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Support for the writers of the WC who are Participating in 2011!


- NaNo Prep -

- NaNoWriMo Support: Tips and Hints -

- NaNoWriMo Support: Daily Logs -

- NaNoWriMo Write-Out -


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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a hectic, and sometimes stressful period for authors who participate. This is a support page for the writers on this site who are participating this year. Finishing the 50,000 word novel in just thirty days is more than an accomplishment, it is a feat not attained by many. To improve the standards, quality and completeness of your novel, I am writing these words and giving you this area to rally. Each day, I will take time out from my novel, and post an inspirational quote. Please take these quotes to heart, don't give up, just keep writing. Even if it is the most boring piece of work ever, it it makes no sense, 50,000 is still an accomplishment and a journey. HERE WE GO!

[Ash]

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30C in 30D Support



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Day One

Here we go again!


Day one of thirty, with 50,000 to go. I hope everyone is ready this year! I'll be writing a teen novel, which is a new arena for me. I can't wait to hear what you are all doing!

[Ash]


When the November challenges end, each participant will be awarded according to the standards set here:

Victim – Failed to meet the challenge. (Less than 47,000 words or less than 28 characters)

Survivor – Close enough, but not quite. (47,000–49,999 words or 28–29 characters).

Lived – Good job, you earned it. (50,000–54,999 words or 30–33 characters).

Dominated – You're f-ing crazy. (55,000+ words or 34+ characters).
 
Good luck and don't die.
 
 
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I am participating in NaNoWriMo:
 
[Ash]
NaNo handle: akivos
Genre: Teen/ Young Adult
5-years, 1 wins (2010), 2 loss (2009, 2011), pending 2012!
Word count: 50,523 as of Nov 30 @ 5:59 AM

[Veltzeh]
NaNo handle: veltzeh
Genre: Drama/sci-fi (fan fiction)
At least 4 self-defined wins...
Work: <URI:http://www.elftown.com/_Forged in Ice 2 (NaNoWriMo 2012)>
Word count: 62078 (target 25000)
 
 
 
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2010-10-31 [Annie]: Oh my goodness I'm soooo excited! Tomorrow is the day...whee! Awesome idea [Ash]. ^_^ Oh oh, we should put our NaNoWriMo.org handles too...I want to add everyone. :P

2010-10-31 [Ash]: Okay, I'll add mine, just a second.

2010-11-01 [Ash]: Day one: I prepared an outline, and have twelve glorious chapters. I also figured out I have the brunt of the work to do in three days due to new classes starting Thursday. Huzzah! A challenge. Today I will attempt to tackle two classes with a bowl of fruit loops, some very loose and sometimes illegible outlines, and a ton of coffee! Here I go!

Post your 'Day one:'s here!

2010-11-01 [Annie]: Wow, very nice! I admire your outlining skills.
Day one: I came up with an idea for my novel at the last minute, and although I don't exactly have an *outline* per se, I have a good idea of how I'm going to go about things. I discovered that I can write quite a bit while in my boring morning classes, about 1000 words, which leaves me about 30 minutes of outside writing time every day. Today I tackled four classes on a bowl of Kix. :/ I'm going to put up my word count too. ^_^

2010-11-01 [Ash]: So will I! As soon as I switch computers. I have a different computer for internet than I do writing though both are capable.

2010-11-02 [Annie]: Wow, 5000 already, nice job!

2010-11-02 [Ash]: Day two: I've crashed landed on a planet, or it feels like it. My hands and elbow hurt from over exhaustion yesterday. They'll be going through less rigorous work today as I only want to get to 8,000 words total. By noon when I was done with my 4K, I was already emotionally drained, however, I found that starring at the Home and Garden channel between paragraphs helped keep me at my task and there for achieving yesterday's number.

2010-11-03 [Annie]: Day two: After studying (aka cramming) for seven hours for a test tomorrow, I was a bit too exhausted to make any real progress. I finished studying and only got about 500 words in...better luck tomorrow I guess.

2010-11-03 [Ash]: Day three; (morning) After not getting much yesterday due to spontaneous cleaning, I have much to make up for today. I only pushed out a few paragraphs which was lacking in what needed to be done. I only hope my evening report has good news to be share in it.

