2014 NaNo - Who's in?

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Gordon Robb
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Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:47 am Post

I'm in for the third time. Had a good idea all sussed out, till my 11 year old daughter asked me to write a story for her (that she had an idea for). It's by no means complete in my head but started it anyway. 3 days done, and just a head of target.

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garpu
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Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:02 pm Post

Too late to start? Lost the past few days dealing with dentists and things. :(
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Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:01 pm Post

@Garpu: too late to start? No ... never too late to start. Dive in and give it a go! (When inspiration hits, the words tumble out and catching up is no big thing.) Just remember: never use the backspace key, and never go back to read what you've written. Write 'hot' and edit 'cool' ... edit in December & January! :lol:
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Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:13 pm Post

Garpu, it may seem daunting to start late, but let's do the math.

Today is Nov 4. If you start today, you've only missed 3 days. The daily word count goal is (on average) 1667 words. So you've missed that times three, or 5001 words. That seems like a lot, but...

If you spread out your missed words over the remaining 27 days in November (counting today, the 4th of Nov), that's only an additional 185.22222... words per day. Let's round up to 186.

So, to make the 50,000 word goal for November, all you have to do is 1,853 words each day, on average.

On the weekends, you can likely exceed that by several hundred, and it's not uncommon for people to do 2,000 words on average, every day, for a total of 60,000 words.

Go easy on yourself, ignore your inner editor. Make course corrections mid-sentence if you need to. Leave yourself notes in the text (those words can count too) on what you were intending.

You can do this.

If you want to. I'm not the boss of you. :wink:

P.S. This post was 187 words long.
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garpu
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Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:42 pm Post

:)

Hrm, might just go for it. It doesn't actually have to be *good*
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Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:47 am Post

I"m all in! Trying to get there...trying...trying... a bit every day. Good luck all.

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Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:20 am Post

Damn! I'm still 7K words short and only 2 days remain! :shock:
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:08 pm Post

r6d2 wrote:Damn! I'm still 7K words short and only 2 days remain! :shock:

51735 words, at last! :lol:
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Beware of realism when writing. Avoid the usual zoo inhabitants. Summon the unicorns and the tritons, and give them reality!
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