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    practical experience, FTW Ses's Avatar
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    crazy novel month

    Is it too late to sign up?

    I'm planning on doing a novel between Dec 8th and Jan 7th. The outline's done. 133 scenes to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ses View Post
    Is it too late to sign up?

    I'm planning on doing a novel between Dec 8th and Jan 7th. The outline's done. 133 scenes to go!
    Nope, definitely not too late, Ses Welcome along!

    Here's some pre-kickoff cheers: Go, go, go!

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    I'm up for it

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    Welcome along, BotByte.

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    I think I'm back.... KatieJ's Avatar
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    I hope it's not too late to join - I'm 30,000 words into the first edit of my NaNo book, The Devil's Daughter. I'm vacillating between euphoria and disgust, 2000 words a day. Goal is to finish by January 30th.

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    Definitely not too late to join, Katie to the Novel Challenge!

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    Hi, I'd love to join up. I started writing my novel exactly 1st November (not NaNoWriMo this year), and intend having it finished ready for submission in 6 months(ish), then writing another.

    This will be my first challenge at AW, I hope it's okay to join up now, ready for the new year too.
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    Hi Hunter. Welcome to AW and to the Novel Challenge!

    It's never too late to join

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    Tonight's check-in:

    Let's see, wrote nothing. Organized the other subplots and discovered that (urk!) they're more or less finished at 32K. So, 32K + 45K= 77K-ish.

    Damn, this is a short novel.

    I do have a few scenes I need to think about and I probably could beef it up in description. But 23K more? Hmm....

    M.H. Bonham, Author of more than 30 books and Publisher of Sky Warrior Book Publishing LLC. www.skywarriorbooks.com







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    Quote Originally Posted by sky warrior books View Post
    Tonight's check-in:

    Let's see, wrote nothing. Organized the other subplots and discovered that (urk!) they're more or less finished at 32K. So, 32K + 45K= 77K-ish.

    Damn, this is a short novel.

    I do have a few scenes I need to think about and I probably could beef it up in description. But 23K more? Hmm....
    Hey, as long as it's good, right?

    Could you add in some more subplots?

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    Right. I am willing to sign up. I'm 8422 words into Seas of Mist. I think at my current rate I can get the first draft done by, say, August next year. I want to be submitting it early 2013 at the latest.

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    Awesome, Anninyn! Welcome along to the Novel Challenge

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    Thanks, Izz. I'll admit, wondering if I'm taking a bit much on as I'll also be doing to first module of an English degree next year, but as so far I've had no luck getting a job there won't be any other demands on my time.

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    Well, you can always reschedule as necessary, can't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izz View Post
    Hey, as long as it's good, right?

    Could you add in some more subplots?
    I'm not particularly happy with it, but it has more to do with the flow and continuity than the actual writing. I wrote a good portion of this book back in 2002, if you believe the file tags on the book's details, and it has a kinda chunky feel to me. For one thing, I'm not the same person I was 10 years ago. The other thing is that I'm delving back into that "brain" from then and find it hopelessly convoluted.

    It has too many subplots as it is, and if I could improve the writing, it would be to add more "feel" to it. I've also left a huge part of story in limbo, but I'm not sure what would work without causing the reader to go insane from the complexity.

    Ah well. I spent the afternoon pounding my head against some royalty software. I may have to whack it again tonight.

    M.H. Bonham, Author of more than 30 books and Publisher of Sky Warrior Book Publishing LLC. www.skywarriorbooks.com







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    If it's not too late, I'd like to sign up! I'm about to start a new novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alessahinlo View Post
    If it's not too late, I'd like to sign up! I'm about to start a new novel.
    Welcome to the Novel Challenge, alessahinlo, and welcome to AW!

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    Oh, and if any of you challengers are also bloggers, we'll be running blog-chains every month. This month's topic is 'Plan of Attack,' relating, of course, to how we plan to attack our Novel or Short Fiction challenges.

    If you're keen to participate, here's the thread: W1S1 December Blog Chain. Just pop in to say you want to play, and leave a link to your blog. We've just reached the last of the current participants, so you can jump in immediately, if you want

    Next month the blog chain topic will be 'Interviewing a Character.' I'll provide a base list of questions we can ask a prominent character from our WiP, but there'll be plenty of room for expansion, i'm sure.

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    Methinks I'm in. I'm 70% done with a first draft, but will be picking up another novel to get it done and out the door. Unless I decidde i'm NOT sick of these characters and want to get it done and out... decisions!!!
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    Sounds good, Dawn! One of the great things about the challenge is that you can tailor it to whatever suits you. The only thing that doesn't really change is the end goal: Subbing the novel!

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    Well I'd planned on finally getting from 'planning' to 'writing' in 2012 with the current project, so this seems like a good way to get motivated! Unfortunately I have a pretty hectic job this year, and also doing a part-time degree, so I have no idea what kind of timescale to set....

    Let's just aim for having a polished novel ready for release into the wild by the end of 2012 and see what happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalyn View Post
    Well I'd planned on finally getting from 'planning' to 'writing' in 2012 with the current project, so this seems like a good way to get motivated! Unfortunately I have a pretty hectic job this year, and also doing a part-time degree, so I have no idea what kind of timescale to set....

    Let's just aim for having a polished novel ready for release into the wild by the end of 2012 and see what happens
    woohoo, Catalyn. to the Novel Challenge. It's great to have you onboard

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    Hi all

    My main novel goal is to have 'Amaranth' ready for submissions by the end of 2012.

    fingers crossed

    Amaranth: YA Urban Fantasy.
    NightWish Chronicles: YA Urban fantasy.
    Kemla book 1, 2 and 3: YA Medieval Fantasy, being blogged.
    Saphryon: YA Fantasy.
    Survivor of the Rain: YA contemporary.
    Death Dancer: YA Medieval Fantasy WIP...

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    woohoo! along to the challenge, Amberly. It's great to have you onboard!

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    Okay, I am putting my toes into the sand because I need a good firm kick in the pants to keep me on task. I am in the process of writing my first novel with the first draft almost entirely written. Since I am turning 30 in six months, that is my timeline...I would love to have my first novel out by my 30th birthday!
    My name is Stephanie and I am a writer.


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