2010-11-03 [Annie]: Day three: I got a B on the test I crammed for, so I guess missing yesterday's nano was justified. I'm caught up with yesterday's writing and chugging along on today's writing. Maybe by the end of the day I'll be at the 5001-word, 3-day mark. :)

2010-11-03 [Veltzeh]: I'm not actually doing a nanowrimo, but an alternative: 30 characters in 30 days! (<URL:http://www.30characters.com/>) Is it okay if I post myself up there too? X)

2010-11-04 [Ash]: TO VELTZEH: Please do! Looks interesting! I would join, but you can't join in after November 1. If you would, make a separate page and post up your character pics so we can see them please. Don't forget to put up your drawing log (like out Day Ones, ect...).

2010-11-04 [Ash]: Day three: (evening) It is my pleasure that I have gotten the knack back from Monday and posted up 4,000 more words. I thought for sure it was going to be a challenge, but sitting here next to my boyfriend and having side conversations has seemed to help immensely, possibly because I have to 're-jog' my brain when I get back to writing so the inspiration is new. I hope this continues. I would love to be doing 10k every three days, making a win on the 18th then editing and expanding if possible until the official count can take place on the 25.

2010-11-04 [Tyr Zalo Hawk]: Oh, look. A support group for my newest drug! I knew I would find one soon enough... Mmmmmm... new drugs.
Druuuugsssss...

I've taken to writing "approximately" 2,000 words per day, which gives me 5 days off if I need it, and with all of my university work, that's very likely. Of course, I also hope to get ahead of myself and haven't done that yet. Soon though... soon...

2010-11-04 [Tyr Zalo Hawk]: Also, were we able to start writing on the 31st? I didn't think we could or I'd have another few thousand words <_< Please tell me it's not true.
Say it ain't so, Pa! Say it ain't so!

2010-11-04 [Ash]: No, you had to start no earlier than Nov 1st at 12:00 AM.

2010-11-04 [Tyr Zalo Hawk]: PRAISE JESUS!!!!!

Er... Whoa, sorry. That's the black preacher inside of me. Good, I'm glad I didn't misread anything <_<

2010-11-04 [Annie]: No no, we couldn't start writing on the 31st as far as I know. That was just when the wiki opened. :) Excited to see your characters too Veltzeh!
Wow you both are doing great so far! I'm a bit behind..but hopefully I can just keep up, I have no hopes of finishing ahead like you awesome people. :P

2010-11-04 [Ash]: Hehe.... Tyr's got a black preacher inside him.

2010-11-04 [Annie]: .>

2010-11-04 [Annie]: Day four: Major setback - I decided to change my novel altogether because I didn't like the genre I had chosen. I convinced myself before NaNo started that nonfiction would be okay because I've done quite a bit of creative nonfiction and have been wanting to write a whole book in that vein for awhile. But then I went to set my genre on nanowrimo.org and noticed that nonfiction wasn't present...and finally gave in to the fictional world. My new novel is romantic fantasy I suppose and currently about 3000 words shorter than I left off on the last one. >.< Must catch up!

2010-11-05 [Tyr Zalo Hawk]: Oh my! Well, I'm sure you can do it Annie! Go Annie! Go Annie! It's your novel! We gonna party when it's completed! We gonna sip Sunny-D when it's completed!
And... <.< that's the alcohol-free nerd in me speaking.

Just remember: 2,000 words/day keeps the deadline away (and gives you 5 days free if you really need them).

2010-11-05 [Tyr Zalo Hawk]: Also, Tyr started doing updates on date and time, just to make sure you guys don't call me out on my discrepancies too badly

Because I know you guys religiously hack into my computer just to check my word count. <_<...

2010-11-05 [Ash]: Day Five: I took a break yesterday, but my hand feels worse than ever. I am hoping that start a trend of three days work, one day rest and continue to write 3,333 words everytime so that on day 20 I will be finisshed. However, I can see school slowly sinking into my writing time. This is why i am worried. I am hoping very much that I can get ahead on my work along with doing the 3,333 and keep a good pace that doesn't exhaust me mentally. Well, here I go and hopefully with two new and challenging classes, I won't be hacked to pieces.

2010-11-06 [Annie]: Day five: Things are looking slightly better. Got a few more words written today, about 3000 actually (because I went back down to 800 this morning and back up again). I feel like it was fairly decent progress even though it wasn't nearly enough. But perhaps if I follow Tyr's advice and keep writing a little more than I need to everyday, 2000 or so, I can catch up.

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