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Thread: NaNoWriMo Winners Thread 2016

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    Making Einstein cry since 1994 Maggie Maxwell's Avatar
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    NaNoWriMo Winners Thread 2016

    Seriously, the day before the end and we haven't made a thread for winners yet? Come brag about your shiny purple bar, boast about your successfully overachieved goals, or even just getting started and having stuff written you didn't before. Congrats to all of us!

    Despite everything this month, busy weekends and holiday weeks and family loss and politics, I claimed my purple bar just five minutes ago. I've learned this year that I can easily get 2.5 to 3k a day regularly. Strange, I still remember when 3k was my best ever. Funny how we change.
    The insane who believe they are sane are crazy. The sane who know they are insane are writers.

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    I won! Despite getting a little behind last week, I made it with two days to spare. Got my certificate and everything. Now I just have to finish the book.

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    Procrastinator Extraordinaire Lillian_Blaire's Avatar
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    I won. I'm at just under 100,000 words now, actually--I hope to reach it tonight. My first NaNo! Thanks for all the support, everyone! I couldn't have done it without AW.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymz Connelly View Post
    I don't know that anyone could fill Lil's stilettos in her absence. She's very special and unique.
    Lil is just full of of sweetness and love, with a side of raunchy innuendo. That never hurt anyone! - Jaymz
    Tell that to the guy(s) manacled in her basement... - be frank

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    Making Einstein cry since 1994 Maggie Maxwell's Avatar
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    Geez, Lil, howEVER did you get so many words, Miss 7200 Posts in 3 Months.

    You're a magic maniac.
    The insane who believe they are sane are crazy. The sane who know they are insane are writers.

    My 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge Countdown to 2018 thread
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    All about that action, boss. ElaineA's Avatar
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    I won't win but I want to drop in my early congratulations for all of you who do! It's such a fulfilling accomplishment! Brag loud and proud!

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    What to my wondering eyes... AW Moderator Sage's Avatar
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    Sorry, guys, I was delinquent on this one. I usually make it as soon as someone crosses 50K.

    Congrats to the winners so far!
    Come join us in the Countdown to 2018 Flash Fiction Challenge. New prompt every day. (password: flashed)
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    "I'm a failure," Jack cried, covering his face with his hands. "Father Frost will disown me. I'll be replaced by my sister, Jill. Snow will be pink this year!"



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    I made it on the final day. Yipee

    Congratulations everyone

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    I crossed the NaNo finish line on the 25th. Congrats to everyone who participated!!!

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    I finished on Friday!

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    Lightning Dance (Diabolical Plots October 2017)

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    I was very chuffed to finish. I also did two structural edits this month, edited a short story for publication, wrote and presented a seminar, did two uni subjects and finished a longform essay for publication. By the end, I had my ~1800 words down to a respectable 36 minutes.

    (I mean, it's mostly garbage for the bin, but still.)
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    Just finished! This is the first NaNo where I've actually hit 50K, so I am extra excited.
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    MG Fantasy #1- Editing
    MG Fantasy #2- WIP
    Adult Fantasy- currently trunked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie Maxwell View Post
    Geez, Lil, howEVER did you get so many words, Miss 7200 Posts in 3 Months.

    You're a magic maniac.
    All I do is write all day long. Day after day after day.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Congrats, everybody!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymz Connelly View Post
    I don't know that anyone could fill Lil's stilettos in her absence. She's very special and unique.
    Lil is just full of of sweetness and love, with a side of raunchy innuendo. That never hurt anyone! - Jaymz
    Tell that to the guy(s) manacled in her basement... - be frank

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    I won on the 28th. Congrats to everyone. Can't believe I made it too!

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    I won on the 22nd, and motivation has been hard to find since. Like right now. I should be writing. Why am I not writing?

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    I won on the 24th and have kept going. This year's entry is a reboot on something I started back in 2005?!and trunked. I was still pretty much learning the ins and outs of conflict, particularly between the two Romantic Leads, and it was smooth sailing for the two guys. This year, just two days before validating for the win, I finally, finally, FINALLY ran across a detail that could hang between the two MMCs for both of them to worry about who's going to bring it up again, if at all.

    The rest is horse manure.

    Mostly.
    I still poop rainbows.

    I won't steal any of your ideas. I have enough of my own I'm not using.



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    What to my wondering eyes... AW Moderator Sage's Avatar
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    Verified sometime after midnight EST, after taking a little nap with my kitty on my lap and then writing another few hundred words.
    Come join us in the Countdown to 2018 Flash Fiction Challenge. New prompt every day. (password: flashed)
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    "I'm a failure," Jack cried, covering his face with his hands. "Father Frost will disown me. I'll be replaced by my sister, Jill. Snow will be pink this year!"



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    practical experience, FTW Mary Love's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenPanced View Post
    I finally, finally, FINALLY ran across a detail that could hang between the two MMCs for both of them to worry about who's going to bring it up again, if at all.

    The rest is horse manure.

    Mostly.
    Here's some flowers, now you can't smell manure when you edit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    Verified sometime after midnight EST, after taking a little nap with my kitty on my lap and then writing another few hundred words.
    Hot dawg!!! I'm so happy for you Sage!

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    Well done everyone!

    I just finished, sneaking in at 50.1k. I was aiming for a few hundred over but the scene naturally came to an end and who am I to argue with the muse?
    I have a writing blog and you can find some of my stories and poetry there.

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    Oh, thank goodness it's finally done! I've never liked a NaNo project as much as this one, but it was by far the hardest to write. Now, a break before I pick up where I left off.

    Great work everyone. You're all rock stars!
    Good intentions, poorly executed.

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    I completed a MG fantasy novel for my first nano since 2003. Then, I won, but didn't do the website or anything. Was it even around?! I came in Sunday Night with my 50,000 and I stopped at 50,000 on the dot because I was exhausted!

    Great job everyone!

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    My very rough draft of this novel clocked in at a surprisingly large 73k. I've been working away on a more refined draft that abandons a lot of the original draft, but it was still invaluable getting to work through the story and figure out where it needed to go.

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    I made it! November 16th was the day I reached 50k.
    ​​​Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?




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    Congrats BenPanced!

    Quote Originally Posted by BenPanced View Post

    The rest is horse manure.

    Mostly.
    Remember, it makes good fertilizer. <g>

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    I just posted in the word count thread, but I'm going to settle in this one, too.

    Congratulations everyone!

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