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Why NaNoWriMo?

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From:elynne
Date:November 10th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
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I'm doing NNWM for one specific reason: to force myself to sit my ass down, open a word processor, and SHUT UP AND WRITE. Every day. It's been working so far, in that there's a coherent story progressing, I've added at least some words every day, and I'm currently (barely) ahead of the minimum (though falling rapidly shorter behind my personal goal - which is okay, the personal goal was basically to keep ahead of the minimum anyway).

And it's gotten me thinking about writing, thinking in a writing mindframe, which has in turn inspired me to write other things than NNWM. I'm probably going to follow through on one of those inspirations tomorrow, my day off - or maybe tonight; a short story about one of my RP characters that has nothing to do with the NNWM project, but I'm much more inclined to write it when I'm thinking of writing as something I can do, every day.

I'm not explaining it well. Ironically. (don't you think? IT'S LIKE RAAAAIIIINNN) But I think you know what I mean anyway. ;)

And grats on the writing progress! :D
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From:baxil
Date:November 10th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
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That's basically the same reason that I'm doing this year's NaNo: To kick my own ass. I had too much to juggle to make any sort of commitment on a new story, but the extra productivity boost is helping me clean off the writing to-do list that's been cascading out of control.

... Plus, y'know, better folks than I decided to do it first, and I was in a writing pact with them. :) Solidarity, sister!

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Edited to add: Just curious, there's no right answer -- but were you going to count your side story toward your NNWM wordcount, or are you determined to crunch out a single story of 50K?

Edited at 2009-11-10 02:41 am (UTC)
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From:elynne
Date:November 10th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
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Nope - not going to add the side story to NNWM numbers; I already feel a bit skeevy about including the "deleted scene". And something tells me there will probably be more like that as I go along. Wheeee plotbunnies.
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From:rackstraw
Date:November 10th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
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Are you Eve the KJ from SiliCon?
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From:baxil
Date:November 10th, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
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Introductions are in order! You guys met at Baycon 09 (E was working reg and hanging out with the jackals, A was one of the new pups in the jackal pack). Anyhoo, welcome to the party, check out the spiffy NaNo decorations, try the tuna dip. :)
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From:elynne
Date:November 10th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
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A? *peeeeer* Yay I'm bad with names! I will friend regardless - any friend of Bax is certifiably a nifty person. ;)
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From:elynne
Date:November 10th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Nope - I've never been to SiliCon, sadly. KJ? I know that's gotta be some variant of "DiskJockey" but I'd expect it to be FJ ("FilkJockey") from a convention context (ConText, as it were, HAHAHAHAHA yes it's a lame joke), and for some reason KJ makes me think "KillJockey" but I'm pretty sure that's not right.

So I've added you to my f'list, hope you don't mind. ;)
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From:rackstraw
Date:November 11th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
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Cool.

The Karaoke Jock in one of the rooms was named Eve Lynne. My second guess is you're the villainess from He-Man. ;-P
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