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    Default NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month, November 2010

    I'm going to do it!

    linkto - What is NaNoWriMo?

    Anyone else signing up for NaNoWriMo is welcome to post here and we can keep each other inspired.

    Right now I'm getting my thoughts organized to decide on my theme.
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    When people see some things as good,
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    I'm down like a clown, Charlie b-bb-bbreeeeuu... Charlie bb-bbrroooown.



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    I started a novella a few years ago for NaNoWriMo. I started off strong, but by mid month had slacked beyond being able to catch up. I think I should have gone to some meet-ups, but I always felt too shy. I don't feel motivated this year.... Anyway -----> I'm here for moral support :P.
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    I did this in 2005. I "won".

    I don't think I'll do it again.

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    Wow. that is a lot! and I have my SRP (big 3rd year college assignemt) and my personal statement.
    But I am strongly considering it! :O I need moral support if I join. :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I'm down like a clown, Charlie b-bb-bbreeeeuu... Charlie bb-bbrroooown.
    Yay!

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Anyway -----> I'm here for moral support :P.
    Yay!

    Did you ever advance that novella you started beyond NaNoWriMo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I did this in 2005. I "won".

    I don't think I'll do it again.
    Yay! Whoops, why not dear MacGuffin? Did you finish one? What was your experience like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einnas View Post
    Wow. that is a lot! and I have my SRP (big 3rd year college assignemt) and my personal statement.
    But I am strongly considering it! :O I need moral support if I join. :O
    Yay! But don't compromise your schoolwork.
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    Yeah, if you "win" you hit the 50k mark.

    Just hard, and the writing wasn't that great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Did you ever advance that novella you started beyond NaNoWriMo?
    Not beyond more than a few paragraphs. I think I should have created an outline of sorts. I definitely needed some pre-writing organization. I'm definitely the dive-right-in type because I almost fear losing the motivation in a planning process. This is all very INFP...

    I have 2 issues with writing (and maybe bringing these up can help others who face similar ones).
    1. I want to write about things that FEEL important or true to me, but these "feelings" are much too intense and difficult to adequately describe, so then I become overwhelmed, frustrated, and almost emabrrassed to put it on paper. I think, "This is so horribly maudlin and pretentious and not anything like what I mean to say." - TRASH.
    2. I have 5000000+ ideas at once and they rush by in a whiz like a color wheel where all the colors become one and I see the story as a whole but fail to be able to pick out details in the imagination to actually describe it in written form. I've tried sort of imagining it and describing it as I write, but then it gets so esoteric it feels self-indulgent (see #1).
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    Is it possible to write something in Dutch for NaNoWriMo? In that case, I'm in. That story about the enchanted sausage roll really needs to be worked out properly. Or maybe I can translate my cannibal cult story to a novel version. Maybe something autobiographic would work out well. I HAVE WAY TOO MUCH IDEAS!!!


    Oh, what the heck, I signed up anyways. I still have 13 days left to pick a story.
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    Okay, now I've been searching the website for information about writing in languages other than English, but I couldn't find anything. Now I'm confused.


    Edit: Yes, I can!!! So now I don't have to change the title, the main character's name and some other names in the story (yes, I just made up a new one). It's about a nobody, doing nothing all day long, complaning about everybody being crazy. OKAY! OKAY! It's a fucking autobiography with all the names edited, happy now?
    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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