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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by LAJ_FETT , Oct 24, 2016.

  1. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not a great start: 609.
     
  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    First post updated.
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not a bad day - made it to 4350. I'm trying to get some padding in so I can take a day off next week.
     
  4. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah! Got it! Sounded a bit more raunchy. :) I'm a planner, myself...
     
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  5. Grade

    Grade Jedi Master star 1

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    Today was 1,616 words.
     
  6. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Today's total was 1,135, for a total of 1,744.

    Well, I'm on pace for National Novel Writing Month(s).
     
  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Totals updated.
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I got on a tear with an infodump earlier - made it to 7887..
     
  9. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm in for another year. (c.c. Russell on nano site) Cheating by working on a short story collection and a few non-fiction ideas that I am kicking around rather than a novel, so I'm a dirty nano cheat again.

    Have you done NaNo before? Yes. Several times.
    What genre are you writing? Literary? I suppose. Probably several genres to be honest.
    Are you a planner or a pantster? Typically a pantster though occasionally a bit of both.
    Sustenance of choice (food/drink)? Iced coffee, black. My all-day go-to.

    Hit 7700 words this morning (trying to create a little bit of a cushion for the rougher days to come when my daughter is off of school for the holidays and my time disappears.
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I've added you into the first post. I know about creating that cushion - I want to take a day off from it next week so I want to be well ahead. I went a bit nuts with an info dump today which helped.
     
  11. Grade

    Grade Jedi Master star 1

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    I did 1358 words.

    Man it is hard to do this on work week.

    My story is very subnatural and crazyness at this point. But now the main character moving towards main mission, things will ride along.
     
  12. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I added 877 words to my total today.
     
  13. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    8390 is my total as of tonight.
     
  14. Kurisan

    Kurisan Jedi Master star 4

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    Good luck to all participants in this! (not taking part myself, just egging you on :))

    Question for you all: Do you feel it helps your quality of writing, or is it making you turn out... ummm... less than optimum standard (by your own measures) under pressure for the deadline?
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    First post updated.

    As for Kurisan's question - the first draft of anything is usually crap, deadline or not. What the deadline does is make you actually do the writing instead of procrastinating. It gets your butt in the seat.
     
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  16. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Got my 10K badge today - made it to 10,624.
     
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  17. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ending the night at 12,586
     
  18. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have a ton of work to do!! I've written very little so far. Here's to burning the midnight oil tonight![face_coffee]
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Totals updated. I made it to 14,707 today. Not as high a daily word count but then I tend to read the Sunday papers. Hope to be back around 2k tomorrow.
     
  20. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, sadly my total at the moment is 2,244. :( However, with absolutely no expectations and only the goal of actually writing something, I'm pretty happy so far.
     
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  21. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Totals updated.
     
  22. Grade

    Grade Jedi Master star 1

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    After three day pause.

    I did today 3798 words.
     
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  23. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    1535 today for a total of 3779. :)
     
  24. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Totals updated.

    We're now over a week in. If you haven't been doing so, be sure to back up your novel. Do it today! (I back up daily to a USB stick).
     
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  25. Grade

    Grade Jedi Master star 1

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    I use evernote to backup my stories.

    Anyway, here is my count for today: 1982 words