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    Okay, I'm finished vacillating. I'm in. One novel, six months—then, we'll see if I can write a second. It's possible, don't you think? After all, I sit here on mah tookus fourteen hours a day, seven days a week. I could be writing. Maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladylilchubb View Post
    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.
    Yay, ladylilchubb! Sounds like a good plan, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Button View Post
    I'll be editing while writing new book stuff in November. So yay.

    I am just wondering which one to work on first.
    Heh--at least you've got plenty of choices

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari Meermans View Post
    Okay, I'm finished vacillating. I'm in. One novel, six months—then, we'll see if I can write a second. It's possible, don't you think? After all, I sit here on mah tookus fourteen hours a day, seven days a week. I could be writing. Maybe.
    Welcome, Ari. We'll keep you motivated.

    That's 46 challengers...

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    This is so wrong - wanting a new month to start... I can't afford a new month, but I want to start NaNo!!!!1!!!

    Sigh. I have to finish this edit, first. Goshdarnit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bettielee View Post
    This is so wrong - wanting a new month to start... I can't afford a new month, but I want to start NaNo!!!!1!!!

    Sigh. I have to finish this edit, first. Goshdarnit.



    And...


    4 more to get to 50, folks. Can we do it before November 1?

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    Sure. Why not? I'm in.

    I want to be done with the first draft by the end of November, and done with my edits by the end of... I'm going with March for now, but that may change. Little busy to be thinking about deadlines past NaNo at the moment...

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    Welcome along!

    Just 3 more to reach 50...

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    I'm in! I am doing NaNo for the first time this year, so this will help keep me going after November.
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    November creeps closer...I'm excited to get started on the challenge!

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    I'm going to do Nano again this year.

    I just decided to give it a go.

    I won last year and the year before and I expect I can hack out the words this year too.
    But I'm not promising I'll do anything with it afterwards.

    Does that make me number 50?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadeira View Post
    I'm in! I am doing NaNo for the first time this year, so this will help keep me going after November.
    woohoo! Welcome along, Kadeira!

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferB View Post
    November creeps closer...I'm excited to get started on the challenge!
    Only a few more sleeps...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lillie View Post
    I'm going to do Nano again this year.

    I just decided to give it a go.

    I won last year and the year before and I expect I can hack out the words this year too.
    But I'm not promising I'll do anything with it afterwards.

    Does that make me number 50?
    Yay, Lillie. You're number 49.

    Just 1 more for 50, peeps!

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    So much research going on here! I'm starting to approach the outlining phase as I wrap up character sketches.

    November 1st is SOOO CLOOOOSE!

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    I've been using the structure posts from storyfix.com to work through my outline. Some of the posts (on hooks and such) seem more genre-specific, but the structure ones are filling in exactly the holes I've had on previous novels.
    Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse

    When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
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    Just finished a tentative completion plan according to which, by December 2012, I'll manage to complete, revise and have in query-able condition, 5 novels (2 of which are currently up to the brainstorming/plotting stage only, the other three in various first draft stages from previous NaNoWriMos, ranging from 35-52k words).

    I don't know, saying that sounds crazy to me, but looking at the way it's plotted out right now makes it seem so very do-able...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agonyzer View Post
    So much research going on here! I'm starting to approach the outlining phase as I wrap up character sketches.

    November 1st is SOOO CLOOOOSE!
    Only a few more sleeps!

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieColleen View Post
    I've been using the structure posts from storyfix.com to work through my outline. Some of the posts (on hooks and such) seem more genre-specific, but the structure ones are filling in exactly the holes I've had on previous novels.
    Coolio. It's always a great feeling to discover something that helps our writing, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tienci View Post
    Just finished a tentative completion plan according to which, by December 2012, I'll manage to complete, revise and have in query-able condition, 5 novels (2 of which are currently up to the brainstorming/plotting stage only, the other three in various first draft stages from previous NaNoWriMos, ranging from 35-52k words).

    I don't know, saying that sounds crazy to me, but looking at the way it's plotted out right now makes it seem so very do-able...
    Yeeha! Corral those manuscripts and train them up good. Having 5 novels doing the rounds 12 months from now would be awesome stuff!

