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Funko
14-10-2010, 08:25:56
Thinking about actually doing this this year... I think Kory mentioned doing it many years ago.

Idea is to write a 50k word novel in 30 days... 1667 words per day.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

Fistandantilus
14-10-2010, 08:39:19
Are you a planner or a pantser?

Funko
14-10-2010, 09:01:36
I don't know yet!

Probably a pantser, planning sounds like work.

Nills Lagerbaak
14-10-2010, 09:08:41
this sounds quite intriguing. I might give it a go, but the fact I'm going away for a week in Nov (and won't be writing then!) might mean it's not achievable...

Funko
14-10-2010, 09:12:15
I think you could legitimately start a week early in that case. I think it's the spirit of the thing rather than strict rules that's important.

Nills Lagerbaak
14-10-2010, 09:31:58
Do they put it in book format for you? T'would be nice to have a novel on one's shelf. Or indeed as fuel in the wood burner

Funko
14-10-2010, 09:33:23
They don't really do anything for you other than help with motivation to get the writing done.

MOBIUS
14-10-2010, 10:01:27
Sounds like a brilliant idea - but 1667 words a day - for 30 days...!!? Instinctively, that doesn't sound possible... :eek:

I've got a couple of book ideas which I occasionally add thoughts or ideas to when I think of them, but never truly done anything about. A friend of mine has just got himself published, which is an added spur - for about 10 seconds...

K_G mentioned doing some writing, perhaps we could all egg each other one?

Fistandantilus
14-10-2010, 10:04:22
You could slpit some work and be the Luther Blissett of CG.

Funko
14-10-2010, 10:19:34
To get the quantity of words done you have to just pump the words out and edit later. Apparently December is for Editing. :D

For me it's just because I enjoy writing but never actually make myself do it. This'd help me sort out some kind of routine.

MOBIUS
14-10-2010, 10:47:53
Hmmm, I'm not sure I even enjoy the writing part - just the output at the end... ;)

I'm game, if only to jump start the whole process.

Cheshire Cat
14-10-2010, 11:08:09
http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/hownanoworks

Write more than one word repeated 50,000 times.

LOL

I wonder how long would it take to copypaste 50k "POLY"

:D

MOBIUS
14-10-2010, 13:04:05
That would be a 'novel' use... :D

Funko
01-11-2010, 16:42:01
1972 words written at lunchtime. Might try and do some more tonight.

MDA
01-11-2010, 17:54:20
That isn't very lazyview of you. I expect better (i.e., less).

Funko
01-11-2010, 19:06:35
2338

I need to build up a bit more than average due to not being around at the weekend.

DaShi
01-11-2010, 23:06:35
I haven't had inspiration for a good story in a long time. :(

MDA
02-11-2010, 11:04:54
0 words!

MOBIUS
02-11-2010, 12:29:16
0 words here too.

Funko
02-11-2010, 16:07:28
3465

MDA
09-11-2010, 11:50:34
I'm still at zero, but I had good intentions. The expert on laziness is in the lead.

MOBIUS
10-11-2010, 10:44:24
137! :bounce:

MDA
10-11-2010, 11:50:50
that's not a novel, that's a Darkstar post

Funko
10-11-2010, 12:25:40
I'm on 5600 I should be on 16.667k?

Nice start for 3 days... but this month really was just too chaotic to try.

MDA
10-11-2010, 14:41:03
it's 5600 more than you had a week ago, so that's something

MOBIUS
10-11-2010, 15:27:12
that's not a novel, that's a Darkstar post

That's not even a Darkstar sentence... :cry:

Fistandantilus
16-11-2010, 13:00:07
15k.

Unfortunatly I reread the whole thing yesterday and the first 5k are really shit :lol:

Funko
16-11-2010, 13:12:46
5k still!

FAIL.

DaShi
17-11-2010, 21:02:49
-2k, I think I'm giving up.

MDA
18-11-2010, 11:41:48
you're at a loss for words?

Funko
18-11-2010, 11:51:21
You have to get back to 0 words before you can quit.

DaShi
30-11-2010, 20:30:04
Ok, back to 0. Now I've just come up with a great idea for a story. Better get to work on it.

MDA
01-12-2010, 12:00:04
maybe tomorrow, after lunch