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    Quote Originally Posted by backspin View Post
    Regardless, best of luck to all of you wrimos out there!!!! It's a total blast!!!!
    I just skimmed this at first and thought you said "winos"

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    Just scraped through the day one word count by virtue of just spitting out the beginnings of all the various scenes I had in mind. So no plot yet, and what's there is very disjointed and make no sense as there's no real narrative.

    Maybe my personal goal should be to make it make some sense by the end of the month...
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    I finished the day yesterday on 1,715. It was all over the place, but it was there!

    Day two!

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    I'm doing NaNoWriMo too! At least, I'm starting it. 1950 words. All utter crap, and with no real direction or plot. It's my first time, so I'll look to the rest of you for reassurance that if I keep at it, maybe at some point something will gel together into a semi-coherent story. At least it will get me to write on a more regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katoomba View Post
    I'm doing NaNoWriMo too! At least, I'm starting it. 1950 words. All utter crap, and with no real direction or plot. It's my first time, so I'll look to the rest of you for reassurance that if I keep at it, maybe at some point something will gel together into a semi-coherent story. At least it will get me to write on a more regular basis.
    welcome to the crazy gang!

    It is great to get back into the habit of writing. I am also going to try http://creativeeveryday.com/ (http://creativeeveryday.com/art-every-day-month) but in a different month, since NaNo and AEDM can not be done together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katoomba View Post
    I'm doing NaNoWriMo too! At least, I'm starting it. 1950 words. All utter crap, and with no real direction or plot. It's my first time, so I'll look to the rest of you for reassurance that if I keep at it, maybe at some point something will gel together into a semi-coherent story. At least it will get me to write on a more regular basis.
    Last year my story didn't end up with a proper plot until about half way through, and it still doesn't have an ending. I wouldn't worry about it. The point, as you say, is to get writing, so it doesn't really matter if it isn't that coherent - revising is for December.

    I've written about 2,200 words. After just doing the 'write anything even if it's rubbish' thing on day one, I was able to go back to the beginning on day 2 and start setting the story up properly.

    Conversation with my husband last night:
    Husband: "Are you editing [thing I'm meant to be doing]?"
    Me: "No, I'm NaNo-ing."
    Husband: "Oh. Okay. I'll see you in December then."
    Smart man!
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    Please advise: should I post my demented novel here or not?

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    Marge, I think post a link to your Nano page, or tell us your username, and we'll look for it there Well, I will. Anything to procrastinate my own novel

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    I've finally, sorta figured out what I'm going to write! Since I seem to be so obsessed with Downton Abbey lately, it's going to be a Downton Abbey fanfic. So here goes nothing!
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    Can someone please tell me to stop reading FSU and go back to working on NaNo? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Hop View Post
    Can someone please tell me to stop reading FSU and go back to working on NaNo? Thanks.
    Bunnyhope - Stop reading FSU and go back to working on NaNo!!!

    I'm at 7,862 words and wanted to be over 10,000 by the end of the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelskates View Post
    Bunnyhope - Stop reading FSU and go back to working on NaNo!!!

    I'm at 7,862 words and wanted to be over 10,000 by the end of the weekend.
    Thank you!

    I'm still at just over 5,000 words, so well behind, but I've done more than I feared I might. Unfortunately I have other things to do over the weekend, so may not get a lot done on the story.
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    I hit 10K words today!

    I'm hoping so much I can keep this up. I've never won NaNo, but so far so good.

    Sorry, GP. I've got word count mountain to climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanna View Post
    I hit 10K words today!


    Me too. I'm still going (it's Sunday afternoon, 1 p.m.)

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    13,782 words, four coffees and four gin and tonics tonight and I'm done for the night. I made the mistake of leaving to go downstairs and my cat Snuggles walked across the keyboard - he added 87 words! They count, right?!

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    As expected, I'm way behind, but am trying to get a lot of other stuff done during the course of this week so I can spend all weekend on NaNo.

    I'm starting to jump around a bit in my writing, which is actually a good sign for me, as it means I'm at least starting to feel inspired by the story, and wanting to get the ideas down on 'paper' ('down on screen' doesn't sound right!). Last year, when I actually made the word count, nothing was written in order. My problem is going back and filling in all the blanks.

    Of course I still have no idea 'whodunnit', which is kind of bad for a murder mystery...
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    So now that I've actually stuck with this for a whole week, I'm going to fess up that I've been NaNoing too. It's my first time trying it. I've had an idea for a book (and possibly a series) floating around in my head for years, and figured that if I can get a "zero draft" of the first one down, I'll have an actual manuscript to work with rather than random ideas that never leave my head. It still might never amount to anything, but it's a start.

    Last night was a rough one and I didn't quite hit 1667 words, but because I've been overshooting the 1667 on almost every other day, I'm still well on target for 50,000 words by the end of the month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicElle View Post
    Last night was a rough one and I didn't quite hit 1667 words, but because I've been overshooting the 1667 on almost every other day, I'm still well on target for 50,000 words by the end of the month.
    Well done, that's how I made 50,000 words last year. I got a head start at the beginning of the month, and that helped carry me through the hard slog mid-month.
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    I've topped 20,000 after I woke up in the middle of the night (well, 2 a.m.) with an idea! Yay me!!

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    How goes it, everyone? I'm at 21,890 -- I like that I have a day's cushion, though I'm hoping I won't need to use it. Been a little harder lately to get the words out, but I've been trying to force myself to slog through the parts of the story where I didn't exactly plan out what was going to happen.
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