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    Also, we need one more entrant to reach 50. Will it be you? *cheesy grin*

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    I'll sign up. I started doing write1/sub1 for short fiction and it's gotten me moving on getting more done. I didn't think I'd be writing any more novels for a while, but an idea for a novel has invaded my head now and it won't leave so I think I'll cut back my short fiction to monthly and do the novel challenge too. And I'm thinking 12 months to write, edit, and start submitting sounds good.

    Am I number 50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtue_summer View Post
    I'll sign up. I started doing write1/sub1 for short fiction and it's gotten me moving on getting more done. I didn't think I'd be writing any more novels for a while, but an idea for a novel has invaded my head now and it won't leave so I think I'll cut back my short fiction to monthly and do the novel challenge too. And I'm thinking 12 months to write, edit, and start submitting sounds good.

    Am I number 50?


    Yes. Yes, you are.

    Welcome to the Noveleers!

    Now that we've reached 50, i'll start sending out copies of Comets and Criminals issue #1 to all those who'd like one. If you've already PM'd me you'll get your copies shortly. If you haven't yet PM'd me and would like a copy, then send me that PM (complete with email address, of course). Formats available are .mobi, .epub and .pdf.

    woooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

    Reckon we can rope in a few more wandering writers, peeps?

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    whoo hoooooo!

    I've tweeted this a few times. I think I'll try and do a blog post today. Wish I would have thought of that sooner.... hmmm.... not always the sharpest crayon in the box, you know?!


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    How did I miss the sign-up thread? Please to be counting me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettielee View Post
    whoo hoooooo!

    I've tweeted this a few times. I think I'll try and do a blog post today. Wish I would have thought of that sooner.... hmmm.... not always the sharpest crayon in the box, you know?!
    I posted on the NaNo forums - but yes, the blog. Going to do that now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSSchley View Post
    How did I miss the sign-up thread? Please to be counting me in.
    Awright! That brings us to 51. Quite a cabal we've got going on here

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    Thumbs up

    There! We're over 50 and chomping at the bit. Let's write a bunch of amazing novels! I'm spending the weekend outlining now that I have at least a vague sketch of the major characters and a handful of inspiring scenes. Monday is perfect for me to gather a last deep breath of energy (I'm pagan) and Tuesday will beg for word 1!

    Now, if I can just get near 3k a day...

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    Shout out here: Thanks to bettilee's blog post (Write 1 Sub 1 Novel Style), I'm in! My goal is to start writing November 1, first draft done by the end of the month, and edited and ready to sub by the end of January or February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agonyzer View Post
    There! We're over 50 and chomping at the bit. Let's write a bunch of amazing novels! I'm spending the weekend outlining now that I have at least a vague sketch of the major characters and a handful of inspiring scenes. Monday is perfect for me to gather a last deep breath of energy (I'm pagan) and Tuesday will beg for word 1!

    Now, if I can just get near 3k a day...
    That's the spirit, Agonyzer! Roll on November 1!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeshanu View Post
    Shout out here: Thanks to bettilee's blog post (Write 1 Sub 1 Novel Style), I'm in! My goal is to start writing November 1, first draft done by the end of the month, and edited and ready to sub by the end of January or February.
    woohoo! Welcome along, Yeshanu.

    And yay, bettielee, for blogging about it. Nicely done

    I've been thinking we'll need regular motivational boosts of some sort, in the form of good articles about the process, or nice success stories, etc. If anybody has any online resources/articles/lists in particular they love or refer to often, PM me. Also, we might look at doing blog chains every few months, too.

    If you have any other ideas of things that might help with motivation, PM me

    Write on, peeps!

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    OK, so, just over a day before the novel challenge starts. Not sure how this is going to work.

    I've finished 2 chapters this week, to bring my novel to 25,000 words. Which is precisely where I wanted it to be - with the 50,000 words of Nano, that is (almost) a complete first draft.

    Not sure the novel is actually any good. As a rule, this is my "suck stage," and this novel is no different than normal.
    Last edited by ShadowFox; 10-30-2011 at 11:52 PM.

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