I can use this as motivation for pushing in the right direction 9 months ago
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This has my stomach turning in anxious flip flopping. I want to write though, so I’ve got to stare this one down.
I’ve learned to knit and crochet, I should be able to learn to write in ten month’s time. 11 months ago
I signed up for this about 3 years ago and barely got into it. I never seem to get anything down because I edit while I’m creating and get too hung up on quality. I think this will really help me just write, but I only have a week to go and I haven’t even thought about a plot, outline, characters or anything. I don’t know if I’m leaving it too late. Also, I don’t know what happens with the content – if it’s read by anyone at NaNoWriMo, because if I write something terrible, I sure hope not! :/
Any thoughts / suggestions / tips from fellow WriMos are most welcome :) 3 years ago
This was my progress before the end of November:
I didn’t have the willpower to keep going with this, and I learnt that I can write little more than 1000 words in one day before running out of steam. At that rate, it would take me about 100 days to complete a reasonable length novel, so I guess that’s not too bad.
I’d like to try this again next year and even if I didn’t complete it this year, it has at least served the purpose of breaking a good chunk off my writer’s block and excessive self-consciousness about what I write. Let’s see if I can produce something between now and next November… 5 years ago
This was my progress as of last night and I’m going for a good 3 hours tonight, so let’s see how I get on.
I have actually written no more than the last time I updated this goal – 397 words. That completely and totally sucks. Seriously – I have had ages to keep working on this and have done precisely nothing.
So, I have a hare-brained scheme to write as much as I possibly can in the 1 week remaining before this is all over. Hell, I may even reach 50,000 words. Unlikely. But I’m going to give it a shot and see how far I get (hoping it’s more than 1,000 words anyway!) :) 5 years ago
Last night, I came up with an idea for this but found I needed to do too much research for it to be feasible. I’ve decided to go for a much more organic approach to writing, which may mean it risks a greater lack in consistency than if I had planned an outline and done the research, but I figure it will keep it fresh and keep me writing.
I’ve only written 397 words, but they pretty much came out of thin air while I was listening to Rammstein, so it has given me a basis to continue from. I’ve just sat with a notepad and jotted down some notes on what I’ve written and come up with a couple of directions I could take the story. I won’t be completely in the dark when I resume as I am outlining as I go. Hopefully, I should speed up as I progress :)
I think I will leave it here for now, but continue from where I left off tomorrow evening. One of my mini-challenges this fortnight is to get up to 10,000 words, so I have until the end of Saturday to do this :) 5 years ago
Only really just started on this and I’ve actually got something written, which is a start. I’m using Write or Die to help me keep writing, rather than sit and ponder what I’m writing in too much detail. I end up with nothing written then.
So, my progress after 15 minutes of Write or Die is this:
NaNoWriMo starts in 51 minutes – I have no plot, I haven’t written anything in 8 years, I am worried everything I write will be shit; I am nervous and excited…
BRING IT ON!! :) 5 years ago
This was actually the 4th year I’ve participated in NaNo but the first year I stuck through it the entire month. I did not complete my novel but making it to the finish line was my main goal. Next year I plan on winning NaNo but for now I am content with the fact that I stuck with it. 12 months ago