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10:22 am: NaNo Wri Mo

So…who is doing NaNo Wri Mo and what is your WIP?

 

I am not doing it, but I am making an extra push on my current project: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin: Book Two–The Raven, The Elf, and Rachel.

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From:wenchpower
Date:November 8th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I'm also going to be doing more of an effort to work on my current project (working title is The Spirit Cave--it's about Lascaux--but I'm not crazy about it. It's better than my husband's working title for it, though: The Adventures of Ook-Ook the Magic Caveman). I don't know if my initial goal of 2000 words a week is ever going to happen again, but I can at least shoot for 1500.
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From:arhyalon
Date:November 8th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
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I love The Adventures of Ook-Ook the Magic Caveman...but I can see how that might be a less than idea final title.

;-) The Spirit Cave does sound cool.
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From:marycatelli
Date:November 8th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Not me! I didn't finish an outline in time.
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From:arhyalon
Date:November 8th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Ah...outlines. I admire them...can't write from them, but I think they are such a nice idea.

Hope you eventually get an outline into shape for whatever you are looking forward to doing.
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From:marycatelli
Date:November 9th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
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My stories die in the middle unless I am very firm about their letting me know how they end, and how they get there. I've got several going, but I know better than to try to rush one for NaNoWriMo.
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From:arhyalon
Date:November 9th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
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It's funny how different writers are. I used to love writing outlines years ago...but I've never successfully written one--in the first half of a novel--and been able to continue the book.

Once I'm nearing the later part of the book, I can outline what needs to go there to finish it.
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From:wolflahti
Date:November 9th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
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November first, I sat in front of the computer for two to three hours with a blank Word file open in front of me with the heading "NaNoWriMo 2012", and a couple lines down "1 November". I tried repeatedly to write something. Anything. But every time I raised my fingers to the keyboard, there was nothing.

Literally nothing.

I couldn't type a first letter, much less a first word or first sentence.

The second day, I did the same thing and only managed to type about 800 words on how I didn't seem to be able to write. I have been utterly unable to come up with anything: no characters, no setting, no plot, no theme—not even a genre.

Normally, in true panster style, I can at least pound out pages of nonsense until I find out where the words want to take me. It hasn't work this time, and nothing I've tried has brought forth anything from the well.

It's damnably depressing.

Edited at 2012-11-09 05:50 am (UTC)
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From:arhyalon
Date:November 9th, 2012 06:04 am (UTC)
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Very sorry!

Have you tried praying before you start? Sometimes helps.

Otherwise, my only advice would be take a bunch of words, throw them in a hat, pull out two, write a story about that. Sometimes works to get the ideas flowing.

You know like: 'skunk' and 'eyebrow surfer' or 'pickle' and 'steamroller.'
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From:dirigibletrance
Date:November 10th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC)
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I've considered actually trying to start writing the space opera which has been percolating in my brain for the last... oh... 15 years.
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From:arhyalon
Date:November 11th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
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Woohoo! Go for it!
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