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  1. Thread: Nanowrimo

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    Tonight, I staggered wearily across the NaNoWriMo...

    Tonight, I staggered wearily across the NaNoWriMo finish line of 50,000 words. In fact, I overshot it a bit -- my ending count tonight was 50,720 words. I made it again, that's three years in a row....
  2. Thread: Nanowrimo

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    It all depends on your font, size, spacing,...

    It all depends on your font, size, spacing, margins, etc. That's why the final count goes by word number instead of page number -- far more objective.
  3. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    Good on ya! Keep it going! :)

    Good on ya! Keep it going! :)
  4. Thread: Nanowrimo

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    I'm ending the day at 46,109 words, less than...

    I'm ending the day at 46,109 words, less than 4,000 shy of the 50k finish line. I feel good. Nothing short of having my hands chewed off by zombies will stop me from hitting the big 5-0-comma-0-0-0...
  5. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    Took me a long time to get started, but I...

    Took me a long time to get started, but I finished at 20,374 tonight. I keep coming up with great story beats -- I've just got to make sure they all wind up fitting together.

    Excerpt du jour:...
  6. Thread: Nanowrimo

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    Tougher today, both in writing and finding the...

    Tougher today, both in writing and finding the time to write, but I ended at 16,684. Tomorrow I'll be shooting for 18,400.

    Excerpt? Excerpt. S'alright? S'alright.

    On the other side of the...
  7. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    Today I landed on the white, sandy beaches of...

    Today I landed on the white, sandy beaches of 4,735 words. Tomorrow's goal is gonna be 6,400.

    A brief excerpt:
  8. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    The firing gun went off at midnight. The...

    The firing gun went off at midnight.

    The traditionalist in me wanted to stay up past midnight and start writing then and there, but the teacher in me that has to wake up at 5 o'clock in the...
  9. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    Me neither. :D

    Me neither. :D
  10. Thread: Nanowrimo

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    Mine is going to be a sort of fantasy/horror too....

    Mine is going to be a sort of fantasy/horror too. I'll give you the "high concept."

    What if Dorothy came home from Oz, only to discover that while she was gone, Kansas had been overrun by the...
  11. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    That's one. :) It really all depends on how...

    That's one. :)

    It really all depends on how happy I am with the book when it's done...
  12. Thread: Nanowrimo

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    No problem. :) I mentioned this elsewhere, but...

    No problem. :)

    I mentioned this elsewhere, but I wanted to bring it up here, too. Anybody else here a fan of Podiobooks.com? I'm seriously considering, after NaNoWriMo is over, trying to submit...
  13. Thread: Nanowrimo

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    Got my idea. :) Despite having a two night...

    Got my idea. :)

    Despite having a two night classes and a major portfolio project due in November, I'm giving it the ol' college try.
  14. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    Morally, yes. :D But if you're asking if...

    Morally, yes. :D

    But if you're asking if anyone has tried to plagarize my stuff, not to my knowledge. Between the copyrights on the page and the number of witnesses (including about half the...
  15. Thread: Nanowrimo

    by BlakeMP
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    That I am. :) I've done it twice, and "won"...

    That I am. :)

    I've done it twice, and "won" both times. In fact, I posted my 2005 NaNoNovel as my annual Christmas story at my website. If anyone's interested...

    Long November Part One
    Long...
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