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Support and commiseration for people participating in National Novel Writing Month.

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  2. littlemommy

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I'm still plugging away diligently at my fanfic, but actual "success" comes in fits and spurts. I try to complete a short story once a month with mixed results. Sometimes reading other great stories/books inspires me, and sometimes it depresses me, makes me compare my works to theirs and find mine severely lacking.
  3. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    i hope anyone doesn't feel badly about not participating or not writing much. we all need breaks sometime. i'm having a little trouble with on again/off again inspiration, which is why i'm strictly doing research and writing notes/plotting for this story instead of writing it or diving into writing another story.
  4. clueliss

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I'm considering taking a class through the Guppies chapter of sisters in crime rather than July Camp. (hoping to kick myself in the butt since I'm still not really writing)
  5. LilMissMetaphor

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I can't do July. There's a writing MOOC I want to take starting in the middle of the month, and even that's going to be a struggle considering the two family vacations I'm planning as well. I'm still trying to finish up an old camp fic that will just not write itself, darn thing.
  6. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    any july campers? i'm setting a goal for hours so i can read and take notes and research for a massive lord of the rings fic. i put down 60 hours, which averages out to 2 hours a day, which i think is feasible. i'll be re-reading all the books (the main trilogy) and also consulting this wonderful atlas i got the other day so i can plot and map out what i want to do. i've been in a small bit of a writing slump since the first camp nano, but i've been plugging along and just doing what i can when i can and not worrying about it.
  7. clueliss

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    No progress. Crash and burn.
  8. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    so, if anyone is doing camp nano, what is your progress like? i hit my goal a couple of weeks ago, i actually had to increase my goal from 35k to 40k and ended up around 43k once everything was said and done. and now i'm in a bit of a writing slump, but i'm just taking it one day at a time because i don't want to burn out like i did at the end of nanowrimo last year.
  9. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    great idea! i would probably be needing to do tooooooons of that for this story, except i've already been doing that on and off for months while this story was on the back burner. i refused to start up any more fics while i had others unfinished and had promised myself that if i finished two then i would start this one, and earlier this month i finished one and i'm within one chapter of finishing another (which will happen in the next couple of days, tomorrow ideally), so i'm pretty much on target for actually starting it up in time for camp nano.
  10. clueliss

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I am. I’ve got my goal set to hours not words because I need to character and plot work.
  11. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    i know this is wayyyyyyy late response, but it actually coincides with a question i was going to ask which is ... is anyone doing camp nano this year? in it, you can set your own goals (not even necessarily words, could be pages or lines or hours, something of that sort). i've set 35k words for myself, as it think it will best serve the story i'm planning. if anyone is doing camp nano, do y'all wanna cabin together?
  12. clueliss

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I won in that I compiled 50k words into a single file. It was more notes and journaling and clearly not a novel. But it did get my mind flowing again. I think. The pace of 50k in one month for actual novel draft work is not a good pace for me. They sent a survey which I took and one of the questions was about an interest in setting your own word count to something other than 50k to which I absolutely said yes.
  13. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    well hey, you got something done, that's more than nothing! something is ALWAYS better than nothing! (at least, that's what i think )
  14. molecule

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I totally failed. I got caught up in a paid project that I am still trying to get done, and I just couldn't put the time into my novel. But I started it. I have a good outline, and I enjoyed what I wrote so far. After the holidays, I will start working on it again. And maybe next year I'll make sure not to take on big projects for November.
  15. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    i verified today and got my certificate! how is everybody else doing? there's still time to write!
  16. singsingsing

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    How's everyone doing? I'm shocked and thrilled that I'm actually caught up this year (well, okay, I have to write a couple hundred words to be caught up today, but I've been keeping pace). I've lost the past four years in a row, and the past year and a half has been a nightmare in so many ways, so I'm just over the moon about this! Writing is something I've always done. I can't remember a time I didn't write. So when I'm not writing, it's like an outward symptom that there's something really wrong in my life. The fact that I'm sitting at 33,000 words of this ridiculous, awful, crazy fun novel gives me hope.
  17. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    i finally hit 50k! i'm actually a bit surprised i managed to pull off both the 50k words AND my goal of finishing one of my wip fics so early! i'll keep writing this month, but i'm not going to be doing so as obsessively as i have been doing.
  18. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    i hit 40,540 words today, but MORE IMPORTANTLY, i finally finished one of my wip fics, which was one of my personal goals for nano! i feel incredibly accomplished, as even though it was a fairly short story (nine chapters, which for my fics, if it's not a one-shot, it's closer to an epic lol), it's finished and i can move on to working on other fics (which, i've been working on two other fics today).
  19. littlemommy

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I’m nowhere close to a specific wordcount, but I did get the first half of a planned out, written, and edited story posted. I was pretty happy about that—I’ll get the second half done next week and consider it a success.
  20. clueliss

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I hit 25k today. It is not fiction. It is more the mad ramblings of a lunatic assembled into a single file. It is getting my mind back to a place where once the 50k is complete I can set about the work of plot, character and writing at a pace that makes much more sense.
  21. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    anyone feel like they're stalling? my word count is sitting at 36,641, which is progress, but i haven't actually finished a chapter for one story yet. instead, i've been going between like three different stories and writing stuff for each one but not completing anything yet. urg. i'm starting to get really annoyed with myself lol. i mean, i guess it's a good thing that i'm writing SOMETHING, but i'd still like to be FINISHING something.
  22. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    i just posted the next to last chapter for one of my wip fics! i am SO CLOSE to my personal goal of finishing at least one of my ongoing stories. ahhhhh i'm gonna be so excited once i finish! (and yet sad because i love the character i'm writing) current total word count for nano: 32,582
  23. browncoatslytherin

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    ah, so that was you! haha. well, my nano is really just motivation for updating all of my wip fics (and my personal goal is to finish at least one, and I'm within two chapters of doing so with one of my supernatural fics!). i did just update the second installment of that avengers story, though. so, avengers stuff is definitely included. current word count: 29,365.
  24. littlemommy

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    I’m finally getting on a roll as well and have finished a rough draft of a short story. I’m trying to decide if I want to try and crank another first draft out for pure word count or to spend that time revising and improving the first story instead. Maybe a little from column A, a little from column B.
  25. singsingsing

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    Hey guys, checking in! I've been doing NaNo every year since 2003. I used to win and lose about once every other year, but for the past 3-4 I've lost every time. Determined to break the losing streak this year, however! I was really on a roll for the first few days, but then I had a couple of 'blah' days and got behind. Not too far behind, though. I'm at about 9500 words and I'm supposed to be at 15000 today, which is totally doable. So I'll be spending the day trying to catch up on NaNo. I usually write some sort of historical fantasy, often young adult. I was going to write about adults this year, but then my characters randomly transformed into teenagers before my very eyes. All right. Off to write 6000 words!
  26. littlemommy

    Who's doing NaNoWriMo this year?

    Found you! I read the first chap of one of your Avengers fics—that’s the fandom I’m in, too, somehow. Actually, I know how. I wanted to write, I wanted to write something I knew something about, and my boys had just finished watching a bazillion episdoes of “The Avengers” on Netflix. Yes, all of my knowledge comes from a cartoon, and later the movies (and I haven’t even watched all of them, because I suck). So I’m hoping your NaNoWriMo is an Avengers one so I can read it! I also left you a comment because comments are the best. The absolute best.
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