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NaNoWriMo Week One

  1. Gemsong profile image86
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    So how is it going for everyone? Are the words just flowing or are staring at a blank document praying for inspiration?

    I'm doing the latter and procrastinating in Hubpage forums. wink

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Get your behind off the forums and write woman!

    I don't want to have to get the whip out. LOL

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    I've published 641 words and have another 9000 on words waiting to go.

  4. dave272727 profile image60
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    So far I have about 4000 words on MS Word that I am happy with.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    oh boy lynne a whip? eek! lol

    DAVE if you are signed up on the website add me as a buddy...same name as I have on here. smile

    And it's going well for me Gemsong. I have a lot written down in my notebook and transfering them onto my computer. smile I am having a blast too.

    What about you Gemsong?

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I'm on there too now...I'm sukee

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm coming to buddy you hehehe

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Gotcha first smile

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    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I have serious writer's block, these days, and  . . . well, that's all I can think of, right now.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hope your writer's block leaves soon, Jonanthan. Would you like to borrow my jack hammer? lol

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    I'm at just at 1848 (I think..1800ish). I divided it up and I have to do 1667 minimum per day to make 50,000, but of course I'm hoping to exceed that.

    Scott--you did 9,000 words in one day? I'm in awe of that.

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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?

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No I have it stored and ready to go, the most I've ever done in one day was 5681, that was two months ago for the book I just submitted.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol UW

    hey pgrundy are you on the website too? the NaNoWriMo one? add me if you are!

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    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.

    How does everyone else do it?

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When you add your work it just counts it but doesn't display it, but keep it saved on your computer as the site won't store anything until the end.

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      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am thinking of just updating my word count after I write a batch. Maybe more than once a day.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        that is what I am going to do until the end. then you copy and paste it but the site only counts your words won't save it so no worries there.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    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. smile 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.

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I don't think I'll be sharing what I've written with others smile

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    Yeah I'm just updating my word count daily too--then like Scott said I'll upload the whole document the last week.

    Anyone who wants to add my as a buddy, go for it! Crazdwriter, I'll add you if you don't add me first. Same goes for the rest of you. smile

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I just created a thread in the forum for HubPages

    http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/3373550

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    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    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.

    *doding Lynne and her whip*

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      lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Muhahahha! Do you really think you can dodge me? Haha

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So even if you go spotty (not knowing what to write, or just sketching in), it will not make a difference. All they do is count the words for you. 

      OK!  I can do this.  It'll be a mess, lol, but a 3/4 written novel mess & mine, lol.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You can do it Lita!

      2. Gemsong profile image86
        Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've skipped scenes and tagged them on to the end in no patricular order. hope that helps.

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    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    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!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I have to go back and reread about how to get my word doc uploaded so that the counter gets it right lol

    and will buddy you pgrundy. Same name?

    and is anyone else having issues with the website? it keeps on going to page cannot be loaded and stuff like that for me

    1. Gemsong profile image86
      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The answer is "Week One Sign Up Traffic Jam"

      The heaviest traffic occurs during the first few days of November. Everything will be a bit slow during this time. Just be patient and it will be back to normal soon.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    aaaa got ya...and be patient? gemsong how do I do that? lmao

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      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You focus on making your word count, woman.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        but I get a headache if I focus too much lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    back lynne back I say *stands in front of gemsong* lol

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Careful CW or I'll have to crack it on you too. Um what is your word count for today...hmmm? smile

    1. Gemsong profile image86
      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *gulp*

      357. I'm typinga paragraph to every forum post I respond to. I got a late start today.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have posted 2,258 for my word count but I will be updating ti soon to over 3000 so *thhhpppp* hehehe

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    *round of applause* Alrighty then you are both spared the whip today.

    *pours a glass of wine* now how about a relaxing little drink to enjoy the spoils of your day.

    (Sorry, I don't have emots for that, smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    ooo thanks lynne I'll take hot chocolate instead of wine though big_smile me likie my hot chocolate.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Ok one cup of steaming hot chocolate for CW. I've got a nice glass of rose zinfandel for me. Anyone else?

    1. Gemsong profile image86
      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Warm milk please? No alcohol while writing.

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I have just over 600 for today.

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A hub! lol  smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Good job UW! And my tomorrow you'll have over 1,000 I bet smile

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hammering it out I swear Scott! lmao ugh I hate editing my own stuff. sad but i have to don't I? lol

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        Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not til next month, this month is about the mad dash to glory. It doesn't need to be pretty just to be done. big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    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

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    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.

