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nanowrimo participants, blogs, locals, and nano_prompt

All right! Now I'm stoked.

  • 1. Who else is participating in the National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) challenge this year? I count at least 23 from my friends list, including myself:

    Anybody else?

  • 2. (Cross-posted from nanowrimo; my Nanowrimo journals are onyxgolem on GreatestJournal and tanelos on LiveJournal.) Does anyone have a project blog? Are you using GreatestJournal as all of us cool kids are doing or Blogger like that luz0r taiji_jian? You don't bring your lunch, you buy your lunch!

  • 3. If you haven't already posted: what's the genre of your novel? Sci-fi? Mystery? Cheesy romance? Horror? Nothing but pancreas-slicing fight scenes (ask Trippy, cavlec)?

  • 4. You do realize this means 1667 words a day, typically a 2-3 hour a day investment, right? (Well, maybe 1 hour if you are overclocked like kaladhwen. If I could type as fast as she can and code as fast as zengeneral... dude.)

  • 5. Has anyone done any of the nano_prompts? This is a Nanowrimo warm-up community that posts one "prompt" question to get our creative juices flowing. I've been writing responses for my Nanowrimo 2004 entry, the "first" book of tanelos (Shadows of the Sorcerers, Chapters 1-8).

  • 6. Is anyone local to Manhattan, KS participating in this year's program?



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Oct. 25th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
I'm another. I'm hanging out at hp_nanowriters and that's about it this time around, even though I'm writing SGA fic for Nano. Two original projects on the go is more than enough without starting another.
Oct. 25th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
1. I, too, am participating!
2. And I believe you know my project journal, as you've added it. But yeah, it's sixdegrees_.
3. Hm. My novel doesn't really have a genre. It is pretty much a series of random events that serve as character sketches. I guess it's.. fiction, to be very very general. It really has basically no plot, or a very very vague one.
4. Yup. 2-3 hours a day. I've been trying to figure out my anticipated November schedule for a while.. it should be fun. I figure if I can't get time in during the afternoons, I can get my 1667 words a day in from 9 PM onwards. I don't really sleep until 2 AM or so anyway. So it shouldn't be that bad. What I'm more worried about is writer's block. That's what kills me every year.
5. No, I haven't done any nano_prompts. That sounds interesting, though. I'll check it out.
Oct. 25th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Ah, yes! Welcome!
I forgot that you added me back already! Welcome and best of luck!

0200 bedtime is a must if you're serious about Nano, unless you work very flexible hours.

Have fun with the prompts!

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So noted! - banazir - Oct. 25th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
All write! - banazir - Oct. 25th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 25th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Does anyone have a project blog?

My cluttered brain and Microsoft Word.

If you haven't already posted: what's the genre of your novel?

Umm...I'll let you vote later on mine, cause right now I still can't decide. ;)

You do realize this means 1667 words a day, typically a 2-3 hour a day investment, right? (Well, maybe 1 hour if you are overclocked like kaladhwen. If I could type as fast as she can and code as fast as zengeneral... dude.)


This is a Nanowrimo warm-up community that posts one "prompt" question to get our creative juices flowing.

Prompts would lead me into writing actual dialogue and then scenes and then...well, that's just cheating. ;)
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
1. W00t! Welcome!

2. Brain and Word! But... but who will read it? Even your clone can't always read your mind!

3. W00t! A vote! (Dude... write about the family history of Hurley and how the numbers have dogged the Reyes line since prehistoric times!)

4. You are overclocked! Clickity-clickity-clickity-tap-tap-tappity...

5. Planning isn't cheating! Writing is cheating!
Actually, even writing isn't cheating if you don't count the "warm-up" text. I wrote nothing before 01 Nov 2005, but I had to count my appendices, which had rough notes and timelines, and I've since neatened up and revised.

6. I want more Manhattanite Nano'ers!

Oct. 25th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
Uhm, surely you didn't mean to exclude me from your initial list?
Oct. 25th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
There yew are!
I forgot! Sowwy.

Oct. 25th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
I'll be typing away. :)
Oct. 25th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
I'm doing the same thing I did last year..not sign up. ;-)

I actually hit the 50,000 mark by the end of the month, but too much stress in my life to put myself on a deadline for that and with my father having shoulder surgery tomorrow, too much real life to let myself get bogged down with some litary goal that's just going to add extra stress and kill plot bunnies.

Best wishes and good luck. :-)
Oct. 25th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
Good luck to you, too. You should still consider yourself a successful completer of the challenge, even if it isn't official. I do understand why you haven't signed up, though. Best wishes and prayers for your dad.

