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NaNoWriMo Prep
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The Month-Long "Write In"
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
A lot of places (bookstores, libraries) that get involved in NaNoWriMo host "write ins," or days when NaNo's get together at a time and location to write together in person. Well, considering the diversity of our community, I would like to dedicate this space to one big "write in" for the duration of November! The concept is simple: when you get on your computer to write for NaNo, hop on this thread and check in. If anyone else is on, everyone can strike up a little pow-wow and have a virtual write-in! Any and all discussions are welcome, and feedback/idea swapping is all but mandatory!
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
Love this idea Andrew! :) I am currently in chilling writing the next chapter of my NaNo right now. :) Writing like a mad fiend so I can relax for a few days. :p
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
I'm writing right now too... I saw an old friend on Halloween night so I didn't have a chance to begin 'til now. I'm curious to see how much I can write this year... My job itself affords me 60 boring hours every week where I can just write the whole time to keep myself occupied!
Coen Wonder
Coen Wonder2 years ago
Proof-reading some paragraphs that I have written:)
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
the word "proof-reading" does not exist for me during NaNo..otherwise I would never get to 50,000 words lol
Coen Wonder
Coen Wonder2 years ago
@Stefani Michelle, ha-ha. That's quite true! But sometimes it just happens!XD
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
@Coen Wonder, I have to literally force myself not to reopen previous chapters so I don't edit or proof-read. lol One year I had my sister lock the documents so I couldn't go back in. The struggle is real.
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
@Stefani Michelle, I try to proof-read while I write, or I get crazy bogged-down (as could be expected) if I ever try to go back and revise the mess that is a NaNo project!
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
Do you guys write here on the site, or use a word-processing program and shift it over here when you're ready? I'm curious...
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
I love using Scrivener, then I just shift it over whenever I think I am at a good stopping point for the chapter. :)
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
Huh, that's a really cool program! I had never heard of it before and just looked it up, it looks like it's worth a try!
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
@Andrew Knight, Yeah I actually found it my 1st year doing NaNo, I've used it ever since. I really really enjoy it for my larger stories. Hope you enjoy it as much! I think you get a 30 day trial free because of NaNoWriMo so you can try it out before purchasing it.
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
Oh, very cool! I'll try it on my home computer for sure, I like the way you can set up some side-by-sides for notes and such.
shnuffeluv
shnuffeluv2 years ago
I use Google Drive...I did last year, too, and it's a good thing, since my main USB busted in August...I have quite a few things I would like to recover, but it's upward of $100. ='( So now I prefer to rely on a cloud that can't malfunction as easily.
sar-low
sar-low2 years ago
Sitting at school lunch writing a novel. Not exactly how I pictured my november. good luck to everyone.
Nicole Armas
Nicole Armas2 years ago
Same. I write during my spare at school
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
I am writing while I am at work! :D Probably shouldn't be but meh. :) It's slow today.
Nicole Armas
Nicole Armas2 years ago
@Stefani Michelle, At least it'll past the time!
sar-low
sar-low2 years ago
@Stefani Michelle,  I pretty much skipped my first class to write. If my debate teacher found out i would be in mild trouble. I am going to skip my comp class to write. we are starting a new project so i can fake that i am working.
Nicole Armas
Nicole Armas2 years ago
@sar-low, That's some serious dedication
Stefani Michelle
Stefani Michelle2 years ago
@sar-low, don't skip class! just stay up late :p
shnuffeluv
shnuffeluv2 years ago
@sar-low, I would never have the guts to do that. Luckily I've had a day off school today, so I'm trying to get as ahead as possible. I'll be starving myself on and off, I can tell.
sar-low
sar-low2 years ago
@shnuffeluv,  @nicole armas @stefani michelle the teacher loves me. she offred for me to skip class today to practice my interp peice . and my debate teacher is super loose about his rules. Not that i try but i may be a bit of a teachers pet. I think it is because I am polite.
Frances
Frances2 years ago
Someone bully me into this next chapter, I am draaaaaaagging. And I can't do coffee because I need sleep because toddler. heeeeeeeelp.
Nicole Armas
Nicole Armas2 years ago
You can do it! I have faith in you!
Bobby
Bobby2 years ago
We're in this together right now! I have a grand total of 31 words counting my 3 word title... It's grind time
Sophia Laney
Sophia Laney2 years ago
You can do it! Take it word by word. letter by letter.
HoldenKern
HoldenKern2 years ago
You need a pep talk? A pep talk is what you get. Now, I guess the regular approach would be to say "Woo-Hoo! You've got in you!!" or "There's no question you can do it!", but I prefer something like "JUST GET YOUR FREAKING FINGERS MOVING!!". Did that help? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Frances
Frances2 years ago
@HoldenKern, bahaha!!! honestly that last one is what i really needed, for reals dude *double thumbs up*
HoldenKern
HoldenKern2 years ago
@Frances, Always happy to virtually scream at people.
Frances
Frances2 years ago
okidokie, finally got down to it. 1544 words tonight so far and I haven't finished the chapter yet. Now we're cooking with gas.
HoldenKern
HoldenKern2 years ago
@Frances, 643 words and that's not even a fraction of the chapter. But good job to you, though! Me, on the other hand...
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
After I make dinner I'll get to the grind with you guys... I only have 1800 or so words, need to pick it up!!
HoldenKern
HoldenKern2 years ago
May I join by any chance? I have the impressive total of 286 words. Hip Hip! *Hooray*
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight2 years ago
@HoldenKern, jump right on in! Are you working on your NaNo project?
HoldenKern
HoldenKern2 years ago
@Andrew Knight, Sorta kinda maybe. I'm probably gonna just try the 50,000 words without joining the contest itself. It's kinda to short notice (since I just found out about it yesterday).
Sophia Laney
Sophia Laney2 years ago
I  have about 1,700 and something words. Okay I need to quiet my editor part of my brain!
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