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Camp NaNoWriMo! (National Writing Month)   
smelliot

smelliot
United States  


  7/3/2016

I hope I've assumed correctly, we can talk about random stuff here in the strangeo, right?

Is anybody else trying to do Camp NaNoWriMo? I've barely started, not sure how I'm going to get 30,000 words out by the end of this month. I figure whatever I get done, it'll be a start! What are your goals, what are you writing? :D

Mine's about a man who had to grow up without his family basically raising a tiny robot sent to him from the future for a specific mission. It's based of the daydreams I have while listening to Porter Robinson's "Sad Machine"


*Stabs syringes into a Norn until they live* I'm a doctor.
 
Dark_Author

Dark_Author



  7/3/2016

That sounds really interesting!

I'm also doing NaNoWriMo, but I don't think theres a chance I'll manage it. I'm writing a series that spans 9 books and over 400 years.

 
smelliot

smelliot
United States  


  7/3/2016

Dark_Author wrote:
That sounds really interesting!

I'm also doing NaNoWriMo, but I don't think theres a chance I'll manage it. I'm writing a series that spans 9 books and over 400 years.



Wow! I can't imagine all the research and planning you're going through! :D NaNoWriMo can make for a good head start! I've decided that I'm going to just write as much as possible and call it a first draft. I'm going for an emotional light read with mine. I was told that one of my fan fictions felt like a hug, I'm hoping I can pull the same feeling in an original context!


*Stabs syringes into a Norn until they live* I'm a doctor.
 
Allekha

Allekha
United States  


  7/3/2016

I'm also aiming for 30k, though it's on a story I've already started that has grown waaay longer than I thought it would be, haha. It's a Victorian-flavored fantasy about a girl who goes to the city to complete a kind of traditional quest that could take months or years to finish, and gets in over her head.

I do NaNoWriMo every year and always manage to finish it, so for me, 30k is almost easy mode.

Your story about the man and his tiny robot sounds interesting! Are you going to post it anywhere when it's finished, or try to publish it, or?

 
smelliot

smelliot
United States  


  7/3/2016

Allekha wrote:
I'm also aiming for 30k, though it's on a story I've already started that has grown waaay longer than I thought it would be, haha. It's a Victorian-flavored fantasy about a girl who goes to the city to complete a kind of traditional quest that could take months or years to finish, and gets in over her head.

I do NaNoWriMo every year and always manage to finish it, so for me, 30k is almost easy mode.

Your story about the man and his tiny robot sounds interesting! Are you going to post it anywhere when it's finished, or try to publish it, or?



Impressive! I wanna be you when I grow up, and I'm already an adult!

Ideally, I'd like to publish it on my own as an eBook, and maybe try a little batch of paperback to sell at events I attend (if I ever start selling stuff I sew), or on etsy. I have to look into it more!


*Stabs syringes into a Norn until they live* I'm a doctor.
 
VioletGrendel

VioletGrendel
Ireland  


  7/4/2016  1

I'm not doing Camp NaNoWriMo, my plot just isn't ready, but I am going to do NaNoWriMo in November. I'm writing a fantasy mystery, about a girl who was brought up by one of my fantasy races.

What is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything?

42!

 
SpaceShipRat

SpaceShipRat
Italy  


  7/4/2016  1

hah, and I'm still narrowing down the idea I had some 7 years ago when I first heard of NaNoWriMo :).

Doubt that universe will ever be a book, but I think it might make a nice theme for a videogame.

 
NornBreeder
Brewer of Tales

NornBreeder
United States  


  7/6/2016

I did NaNoWriMo for the first time this last November; it was a crazy ride. 50,000 words in 30 days is pretty intense, that's about 1,700 a day, which is usually around 3 hours a night if you don't have a clear idea of where your going, about 2 hours if you thought about it all day at work and just need to get it down on a page. A fair amount of caffeine, about a half dozen beers a night, and a scribbled outline that appeared, clutched in a sweat-soaked wad, after a particularly foggy October evening. If you work full time it pretty much sucks up your night, your partner won't be too happy. But at the end of the month you have a good portion of a novel finished.
In short, you can do it, but if you get behind its almost impossible to catch up, so don't stop!

 
Allekha

Allekha
United States  


  7/6/2016

That depends on how fast you write, NornBreeder ^^. I've gotten much faster over the years, both from practice and trying different things (Rachel Aaron has a good article on speeding up your writing time like this), so for me 1700 words usually takes less than an hour. Of course, maintaining that for more than a few scenes means that I have to plot everything ahead of time, which isn't the most fun, but it works. I know some people who can write even faster, but most of them also can just physically type faster than me.

...and yes, it's good not to fall behind. I had to write 8k words on the last day to finish last year, and while it wasn't too bad because I was stuck on a train for hours, I can't recommend it.

Good luck with self-pubbing your story, smelliot!

 
VioletGrendel

VioletGrendel
Ireland  


  7/6/2016

It's possible to write five hundred words in fifteen minutes, something I'm trying to be able to do, but I've only ever got up to four hundred and something. Some people have managed to do seven hundred in fifteen minutes!
This is going to be my first time doing it. I'm excited :).


What is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything?

42!

 
Ghosthande
Prodigal Sock

Ghosthande
United States  

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  7/6/2016

I also like the idea of the tiny robot. Now I have this mental image of a little robot trying to make a home for himself in someone else's home, Borrowers style. :P

I only just heard of Camp NaNoWriMo last year, though I've known about NaNo for a much longer time; I used to have a friend who really enjoyed it. Haven't ever participated myself, as I write every day anyways.



 


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