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    I'm trying to think of the best way to approach this.
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    I think mine is going to end up being Write 1/Revise1/Submit 1.
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    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    I'm working on a memoir, story-format. Memoirs are sold like novels. Can I join the fun?

    I expect to complete it by November 1 next year. I'd need to allow some time for independent readers and final revisions based on same before querying. So, I could be ready to query by May 1, 2013, God willing.

    Am I in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirvan View Post
    So I've got this novel in planning stages and I reckon I could have it done in 18 months from the 1st November 2011. So I'll make 1st May 2013 my deadline.

    Count me in =)
    Awesome. Welcome along.

    Quote Originally Posted by Button View Post
    I think mine is going to end up being Write 1/Revise1/Submit 1.
    Sounds like a good plan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Siri Kirpal View Post
    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    I'm working on a memoir, story-format. Memoirs are sold like novels. Can I join the fun?

    I expect to complete it by November 1 next year. I'd need to allow some time for independent readers and final revisions based on same before querying. So, I could be ready to query by May 1, God willing.

    Am I in?

    Blessings,

    Siri Kirpal
    You sure are.

    That brings us to 35...

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    I just finished a 4k outline this morning for one of the books for this. Four more to go.
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    Count me in. I'm also doing NaNoWriMo this year, first time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Button View Post
    I just finished a 4k outline this morning for one of the books for this. Four more to go.
    Go, go, go

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah G View Post
    Count me in. I'm also doing NaNoWriMo this year, first time
    w00t! Welcome along

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    I'm thrilled to see this as I've missed you guys so much since I gave up W1S1 to focus more on my long fiction. Actually, I miss the short story writing in general. I think I do want to resume W1/S1, but maybe the 12 or 24 a year program instead of one a week (though I did love that momentum).

    So yeah. My goal is going to be write/revise/submit 1 novel this year.

    And W1/S1 monthly for the short fiction, too.

    Looking forward to our November kickoff! I'm going to NaNo it up this year too to try and get off to a quick start.

    And for this month, I'm hoping to finish (the first set of) revisions on my current novel project and outline for the new one so I'm not wandering aimless in November...
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    I want to try the novel challenge: one written in the next six months, one submitted a year from now.

    *fingers crossed*
    I'm new, hope I'm doing this right...
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    Been out of the serious writing game for awhile now but desperately need an opening to pull me back in. This could just be the opportunity.

    Time to dust off the ol' Creation Brain Machine, oil up the pen and do some finger Yoga stretches between now and November 1st.

    What I'm trying to say is...I'm in!

    12 months. One novel. One submission. Deadline will be November 1, 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysJuly View Post
    I'm thrilled to see this as I've missed you guys so much since I gave up W1S1 to focus more on my long fiction. Actually, I miss the short story writing in general. I think I do want to resume W1/S1, but maybe the 12 or 24 a year program instead of one a week (though I did love that momentum).

    So yeah. My goal is going to be write/revise/submit 1 novel this year.

    And W1/S1 monthly for the short fiction, too.

    Looking forward to our November kickoff! I'm going to NaNo it up this year too to try and get off to a quick start.

    And for this month, I'm hoping to finish (the first set of) revisions on my current novel project and outline for the new one so I'm not wandering aimless in November...
    We've missed you too, AJ! Welcome back

    Quote Originally Posted by jchance3 View Post
    I want to try the novel challenge: one written in the next six months, one submitted a year from now.

    *fingers crossed*
    I'm new, hope I'm doing this right...
    Awesome stuff, jchance3. along.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamH View Post
    Been out of the serious writing game for awhile now but desperately need an opening to pull me back in. This could just be the opportunity.

    Time to dust off the ol' Creation Brain Machine, oil up the pen and do some finger Yoga stretches between now and November 1st.

    What I'm trying to say is...I'm in!

    12 months. One novel. One submission. Deadline will be November 1, 2012.
    w00t! Nice to have you, Adam!

    Now we have 40...

