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    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    It's that time of year again, with seven days to go, so who's taking part?
    For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) is the chance for you to spend a month in a writing frenzy along with others, if you so wish, frantically trying to make the word count. You can find more info here.
    This is my third year, the first year I failed, and last year I worked on a collection of short stories. This year I'm going for the full novel, I've got a general idea of what I'm doing.

    Please, don't forget one of the golden rules, do not post your fiction here. Maggots await you.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    Like last year, I will be participating. Hopefully this year's work isn't so dog-vomit bad (although it did restart my daily writing regime and that's what I hope to have happen this year).
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    Succeeded last year and will succeed again.

    It'll be a good journey.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    Not me. Not this year. I've got a March 19th deadline to finish writing, editing, editing, illustrating and print my first novel. I really dont have the time. Which is a shame because I've got a real corker of an idea for a novel. And pages of notes for it.

    Another time.
    • CommentAuthorfmiller
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    I'm doing it this year. this is my fourth year, never won but I always have fun. Still don't have an idea though.
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    it'll go here when I start:
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    I've been meaning to do NaNo, off and on, since I found out about it in 2006. That year saw the most I ever wrote for it: Something like five pages. Maybe three?

    Hopefully, I'll be able to remember all the ideas I had last year but was too exhausted to implement. Anyone have suggestions for where to host my story online? I don't want this project to just sit in a dark corner on my desktop.
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    thinking about doing it this year.
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    We could do marathon group writing sessions using google hangouts. If theres a youtube play list going, it is click to talk, too.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2011
    This is my fourth or fifth year doing it. This year will be tougher because I have to still get my webcomic updated 3x per week.... but I will succeed, dammit.
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2011
    I'm in, with a multi-genre mashup brewing, I need to pick a plotline in the next week, though.
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    I'm pondering it...

    Did really well 2009: 75k or so long Fantasy novel that grew spontaneously from a series of unused titles (used as chapter titles/plot generator of sorts that later got abandoned when the story went in its own direction). Threw it at a friend willing to do some free proofreading (he's native English speaker and a teacher, I'm not) but it's been going verrrrryyy sloooowlyyy (mostly cause I picked up tons of bad grammar habits but also because he's doing a lot of this kind of thing for work so I can't imagine he's all that happy to do it in his spare time too).
    2010 was a disaster. I tried to redo a "never-gonna-happen" sci-fi graphic novel project (too long and too complicated for me to draw it) into a novel, got stuck at around 1k words when I realized... I DON'T KNOW THE NECESSARY ENGLISH TERMINOLOGY FOR MOST OF THE CONCEPTS I WANT TO WRITE ABOUT!! (not a problem with Fantasy, heh).

    So will I do it this year? I hope so! Going to look through my notes and pick an idea or two, see what comes out.
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2011
    Mines mostly going to be horror, but may have certain sci-fi elements to it. I think I have a good idea where I'm going with it, but I'm looking forward to seeing where it takes me.
    The first couple of days my girfriend will be away, so I'm really hoping to get a good start on it and really throw myself into it. After that most of my writing will probably take place on the train to and from work, thats a good hour, hour and a half a day, and on my lunch hour.
    I was thinking of keeping some kind of blog to update on my progress, but I figured I probablly wouldn't have time to do so, and also I doubt anyone would give a shit enough to check it out.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    Almost wasn't going to do it this year, but I'm in.

    Think this is my 5th year, won the last 2. Let's make this a trifecta.
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    I won't be entering this year again. Good luck to everyone who has a go.

    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    This will be my first year doing it. Still trying to make a plan. Hopefully, I'll be able to get something off the ground.
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    I'm in for the first time in about seven years? Eight? Damn...

    In order to integrate it into the writing project I'm already doing, I plan to do a 30-day anthology. Should be fun....

    Year of Stories
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    I figure Ill try it out, see what happens. I need something to do on my up-coming flight anyway and planning seems like a good idea. How's anyone else going? Actually started?
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    'The Virtual Machine' has its first 1700 words done.

    It'll be a hard journey.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2011
    So, today is day 4. How's everyone doing? I missed the first day worth of writing but I'm caught up as of yesterday with 5,019.