Are any of you doing NaNoWriMo?

8 years ago | ubersoft (Member)

I've done NaNoWriMo every year since 2003. I've actually hit 50,000 words about half the time (4 wins, 4 losses). I'm doing it again this year in the hopes of moving my average up to 5 wins over 4 losses -- even though that means it may interfere with pushing more chapters of The Points Between out the door. I know it's crazy. I do. I really do know it.

Anyway, I was toying with trying to do something ridiculous this year, like posting it on my site as I go -- sort of an extreme sports version of NaNoWriMo-driven webfiction -- but putting up 1667 words a day, every day... quality concerns, you know? NaNoWriMo isn't about editing, you do that after. Thre woul db etypo s. We'll see.

Anyway... any of you jumping in?

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  1. Tahjir (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I've done it for the past three years and won once. I wasn't planning on doing it this year, but after reading your post I signed up again. >.>

    I'm holding you personally responsible for my future catastrophic failure. =P

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  2. ubersoft (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    hahaha! Fair enough! ;-)

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  3. Erin Klitzke (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I'm doing it, but not posting anything but excerpts! I'll be writing the second book in the Epsilon series, Redeemer.

    Hopefully Broken Stars will be out first...

  4. Chris George (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I've been tempted this year, but I just don't think I can actually do it... I may yet change my mind, we'll see.

    Shadow - Monsters, Machines and Mad Scientists
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  5. ubersoft (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Seraph, if it makes you feel any better, I'm pretty sure I can't actually do... I'm just going to try anyway. :-)

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  6. Tahjir (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Join usss. You know you waaant tooo. =D

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  7. Erin Klitzke (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Doooooeeeeeeeeet Seraph! Even if you don't make it, at least you'll have something new down on paper.

  8. M.C.A. Hogarth (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I've never understood why NaNoWriMo is in November. College kids are studying for exams. People with families in the US are celebrating a major holiday, and there's another minor one earlier in the month. It's the lead-in month to December, which is traditionally such a huge scheduling mess that most people give up on having free time around mid-November and don't get it back together until January.

    And this is an ideal time to schedule a 'go go write a novel in a month' push? o_O

  9. ubersoft (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I don't know why they originally chose November, but I think it's evolved into "just another thing that makes the entire process insane."

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  10. Erin Klitzke (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I think it was mostly the dreary weather that made them pick November, but I could be wrong on that one.

  11. Shutsumon (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I'll be doing it again. I've done it every year since 2005 (hit the 50k every year as well).

    Last year I was a NaNoRebel (worked on a novel in progress). I wasn't intending to be one this year but it's looking more and more likely that I'll have to write the next of The Dragon Wars Saga in Nov and there's no way I won't have started that by the start of november.

  12. M.C.A. Hogarth (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    My goal is to get three more ebooks out by the end of the year, all three of which will have to be new stories, and of course I'm still writing the serial every week... so I might accidentally do Nano. Again. The only other time I've done it has also been by accident. :)

  13. Chris George (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    Okay, so I caved, mainly because I convinced a friend who has been a bit down (and needed a project) to do it and I figured if we both went at it then we could encourage each other some. So yeah. I'm going to use it to revisit a novel I tried to write ten years ago - starting from scratch, of course, but it means I have some of the planning done at least. It's been bugging me recently that I never went back to it.

    And M. C. A. - I was asking the 'Why November?' question too. I think the only month they could have picked that would be worse would be December itself. If they wanted to put it in a month which needed some cheering up, then January would have been ideal.

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  14. Erin Klitzke (Member)

    Posted 8 years ago

    I did the same thing when I did my first one, Seraph! It became the first draft of When All's Said and Done, which is the progenitor of this urban fantasy/paranormal universe that's currently simmering in the back of my brain.

    I'm tagrendar when they get the buddies system back up, if anyone's interested.

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