Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

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Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Sommer Leigh » 29 Oct 2012, 09:14

This is it! We've almost hit the big day so I thought now would be a good time to get the official thread up. Post your word counts and your OMG moments here! Also, throw up a notice if you are planning some writing time on Twitter. Use the hashtag #BF1h1k when you are initiating a writing sprint so we can find you easily.

To get this party started I'll be hosting a writing sprint Thursday, November 1st, on Twitter starting at 7pm central standard time. We'll start writing at 7, pause at 8pm and have a 15 break to update each other on our word counts. Then we start again at 8:15 for another 1 hour sprint until 9:15. Another 15 break, and the final sprint starts at 9:30 and goes until 10:30pm. I'll post here and use the hashtag #BF1h1k if you need to find us.

Please post your Twitter ID if you want to be included in group Twitter sprints. You can PM me your Twitter ID if you feel more comfortable not posting it for everyone to see.

Unlike past years, I will not be running a NaNoWriMo Champion/Inspiration thread this year. I'm too overloaded with writing deadlines (and as some of you might have noticed, I don't even have time to blog anymore.) Here are the links to the last couple of years champion threads if you need some inspiration:

2011: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4330&hilit=nanowrimo+2011
2010: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2753&hilit=nanowrimo+sommer

Daily Word Count Goals to hit 50,000:
Nov 1: 1667
Nov 2: 3334
Nov 3: 5001
Nov 4: 6668
Nov 5: 8335
Nov 6: 10002
Nov 7: 11669
Nov 8: 13336
Nov 9: 15003
Nov 10: 16670
Nov 11: 18337
Nov 12: 20004
Nov 13: 21671
Nov 14: 23338
Nov 15: 25005
Nov 16: 26672
Nov 17: 28339
Nov 18: 30006
Nov 19: 31673
Nov 20: 33340
Nov 21: 35007
Nov 22: 36674
Nov 23: 38341
Nov 24: 40008
Nov 25: 41675
Nov 26: 43342
Nov 27: 45009
Nov 28: 46676
Nov 29: 48343
Nov 30: 50010
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Sommer Leigh » 29 Oct 2012, 09:37

My Project: A series of short stories/novellas approximately 10,000-25,000 words in length each.
My Word Count Goal: 75,000 words (I already know that I can write 50,000 in a month so I'm trying for something bigger.)
My Twitter: Sommer_Leigh

Nov 1: 1900
Nov 2-4: 7100 (Yeah I didn't keep very good track of what I wrote when.)
Nov 5:1064
Nov 6-11: 12215

Word Count Total: 20398

Learning 1: Don't let your waitress anywhere near your laptop if you don't want to have a heart attack every time she comes to refill your water.
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2013 Thread

Postby Aimée » 29 Oct 2012, 09:48

I definitely need a post like this to keep me accountable for my word count. Thanks Sommer! You're the best.

I recently deleted my Twitter because I found it more of a distraction than a helpful tool, so I won't be doing the Twitter sprints, obviously. Sharing my word counts here will be helpful though. :)

My Project: to write 50K in my WIP novel. Not finish it but get at least 50K on it.
My Word Count Goal: 50,000 words

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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby JustSarah » 29 Oct 2012, 09:54

Project: Anna's Nuclear Winter
Word Count Goal:138,000 words (Or 11,500 words per chapter.)

My main goal this year is mostly to get the first short done. I need to buy a how to write short fiction book in the mean time.
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Amanda Elizabeth » 29 Oct 2012, 10:18

Can NaNoWriMo be a WIP? I've been outlining and character sketching like crazy because I thought it had to be new.

Project: Untitled YA Contemporary
Word Count Goal: 50,000 words
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Sommer Leigh » 29 Oct 2012, 10:23

Amanda Elizabeth wrote:Can NaNoWriMo be a WIP? I've been outlining and character sketching like crazy because I thought it had to be new.