  30. dave272727 profile image60
    dave272727posted 7 years ago

    I think I have been over explaining some things.  Fight scenes, the mad dash to freedom, the air, the sun on and through the trees...

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    it's okay to do that dave...cut back a little bit but if you feel that it is right for your story then add the details and don't worry about it until later. smile


    And ain't that the truth Scott writing is such a great therapy! I need it now most definitely especially with dealing with my Papa aka grandpa's 2nd stroke

  32. Gemsong profile image86
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Over explaining adds to the all important word count. Gag your editor and just write. I'm detailing a stake out against a magic powered assassin.

    930pm and 564 words.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Don't worry Gemsong I am sure that more will come to you tomorrow.

    Did everyone remember to fall back?

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not in AZ...it's just the same old day and night, lol.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lucky! lol I liked when I didn't have to do it when living in Hawaii but had to worry about time for everyone else lmao

    2. Gemsong profile image86
      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I want to beat the minimum by a few words. That way I have a cushion and I can take Thanksgiving off from writing.

      764

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oooo good idea...

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          Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Unfortunately it's not going to happen tonight. 1380. Gonna have to do better tomorrow. big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    You will do just fine...hopefully you'll dream your story then you know what to add to it. smile I've now dreamt twice about this story and know where to go with the scenes I've dreamt about smile

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    Sanctus Vesaniaposted 7 years ago

    I actually signed up this year, and I'm at the 4,067 word mark.   933 words minimum for today, and I'll be at the 5,000 word mark.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      All right Sanctus! Hey add me on the website...same name here as on there

    2. Gemsong profile image86
      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good job! Keep up the good work. You can add me as a Buddy as well. Watch out for Lynne. She has a whip to keep us going. I bear the marks for being behind already wink

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        lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Gem, I missed this, lol. Seriously, I hope you are all doing smashing at making your daily goals. Now, get back to writing, lol.

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    Its Angelposted 7 years ago

    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...

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    cteshomeposted 7 years ago

    I'm at 2,348 words and at a total loss. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to work in the "reveals" plot. Wow, I'm way behind.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sorry cteshome I hope you figure it out!

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        cteshomeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Crasdwriter, I appreciate that. How's yours coming?

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          SLOW! lol but it is coming along

          and I know that hubbers will help out in however way that they can for your story. They helped me BIG time!

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      lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Cteshome do what CW did post a thread here in the forum about it and give a tidbit for the other hubbers to work on. It seemed to help her out.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ooo this is true it helped me a lot. I say go for it, cteshome. you don't have to give too much information about your story just enough to help others help you.

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        cteshomeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's a GREAT idea. Hold on, lemme see what I want to work with!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Don't whip me lynne!

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Girl you are so far ahead of the game you can afford a little time off.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    phew...I am at 14,686 word count right now and pushing for more big_smile

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      dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      DAMN!!!
      I am behind the curve dramatically!  I am only around 6,000 and I thought I was doing good!  Keep it up, you will be done before anyone!

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        nope there is another hubber who has a word count of 41,636...HE will be done before anyone lol

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      cteshomeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WHOA! I really feel down now. Keep up the good work.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Don't feel down...just continue on with your goal for each day and you'll get that word count in a few days. smile

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          cteshomeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the positive words! I could use that. It's great to hear someone moving along so quickly. I'm still trying to turn my inner editor off. LOL.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    By the way dave LOVE the avatar pic! and you are doing good 6,000 is good!

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      dave272727posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks big_smile

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    I'm hanging Ct hope we can all give you a hand.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol I don't have an inner editor so I'm good there lol

    and hey if you want add me as a buddy on the website...same name as on here.

  44. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I'm just writing and editing in December smile Well, I'm trying not to edit...

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    yep edit in December so UW and CT No editing! lol

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      cteshomeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I really am trying! But my fake inner "editor" won't let go of the game! I wish I could just write and not go back looking for errors.

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        Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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. smile

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    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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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    aaaa pgrundy hope the pup and your man get better fast! And good for you woman! Keep it up, chica! Keep it up!

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    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    had no power last night and a flat laptop battery, so just managed a couple of hundred which must push me to about 9000 now

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    All right cindy! Hey add me as a buddy on there too cindy. smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Keep it up dave and you just might run me over with your word count lol

 
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