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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #105 on: November 12, 2012, 05:13:34 AM »
25K, and I've just run out of plot. Time to jump ahead and go back to fill the gaps in later.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #106 on: November 12, 2012, 11:22:07 AM »
*waves pompoms*

You guys are all doing so well!!!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #107 on: November 12, 2012, 12:36:24 PM »
I did 6022 words yesterday :D

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #108 on: November 12, 2012, 04:14:30 PM »
I am pleased to say that I finally got through the apocolypse, discovered a reason for my protagonist to abandon her people, and started her on the real adventure: a dangerous cross country journey, attempting to find a new place to belong. Hoping for smooth writing now.


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #109 on: November 12, 2012, 08:10:14 PM »
Yay, Jones!  I love days like that!

I was able to work out today exactly in which order the chapters go, it really gives me a target for which to aim.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #110 on: November 12, 2012, 10:12:52 PM »
still behind, but if i get 2K a day that should work.... aaaaand plot is running out of steam -_-

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #111 on: November 12, 2012, 10:40:13 PM »
still behind, but if i get 2K a day that should work.... aaaaand plot is running out of steam -_-

Maybe we can help?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #112 on: November 12, 2012, 10:42:37 PM »
still behind, but if i get 2K a day that should work.... aaaaand plot is running out of steam -_-

Maybe we can help?

*sigh* No. Fiona's rebelling. I've tortured her too much and now as payback she refuses to give me any ideas... *grin* But i will write anyways. ONWARD!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #113 on: November 13, 2012, 05:42:48 AM »
I'm on about 8500 words, and don't know where I want my story to go next, or what theme I want to develop (of course, I had to pick the stupidly hard genre of Literary Fiction).

I think it's because I didn't plan it enough prior to November. Now I'm unsure whether to pull out of NaNoWriMo and go back to the planning stages. Then I can go back and have a proper crack at writing it. Or whether to plow ahead and write anything, even if it's completely useless and random stuff. I have a feeling that wouldn't really achieve anything, though.

Suggestions, please?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #114 on: November 13, 2012, 06:26:34 AM »
LifeOnPluto, something similar happened to me during NaNo Camp. I got completely stuck because I hadn't done enough research and worked on my story enough. But I didn't want to give up either, so I just decided to spend some time with my characters and simply go for the 'NaNoCamp Win'. I wrote pretty random scenes (some even go into the imagined backstory of the characters), whatever I felt like.

And now, for NaNo this year, I am really writing the story. I completely redid the timeline, changed some characters, dropped a few, added a few, changed the ending I had at first imagined - but I can reuse or rewrite some of the stuff I wrote during Camp. I actually find that it helps. So, basically, it wasn't a complete loss to just write something, anything, even if it just helped me to find out what I didn't want the story to be like.


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #115 on: November 13, 2012, 09:41:39 PM »
How's everyone doing?  We're almost at the halfway point.

Keep up the good work guys! :)

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #116 on: November 13, 2012, 09:53:28 PM »
I've got stuff on paper, just not on my computer.  I really need to get on that.  I have some more plot points worked out, and even some things for later books!  How are you doing?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #117 on: November 13, 2012, 11:04:58 PM »
I'm in the middle of my book and things are not going well.  It's a bit of a slog and I have to get through all of this stuff so I can do my big dramatic ending.  I'm focusing on writing 300-500 words at a time.

My write in tonight did not go well.  I usually get around 2500 words, I had about 1500 instead...sigh

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #118 on: November 13, 2012, 11:31:55 PM »
I'm skipping the slog and the things I'm not entirely sure about (like how the King manages to be so darn conniving)...actually, now that I think about it, he's the only one I feel the need to skip.  I have six main characters, two of which will not be formally introduced until the second book, so really I'm only skipping one of four.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #119 on: November 14, 2012, 07:38:52 AM »
I'm skipping ahead in my novel as well. I've just put in around 4000 words I wrote away from my computer... Those were scenes that go towards the end of my story. Ah well, as long as I'm writing something...

I just realised that I've completely forgotten my villain again. He's gone AWOL. He not very villainous either. I guess that's something I'll have to change when editing the book.