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smiley05.gif posted on 7-21-2008 at 07:07 AM
Who's continuing?


Who's continuing into next month? Where do you think your story will be at the end of the month, and how do you know how far you have to go? What's your word count goal overall?

Me, I see ending the month with the fantastic death of the character Marilian, who is right now such a pain in the @$$ to my MC that she needs to die. Overall, I'm looking to make this into a fantasy trilogy, which means this volume is going to have to clock out around 140,000 words. O.o I'm going to need a lot of creativity to come up with enough story to carry it that far. At least I know how it ends, so I just have to create the buildup.

Just out of curiosity, anyone done Nano during college? How hard is it to juggle novel-writing with classes? I'm hoping I have enough time to set aside for it, but you never know until you get there.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 07:49 AM


I won't be writing as much, but I want to continue and finish my novel. I'm having a lot of fun doing JulNo, and it reminds me that I need writing in my life to be happy.

I ditched my job to flee to Labrador and do JulNo, so I'm having a pretty easy time doing it (procrastination, Barnabas the Puppy, and my boyfriend are my worst enemies right now, not time constraints ;) ). I think it's feasible even if you go to school full-time, but if you also have to work, that might be too much.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 08:53 AM


I tried NaNo twice during grad school. Once I crashed and burned, and the other time it was a breeze...so based on my experience, there's no telling till you try.



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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 09:33 AM


I'm doing Augno and trying to decide if I will both continue my Julnovel and start an original novel. My Julnovel had an atrociously long start, so I'm behind plot-wise but not word count-wise. I'm going to try to hit 50K a few days early so I can have time to plan my Augnovel. It uses all the research I did for my Julnovel, so at least that part's done...

Now I just need characters, a POV, a beginning and a middle--I know the climax and the ending.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 10:19 AM


I might try NaNo this year, after the successful run for JulNo. Although, I'm not sure which story I want to pursue, the follow up to The Dreaming Dragon or a screenplay I wanted to write about 7 years ago.

I will be attempting with a 4 class load and a full time job in November, but having a few friends in on it (and now it gets personal with the fun of egging each other on). I say it can be done, but it depends on class load (and the type of teacher) and other outside influences.

...and how much sleep you really need :)




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 10:32 AM


I'll probably keep writing my story if it needs to be finished but I'm not going to be doing AugNo. I need a bit of a break to let my brain think of a new half plot that I like for NaNo. Plus I'm very busy in AugNo.



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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 12:29 PM


Nano during college is easier than Nano during high school...and you only need less than an hour a day if you're a halfway decent typist.

I don't know if I'll have finished this story by the end of the month, but either way I'm doing Augno. I have something new I really want to start.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 12:34 PM


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and you only need less than an hour a day if you're a halfway decent typist.


That's assuming you know exactly what you're going to write that day and you're just recording it. I type about 80 wpm, but I only write 300-500 words an hour because I'm pantsing it most of the time.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 01:39 PM


1.7k is usually going to be one scene, and I think most people have 5-10 minutes during the day where they can run through a mental outline. It wouldn't be recording it, exactly, but 30wpm should be doable, right? Especially with the whole "quantity over quality" Nano thing and a couple of word wars?



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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 02:33 PM


I actually have a plan, and (you guys are going to laugh at it) I think it might work as long as my roommate is cooperative (we've been friends for years, I hope I'm not being too optimistic about him).

I was going to get up at 5:00 am and write till 7:00 am. That would (hopefully) give me enough time to grab breakfast, hit the gym, and shower before my first class at 9:25 am. I have a nice little watch with an alarm on it, so I was hoping I could get up and type without waking him up. Credible at all?




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 02:43 PM


This plot is trying to turn into a comic, so next month I'm going to start working on that to see how feasible it is.



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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 04:04 PM


My novel wants desperately to be a trilogy, or, *collapse*, a series (I don't know if I'm ready for that O.O ). So, AugNo is going to be complete with myself, trying desperately to keep up my word count and not let this story get too out of control. I think I've created a monster, literally.

And then, there is the idea that my mostly-annoying husband gave me, which I can't wait to write... NaNo, maybe?

I'm going to get a lot of writing done this year. I'm excited. :D




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 05:20 PM


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I actually have a plan, and (you guys are going to laugh at it) I think it might work as long as my roommate is cooperative (we've been friends for years, I hope I'm not being too optimistic about him).

I was going to get up at 5:00 am and write till 7:00 am. That would (hopefully) give me enough time to grab breakfast, hit the gym, and shower before my first class at 9:25 am. I have a nice little watch with an alarm on it, so I was hoping I could get up and type without waking him up. Credible at all?


I'm not going to laugh at you, but I have to ask: do you have a routine like this set up already? If not, it's not going to stick in college. NaNo during college for me was MUCH easier than in high school, but, my writing always came in short 10-30 minute spurts in between classes, rehearsals, practicing, meetings, and meals.