Project: Untitled YA Contemporary
Word Count Goal: 50,000 words


*technically* NaNoWriMo is for new works, but I'm a NaNo rebel and believe that NaNo is whatever YOU need it to be.
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Amanda Elizabeth » 29 Oct 2012, 10:24

Well, with all the work I put into this brandy new piece, I'm going to see it through :)
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby JustSarah » 29 Oct 2012, 10:44

I guess that makes me a Nano rebel.D: I'm doing it to complete a collection of 11,500 word novellettes. And I'm still having to outline like crazy using writing software. I might also teach myself photography to, since I seem to write with pictures. Unfortunately not to many nuclear wastelands around here to photograph.D:
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby trixie » 29 Oct 2012, 11:42

Love this!

Project: Rewrite of my 2010 NaNo novel, a middle grade adventure story
Goal: Hit 50K before Thanksgiving, but also to not stop until I have a complete story.

I've found that I can hit 50K words no problem. FINISHING THE DAMN THING is the tricky part.

I'm around for Twitter sprints, but maybe not on Thursday. Still TBD.
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Amanda Elizabeth » 29 Oct 2012, 13:22

I'll miss the sprints being on the west coast. Won't be home from work yet :-P
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Sommer Leigh » 29 Oct 2012, 13:40

Amanda Elizabeth wrote:I'll miss the sprints being on the west coast. Won't be home from work yet :-P


Well they can be any time, I'm just hosting those times on Thursday to kick things off because that's when I'll be settling in for a long night of first night writing. Anyone is able to throw up a Tweet saying "We're starting a #BF1h1k at XX:XX. Who wants to join in?" or whatever.
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Cookie » 30 Oct 2012, 07:31

I'm trying my hand at writing a middle grade book this year. I plan to have the book around 30K, which means I'll have to work on something else to meet the 50K goal. I'll probably go back to last years project, which is a complete mess at the moment. Heh.

I'll be on twitter doing sprints too. My handle is @akari09, which is the same as my NaNo name, so if anyone who hasn't friended me yet wants to, please do!

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby klbritt » 30 Oct 2012, 08:52

I don't do the twitter thing as of right now, but I'm planning on participating in Nano this year. I'd love to know all of your Nano nicknames so we can all be friends (hahah - I just pictured daisies and dandelion puffs floating all over!).

My Nano nickname is kristielee

Good luck to all!!!

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My Word Count Goal:
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Collectonian » 30 Oct 2012, 11:01

Project: A Novel
Word Count Goal: 50,000 - but get bonus points if I actually finish the whole thing

I don't twit (tweet?) :)

I'm a semi-rebel this year - this was my first (and second) NaNo project - got 24k words across two years, and never finished it. It's my only total NaNo failure (I had one more year I missed 50k, but finished the novel and missed by like 700 words so I was happy). It's also a story I've been carrying with me for 10+ years - so I decided I'm getting back to it this NaNo. However, I decided last night to start it over from page 1 instead of continuing where I left off. Reworked the outline and will be doing some more pre-NaNo prep tomorrow :-)

Amanda Elizabeth wrote:Can NaNoWriMo be a WIP? I've been outlining and character sketching like crazy because I thought it had to be new.


Yes, it's called being a NaNo "Rebel" - the only thing is you can't use whatever you already have towards the count. :-) While the "rules" are new, being a rebel is considered hip and all (there is even a forum dedicated to rebels on the NaNo forums LOL). In the end, it is what you need it to be :-)
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Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Postby Claudie » 30 Oct 2012, 20:00

I'm with Sommer and the "Nano is what you need it to be". Incidentally this is what I tell my Wrimos (I'm a ML) too, and this year I'm even joining the rebels' rank. I do encourage people to try something new one day (like, say, next year). It's a very different thrill.

Anyhow:

My Project: Karine's Novel, which isn't a title at all but the way I call my latest WIP. It's a post-apo (ish) YA novel to which I would like to add 50k (bonus points if I finish it here too), since my ultimate goal is to have it ready to submit for a mentorship program in March. In French, too.
Goal: 50,000 words. I usually shoot for more, but for the first time in five years I'm unsure I'll manage 50k. So we'll start there and see after!
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