So, what do y'all think of an April challenge? To be honest I don't much care about word counts, but what if the challenge is to write something, large or small, every day. I think that's the key really more than output anyway in getting on the write track (see how I did that? Clever, yes?)
Feedback welcomed. If y'all think April is too soon or too busy or if you'd prefer a word count goal, let me know!
starts in just seven days. Who here is going to go for it?
If the thought of trying to write in November, the month of turkey dinners and prep for winter holidays, is freaking you out, would you be interested in a spring session of NotNaNoWriMo?
I'm going to try for the third year in a row, to finish the damn NaNoWriMo challenge. Would anyone be interested in using this forum to talk about their progress or would you prefer to use NaNoWriMo communities already in place?
As you may remember, the actual nanowrimo is up-coming in November. I found a podcast called "I should be writing" (see iTunes, PC or Mac-users, and do a search in their podcast directory).
I downloaded episodes 5-9 and I'm listening as I work. She mentioned nanowrimo and stuff. It may be of interest to you ("I should be writing") or not. Your choice. I'm just letting you know.
Grateful thanks to oddapalooza
for making the certificates for NotNaNoWriMo which were emailed out this morning. If anyone else wants one, please let me know.
Next question - Would any of the members here like to do another challenge - perhaps early next year?
Please weigh in!
- Who's working on their pieces now that July is over? As in put in keystrokes, edited, rewrote, added, plotted?
- Who's planning to participate in NaNoWriMo?
A good friend/former roommate, who bore my prattle about my piece with such understanding and patience, distracted me from my obsession of rewriting -- I'm supposed to be taking a five-week break, researching topics and reading GOOD fiction so I can colour in and add meat to Together We're Stranger
-- by challenging me to think of what would happen to my characters in book two. I played with this and wrote four pages. Bad!
Would anyone else like to post their final word counts, even if you didn't make it to 31,000?
Now back to the real world. This was fun. My congratulations to everyone who pushed past the 31,000 word limit.
The story is not even close to being done. I've got about a gajillion words more to write (and rewrite) on this thing, but I am DONE with the challenge!!
I'm still where I was as of Friday AM. I made the 31k goal of words but there's no end to the story. Then my iBook died. No, really. Apple is sending me a big box from DHL so that I can ship Blanche to them to get a new hard drive. Nothing was salvageable BUT TGFFD (thank goodness for flash drives). Everything I've written is on my "tote" that I carry between home and office. I'm too depressed over the computer to even play my uke let alone write. As you can see, I do have an ancient computer to fall back on so if I get my spirits up, I might write more later. Dunno.
873 words, 50,050 words month to date.