Overall, you'll find that you'll have more time in college [and plenty of great plans and intentions for that time, like going to the gym!] but you end up busier and more tired. Sleep in one morning [Saturdays / Sundays] and the waking up early to accomplish things is shot. It's a bummer, but that's how it worked for all of my friends.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 06:55 PM


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I actually have a plan, and (you guys are going to laugh at it) I think it might work as long as my roommate is cooperative (we've been friends for years, I hope I'm not being too optimistic about him).

I was going to get up at 5:00 am and write till 7:00 am. That would (hopefully) give me enough time to grab breakfast, hit the gym, and shower before my first class at 9:25 am. I have a nice little watch with an alarm on it, so I was hoping I could get up and type without waking him up. Credible at all?


I'm not going to laugh at you, but I have to ask: do you have a routine like this set up already? If not, it's not going to stick in college. NaNo during college for me was MUCH easier than in high school, but, my writing always came in short 10-30 minute spurts in between classes, rehearsals, practicing, meetings, and meals.

Overall, you'll find that you'll have more time in college [and plenty of great plans and intentions for that time, like going to the gym!] but you end up busier and more tired. Sleep in one morning [Saturdays / Sundays] and the waking up early to accomplish things is shot. It's a bummer, but that's how it worked for all of my friends.


My birthday is the first week of November (the 7th), and then I have a week of final exams during the second week. All my NaNo writing (should I choose to do it this year), will come during my 2-week Thanksgiving vacation. (And maybe some during the first two weeks.)




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 08:48 PM


I'm gonna probably finish the novel by the end of the month, and then all of august I'm spending editing and making others read it and edit it and then edit it some more.



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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 09:56 PM


I think that NaNoWriMo is one of the things my future room mate is going to hate me for if I'm not quiet about it. I do my best NaNo-ing either late a night or at oh-shit-o'clock in the morning. But on the bright side, that means that I won't be worrying about it during day light hours where I have... you know, classes. I'll have a part time job to factor in too. But somehow this all seems doible to me because it's what I've always done when November comes around. Eh, it will be an experiment, that much is a given. Hopefully it will be a success.

As for continuation of this JulNo. I don't really have an overall word count goal. If I could finally finish a story, that would be awesome. But on the flip side (and the more likely of these scenarios) if it's not done by the morning of August first, I'm going to shelve it and start something new.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 10:13 PM


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[*] posted on 7-23-2008 at 07:12 AM


I doubt that I'll have mine totally finished by the end of July...but that's what AugNo is for ^^) Aha. So I'll work on it during August until it is finished, and I'll probably give in and start another story in between, too. I have some kind of unstoppable brain where I always start stories at the stupidest times possible, so I might as well add to the list and put it towards my word count xD :D

As for the end of my story, I see it around the 75k mark, but that's kind of just a random guess o_O




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[*] posted on 7-23-2008 at 10:21 AM


I'm going to be doing AugNo with this novel. If you wonder why, check my word count--- I've been averaging about 179 words a day, in part due to changing my main character twice and spending a part of my writing days doing an outline, since the story is more complex than I thought.

I almost thought of quitting JulNo to outline, but then I've learned a lot about my novel this month and I want to continue even though a lot of the words written may end up getting dumped before AugNo.

And after that, there's always NaNoCoMo--- National Novel Continuing Month, which happens every month. (There's a sidebar in my blog, The Lina Lamont Fan Club, that lists all the WriMos I know about plus NaNoCoMo) but you have to scroll through a lot of other stuff to find it. I'm pretty sure it's south of the flying monkeys.)




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[*] posted on 7-23-2008 at 03:19 PM


I think my story will end around 65-70k, which means I will still be finishing it up in August, but hopefully after that I will be able to get down to editing it (left out a pretty important character quirk for the first five chapters...oops) and then maybe see about publishing...w00t

I think I will end the month in chapter nine or ten out of thirteen I have planned, which would put it right before the death of Aunt Emmy by lung cancer and deep into the throes of Ryan's eating disorder...not an altogether bad way to end the month, I suppose...:)




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smiley11.gif posted on 7-23-2008 at 05:37 PM


I was using JulNoWriMo to start an epic four-book fantasy tetralogy (or quadrilogy, depending on if you prefer greek or latin), but realized yesterday that this story is superfluous in the grand scheme of things. It's basically backstory to the actual four books I want to write. (And yes, it's still four - I got an idea for one that wraps it up more neatly than I'd originally planned to.) What this all means is that I'm 43k into a book I know I'm going to drop. I'll write out a few more fun scenes I haven't gotten to yet because I really want to cross the finish line, but so far what I've gotten out of this month was: "The story you chose was unnecessary and boring." :D
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[*] posted on 7-23-2008 at 11:21 PM


I'm trying to finally kill this one, come hell or high water. Because I'm so tired of these characters, and if I have to keep plugging until January, I'll be half-dead and very disappointed.

I also have a NaNo planned, so... it would really harsh my mellow if I had to toss this one half-finished to turn my attentions to the NaNo (which, again, looks to be research-intensive -- I just don't learn, do I?).
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