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NaNoWriMo 2017
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:03:29 AM »
NaNoWriMo 2017 has officially begun. I know a lot of you already crank out 50k words or more in a month, but for some of us this is still a stretch, and a worthwhile competition. I just finished my first writing block (it's only 9:00 AM on the west coast), and have hit my 1,667 words for the day, but since I took today off solely to write and get this thing started the right way, I'm aiming for 5,000 words before the kids get home from school.

Is anyone else participating this year?


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 09:06:07 AM »
I am! It's been years since I've won, but I still enjoy participating. I'm honestly surprised it's not more popular around here, but I don't seem to see much discussion on it. Oh well, maybe it's because 50k in a month is child's play for some folks around these parts :) I've got about a page written so far, but since I have to write during my breaks at work I'll probably get most of my words in this evening. I'm on the west coast too!
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 09:51:33 AM »
Yup, I am.  After a number of attempts, last year was the first time I'd actually succeeded.  Hoping to make it two years in a row this time.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 10:32:55 AM »
I've got multiple books sitting with my editor, one ready to go out, and another halfway done. I'm too busy with writing to do NaNo.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 10:44:26 AM »
I did 100K last year and I'm looking to do 150K this year. I will be using Dragon NS to do my "writing." I find I can do 3000+ words per hour using it, more if I have a very clear idea of where the story is going while dictating. That's why a good outline is necessary.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 10:47:50 AM »
Already started. I'm a pantster and as usual, the beginning is tough. Then the characters take over and the fun begins.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 10:54:26 AM »
I'm all over it this year. I'm more prepared than last year which was a total mess.  I have things mapped out and clear goals.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 11:00:44 AM »
I've got about a page written so far, but since I have to write during my breaks at work I'll probably get most of my words in this evening. I'm on the west coast too!

Nice! That's what I'm going to have to do this year too. I can get 1,000 words done in the morning before work without much issue (as long as I drag myself out of bed anyway), but in order to make up the rest, I'll have to get a few writing sprints done at lunch, and before I head home for the night.

Yup, I am.  After a number of attempts, last year was the first time I'd actually succeeded.  Hoping to make it two years in a row this time.

Congrats on your success last year. Good luck!

I've got multiple books sitting with my editor, one ready to go out, and another halfway done. I'm too busy with writing to do NaNo.

I hear you. This was the first year my writing schedule permitted me to participate. I literally finished my final draft of my newest book yesterday, and was able to jump straight into its sequel today.

I did 100K last year and I'm looking to do 150K this year. I will be using Dragon NS to do my "writing." I find I can do 3000+ words per hour using it, more if I have a very clear idea of where the story is going while dictating. That's why a good outline is necessary.

I haven't tried dictating yet, but people seem to have a lot of success doing it. One of these days I'll get around to giving it a go. Right now, it's just BIC HOK for me.

Already started. I'm a pantster and as usual, the beginning is tough. Then the characters take over and the fun begins.

Good luck!

I'm all over it this year. I'm more prepared than last year which was a total mess.  I have things mapped out and clear goals.

Same here. I've got a pretty extensive outline for the first 3/4 of my book, which should be more than enough to get me to 50k (this first draft should clock in around the 75k mark).


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 11:03:24 AM »
I'm doing it this year. My schedule happened to fall that I'm writing book 4 of my Ink Born series this month so I figure I'll make the most of the community spirit. I'm editing book 2 in a different series this week too, so I've only gotten 600 words written so far today.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 11:12:42 AM »
Hurray for Nano! I ve won a couple times, lost more often, but always get a ton of writing done.Im a VERY part time  writer so 50k is definitely a stretch for me. This year I have so many incomplete projects, I think Im going to try and hit 50k but spread across several projects. I am horrendous at finishing books. I get to 30 or 40k and get completely mired down. Hopefully if I get a running start I can crank out several endings. Fingers crossed. ;D

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 11:28:30 AM »
I just decided this will be my first year doing it. I don't have an outline yet, but am going to do that tonight. so I'll be a day or two behind. So I might not make the 50k, but if I can do 30-40k this month it will be worth it.

