NaNoWriMo 2007 Support Thread!

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NaNoWriMo 2007 Support Thread!

Post by Jessi » 31 Oct 2007 02:09 am

We attempted this last year, and it failed big time. However, I'm attempting to do it again - and this time I'm going to keep the thread alive and bother you all to post here!

If you don't know what NaNo is, hop over to http://www.nanowrimo.org/ and check it out. Here's a quick synopsis: NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November - so 30 days. It's totally based on honor system (well, you 'submit' your novel for an official count at the end, but you could always just copy and paste 'the' 50,000 times :P), and you don't actually 'win' anything, except a huge feeling of jubilation when you type that last word - or at least I do! XD

This'll be my 5th year doing NaNo and my 4th year winning it. Yes, I've already projected myself winning it again this year. I get so into it xD

Anyway, here's my uh, NaNo info! Feel free to add yours! And lets get ready for a month of supporting each other through crazy noveling!

My username on NaNo is uh, jessibean (wow, shocker), and my profile is here. For the 4th year in a row, I'm doing a story based on Ragnarok Online. I know that probably sounds lame, but if any of you have played RO, you know it's virtually plotless. (I just made that word up!) Seriously, though. Over the near-five years I've been playing RO, I've grown really attached to my characters, and they all have heavily-developed personalities, histories, appearances, etc, so it's really easy for me to get into all that while writing. Pretty much the only parts of RO I use anyway are the names of cities and the job classes xD

So! Who else is participating in NaNo this year? It starts in two days - hooray!

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Jessibean - http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/16347
Joey - http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/126623
Oogabooga - http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/39055
Enrianna - http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/81978
Fjorab - http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/251034
Gomababe - http://www.nanowrimo.org/user/243134
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Post by oogabooga » 31 Oct 2007 04:43 am

I probably will... but I have grad school applications to do and I've really been procrastinating on those. But I do have a plot, so that's a good start.

I'm going to be retelling a fairy tale, but since I felt like all the good fairy tales have been done already, I'm writing one of my own. It'll be the prologue. There's an evil magician who made three magic keys (I still haven't figured out what kind the silver one opens) and the hero of the fairy tale needs all three to get the magic sword to slay the dragon and save the kingdom. In the novel, the magician is female, isn't evil, and made the keys in a momentary fit of rage with her lover, a knight or something similar, and he's the one who has to find them all to win back her love.

I hope that doesn't sound stupid. But it's Nano anyway, it doesn't really matter >_> My username there is oogabooga (surprise!)

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Post by Joey » 31 Oct 2007 04:51 am

Yeah, I'm gonna try it again this year. With the same story I tried and failed with last year. Only hopefully it will be better because I have a plot and stuff.

So there's like a war going on between these two big kingdoms, and this group of rebels ends up kidnapping a princess of one nation and picking up a mercenary and an angry knight. And everything goes wrong from there. So far only my mage has a name, I call him Arc.

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Post by Alicorn » 31 Oct 2007 05:13 am

I keep seeing you make this thread and keep feeling the urdge to try it myself but always found myself busy or in writers block. I think this time I'll give it a try. Hopefully it'll give me a push to get the stories I want done.
I pretty much want to tell the back stories of the charaters I rp. I have quiet a few of them so I'm not sure which one I'll do for this. I might do my vampire Scythe since I've already started typeing up his story. HIs story is pretty much about being raised by his father, the vampire king, trying to be forced to be like his father but falling in love and tearing away from his father. Then he has to go through a lot of trials before he finds his true love. That's the main set of it, still working on what all he goes through.
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Post by Enriana » 31 Oct 2007 06:05 am

Whee!

I participated last year, but managed to get about three pages done. :P

This time, I have much more hope, because I have a plot and numerous concepts within it to explore.

I've never won NanNo, but participate (at least mentally) each year, so I'm hoping for at least more than three pages. ;)

My profile thing is here. Story info there.

Can't wait for it to start!

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Post by Teragram » 31 Oct 2007 06:34 am

Ooga, that sounds really cool! I love fairy tale retellings and stuff, and that sounds classic and really original. I'm already interested.

I'm always attracted by the concept of Nano, but I have no plot or story ideas whatsoever. *shrugs* I know I should just put fingers to keyboard and get something started, but I don't have any motivation without an interesting idea.

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Post by Spivsy » 31 Oct 2007 11:31 am

Trying it again with the same story I had last year. Last november was pretty hectic for me, so I only did about 7000 words. Hoping to do a lot better this year.

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Post by Seerow » 31 Oct 2007 05:35 pm

Hmm I've never tried this before but it sounds interesting. I may not (read: probably won't) get to 50k words, but its gives me an excuse to write a story, so all's good anyway :D
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Post by Jessi » 31 Oct 2007 06:08 pm

My very first year I didn't get to 50k words - I think I got to about 30k or so - but even then, just the fact you took it on is a huge accomplishment. I don't know why I torture myself every November with this, except that I just absolutely love to do it xD

The only thing irking me right now is their website is EXTREMELY slow lately. I've never seen it this bad. Hopefully they fix it up as word counts start - after all, I believe it's already November 1st in Australia and what not.

So is everyone who's participating ready for tomorrow? Glee! Am I the only person who is crazy and going to start the second midnight strikes in my timezone? XD

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Post by EofS » 31 Oct 2007 06:13 pm

Jessibean wrote:Am I the only person who is crazy and going to start the second midnight strikes in my timezone? XD
Yes, but we love you anyway ;0)

Can't see myself ever doing Nano really - I'm one of those apparently rare people who's never really had any desire to write a novel. I might do the script version one year though, as a way of hammering out one of the handful of play/film ideas I have in my head. Then go back and polish it properly into something worth producing.
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Post by Enriana » 31 Oct 2007 08:00 pm

Jessibean wrote:Am I the only person who is crazy and going to start the second midnight strikes in my timezone? XD
You are not alone, Jessi. ;)

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Post by ladynight6 » 31 Oct 2007 10:52 pm

I'm not sure whether or not I should be taking part. I'm busy this year, but last year NaNo really helped me push forward with my story. Sadly though I've forgotten my screen name. :S I'll see how I feel tomorrow about NaNo. Or this weekend.

But hey good luck to ya'll taking part! :D *huggles*

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Post by oogabooga » 01 Nov 2007 08:42 am

I wasn't going to start at midnight, but then I got invited to a group chat with other Utah people around 10:30, so I stayed, and I have now written 1096 words. And now I'm going to bed.

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Post by gomababe » 01 Nov 2007 11:51 am

I might just do something this year. No idea about the plot yet but I'll probably stick to what I know {fantasy and Dyspraxia :P, how I'm going to fit both of those together I have no idea yet...}. i'm only going to aim for a few thousand as I'm waiting to start a voluntary programme this month and i've no idea how much free time I'll be getting.

ETA: completely forgot to add my username ^_^;. It's Aquadestiny. I'm still in the final planning phase so I haven't wirrten anything yet >_>
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Post by Joey » 01 Nov 2007 12:58 pm

I still can't get into my account cause my email is all funked up from not clearing out spam for 4 and a half months. Bleh. My biggest problem with Nano is I'm totally crashed from Halloween. Like here I am still p at 5 am cause I needed to get pictures of my pumpkins. Mmm.

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