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NaNoWriMo 2004
« on: January 05, 2005, 01:22:07 PM »

So, I'm curious:  for those here who participated in National Novel Writing Month (or whatever it is that NaNoWriMo stands for), how did it go?  I never heard much from either Ping or Shelly, who I know were both planning on participating, and if anyone else participated, I don't recall hearing from them either.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2004
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2005, 12:39:56 AM »

I was sort of planning to look into it and maybe participate, but I had exams for the first half of November. And since I've never written that long a fic in my life, let alone in half a month ... I figured it'd be a lost cause. :P
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2004
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2005, 08:41:47 AM »

Actually, it went really well for me. Last year I got the 50k, but no story. This year, I got the story done. I've done a bit of re-reading, and it's in need of serious editing, but the overall arc of the story is done.

I don't know that I'll participate next year, though. It's a lot of effort, and the official rules are restrictive enough that I'm not sure it's worth the effort for me. Also, this year, I didn't really participate in the online community as much as I did last year, because I didn't feel that I needed it as much this time, and it lost some of the enjoyment because of that.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2004
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2005, 09:48:57 AM »

Cool, Ping!  Will you make your story available to us here at some point when your editing, etc., is done? 

(or privately if you want a beta reader? ;))
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2004
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2005, 09:52:58 AM »

Well, some day, it might be published, and I'm sure you'll all hear about it. :D But if you're offering to be a beta reader, I know I'll need one in the future. :)
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2004
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2005, 07:54:18 PM »

I haven't had very good luck with NaNoWriMo. I participated in both '03 and '04, but got sidetracked and writer's-block-ed both times and never made it past the 20k mark. I thought I had a good story this year, and I was so confident that I was going to make it, but then reality caught up to me. I still think I'll give it another shot next year, but I'll have to wait and see. I still really want to do it, just to prove I can to all the nay-sayers that say I'm nuts.  ;D
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