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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 02:41:56 am »

I might participate this year. Gotta decide whether I write in English(non-native) or Finnish(native)...

On one hand I'm waaaay better in Finnish, but on the other I like writing in English more.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2012, 07:16:06 am »

Posting to try. I don't know what I'm going to write yet, but I like to write, and I have never tried this before.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 07:44:23 am »

Well, I'm free until November, wherein second semester of medical !!FUN!! comes in.

Always wanted to break the 40K character limit again so...

Sign me up here.

Because I don't want to post on another site. No, I'm too afraid of posting on another site. D:
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 10:13:15 am »

Well, I think it would be more fun if you did sign up on the website... But eh, it's up to you. :-\
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2012, 10:36:53 am »

Post? Where would you need to post? The NaNo account is super-useful, though, lets you keep track of how many words you've written/need to write today to keep up/etc. And then there's pep talks and stuff from actual authors and other nifty stuff.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2012, 11:39:26 am »

The forums are also ridiculously helpful.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2012, 11:42:56 am »

From what I read earlier(I'm falling asleep now so I can't really check), the first month is pretty much entirely devoted to getting words out. Only in the second month do you start to polish it. :) It all looks pretty fun, would be interesting to actually go to the meet-up thingies.
I think all/most of the Aussie Bay12ers are from a state or two south of me, sadly.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2012, 12:52:36 pm »

Out of curiosity, can I write in a language other than english ? I could try english, it'd be fun, but I am much more comfortable in french.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2012, 12:56:25 pm »

Yep, November is all about punching out words without any heed for fixing plot holes or badly paced scenes or rambling, clunky dialogue. It's so you can let your imagination run free without trying to edit as you go, which totally breaks up the flow of writing. I'm a believer that you should write first, and edit later, preferably after you've got the -whole- first draft done.

On NaNo planning, I've managed to get a little summary of each chapter in the novel and update my synopsis to be a bit more fleshed out. Next up is fixing all these characters I barely have names or personalities for, one of the big bad's in the story is called "Bluemage" lol.

Afaik you can write in any language you want. Nano is a personal contest, no one is going to check your novel to see if you've followed the rules etc. There's some standard things like writing 50k in november, and that it has to be one work and not many short stories, but there's always the non-traditional nano group... I forget what it's called though. NaNo Rebels. They have their own forum category too.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2012, 01:10:35 pm »

Excellent ! Thank you thank you, I shall write in french then. :D
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2012, 12:09:19 am »

Maybe committing to this in full view will give me the motivation to stay on track long enough to get stuff out.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2012, 03:22:12 am »

Made it with just a few hours to spare last year; I'm going to have to try it again this year. Perhaps this time I'll actually finish it once the month is out rather than leaving it for another project. Some day...

I'm considering posting each day's progress, either here or on my blog. Has anyone tried that? Helpful for motivation or a pain to keep up the posting?
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2012, 09:25:48 pm »

Oh hey, didn't realize that this thread was up yet. Had an absolute blast last year - time will be a little bit more constrained this year, but I think I can make it. Haven't the faintest clue what I'm going to write about, though. Oh, and last year we used webchat.freenode.net with the channel ##bay12nano, think we should all make an effort to get online and do word-wars and give each other ideas and whatnot. Last year we kinda tapered off in activity by the end, and it would be better if we all stuck around.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2012, 09:28:07 pm »

I think I might write about a dream I had years ago. :) It was quite bizarre.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2012, 07:45:32 am »

Oh, and last year we used webchat.freenode.net with the channel ##bay12nano, think we should all make an effort to get online and do word-wars and give each other ideas and whatnot. Last year we kinda tapered off in activity by the end, and it would be better if we all stuck around.

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