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      CommentAuthorSarpedon
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2008
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    Of course I was younger, had a massive outline, was unemployed and on speed.

    It's exactly that sort of thing that keeps me reading this board.
    This whole project looks crazy. I have to imagine I'd run out of plot long before I fell alseep at my desk.
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    This is interesting because I actually have a thorough outline for a novel that's been simmering in my brain custard for months now... The only problem is, if I do this novel right it could be my BIG THING, so I don't want to wreck it by trying to get it all out in one weekend...

    Plus, I was going to start writing it this week, so this would just be giving me an (albeit genuine) excuse to procrastinate.
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      CommentAuthoroutlawpoet
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2008
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    try NaNoWrimo, Corey, I do it every year, to shake the latest idea that I can't quite let go of out of my head. A month is a good length. Long enough to allow you some serious room to run, and short enough that the invisible pressure doesn't let up.

    and the community is pretty good, considering.
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    I literally couldn't type fast enough to do something like this - If I could type, I think I would be up for it.

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    The only problem is, if I do this novel right it could be my BIG THING, so I don't want to wreck it by trying to get it all out in one weekend...


    You can always polish it up during revisions.
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      CommentAuthorJeremy
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2008
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    I did NaNoWriMo two years ago, making half the total requirement in a week, then I suffered complete brainfail, and subsequently lost my job and my girl, not to mention my writing groove. About half of what I got down was superbly kickass, and the rest was irredeemible platypus shit. I keep telling myself that one day I'll polish it up, since I like the core of the book, but when I'm sober, I know it'll never happen.

    Oh yeah, the point: 30k in three days isn't impossible, but it would be painful and produce nothing anyone actually wants to read.