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[NaNo] -National Novel Writing Month- Over for another year. :(

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade , Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    I officially give up. I only have 2,012 words, and for some reason I can only concentrate on my non-Nano fiction, The Bond.
     
  2. Draconarius

    Draconarius Jedi Master star 4

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    Finally got to sit down and start writing last night, and got 2,976 words done. I just wish I'd been able to do that November 1st, not 5th.
     
  3. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    At that rate you should have plenty of time to finish.
     
  4. Draconarius

    Draconarius Jedi Master star 4

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    That's if I can keep that rate up, and I can almost gaurantee that I won't.
     
  5. Jade_Max

    Jade_Max Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, another productive day on my end... word count: 14262

    Good luck to everyone! :)
     
  6. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Don't give up, just be a NaNo Rebel. Work on more than one thing at a time and just log 50K words in November, no matter what you are working on.

    NaNo is really what you make of it, to me, no matter what you are working on or how many things you are writing, if you log 50,000 words in 30 days, you are a winner!
     
  7. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Nov 1, 2004
    I totally agree. I am just writing scenes I would like to see in the EU and hope to clump them together into a story sometime in the future. I have no plot or outline.:p
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Made it to 18,367 today. Hoping to break 20k tomorrow.
     
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  9. Draconarius

    Draconarius Jedi Master star 4

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    Decent day for me yesterday, got just under the daily target. Brings my total to 4,580.
     
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  10. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm at 8200, but that's behind where I wanted to be at this point. I keep hitting weird mental blocks.
     
  11. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I've finally made a decent start on mine! I'm not going to go to bed until I'm caught up, so I don't think I'll be sleeping tonight.
     
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  12. jedi_of_ennth

    jedi_of_ennth Jedi Master star 4

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    Mar 1, 2005
    I made a good start, but I can't muster up any enthusiasm for the next section I'm trying to write. I've tried to write around it, but one of the pitfalls of just winging this is that I feel compelled to write in chronological order instead of jumping from scene to scene. There's a reason I stick with vignettes and very short fics. :p
     
  13. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Mar 5, 2004
    11,596.

    I think I've accepted the fact that this is Nano, and it's okay to write crap. I just need to write and not focus on making things sound pretty. I'll fix things on the second draft.
     
  14. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Nov 1, 2004
    I am really irritated today with some annoying people. Can anybody write when they are totally peeved? Maybe I should stop trying to write the love scene I was working on and allow my character to go darkside and kill somebody!

    ACK! Those irritating people contacted me again. My character is definitely going to kill someone. If they keep this up genocide may happen in my fic.
     
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  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Go for it. A good death is worth quite a few words.

    I made it to 21,000 today. When I saw the word count was 20,999 I added a word to make it 21,000.
     
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  16. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    LAJ_FETT awesome! :D

    I'm at 2.5k but I've hit a boring bit! My characters will just be walking for a bit and in a desert, so there's nothing to describe or anything to happen.
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I've hit a bit of a boring bit as well. My characters are drinking a lot of coffee and talking but not much else. (And I don't even like coffee that much..)
    Think I'll kill off a redshirt...
     
  18. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I hit a boring part, so I threw in some PG rated sex scenes. I broke 20K words last night. I am tired of plot. I just might fill the other 30K words with bootknocking.
     
  19. Book-Geek

    Book-Geek Jedi Knight star 3

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    Broke 10.5 K words. Did some very angsty scenes last night. Today I add in another main character, who should be a mix of Han Solo, Ron Weasley and Flynn Rider from Tangled. Should be interesting to say the least, especially when I start writing chapters from his point of view...
     
  20. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I thought you said you have no plot? ;)
     
  21. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    You are right, there is no plot yet...I guess I mean...non-bootknocking scenes. I am getting close to a plot. I figure if I write enough random scenes I will find a way to hook them together.
     
  22. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Made it to 23,880 today. Hoping to be halfway there after tomorrow.
     
  23. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Just broke the 20 K with 20.997 words with killing my Catweazle Jedi. He has been in other adventures and was now very, very old.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    Oct 3, 2004
    Stopping for the day at 4825. I'm getting tired so I'm off to bed. I was planning to stay up late, but nope, not going to happen. :(
     
  25. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Word counts updated!


    Ugh... I'm having so much trouble this year. I'm not giving up, but I'm ridiculously distractable recently. :(
     
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