Anyone doing NaNoWriMo?

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  1. Tesla Sheepdog

    Tesla Sheepdog Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone doing NaNoWriMo?

    It's short for National Novel Writing Month. Basically it's a writing challenge that takes place in November.

    The goal is to write the first draft of a novel, typically from start to finish.
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    I am , i completed it last year but i am way behind this year.
     
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    Tesla Sheepdog Well-Known Member

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    Same here.
     
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    I always try, but have so far never gotten very far. World building is kinda hard for me.
     
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    I understand.
     
  6. Jochimus

    Jochimus Sandwiches? Blimey, whatever did I give the wife?

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    I debated doing it again this year, but I decided not to - too many other things going on.

    I did already complete it twice, in 2011 and 2015, but I had time to prepare myself beforehand. Might try again next year.
     
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    It's not easy. I'll say that much.
     
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    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    It's definitely not easy. really struggling this year.
     
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    So am I.

    Anyone else?
     
  10. NotRamjet97

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    I'm doing it (terribly).
     
  11. Tesla Sheepdog

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    Ouch!
     
  12. Jochimus

    Jochimus Sandwiches? Blimey, whatever did I give the wife?

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    I usually try my best, but in the end I don't worry that much about quality, since my main objective above all else is just to FINISH the damn thing. Focus has never been one of my strong suits, so I find it helpful.
     
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    I keep trying to do that, but I just get to some points and hope "Oh gosh I hope I'm not losing the audience/making this character look like a jerk". I'm overthinking it, I suppose.
     
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    I typically try to finish the draft rather than focus on the quality of it. I can always edit the chapters later.
     
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    I'll try it
     
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    Go for it, been participating for 7 years now.
     
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    ^^ what's your writing name or pen name on this website? ^^

    mine's TFW10
     
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    just a little tip if who's struggling for ideas or how to put sentences together you read other people's stories similar to yours to get ideas and put those ideas into your own writing

    sometime just watching tv episodes or commercials with similar themes or subjects can "influence" or give you ideas
     
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    Can you do it in SoDaSoPa?
     
  20. Tesla Sheepdog

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    What is that?