Yeah, that's how I do it, too...divide it up into so many pages needed per day. Though I'm procrastinating (sort of..lol, rather relaxing) as it has been a long work week. I really don't want to share rough drafts, either. This is completely for me--that is the way I'm looking at it--if I happen to write slop, it's all fine, as long as I push towards something.
I'm thinking you just transfer your words to the Nanowrimo site when you want and the words are counted?
I am! But I just started today so I don't know what I'm doing yet. How do you add friends? Can we have our own HP group there? Do you have to publish as you go or can you just update your words and publish the last week?
I'm not sure I want to share my rough draft fiction writing, but I will if everyone else is. I mean, it might get to be inhibiting. I'll get nervous and quit if I know people are reading as I go.
There is a spot on there that says Search...then Author...after that you put in a name and hit enter and it'll take you to their webpage. Under their picture it'll say add buddy, click it then hit okay on the next page and you have added a buddy. or you can give me your name and i'll buddy you and the next time you log in on top it will say Crazdwriter buddied you..you click on my name and then hit add buddy under my pic and hit ok...
And don't put your work on there until you are finished and then it will count your word count and then yu win if you finish. And yes roough draft right now..they din't want it to be perfect.
Actually they don't keep your rough draft. Putting in your daily word count is on the honor system. When you upload at the end of the month they use an automated system to count the words and then your draft is deleted. The only person who sees your rough draft is you. Trust me. I have a program that replaces all the letters in the document with the letter N to count word blocks.
So yeah I've been doing this for a few years. Any questions feel free to ask and I'll happily procrastinate while I answer.
I just posted the first part of my novel on hubpages as a short story titled Sins of the Father. Its a work in progress title. That is basically what I am writing about. If you have a moment or two let me know what you think. I will be adding you guys here in a few on the Nano site!
It's just a rough draft. Next month is about rewrites and editing. It's really just an exercise to encourage you to do it. Hammer it out and get it in paper then you will be amazed how it comes together in editing and fills itself out.
lol we'll see if my imagination lets my mind not do it pretty lol I try not to describe things but still edn up doing it anyways. of course my problem is grammer and putting sentences the correct way so it flows right hehehe
I cheat and write about things that build on itself, lots of scenery and action that has to be described and explained. Dynamic characters that are larger then life and keep moving. Then I ask myself what would I do, I close my eyes and imagine whats around me in this world I'm creating then write it down. It's not just writing its therapy.
Of course I'm writing a sci-fi war piece based on a popular series in England so I have over a hundred novels to draw details from.
I am at the 2000 word mark and still writing, I popped into hbbpages to do my 30 day Challenge here. I finally came up with a title for the book, and have gotten my characters to where I like them. Then My 3 yer old granddaughter wanting to help me,clicked the wrong button and wiped out chapter two....which I rewrote. It's been fun so far, I have an outline going...hoping to stick to it...
The inner editor is the toughest creature to deal with. There are a couple things you can do to mute it. These are just a couple mental tricks. First disable you grammar and spellcheck function in your writing program. If she can't see the red and green lines she become oblivious.
I have a stuffed animal sitting on my desk with duct tape over it's mouth.
Last but not least in the beginning of nano I insert a scene where my mental editor is gagged, tied up and tossed in a closet.
She periodically gets out but I throw her back in as required.
I just passed 7.000 words. I'm struggling to hit my 1667 each day, but I'm doing it. I have several other freelance projects I have to finish while doing it and my dog is sick and my man is sick so I feel successful even though I'm just keeping up so far.
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