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garpu
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Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:43 pm Post

I'm contemplating doing it this year. I was too badly burnt out last year because of icky day job. That went away, and so's the burnout.

I've got an idea, but it would take a metric crapload of research. Not sure I could get downtown to a decent research library before it starts, though.
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Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:18 pm Post

I'm doing NaNo this year. I've never contemplated my idea for so long, yet planned my plot so little before. This weekend is going to be a marathon of outlining and laundry.

You can always just hand-wave some things if you don't have time for the research, and edit or add it later.
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Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:26 am Post

garpu wrote:I've got an idea, but it would take a metric crapload of research. Not sure I could get downtown to a decent research library before it starts, though.
garpu,
as young Robert points out:
robertdguthrie wrote:You can always just hand-wave some things if you don't have time for the research, and edit or add it later.
Isn't the object of the NaNuNaNuNaNu exercise, a quantitive one, and not qualitative. 50Ks worth of a rough outline of a first draft in 30 days, would more than qualify you as a 'Winner'.

Quite often you'll read of members of Scriv's crew, going on to develop the stuff they churned out in this or that year's effort, into a full-blown literary work.

The research can be done at your leisure, without the stress of a deadline. :wink:
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Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:11 pm Post

Golly gee, Mister Vic-k, you sure know a lot about NaNoNa-Na-Na-Naaaa-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Naaaaa-Na. Did they have something like it back before the inner-net and electricity and all that?
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Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:00 pm Post

robertdguthrie wrote:k before the inner-net and electricity and all that?
Nahh...we 'ad, OBLA DI OBLA DA.
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Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:49 pm Post

vic-k wrote:OBLA DI OBLA DA


Not to mention the somewhat more sedate and disciplined version

http://youtu.be/Nj4P04u26mU
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Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:50 pm Post

I'm in! Though hopefully my binder will be filled with something other than bibble-dee babble-du nanu blork!

Though, perhaps the Swedish Chef could make an appearance this year.

And if there are any other bilge rats around, I'll be at the Portland kick-off party later today.
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Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:57 pm Post

IF?!! There's no if about it, young Master Ioa...they're everywhere!
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Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:27 pm Post

Trust a cat to know where the rats congregate! :wink:
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:wink: :twisted:
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Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:10 am Post

Too bad there's not a "Elsewhere: Lit & Latte-via" region we could all join. Not that it would really do anything really, but... you know... it'd be neat. Like having a secret handshake or something.
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Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:08 am Post

Would that be on Orbital?
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Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:50 am Post

True...the idea is based on historical people/places, though. Planning? Who needs planning? ;)
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Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:27 am Post

well.. We move house on the 30th October... wont have internet until possibly 4-5 weeks after that...

so what else am I going to do without all the distractions (other than unpacking... putting things up. moving things about... painting.. etc etc etc) ;)

I'm in :)

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Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:46 am Post

I must decide between completing my dissertation, or writing a novel. Oh, and I could write some philosophical fiction, or write an original dissertation in the shape of a novel...

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