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Nevrmore

NaNoWriMo

So, who's ready? National Novel Writing Month is fast approaching.

www.nanowrimo.com

50K is quite a quota.
Flabbicus

I'll do it next year, and that's exactly what I said last year.
Nevrmore

Come on, Flabbicus, be somebody.
Shadow of the Sun

I'll try, but only if I can get an idea in four days.
Flabbicus

I am, by finally writing up some college essays.



But I might as well try, for the good of mankind.
Kantur

As much as I'm sure I'll regret it around the end of next month, I'm giving it a go this year.
Vael

I've got my plot ready, and I'm gonna give it a shot.
Considering my schedule currently involves sitting in front of a computer when I'm not eating, sleeping, or driving, I think I've got the time.
Destro Yersul

Maybe. I have a fair number of ideas kicking around, and this is as good a time as any.
Orange Zergling

Considered it, and decided I valued quality over quantity. Not that my work is that good even so... but still. I still wish good luck to whoever decides to do it.
Kyrian

I think I'm going to try it this year.
Darkblade

I might, probably not. I haven't felt like writing recently.
J. Muller

I'll be writing, but I don't think it counts if it's something you already started.
Castaras

I might have a go, if homework doesn't kill me too much.

Maybe.

Although I'm a quality over quantity person I think...So it would be kinda a challenge for me...
Baeleck

Castaras wrote:
I might have a go, if homework doesn't kill me too much.

Maybe.

Although I'm a quality over quantity person I think...So it would be kinda a challenge for me...


Yeah, what she said. Homework. Bleh.
Castaras

Taken the plunge.

Signed up.

Anyone wants to add me, then here's a linky to da profile.
Exachix

As have I.

I can be linked to from her profile [/lazy]
Kyrian

Yay!

http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/240203
Kantur

Here's me.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/203311
Vael

>>
<<

http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/226711

Ninja away!
Flabbicus

Here goes eight years of build-up for me actually writing something serious.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/240322
Exachix

DAMMIT!

*BANG*

Writers block =(
atreyu_the_masked_llama

Exachix wrote:
DAMMIT!

*BANG*

Writers block =(


You need a plot hammer???
Exachix

You have a spare?
Kyrian

I know how you feel Exachix. I'm hitting a block here myself, and am starting to feel like all the crap I just typed up was some stupid filler.
Exachix

Sometimes it's the fluff that makes a story good though *grin*
Kyrian

Well, my biggest problem right now, is I can see some action. I know a part that I want to add onto this story, I just have no fricking clue HOW to start and get my story there.
Exachix

Hmm...

1) skip to that part.

2) slowly introduce what you need in other 'little' events, other characters, plot points.
- Maybe some of these could be flashbacks to previous sections of the main character's life.
- Possibly Someone Elses flashbacks of the same events and such.

3) Take a short break, come back to it later. You can't work constantly =).
Kyrian

Yes I can. I must Razz
Exachix

No you can't.

Go! Take a short break! Come back to it soon. Or you'll just sit around angry you can't get ideas. If you free your mind for a period of time, you'll feel better =D.
Kyrian

...fine...

...but like Vael, I want to know why my bar isn't updating.
atreyu_the_masked_llama

Hmmmm... kyrian, you need to add a new character to get the brain juices flowing differently. You can take it out later, but for now, it'll help you see things from a new perspective.

Exachix, you don't need a plot hammer, you need a shovel to dig around the problem. Find the problem, see how it should resolve, then dig backwards to where you are currently.

Vael's bar isn't updating because he has pissed off his house pooka. If he keeps a bowl filled with carrot shavings near his front door at night his pooka will be appeased and it will start working.
Baeleck

Right. I signed up.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/244551
Vael

atreyu_the_masked_llama wrote:
Vael's bar isn't updating because he has pissed off his house pooka. If he keeps a bowl filled with carrot shavings near his front door at night his pooka will be appeased and it will start working.

Hehehehehe. I'll have to try that. Wink
Castaras

*thwacks head against wall*

So fraking crap! Bloody writers block, bloody crap story with me not knowing how to continue it!

*continues introducing head to the wall multiple times*
Vael

And this is why I'm so glad that my topic writes itself. All I have to do is say "what have I done today?"

Speaking of which, I'm nearly at 2000 words. *glee*
atreyu_the_masked_llama

Castaras wrote:
*thwacks head against wall*

So fraking crap! Bloody writers block, bloody crap story with me not knowing how to continue it!

*continues introducing head to the wall multiple times*

*Sticks up pillow*

hmmmm....have you tried writing a future section?? Or reciting your plot while staring at yourself in the mirror?

Try this, put on some instrumental music, go to a mirror, the bigger the better, and recite your plot in as much detail as possible while staring at your head, but trying not ot make direct eye contact. It worked for Clive Barker.

^ Congrats Vael!!!
Vael

Have some motivation, Cassie!
You will feel inspired!
Or perhaps fear will motivate you?
Exachix

*hums song*

Listen to music!
It helps me work <.< >.>
Or sing...

