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Thread: The 2011 Winner's Circle

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    defying grabbity Thump's Avatar
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    I got 50,009 words at 6 pm yesterday Mmmh, purple bar of goodness! The story is nowhere near finished but I think I'll use December to go back to last year's nano which has become my main WIP this year...
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaeal View Post
    I'd say the main lesson to take from Stephen King's working life is: He's never stopped working. He's written sober. He's written drunk. He's written while recovering from horrendous injuries. He's written while working maggotty laundry jobs. He's written on long after he could have snuggled down into his royalties for the rest of his life.

    Damn good lesson, that.

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    I have to say -- I just looked at my buddy list, and I have more purple buddies this year than in any previous year. Congrats to everyone!

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    Congratulations everyone!

    I called this book done at 63,000 words, and managed get all my green squares this year!
    Now I can do next year without obsessing over that :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdwilson View Post
    Congratulations everyone!

    I called this book done at 63,000 words, and managed get all my green squares this year!
    Now I can do next year without obsessing over that :P
    That's my goal for next year. I got 15 green squares, 11 yellow, and 4 orange. NO red! Go me!




    And if anyone's curious, I compared the colours with my daily word counts:

    Red = 0, of course
    Orange = less than 500
    Yellow = 500 to 1667
    Green = more than 1667

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    I validated on the 26th, lost about 800 words... (open office counts some weird things as words) Three years three wins, but this years work is only about half done, now to keep chopping away at it.

    Congrats all,
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    (Gunns in nano)

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    Had to crank out over 7000 words on the last day to make it but I did it! Whew!!




    "If a teacher told me to revise, I thought that meant my writing was a broken-down car that needed to go to the repair shop. I felt insulted. I didn't realize the teacher was saying, 'Make it shine. It's worth it.' Now I see revision as a beautiful word of hope. It's a new vision of something. It means you don't have to be perfect the first time. What a relief!" —Naomi Shihab Nye

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    ...I just realized from a post of Yeshanu's that I forgot to validate my work after hitting 50k. I'd been wondering why I hadn't gotten anything celebratory.

    I guess that means I can't get access to any of the winner stuff, either. Ah well. I finished, so it's a win for me.
    Last edited by Satsya; 12-04-2011 at 03:09 PM.

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    I haven't posted here in a bit (derp) but I got to just over 50k around day 29. Congrats everyone :3

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    Congratulations, everyone.

    This was my first NaNo, and I am proud of myself for winning.

    It exhausted me, though. Don't know how people get to 80 or 90,000 words lol.

    Still, what an awesome experience. I loved every minute of it, and I am already excited about next year's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeshanu View Post
    NO red! Go me!
    Whoot! That is excellent
    Quote Originally Posted by Yeshanu View Post
    And if anyone's curious, I compared the colours with my daily word counts:

    Red = 0, of course
    Orange = less than 500
    Yellow = 500 to 1667
    Green = more than 1667
    I had been wondering where the cut offs were for the other colours, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsya View Post
    ...I just realized from a post of Yeshanu's that I forgot to validate my work after hitting 50k. I'd been wondering why I hadn't gotten anything celebratory.

    I guess that means I can't get access to any of the winner stuff, either. Ah well. I finished, so it's a win for me.
    It might be worth trying for the late validation workaround:
    http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/t.../threads/45838

    I don't know what the requirements are, or when the cut off is, but I can't see how it'd hurt to send it in

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdwilson View Post
    It might be worth trying for the late validation workaround:
    http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/t.../threads/45838

    I don't know what the requirements are, or when the cut off is, but I can't see how it'd hurt to send it in
    Thanks for the link! I'll have to give it a try. Hopefully she's not too overloaded with requests.
    Last edited by Satsya; 12-06-2011 at 01:54 PM.

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    Congrats to everyone who won NaNoWriMo 2011! I finished mine on day 29, so I'm a bit slower than most of you.

    Also, if you competed and didn't win, you are to be congratulated on your effort. I didn't win until my second try, so you can do it next year! This was my second win out of 4 tries.

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