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November 4, 2012
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So, anyone else here taking part? I'm currently at a deadlock with my story and I'm worried about not meeting my weekend deadline of 7k words (currently at 5,458). Also I just got a kitten so I need to keep an eye on her while everyone's out so writing seems to be out of the question. 

 

Anyways. Back to my question. Anyone else here doing it this year? It seems to be a tough year for a lot of writers.

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November 4, 2012
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I couldn't do it last year because of school and swore I would try it this year and then forgot all about it It's not easy to write 50,000 words in a month.

Why reach for the stars when you can reach for a book and have the stars, the sun and the moon.
November 4, 2012
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I never heard of that but 50k words in 30 days seems eek & intriguing. Seems doable with a plan and it's good motivation to hash out a book. Next month would have been better for me though. What's ur story about? And kittens are a lot to watch sometimes. I have a tuxedo cat, he's 4ish years old now..

 

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November 4, 2012
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This will probably sound like a dumb question but, what are you talking about? Sounds like some kind of competition, is that like something they are doing every year in America or worldwide?

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November 4, 2012
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It seems quite challenging, I wonder if I could pull it off... I like to write little stories but that's about it, and when I write something bigger I just sort of... sidetrack. Would it be a problem if you can't reach the time limit?

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November 4, 2012
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The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. It doesn't have to be perfectly rewritten and the punctuation or grammer doesn't have to be perfect.

Why reach for the stars when you can reach for a book and have the stars, the sun and the moon.
November 16, 2012
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Night_Sky_Of_Feelings said
It seems quite challenging, I wonder if I could pull it off... I like to write little stories but that's about it, and when I write something bigger I just sort of... sidetrack. Would it be a problem if you can't reach the time limit?

Actually one of the things they told us beforehand on the site was that not everyone finishes or not everyone reaches the goal, but it's still fun. And yeah, I always seem to look for an excuse to procrastinate so I end up getting locked in a room so I write. To keep myself from being sidetracked I've tried going somewhere unfamiliar (so far I've written at a friend's house, the library a couple of towns over, and the Panera Bread a couple of towns over as well) and it keeps me from being too interested in things around me.

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November 16, 2012
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Night_Sky_Of_Feelings said
This will probably sound like a dumb question but, what are you talking about? Sounds like some kind of competition, is that like something they are doing every year in America or worldwide?

It's not a competition, well not in the sense that there's a single winner or a prize. The winners are just basically the people who reach the 50k goal by November 30th and the prize is that voila! You have a novel! And yeah, it started over in California from what I know, but people take part in it worldwide.

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November 16, 2012
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uniquelylost said
I never heard of that but 50k words in 30 days seems eek & intriguing. Seems doable with a plan and it's good motivation to hash out a book. Next month would have been better for me though. What's ur story about? And kittens are a lot to watch sometimes. I have a tuxedo cat, he's 4ish years old now.

Kitty *-* and yeah, it's pretty hard to keep track of ;; I honestly only planned out my character descriptions and Chapter 1 beforehand, everything else up until now (currently at 25,619 words as of yesterday) has been written off the top of my head.

My story is basically about. . .well. . .here's just the Sypnosis I have on the NaNo site for my book.

Alexander Linher, schizophrenic and losing her hold on reality, finally finds a friend who can keep her lonely self company: dog-boy Skylar. Not your typical friendship: a girl who has no purpose and a boy with no history to be known, but it works out enough for this pair of misfits.

Alexander's brothers, however, have another say in this situation. Their sister is disappearing with a person whose last name she doesn't even know, and won't admit to them where she is going or if she's even coming home. They can't help but worry; their parents already cast them aside; was this effecting Alexander in some way?

But, that aside; who is Skylar? As they try to find this out, their young sister's rope on reality is thinning and they need to do something about it. Fast.

Set in 2057 Emerson, Kentucky, follow as Alexander loses herself further in her own mind; and the mind of her new best friend; and her brothers, Axel, Matthew, and Sean Linher try to find a way to bring her back before it's too late.

This novel will involve abusive/alcohol use of adults, mental disorders, and sensitive topics that may not be appropriate for young readers. 
The use of quotes from the famous tale "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll will be found throughout the novel as well, and some ideas used are based off of experiences of personal friends written with their permission.

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November 16, 2012
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luv2rite said
I couldn't do it last year because of school and swore I would try it this year and then forgot all about it It's not easy to write 50,000 words in a month.

Oh gods, no, it's not. Not at all. ;; I'm just barely able to work around school and life. I actually just found out about it in late September this year from a journal on Deviant Art in a writing group I'm in ; u ; Yeah. As of yesterday (I haven't written yet today) I'm at 25,619 words. In fifteen days. And today I'm definitely feeling a toll on that. Seriously, my head hurts like crazy and I feel so sick from not taking much care of myself in order to get in another maybe hundred or more words before I do anything and then I end up with another thousand. Try it next year though. This year just seems really hard for a lot of the writers due to work, the election, family issues, in my case a new kitten, etc. etc. . .

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November 19, 2012
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Well I applaud your efforts, and your synopsis sounds cool and crazy ;) I really like the idea of using quotes from Alice in Wonderland throughout the story.    

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November 28, 2012
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uniquelylost said
Well I applaud your efforts, and your synopsis sounds cool and crazy ;) I really like the idea of using quotes from Alice in Wonderland throughout the story.    

Q - Q Oh gosh. I should probably take that out, since I truthfully forgot to add quotes that tied in with the- OHMYGOD. No. I'll put the quotes at the beginning of each chapter :D Now I have a new idea. I'll be sure to do that once I get to the end (which will actually be tonight. Currently at 49,161 words and I still have a bit more to go.) so I thank you for reminding me of those quotes ^-^

 

And thank you. It's been really hard and I think my reward for it all will be to just sleep this entire weekend through.

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November 29, 2012
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You made it! Sleep is the best reward sometimes :)

Can the story be read online somewhere?

I'm gonna have to atleast try that next year.

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uniquelylost said
You made it! Sleep is the best reward sometimes :)

Can the story be read online somewhere?

I'm gonna have to atleast try that next year.

Well for now I need to edit it all, which is what I'm doing currently and I have two editors ready for the PDF to reach their computers any day now ^-^

But once I'm done with that I may put it up online, but for now I'm going to work on getting it up on Amazon and getting five copies (somehow they're actually going to let the writers have five paperback copies of their novel once it's edited and ready :D )

 

Oh gosh, please do try. It's a pain when writer's-block hits (I had a seven day period during the second week of the month where I could barely scrape in three hundred words a day) but once it's done everything is worth it. I'm definitely doing it next year ^-^

Someday, I like to think. . .

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