURCE POST


You ever wonder what's that website that lists surnames with the meaning and where they come from?

Is your Google Fu failing you today?

This will become your new best friend.


If you have a website that has INVALUABLE information and you'd love to pass it along, reply in the comments with the link and some info for it. If you are curious if someone has a specific generator or where you can find Celtic flag rituals or ANYTHING, just reply with a question and hopefully someone can answer! We'll keep this going in and through NaNo, so that people can come back and reference it.

Have fun. Share your knowledge. Plot hardcore.
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
PLOT RESOURCE POST


You ever wonder what's that website that lists surnames with the meaning and where they come from?

Is your Google Fu failing you today?

This will become your new best friend.


If you have a website that has INVALUABLE information and you'd love to pass it along, reply in the comments with the link and some info for it. If you are curious if someone has a specific generator or where you can find Celtic flag rituals or ANYTHING, just reply with a question and hopefully someone can answer! We'll keep this going in and through NaNo, so that people can come back and reference it.

Have fun. Share your knowledge. Plot hardcore.
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
PLOT RESOURCE POST


You ever wonder what's that website that lists surnames with the meaning and where they come from?

Is your Google Fu failing you today?

This will become your new best friend.


If you have a website that has INVALUABLE information and you'd love to pass it along, reply in the comments with the link and some info for it. If you are curious if someone has a specific generator or where you can find Celtic flag rituals or ANYTHING, just reply with a question and hopefully someone can answer! We'll keep this going in and through NaNo, so that people can come back and reference it.

Have fun. Share your knowledge. Plot hardcore.
[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
Writers, how have you gotten your work into the world? Magazines, contests, publishers? In what forms? Article, essay, fictional piece, poetry, novel?
[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
Writers, how have you gotten your work into the world? Magazines, contests, publishers? In what forms? Article, essay, fictional piece, poetry, novel?
[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
Writers, how have you gotten your work into the world? Magazines, contests, publishers? In what forms? Article, essay, fictional piece, poetry, novel?
[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
Fellow writers:

I don't know if you're aware, but many published writers say not to use adverbs. I, personally, do not understand why.

My question to you is do you understand the hatred for adverbs? Do you use them or not?
[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
Fellow writers:

I don't know if you're aware, but many published writers say not to use adverbs. I, personally, do not understand why.

My question to you is do you understand the hatred for adverbs? Do you use them or not?
[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
Fellow writers:

I don't know if you're aware, but many published writers say not to use adverbs. I, personally, do not understand why.

My question to you is do you understand the hatred for adverbs? Do you use them or not?
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[identity profile] the-gabih.livejournal.com

...after this morning's pep talk, is anyone else finding themselves in the 'Go On Without Me' category? Anyone else for whom it was looking so good until November 1st, when life threw up an insane number of problems and reasons why you couldn't keep up with the wordcount?

I'm quite disappointed with the progress I've made, personally, given that it was my first NaNo and I know that next year is a no-no, but on the upside, I have had fun. I've got a whole load of new story ideas, and it's levered me out of the dry spell I was having through August-October. I'll probably carry on doing bits of the novel here and there, but I think that if I'm going to be realistic, I'm never going to get past the 25,000 mark, let alone the whole way.

Good luck to those of you still going!

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[identity profile] the-gabih.livejournal.com

...after this morning's pep talk, is anyone else finding themselves in the 'Go On Without Me' category? Anyone else for whom it was looking so good until November 1st, when life threw up an insane number of problems and reasons why you couldn't keep up with the wordcount?

I'm quite disappointed with the progress I've made, personally, given that it was my first NaNo and I know that next year is a no-no, but on the upside, I have had fun. I've got a whole load of new story ideas, and it's levered me out of the dry spell I was having through August-October. I'll probably carry on doing bits of the novel here and there, but I think that if I'm going to be realistic, I'm never going to get past the 25,000 mark, let alone the whole way.

Good luck to those of you still going!

[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
In my novel there are Asian and black people. I am conflicted when writing about them, especially the black characters. I know it's politically correct and all to call them African Americans, and while using that would help my word count, it sounds forced and awkward to me because calling them black is just as acceptable where I live, but I don't want to be offensive in my book. I also, for my Asian character, called her oriental once and was wondering if that would seem offensive as well.

Help?
[identity profile] morlockiness.livejournal.com
In my novel there are Asian and black people. I am conflicted when writing about them, especially the black characters. I know it's politically correct and all to call them African Americans, and while using that would help my word count, it sounds forced and awkward to me because calling them black is just as acceptable where I live, but I don't want to be offensive in my book. I also, for my Asian character, called her oriental once and was wondering if that would seem offensive as well.

Help?
[identity profile] aleeeeeeex.livejournal.com
Ohell.

After hitting today's goal of 25,005 I realized just how far I was from completing my novel. In comparison to NaNo only being half over my novel seems to be about 1/8th complete or less. I'm enjoying my writing pace and plot pace at the moment and am well considering trailing off into December if it meant completion of my first draft.

As for discussion: Who else has stumbled across this problem? Are you doing anything to resolve it? Like cutting the potential original idea into a sequel or trilogy? Or perhaps you are cutting out parts of your story? Oooor just continuing on through December like I am doing because I am a silly goose. ;)

I am really curious. ♥
[identity profile] aleeeeeeex.livejournal.com
Ohell.

After hitting today's goal of 25,005 I realized just how far I was from completing my novel. In comparison to NaNo only being half over my novel seems to be about 1/8th complete or less. I'm enjoying my writing pace and plot pace at the moment and am well considering trailing off into December if it meant completion of my first draft.

As for discussion: Who else has stumbled across this problem? Are you doing anything to resolve it? Like cutting the potential original idea into a sequel or trilogy? Or perhaps you are cutting out parts of your story? Oooor just continuing on through December like I am doing because I am a silly goose. ;)

I am really curious. ♥
[identity profile] ladybardnano.livejournal.com
The other night, I brought a notebook along to choir practice at church, and was working on bits and pieces of my novel while the director was working with the other voice parts, and even sometimes during the long rests where it was just the organ or the organ and solos/other voice parts. Which led me to wonder: what are some of the crazy places other people have been writing? I'm sure there's some pretty crazy ones out there (this is NaNoWriMo after all), so let's hear them!

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