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    If I can count the final revision, and sub of current novel, and the writing of the second in the series. Then I'm in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAPerkins View Post
    If I can count the final revision, and sub of current novel, and the writing of the second in the series. Then I'm in!
    Sounds like an excellent plan, EA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Button View Post
    I just finished a 4k outline this morning for one of the books for this. Four more to go.
    Button, you're my hero right now...I need to do this with my upcoming NNWM project and at least two older novel projects.
    The task just seemed so daunting--especially in the face of short story commitments and upcoming deadlines!

    But you've inspired me to at least do something.
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    I'm in. I like a good challenge!

    Ideally, before November of next year, I'd like to have two novels submitted and another written and ready for submission.

    I'm wrapping up writing one, plan to finish Part 2 of another for Nano. Those will need revised. I have a feeling the third may be the sequel for one of ones I plan to sub. Depends on if the editor who asked for it likes it enough to buy it.
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    I am in for doing it along with NANO

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    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post
    I'm in. I like a good challenge!

    Ideally, before November of next year, I'd like to have two novels submitted and another written and ready for submission.

    I'm wrapping up writing one, plan to finish Part 2 of another for Nano. Those will need revised. I have a feeling the third may be the sequel for one of ones I plan to sub. Depends on if the editor who asked for it likes it enough to buy it.
    Sounds like some good goals, there.

    Quote Originally Posted by noellec View Post
    I am in for doing it along with NANO
    Good plan and welcome along!

    That brings us to 43. Can we hit 50 before the end of the week?

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    Half a month left. I hope we can find seven more.

    By the way, what happens when we hit 50? Do we get a prize? Our own forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Button View Post
    Half a month left. I hope we can find seven more.

    By the way, what happens when we hit 50? Do we get a prize? Our own forum?
    We've already got our own forum

    As for prizes... well, howabout a free copy of Comets and Criminals issue #1 for the first 50 participants? In either Kindle, Epub, or pdf format?

    Once we hit 50, everyone who wants one PM me your email addresses and which format you'd like C&C in, and i'll send a copy your way.

    ETA: Or, you can PM me your email addresses and format preferences now and i'll start sending out copies of the zine once we hit 50.
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    Want Comets and Criminals - must do something. *Smiles at bright idea and scurries off to NaNo forums.*

    Note now up at NaNo. Come on 50!
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    Eek! I'm in.

    I'm working on a rewrite of a 97k word novel, but I'm going to take a break in November to participate in NaNoWriMo. For the new NaNo novel, I've been sketching out ideas for characters, plot, etc. and I've even written a few scenes.

    Here are my tentative goals - can we finalize the goals at the official start of the challenge?

    Write 70k words on WIP2 for NaNo

    Finish rewrite of WIP1 by March.

    By end of Challenge - WIP1 is submission ready. WIP2 is at least a finished 2nd draft.

    I'm nervous about this, but I think this challenge will help me finish my projects. I've been struggling to get to a final draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferB View Post
    Eek! I'm in.

    I'm working on a rewrite of a 97k word novel, but I'm going to take a break in November to participate in NaNoWriMo. For the new NaNo novel, I've been sketching out ideas for characters, plot, etc. and I've even written a few scenes.

    Here are my tentative goals - can we finalize the goals at the official start of the challenge?

    Write 70k words on WIP2 for NaNo

    Finish rewrite of WIP1 by March.

    By end of Challenge - WIP1 is submission ready. WIP2 is at least a finished 2nd draft.

    I'm nervous about this, but I think this challenge will help me finish my projects. I've been struggling to get to a final draft.
    Yay! Welcome along, Jennifer! You're challenger number 44.

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    Also, just in case any of y'all are looking to heap praise on the person who came up with the novel challenge idea, here's your man: MattJ.

    Matt, this was a great idea, and i'm very glad you suggested it

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    Sweet--I'll play.

    Right now I'm scrambling to finish the first draft of my WIP before Nov 1st and am outlining a new idea (WIP2) for NaNoWriMo.

    I'd like to manage the following:
    1) Finish WIP2 rough draft by December 2011.
    2) Edit/Polish WIP1 and an older trunked novel for submission by no later than April 1, 2012.
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    I'll be editing while writing new book stuff in November. So yay.

    I am just wondering which one to work on first.
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