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    it's tea time! Walking Tourist's Avatar
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    OK. I did it! I'm going to write a novel in one month!
    If I were to start today, I would start with the infamous phrase "it was a dark and stormy night" because the wind is howling outside! But I think that I'll try to be a little more original than that!!!
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

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    Yay Kat! Yay Walking Tourist!

    Glad you're both joining us ... this should be an adventure!
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
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    When people see some things as good,
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    Thinking about it.

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    I'm definitely in this year.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    If people look for me at the NaNoWriMo website, just PM me and I'll share my username.
    I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was obviously on. I used to fly myself and I said, "There's one terrible pilot."
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    I did it last year (with a journal-writing project, not a novel, because I couldn't write fiction to save my life) and "won". Am thinking about doing it again this year. Would love to make friends with TypeC peeps on the NaNo site if I go ahead with it.
    Murphy Brown: What is it with us? Why can't we take the easy road once in awhile?
    Avery Brown: Because it's boring and dishonest and uncomfortable, like wearing a pair of shoes all day that pinch your feet.

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    Does anybody else have a plot yet? Mine just came rolling out of my mind. The current working title is "Normalness". The story is about a factory worker, who lives together with their mute sister. They don't know their father and their mother is in jail. One day the factory boss, a terribly obese man, decides he wants to lose weight, so from that moment on he only wants to eat healthy food and exercise every day. That evening the obese factory boss chokes in an apple while jogging. The factory gets itself a new boss, but he has no idea how to manage the company, so within a few months the factory gets closed. With the money their mother earned with some crimes the main character and the main character's sister go to college, where they find a completely different culture than they're used to. The rest of the story is about their struggle to become normal and fit in.
    I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was obviously on. I used to fly myself and I said, "There's one terrible pilot."
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    I have a plot.

    July is grounded somehow in Minneapolis, Canada, during his flight from Sacramento, Pacifica to his home Anchorage, Russia. However, the man at the airport check-in says the flight was never en route to Anchorage. There were never any flights en route to Anchorage, because there is no Anchorage, there hasn’t been any since the toxic drops on the territory twenty years ago, when everyone was either evacuated or poisoned and killed.

    This is the story July hears again and again, from Canadians and Americans, and he sees the documentaries, and meets survivors. He stays boarded up in the hotel in a state of shock and unable to attempt to contact his family, until he meets a fellow groundling, Lafayette. Lafayette's decided he’s finished with travel, school, and obligation and is instead going somewhere— anywhere— and because of July's pure morbid curiosity, his fascination with Lafayette, the human trainwreck, July goes along for the ride.

    Soon, July finds himself a fugitive in toxic rural Nouvelle Louisiane with Lafayette, becoming increasingly homesick as he finds more reasons for his homesickness of a place that doesn’t exist. He hears of Pacifican spies who have been brainwashed to find routes into Alaska, of the Russian time-machine project, the Moon2, visible even now in the sky, and the fact that the brainwashing method leaked from Pacifica into surrounding territories as a recreational drug. He finds hope in finding New Orleans, thought to be sunk, still around and thriving, but as his homesickness becomes more palpable, his thoughts more disordered, he can’t help but begin to feel this need to return home has become unnatural, that the propaganda and rumors surrounding his home might just be true…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I'm definitely in this year.
    Yay Hap! Welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by sui generis View Post
    I did it last year (with a journal-writing project, not a novel, because I couldn't write fiction to save my life) and "won". Am thinking about doing it again this year. Would love to make friends with TypeC peeps on the NaNo site if I go ahead with it.
    Have you decided?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I have a plot.
    Ah, I see Canada won the war ...
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    Yep, I'm in. I don't know if I'm going to hit 50k words this time, but I'm going to write.
    Murphy Brown: What is it with us? Why can't we take the easy road once in awhile?
    Avery Brown: Because it's boring and dishonest and uncomfortable, like wearing a pair of shoes all day that pinch your feet.

    approx 55% ES, 90% TJ

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