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Old 09-30-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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Anyone participating in NaNoWriMo this year?

Just curious...I am going to join in for the first time this year and am quite excited about finally getting that book out of me and seeing if I can do anything with it

And for anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about - November is National Novel Writing Month - www.nanowrimo.org
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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I'm working on the uploading feature of Feedbooks for this reason too: it'll allow anyone who participate to easily create e-book versions of their text, and distribute them directly to the iPhone (through Stanza) or dedicated devices.

I wish I could participate myself, but I don't have enough time this year: I'll probably do it next year and write a SF short story ;-)
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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I'm finally taking the plunge and doing it this year. Scary and exciting.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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You guys are very brave heroes! I'm in awe.

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Old 10-20-2008, 10:30 PM   #5
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Good show, you two (khourianya and tsgreer)! I wish you all the best!

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Old 11-01-2008, 06:59 PM   #6
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Hello.

I'm doing it as well this year, but so far I've only written 189 words. Right now I'm busy telling the whole world about it in order to be embarrassed out of quitting.

What are tools are you guys using? Pen and pencil? MS Word? Open Office? And how's the novels coming along? I'm going to use Vim/Cream on the PC, TextGuru on the iPod + Google Docs for backups a few times a day. I'll write one txt file per day and patch them together in the end. That way I won't lose to much work if there's a computer malfunction. The final product should hit Stanza in mid-December. *grins*

I have to say, I would have thought there'd be more NaNoWriMo activity on this board.

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Old 11-01-2008, 07:02 PM   #7
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I was thinking about, and did make a start on something today; but don't know if I will do any more or not, so haven't updated my NaNoWriMo profile or anything.

If I do, I'll be using Scrivener for the Mac.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:59 AM   #8
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hadn't heard of this before, but am willing to give it a try. don't have the plot i've always wanted to write in mind - just coming up with something as i go.

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Old 11-03-2008, 08:53 PM   #9
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I really love to see this attitude and effort. There really are a lot of good writers here and I hope some more will give it a go. And let us know how you're doing. For me, I'm going to do what's consistent my abilities. I'm going to struggle mightly and write a few paragraphs now and then and post them here: Vera and Planet Head.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:00 PM   #10
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Vera and Planet Head is my favorite ongoing saga. (along with the ongoing saga of hugo and lefty, of course. and the ongoing saga of vera and harv.)
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:23 AM   #11
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instead of trying to write one of the novels i've had in my head, i opted for something a bit simpler and more pop-fiction - a crossover detective/supernatural novel. only up to 1000 words so far, but it's going well. gonna try and get 1500 words out tomorrow.

how's it going for you all?
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:21 AM   #12
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Vera and Planet Head is my favorite ongoing saga. (along with the ongoing saga of hugo and lefty, of course. and the ongoing saga of vera and harv.)
You all read a lot so it makes sense that you can all write, too, and probably pretty well. Even if it's not great literature, there's a lot of stuff that's been written and posted at MR that I've really enjoyed. Most of it is just a few lines, which is a lot easier to manage than 50,000 words. Here's a sampling:

Various "Vera" episodes by several members in the "E-reader devices, naming" thread in posts 92, 98, 111, 126, 133, 141, 144, 219, 224: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20697

There are several juicy bits in the "If you were an Author" thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29746

Then there's our resident author Steve Jordan's "6 of One" story: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27045

Dr. Drib's "Dear Dr. Bad Advice": http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29068

LazyScott's tear in a "Friday" thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30039

The Colonel Biggles thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27997

The "User Poetry" thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22097

And many tidbits are in the "Scribblings" thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23890

I'm sure I'm missing a lot. If you know of more, please point them out. Dale has kindly provided a space to compile these in the Wiki: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Poems_at_MobileRead

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:50 AM   #13
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As it so happened, I just started my novel this weekend. But I'm not going to try to meter my time to get it done in any specific time. I doubt I'll be done with it in a month.
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Tea, meet keyboard. Yet again.

(And in VR's quote, I also read started as stared, just to make it more tea-spluttering)
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