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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:41 am UTC

I didn't write anything today because I ACCIDENTALLY A CASE OF CIDER AT A PARTY

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Chaoszerom » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:58 pm UTC

Lady Macaroni wrote:
Chaoszerom wrote:Someone hit someone else in the face with a fire extinguisher in the first 100 words, I can't let that slide!


Spray or the physical container? Either way, I like your thinking. Permission to sig that?


The actual container, and permission is not necessary, quote away! The link to my 1,700ish words is back somewhere in page 2, but I don't think I'll be continuing. Maybe next year, when I plan more.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Bassoon » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:51 am UTC

Riding high at 9338 after not writing at all on Friday night. Wait, crap. Daylight savings is about to happen, isn't it? Fuck, and in order to benefit off of it, I need to be asleep. Dammit!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Kewangji » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:03 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I didn't write anything today because I ACCIDENTALLY A CASE OF CIDER AT A PARTY

You accidentally the whole case? Shit.

I barely wrote anything yesterday because family so I have been writing more than 4k words today. My brain is a bit broken now. ;_;
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:39 pm UTC

Trying to write more, but still behind par. Having a hard time getting to 'the good bits' for either story, and I STILL haven't decided on the main character for Care Bears yet, or the proper narratorial style.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Mr. Timms » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:14 am UTC

It's a common illusion for writers to require writing sequentially. If you can't get a good part out of your mind, WRITE IT DOWN.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:52 am UTC

I write down the good parts as point-form notes :D

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Lady Macaroni » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:54 am UTC

Hit the 10K mark WOO :)
Chaoszerom wrote:Someone hit someone else in the face with a fire extinguisher in the first 100 words, I can't let that slide!


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:00 am UTC

Is your avatar someone dressed as Marg, Princess Warrior?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Lady Macaroni » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:02 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Is your avatar someone dressed as Marg, Princess Warrior?


Oh, haha, no, that was me dressed as Achilles for a school project.
Chaoszerom wrote:Someone hit someone else in the face with a fire extinguisher in the first 100 words, I can't let that slide!


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Bassoon » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:44 am UTC

I'm riding high about the curve with 14455. I'm trying to do around 1800 words a day to absorb the days when I can't write at all, and so far, it's working great. It's a shame I don't like my story very much, but I think I can change that a bit.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Kewangji » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:43 am UTC

I passed 20k. If I write like on drugs during the weekend, which I just might, I could get to 50k in half the time. Tempted to try.

Currently trying to figure out these two things while writing: where would one best hide an indestructible intergalactic teleporter? (okay wait, nevermind, I think I just got it), and exactly what are the first symptoms of zombification?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Hope_ » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:23 am UTC

Bassoon wrote:It's a shame I don't like my story very much, but I think I can change that a bit.

Yeah I'm the same. I'm not sure whether to keep going with it and hope I just hit a bit of a boring bump or chnage it all together, such s sending my characters into space or having a murder they have to solve (which I would like to do but I wrote murder mystery last year).

Kewangji wrote:exactly what are the first symptoms of zombification?

Twitching? Sounds fun! And congratulations on your word count that's really impressive!
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Kewangji » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:40 am UTC

Thank you. :D Twitching is a good symptom. Will consider it. There is also the splitting headache. And I am all for sending characters into space.

Edit: I read an article online about how many established writers are totally not for people taking a "share of their shrinking pie" with NaNoWriMo and all. I scoffed at it.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Chuff » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:13 pm UTC

On the one hand, I'm 5000 words behind, but on the other hand, the current section is smut. This is good because I don't plan on keeping it which means it can suck a lot so I can write really quickly.


But I really don't enjoy writing it.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Lady Macaroni » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:37 am UTC

19010 words and an extremely cheesy chapter ending. Good enough for now.

ADDITION: Also, I know that it's common to base story events on things that happen in real life, but is it common to have something you write in a story to happen in real life after?
Chaoszerom wrote:Someone hit someone else in the face with a fire extinguisher in the first 100 words, I can't let that slide!


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Microscopic cog » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:55 pm UTC

I am horribly behind, and not satisfied with my writing but at least I'm having fun. I kinda like the plot and all, but the execution is horribly immature and well, bad. [via not writing often]

I intend to finish it, and I'm currently pretending to catch up, because I'm afraid I'll give up on it once I miss the deadline or something.


Edit: Special thanks to Mighty Jalapeno fo-WHERE IS YOUR MAAAAAAAAAAAN TONIAAAAGHT.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:47 pm UTC

YAY, someone listened! :D

I am a little behind, but not much. I'm really not having 'fun' with the writing, considering the subject matter, I keep making it TOO SERIOUS. Gah. Ah well!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Microscopic cog » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:03 pm UTC

Haha, yes someone listened, and enjoyed it very much, so thanks for that. :P

Mine's pretty serious as well, but I'm adding all these stupid jokes and allusions that make me snicker.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Bassoon » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:50 am UTC

I'm riding high above halfway at 25802, even though I fell behind by two days last Friday. I've got a good feeling about this year, although I really dislike my story. I feel like I could have done much better with it. But whatever. I'm going to try and finish this year!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:22 am UTC

Hit 26000. WOO! Above par!

... below par?

...

GOOD!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Bassoon » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:43 am UTC

Well, it seems like I'm already 41 words away from tomorrow's goal, so I'd say I'm doing pretty good. I'm starting to get into my story, finally.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Kewangji » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:19 am UTC

Aah, I have finally dropped below the 'you should be here today' line. Alas.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Lady Macaroni » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:02 am UTC

I'm bad. I gave up after 27K. The call of two 5-10pg, 15-20pg and 3-5pg papers finally caught up with me. It sucks, but I got much further this year than last year, and there's always next year.
Chaoszerom wrote:Someone hit someone else in the face with a fire extinguisher in the first 100 words, I can't let that slide!


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Kewangji » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:42 pm UTC

Lady Macaroni wrote:I'm bad. I gave up after 27K. The call of two 5-10pg, 15-20pg and 3-5pg papers finally caught up with me. It sucks, but I got much further this year than last year, and there's always next year.

You still kicked some ass. :) That's over halfways.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Kewangji » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:55 pm UTC

I have now won, with 9 words more than I needed to have, and I didn't even pass 50k in my own word counter. Anybody else? :D
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Bassoon » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:40 am UTC

I'm slated to win tomorrow. I dunno what my final count will be, mostly because I'm still trying to find an ending for my story that fits. I didn't really have a plot figured out for this year...

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Bassoon » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:48 am UTC

I just won. Thank god it's over.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Hope_ » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:49 pm UTC

I won! :D My congratulations to all the other winners.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby ShootTheChicken » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:08 pm UTC

I need to write about 20k words in the next 11 hours.

I don't think I'm going to win this one.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby eaglewings51 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:51 pm UTC

I've done NaNo for three years. I lost the first year and won last year and this year. I won three days ahead this year on the 27th. It was fun but I didn't finish my novel. I probably never will. It turned out very different from how I expected. It feels like I'm ripping off the tv show Nikita during the last 1/4 of it.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby ShootTheChicken » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:56 pm UTC

ShootTheChicken wrote:I need to write about 20k words in the next 11 hours.

I don't think I'm going to win this one.


I didn't.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2011

Postby Fizzybobnewt » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:57 pm UTC

This goes against everything I'm good at, besides writing itself. I am extremely short-and-to-the-point, a perfectionist, and lack long-term dedication to projects.
Though I did enjoy setting fire to my protagonist.


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