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Subject: For Those Doing NaNo this Year
Date Posted: 11/11/2009 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2009
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How is it coming?


I am looming aroung 14k.  Hopefully I will get caught up tonight.  Anyone else having better luck?


Good luck writing!



Date Posted: 11/11/2009 1:36 PM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2009
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Nope. . . I'm still just shy of 5k. My story developed this really pretty structure, where each chapter is almost entirely a self-sufficient story of its own -- except that meant that I'm forced to write a good climax around page 15, when in all my other stories on page 15 I was still just doing set-up! It's like pulling teeth every time I sit down. . . but I'm almost done with the chapter, then I get to write another nice beginning. :)

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 1:58 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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I'm seriously floundering.  I think it's time for me to admit that I have much more pressing priorities (grad school) and just give it up. I haven't had time to write in over a week.

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2007
Posts: 8,543
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I doing pretty well...I'm just about on pace (when I updated last night I was a few words past the target number for the 11th) and I'm "feeling" the story. It's coming along nicely. So far, so good.

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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I think it's time for me to admit that I have much more pressing priorities (grad school) and just give it up.

This is pretty much where I am.  I think this year was just bad timing for me and trying to do it was crazily overambitious.  The web comic I was asked to do is coming along well, however, so no loss overall.

Date Posted: 11/13/2009 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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I'm about at 29k, hoping to hit 30 tonight. I'm blessed to be in an area with some very competitive writers, they keep me going. I tend to put some of my weird dreams into my story. I do not advocate the use of benadryl to aid in word count, but if you happen to have seasonal allergies, well...

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 2:45 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2009
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I just started on my novel. It's about a German female prostitute who loses a necklace her mother gave her before WW2. She spends the rest of the novel searching for it. There are many people she meets along the way.