Ah well.

atreyu_the_masked_llama wrote:
Exachix, you don't need a plot hammer, you need a shovel to dig around the problem. Find the problem, see how it should resolve, then dig backwards to where you are currently.


But.. I already have a JCB for that.
Nevrmore

S'up.
Obsidian Blade

I have also joined. Now I have an excuse for being totally introverted this month.
Destro Yersul

Wait, I can use this as an Introversion excuse? SCORE!

*signs up immediately*
ValdisRequiem

Valdis started late last night!
So I only have 718 words. I'll have to play catch-up today...
Vael

*Dances for having 3088 words*

Yaaays!
I'll try to add another 1000 soon- maybe I can find some wacky stuff to talk about from my interview.
Die Die My Darling

I'm up to 2,500 words but my gosh darn computer won't load up the site so i can't get pasting. Curse it. I do have a rather smart idea though, but I must see where it takes me.
Vael

I've reached 4125 words. Woohoo. Go me. I are teh awesome sauce. Wink
Ace 2

I'm not as far along as Vael, but I pasted my story here:
http://rex.pifro.com/?do=topic&am...e=Zombies-Ate-My-Teacher&id=8

((Mainly for the WYSIWYG feature, so my editing in Word will appear there.))
Baeleck

I've passed the 5,000 mark, and am, therefore, on schedule.

So long as I don't run headlong into the tall, barely-climbable wall known as writer's block, I might actually get this done... Wink
Exachix

I have hit it.

With 20tonnes of High-Level C4, a wrecking ball, and 1 milligrams of antimatter.
Baeleck

Exachix wrote:
I have hit it.

With 20tonnes of High-Level C4, a wrecking ball, and 1 milligrams of antimatter.


Heh. I lol'd.

Since this morning, I've written a total of 300 more words. My pace has slowed somewhat considerably...
Exachix

I have just hit 4k, putting my word count for today up to 1,780+.

But I may give up for the night..
Vael

I'm at 5137, but I'd like to put in a few more.

Edit: 6329!
Baeleck

6,342.

I am pleased that I'm keeping pace with Vael, even though I've been to the cinema today and had tonnes of coursework to do Very Happy.
Castaras

6411

I is beating ya both. Even though I was way behind yesterday. Wink
Baeleck

6,483.

Not anymore Razz.

But really, it's not about competing with each other, it's just about beating the number of words still left to type. Just so long as I'm on target, I'm happy.

Just 200 or so more words left to be up to the average...
Castaras

Hehe. Yeah.

I'm the closest to the target number of words a day I've ever been, so I'm happy.

Went from 500 - 1.3k - 2.5k -6.4k!

Yay word wars! Awesome writing things!
Baeleck

I was kinda playing catchup today. I wrote about 400 words in the space of 12 hours yesterday, thanks to writer's block, and I want to get ahead before tomorrow, because I doubt I'll have much (if any) time at all on Monday.

*Mumbles about coursework*
Exachix

Wow.

you've done 5,911 words today o.0

Can vael and Baeleck (any anyone else here =)) tell me how many words they had at the end of... the 1st, the 2nd, and the 3rd (by end of I mean at about this time).

I'm trying to track it all =D
Baeleck

I honestly can't remember. I could tell you if the stats page were working.

Edit: My total for tonight - 7,214.
Vael

I have done almost exactly 2000 words every day.
Destro Yersul

Well I'm still at Zero, because I can't think of a name for my main character.

Rolling Eyes
Draken Frosthand

Destro Yersul wrote:
Well I'm still at Zero, because I can't think of a name for my main character.

Rolling Eyes


Go writting the story, if you have one, and where the name of the character would be place [Character name].

I did that once, actually...
Castaras

The problem with doing that is when you leave it as [character name]...Like I do alot...<.< >.>
Darkblade

There is a solotuion to that problem Cassie.
Ctrl-F Find [Character Name] replace with John Doe.
Castaras

Yeah, I know how to replace it all.

I just have a crap memory for that sorta thing. Razz
Kyrian

*sigh* I think I'm still stuck under 2000 words.
Exachix

Have a Plot Explosion!

Kill someone!
Kyrian

I already know that someone dies, and who it is, but I'm not at that part yet.
Exachix

...

Blow something up!

(Blow it up again...)

Have a random interlude.
Castaras

Kyrian wrote:
I already know that someone dies, and who it is, but I'm not at that part yet.


Get Vael to give you some random to sprinkle over your novel! Very Happy
Exachix

Update:

Managed to do 1,416 words today.

Still 613 behind scedule though =S.

7,720 total for today =).
Kyrian

...I just broke 2000...

>.<
Nevrmore

I suck...I have my entire story pretty much planned out, but I haven't written a word since Saturday.
Destro Yersul

My main character has a name now. His name is Steven Blair.

Now to actually write something!
Exachix

*sigh*

My writer's block is sitting here. Looking amused.

I really can't write. and I have lost all motivation to write.

I'm even partially thinking about giving in... I'm not going to get to 50k words...

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