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Who all is doing NaNoWriMo this year? I would love some accountability buddies. I only have a couple irl friends that I know that are doing it but I'd love more people to do it with.

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I'm really thinking about it. Had a couple days where I was writing a lot and was gettin' all geared up to do it, but I've been a slug the last couple days now, as per usual, and the thought of having to make myself pretend to be disciplined on a day like this sounds just miserable lol.
 

But think I'm gonna. Doing short-stories instead of a novel--gonna skip back through all the old notebooks and make a list of the languishing ideas and half-started things I really want to work on. And break out the prompt/exercise books. And see what happens.

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@Marvin I've never finished one. The closest I've gotten is about 1/3 of the way through. I have a good feeling about this one, just working out the kinks currently. 

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I did it in '16--again tho, stories, which isn't quite the same--and wrote, like, 75k words in a month lol. It was nuts.

 

I went through and gathered all my loose ends and was actually ready to back all the way out. Felt like I didn't have much of anything. But then today I did some prompts and turned out a couple starters that are totally usable, and then I checked off the collected ideas that still really interest me, and there's a good thirty of them. So. Not as hopeless as I thought, anyway.

 

Gonna keep working on prompts through the end of the month. Put myself in good position to really do it. Murder the excuses!

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@Marvin that's awesome! I forgot how much a pain in the butt world building is. I mean it's not in a totally fictional place but building up even small-medium towns can have a lot of moving parts.

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With some very helpful suggestions by @Sylverthorne I tweaked it and am much happier now. Thank the Canva gods for stock photography and Google for free clipart. Still not sure about the title though.

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13 hours ago, CaptainPete said:

I think this is the first year I'll be skipping since I started in 2016. It's just... Not going to happen. <_<

 

This'll be the first year since 2015 for me. I've never "won" but I'll try. 

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Yeah, I never won either. It was just to get stuff done. But, as much as I want to get stuff down, I don't need the extra stress this year.

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Going to sleep tonight instead of actually starting at midnight. I have a doc of location descriptions that are very rough. I looked at the word count and it's over 4k... If I wanted to info dump I've sure got a head start.

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Ah, I didn't think about a midnight start lol. That'd be like getting a whole extra day (with an extra hour tonight to boot).

 

I'm aiming to wade in tomorrow, I reckon. Church online, leftover pizza, and then straight into a half-finished story. Worked well the last time I tried this--already a start (though I won't count those words, obvs.) but plenty left to get me rolling. And then I'll play it by feel from there. Provided I get that far. Eh.

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