Oct. 25th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm participating
Oct. 25th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
Good luck!
What's your novel about?

Re: Good luck! - aricadavidson - Oct. 25th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 25th, 2005 06:57 am (UTC)
1) I am!
2) Nope
3) Sci-fi
4) Done it for years, last year I did it in a week, remember?
5) no
6) no
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! Another veteran!
1. Yay! Welcome again to the mania!
2. Has anybody read your novel? And are you doing a continuation or sequel from last year?
3. I'd be curious to have a look at it later on, as it's sci-fi.)
4. Years! Wow. You're probably the first multi-time veteran. May I know your Nanowrimo user name? (I'm amazed how you did it in a week, even though I basically did as well, thanks to having only written 10000 words by November 26th last time.)
5. Who needs prompts if you can do it in a week?! *Nanowriwe hi5*
6. I still haven't found a single other person in the Little Apple who's doing it. :-/

Re: Yay! Another veteran! - jadziadax - Oct. 26th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 25th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
I'm also participating, I like the social interaction of Nano.

Not blogging my work, because it's going to be later revised for publication. The genre is urban fantasy, and is a prequel to another one of my books.
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
Good show!
I also like the social interaction of Nano. There's a real esprit de corps. Have fun!

What's urban fantasy, please?

Incidentally, my friends list is getting Ph.D.-rich!

Oct. 25th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
I think I can write sometihng for NaNoWriMo, though English is not my first language. I'll read the FAQ and then I'll decide :)

And, by the way, thank you for adding me to your friends list. I've added you back :)
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Go for it!
Welcome, and good luck!

Oct. 25th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
1. I officially signed up after all - I figure this might be the added motivation I need to free me from the tyranny of the gaming system.

What is your id over there? I'd love to add you.

2. My project blog is my everyday blog. I figure that makes it easier on me, and everything I post that is novel-related is under a cut, and friends-only, so it works out the same for everyone else.

3. Sci-fi. Problem is, I still haven't narrowed it down to one specific novel. I've been posting chapters from two completely separate novels to date.

4. Bring it on.

5. Not yet, but I saw when you posted them and they looked intriguing.

6. I've been within a few miles of there, does that count?
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
The tyranny of gaming, RL, and work!
1. Yay! Best of luck! You can do it!
The GJ analogue of tanelos is onyxgolem. (Tane-Los is the Archniniei citadel captured by the Terionach; the Onyx Golem is a Terionach totem and the emblem of the Autarch, but there's a twist that comes to light - not surprisingly, in The Onyx Golem.) Now aren't you glad you made a GJ? ;-)

2. Fair enerf!

3. Tell me about it!

4. Bring it! W00t!

5. Yep!

6. How far?

Oct. 25th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
1. *raises hand* I am!
2. Not yet. I may make one or get lazy and use my writing journal, prosaicmosaic.
3. Meh fantasy or just general fiction; not sure which. Guess it depends on which plot line comes out of me first at midnight.
4. Yea, it's crazy and probably won't get done by a day to day basis (I'll have to play catch up during class and weekends), but we'll see.
5. Nope, haven't really thought of anything for their prompts.
6. Texas, sorry.
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Icon envy!
1. Yay, another multi-time attempter! Welcome to the madness. I'm impressed that you started trying at an early age, BTW.

2. Sounds good. Nice title.

3. Ooh, that's the spirit!

4. Good luck!

5. I tend to stack the deck that way, see... :-)

6. You don't have to be sorry f-- oh, wait, Texas! Well, you're excused; gondhir, OTOH... ;-)

BTW, I love your icon! May I use it on my GJ?

Re: Icon envy! - stybba - Oct. 26th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Icon envy! - gondhir - Oct. 26th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Ohhh! THAT'S where I've seen it! - banazir - Oct. 26th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Icon envy! - stybba - Oct. 26th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 25th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
The problem is not typing - I do 90+ WPM - the problem is that I doubt my brain can maintain such a breakneck pace of inventivness.

Also, Blogger pwns j00, fl'o
Oct. 26th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Breakneck pace?!
At 90wpm, yes; at 1667wpd, nahh... look at jadziadax; she wrote hers in a week, and I did the last 40000 words of mine in 5 days!

Also, GJ pwn's Blogger's mama. Look at this thing and tell me GJ lacks any of Blogger's customizability.

Re: Breakneck pace?! - taiji_jian - Oct. 26th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)

I saw you in my friends list on angelkitten13. If you're interested in reading the progress on my NaNo project, it's at nanowrimokitten.

Good Luck!
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