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NaNoWriMo 2020
« on: October 27, 2020, 02:50:09 PM »
Anyone taking part?

I'm hoping to get through the bulk of my current WIP, but not sure on the 50k.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 10:58:55 PM »
I am currently rushing to finish some revisions in time to hopefully continue first-drafting a new project in November, with an aim of hitting NaNo wordcount. I don't know how well I'll go on either aim, but I'm pretty much on track for getting the revisions done, at least.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 11:28:53 PM »
I'm in. I hope to get well into my next novel, although my NaNo record isn't so great.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 12:43:00 AM »
How's it going now we're there? I'm currently at 6.8k new words and 1.4k edited words, which isn't bad but maybe not what I'd hoped for. But hey, keep going and see where it ends.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 03:18:55 AM »
It's going slowly, but I'm adding words every day. Up to 7,200 words at the moment.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 04:24:07 AM »
All new words are words you didn't have before!

Start of November is always a mess as we get a holiday long-weekend (amusingly, always the same day as the US election) so I get a late start on Nano because socialising eats the weekend.

But still, with today's work, I've hit 5.8k words added for the month and I'm on adjusted par for 50k by month's end.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 12:11:48 PM »
I'm doing it... for a fanfiction. Two actually. Daily micro prompts around 200 to 400 words, and hopefully round this up to 1k to 2k words on the other one. Had a couple of slow days since I need to rest a little after finishing chapters (it's hours of feverish editing into the wee hours of the night).

Overall around 5800 words. Editing makes me take away and retype a lot though, so not really accurate. My end goal would be a nice 30k ish.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2020, 07:22:28 PM »
Definitely not hitting the 50k. Work's kicked up a notch so this past week has been my slowest in a while. Still on course to finish my WIP this year though.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2020, 04:48:30 AM »
Im destroying it, though maybe that's accounting my insane october month. Hit 2316 words today. Been doing a micro story a day all november, plus other main story on the side. By my shaky accounting to this day I am between 10k and 13k at the moment. including my work in october, I'm around 30k. My yearly output on a year where I don't miss any of the competitions and don't write too many doubles, is around 20k, so I'm pretty impressed with myself.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2020, 10:06:32 AM »
Great work, Nora! And great work Alex as well, to be on track to finish by the end of the year. Really, the point is progress.

I'm ticking away nicely - crested 16k words for November, and 30k words overall on this project - and that's while things are opening up and starting to get a bit crazier here.

There's a lot to be said for preparation, but also for that intangible "being ready to write the story" aspect. This is the second time I've tried to write this novel - I tried it two years ago for NaNo, and I had an EPIC outline, I had everything figured out, it looked good... and I just petered out six chapters into it. But it's been simmering for the two years since then, and I've drastically recut the outline - it's shaped very differently, and I have a much better feel for the heart of it, and I am past where I fell over last time and still going strong.

It's all learning. I have two years more experience - I've written a few things since then - and all the time I'm developing a stronger awareness of what my stories need all the time and what I need for my stories.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2020, 01:03:25 PM »
That's sweet Cupiscent, and don't forget it's only first draft. If you manage to finish it this time around, you can take your time polishing it and editing... who knows maybe in a few months you'll have something satisfying enough to send out into the publishing world! That's exciting!
In my case no sending to anyone, since the story I'm working on is a novella sized fanfic lmao. That also alters the structure a lot, and it is not really shaping up like a conventional novel. Though if I went for 60k or 100k, I could probably still turn the plot around, but I don't think it would suit the story. Or that I'd have the stamina for it.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2020, 02:48:05 PM »
November's total was 39679 words on the major WIP, which brought me to a nice finish earlier than expected. Gives me time to plan the next project before diving into it.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2020, 09:28:58 PM »
Came out of November with 28k words written, give or take and around 26k of that published. 9ish k are for the daily Hannibal fics though.  :D
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2020, 11:26:45 PM »
I had an interesting November. I wrote 35k new words on the very-rough-draft I have underway, before I got sick on November 23rd and that was that for the goal of 50k. (I was already behind par, but would probably have hit about 45k.) But that's meant that I could - when I felt better - start looking at final-final tweaks on my finished novel, ready to send off to my agent. So I certainly don't view the month as "failed", and I think another good lesson to take from this is the value of having various projects in various stages so that there's something to work on if you can't do "that sort" of work, for whatever reason.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2020
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2020, 08:38:06 AM »
Well done, all! Getting any amount of words down at all is a win :)

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