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    I remember when I went on a writing kick, last spring. Wrote about 60,000 words in about two months. My right hand (I'm right handed) was broken and I type a majority of it with my left hand. Wasn't much I could do with a broken hand so I just wrote and wrote and wrote.

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    My son is absolutely consumed by this every year!
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    How's that working out for him, Jon?

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    Anyone participating this year?
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    Not officially -- I've done it twice officially over the past few years. I'm just embarking on a new novel, but I expect some things to come along that will keep me from setting that kind of pace, so I didn't sign up and I'm not keeping tally.

    It's a neat experience, though.

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    I'm going to try to do it this year. If the other two years I participated are any example though, I usually only get half - two thirds of the 50,000 word goal.

    I'm at 547 words right now!
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    I find it helps a lot if you have an outline. That way you know day by day where you're headed and don't spend a lot of time dithering over the plot. I don't write to an outline normally, but for NaNoWriMo I make an exception.

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    That's a good idea. I haven't tried it with an outline yet.
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    I've been getting nano emails, I might give it another bash...I did abysmally last year

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    If you do decide to do it - do you want to put your word count in your sig? I'll be doing the same and it's kind of a motivating factor.
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    That's a cool idea...is there somewhere you can generate one of those cool count-y banner type things?

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    Maybe at the nanowrimo site? I think they might have had one there ...
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    Here's the one I usually use

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    Bev do you have a link for the counter?
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    Code:
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    I'm actually competing this year... and I've been writing something that looks like William Faulkner on a crank binge. I'm up to 17,000 words... come on come on come ON!

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    I've only won this competition once, but you can bet I'll keep trying every year. I look forward to seeing some of you folks there. I have good friends in the NaNo chat, who accept me back every year XP
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    Hey,

    Just curious who here is going to be taking part this year (November?).

    I just signed up for it (my first time!) and am excited! i have a decent story outline worked out (i think...) so hopefully i'll be able to complete it in the 30 days!

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    hi aarawyn, i probabley will do this again I did it last year, but was not happy with the final draft or story line, so will probabley try again with a new story

    Its hard work, i had to get hubbie behind me as i literally came home, ate, wrote and went to bed - but the sense of achievement was fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by candy View Post
    hi aarawyn, i probabley will do this again I did it last year, but was not happy with the final draft or story line, so will probabley try again with a new story

    Its hard work, i had to get hubbie behind me as i literally came home, ate, wrote and went to bed - but the sense of achievement was fantastic
    wow that's great! so you completed it? that's awesome! (even though you didn't think the story line wasn't great). if you don't mind me asking...what was your story about last year?

    the good thing about it being in November is hubby is going to be away for a week and a bit so i'll get time to myself to write (and i'm also thinking of taking some vacation time too) but i will still have to walk the dog and stuff... (when hubby's away). i've worked out i'll only have to write about at least 1,700 a day if i write every day, so that doesn't seem TOO daunting!

    Well, if you do do it this year we can support each other on here! (and if more people on here are going to take part this thread can be a support/ranting thread to help get us through!)

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    it was about morals of time travel and whether it was right to change anything even bad things. It started ok but then couldnt decide if it was a sci fi, a spy book or a murder mystery.

    its still there ready to be edited, but i need some motivation to get back to it

    The way i looked at it, was i made myself do 5000 words saturday and sunday and then made the rest up in the week. There was a thread for last years and a few people got behind it. I shall see if i can hunt it down

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    that sounds like a really cool/interesting idea for a story! you should try and get back to editing it sounds like it has great potential!

    i only work a 4 day week so I have 3 day weekends, which would be great for just sitting down and writing all day. However, i'm planning on taking an online course in the fall (sept to Dec) that requires assignments to be done with the use of a computer lab downtown tha has a special application required to do the assignments so i'd be spending probably one my weekend days down there working on the course work .

    so it might be a bit more challenging with doing a course, and work but... i guess that's the fun of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrawyn View Post
    Hey,

    Just curious who here is going to be taking part this year (November?).

    I just signed up for it (my first time!) and am excited! i have a decent story outline worked out (i think...) so hopefully i'll be able to complete it in the 30 days!
    I did something similar to this a year or so ago. I still have the calender.
    It was quite an experience, and a great way to write a novel. What helped me with it was a week or so before I started this, I went through my days as normal except I narrated everything I did and things that I observed. It helped me get in the mindset of writing a novel and guided me through parts of the novel where you needed to have filler material.

    I wish you all the best luck. You will not regret it.
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    Hi Jack,

    Thanks for this advice! it does sound like a great way to get your brain working in novel-writing mode!

    thanks for the good luck too

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    I've done it every year since 2006, so this'll be my fifth year doing it. I've never finished it. It seems like I always start out really strong and then peter off towards the last two weeks of the month. Every year I tell myself I'm going to finish it, and every year I don't. I have four half-finished novels laying around on my hard drive.
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