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Offline Blue Silken Sky

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #150 on: November 17, 2012, 01:54:51 AM »
Great surge, MG!  So glad it's looking more do-able  8)

Meanwhile, in feast or famine land, someone who shall remain nameless hasn't written since Tuesday (and it's technically Saturday morning).  This person is *still* somehow on track thanks to a few early surges, but she worries that NaNoWriMo is starting to feel like those 5k races where she starts so strongly but then peters out as slow songs come up on her iPod (and then she blames the music)  ;)  ...I think a leap forward in my story's chronology should mix things up and move them along a bit.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #151 on: November 17, 2012, 04:22:11 AM »
BSS That is a great trick to skip writer's slump. I was having trouble starting my story so I just started writing in the middle. Now I am working on particular scenes and descriptions I want to incorporate and I will edit it all together when I am done. I am woefully behind but hope to be caught up by the end of Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanks everyone, you have been more than inspiring.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #152 on: November 17, 2012, 04:58:24 AM »
Good going, Sama and MG and Blue and everyone!

47000 words... let me say, I think I can finish this thing today, if I work hard enough.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #153 on: November 17, 2012, 08:16:29 AM »
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Good going, Sama and MG and Blue and everyone!

47000 words... let me say, I think I can finish this thing today, if I work hard enough.

EC I am so worshipping you right now. . . I am so proud of you.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #154 on: November 17, 2012, 10:58:24 AM »
That's no reason for worship... really!

But I'm gotten to 49,000 (then I had to stop and do homework). Oh my gosh, I'm almost there!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #155 on: November 17, 2012, 11:37:46 AM »
Silly homework!  Keep on chugging Little Chill!  I'm proud of your creativity and productivity!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #156 on: November 17, 2012, 03:39:14 PM »
I caught up yesterday. I was at 26693 - where I needed to be. I however dont have time today. SPent the morning with two of my bridesmaids looking at dresses. Seeing The Monkees in a few hours. I needed day off anyway. Back in tomorrow. Hopefully I stay caught up.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #157 on: November 18, 2012, 12:23:09 AM »
Got in about 3,200 words today.  Instead of doing that jump forward in time, I just focused on the next main character's narrative section.  I've been alternating between telling the experiences of the three main characters, so it seemed like the natural place to go.  Although the characters' stories are interrelated, changing perspectives and priorities almost makes it feel like I'm writing short stories instead.  And, from apparently nowhere, I got this genius idea for how to make today's character more likable and mature by giving her a new conflict I hadn't earlier anticipated.

Happy writing!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #158 on: November 18, 2012, 04:06:38 AM »
Looks like everyone is really coming along. Great work everyone! We can do this!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #159 on: November 18, 2012, 07:09:12 AM »
I did this!! 50,000 words and the story's not over. I guess I can finally take a break and work on more productive things like "silly homework." ::)

Keep up the good work, people. :)

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #160 on: November 18, 2012, 07:34:21 AM »
Awesome EC! You and everyone else here have really inspired me. At the start of this week I was at nothing. I am now up to 20K I think I can do this. Just going to really require a lot of work and catch up on my part. Thank goodness for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. 

Question: Is anyone sprinkling any U2 references in their novel?

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #161 on: November 18, 2012, 08:24:49 AM »
^No, but I do that a lot with other pieces of writing. This one actually has a lot of Bowie references...
Yay for you for getting your word count up, Sama! And indeed, thank goodness for Thanksgiving weekend.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #162 on: November 18, 2012, 08:40:24 AM »
Yes but I have so much more to write in order to catch up with you!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #163 on: November 18, 2012, 10:46:14 AM »
No direct U2 references, but there is an impromptu performance of "Sympathy for the Devil" featuring upturned trash cans as conga drums inspired by actual events!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012
« Reply #164 on: November 18, 2012, 11:24:20 AM »
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No direct U2 references, but there is an impromptu performance of "Sympathy for the Devil" featuring upturned trash cans as conga drums inspired by actual events!

Excellent. As I am deep in a Rattle and Hum phase I am going to count that as a U2 reference.