But I'm still gonna shoot for 50k

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 11:35:36 AM »
This is my first year, but I already have two books out and am currently working on two more, so I am using the newest one for NaNo starting in with the 7,879 I wrote in the past two days. (Covenant is at 25k) No way I could have juggled a third! But I did finally get a title and a blurb worked out because of NaNo!
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 11:46:43 AM »
I'm doing it this year, working on the 3rd book in my series. It's great motivation to know that people all around the world are in the same boat as you, writing away. Though I hope to hit 75K, not 50K, and keep the pace up all the way through the end of December.

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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 12:07:13 PM »
I love taking part in NaNoWriMo - have done it every year since 2006 and some of the summer camps too. This year I'm using it to write the 15th in my mystery series, having published the 14th just over a week ago. I wouldn't normally write two in the series so close together but while I was writing no. 14 I worked out how I could use an idea that's been around in my mind for a while, so I thought I might as well go for it.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 12:18:48 PM »
I've signed up. I think I joined kboards while living in Seattle in 2013 and winning NaNo for my one and lonely time. Although I did win Camp in 2015 back in London Town.


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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 12:43:58 PM »
I am!  I've attempted it a few times but haven't succeeded so far.  Hopefully this will be the year!  I started before my two kids got up this morning but didn't get very far yet.  I'm pantsing it, so we'll see....
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 12:58:47 PM »
I'm giving it a shot. I don't expect to  make the target but will be very happy if I can  do enough to ensure I can get another short book out this year. I'm trying to discipline myself. I am getting faster and faster producing books, but still not where I'd like to be.
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »
I'm doing it!

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2017, 01:38:56 PM »
I didnt sign up, but Im giving myself this month to write the sequel to my first novella. My goal is 25k, so quite a bit less than you all. Still quite a feat for me, though! Good luck to everyone!
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2017
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2017, 01:40:47 PM »
NaNoWriMo 2017 has officially begun. I know a lot of you already crank out 50k words or more in a month, but for some of us this is still a stretch, and a worthwhile competition. I just finished my first writing block (it's only 9:00 AM on the west coast), and have hit my 1,667 words for the day, but since I took today off solely to write and get this thing started the right way, I'm aiming for 5,000 words before the kids get home from school.

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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2017, 01:45:03 PM »
I'm signed up and already started last night (after midnight). This will be my tenth year participating since 2007 (I missed last year due to having a two-month-old baby). Out of the nine years I participated previously I've won all but twice. This year I'm hoping to make a large chunk of progress on a trilogy that I plan to release all at once in the spring/summer. If anyone is looking for a writing buddy, you can find me there as Guenhwyvar.
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2017, 01:53:22 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2017, 01:56:28 PM »
I'm signed up and already started last night (after midnight). This will be my tenth year participating since 2007 (I missed last year due to having a two-month-old baby). Out of the nine years I participated previously I've won all but twice. This year I'm hoping to make a large chunk of progress on a trilogy that I plan to release all at once in the spring/summer. If anyone is looking for a writing buddy, you can find me there as Guenhwyvar.
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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2017, 02:02:03 PM »
Just set up my writing project today. I finished my fourth children's novel over the weekend, and I'm open wide for this month to do a novel. Excited to see where the month will take the project. I've actually only won once, in 2015, but always get tons of writing done.

I have to note, love the way this year you can set goals for writing like an hour a day or other goals like in Camp NaNo. They seem to have the novel progress set up for word count, but you can set the other goals that help you make that 50K. I've got a one hour a day writing goal for the month. Love this new feature.  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2017, 02:19:55 PM »
I'm participating this year. But I cheated, I retired mid-October. Gives me 13+ hours each weekday I didn't used to have.  :)