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Unread 1st of November, 2011, 00:26
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NaNoWriMo OF THE AGES

So November is "(inter)National Novel(la) Writing Month" and last year I got to 9400 words and I plan on trying again this year... anyone else intending to participate?
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I had considered it. Last time I tried was a huge flop, though. NaPoWriMo is more my speed, sadly. Maybe I'll try it again.
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I'm trying it for the first time this year. But to have any chance of getting the word count up I'm certain I'll need to write either something very postmodern or something very silly, and I'm not sure I want to inflict a novel of either type onto the world.
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I'm gonna take it nice and slow.
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I'm about 600 words short for day one. I'm shooting for 2400 words today which should put me back on track. I didn't have any kind of plan, and what I do have now is kind of off-the-cuff willy-nilly, but I do have a story forming, even if it's not a great one.
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Apparently I'm taking it extra slow since I haven't written a thing yet.
I don't think I'm very good at NaNoWriMoing.

On the other hand, tomorrow is a vacation day; who knows?
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My problem in invariably school. This is the time of year when projects really kick in. As a grad student now, it's gotten even worse. I'm not even entertaining the thought. Maybe next year...Oh no wait. Next fall I'll be in my final semester and finishing my writing project >.<
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At 2742, hoping to get some writing in after the kids got to bed.
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You should all post your first sentence.
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"I sat on the chair, the hat perched on my head, staring at the faces of my future classmates in the great hall."
Anyone who reads past this deserves everything they get.
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Well here I am, the former Larissa Avinger, on a train, on the way to the Acrewood Acadamy, some boarding school I've never seen, as far away from home as possible because my Parental Units can't handle me.
Well okay I was already writing it, but I can pretend to take part can't I?
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Unread 4th of November, 2011, 21:22
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I'd actually really like to read whatever that turns into.
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Me too. It sounds way better than z's obvious MLP fanfic.
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The first line is the title of a free verse poem I wrote to set the scene:

The Tale of the Dreamers

It is said that when the Dream Began There Were Five Dreamers,
The First Sought Freedom and found Consequence,
The Second Sought Order and found Chaos,
The Third Sought Truth and found Himself,
The Fourth Saw The Dream for what it was and woke immediately to tell others,
And the Fifth Saw The Dream for what it could be and never awoke.

The first ACTUAL sentence is:

It was his first day at his new school.
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jeez i thought i was going to be original and unique with my going to a new school plot but noooo
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Yeah, not having much luck the last day or so. I'm clearly going to get nowhere near the actual goal. I'll be lucky to get 10,000 words, dammit.

First two sentences -
The man in the charcoal shirt turned slowly back to face the vid screen behind him. When he had asked it for an update on the regional news, he hadn’t expected to hear his name from the soothing female voice he’d chosen for the newsreader app.
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Originally Posted by zachol # jeez i thought i was going to be original and unique with my going to a new school plot but noooo
Yeah... I'm pretty sure that's where the commonalities will end. For example is yours a cyberpunk/fantasy novel (not steampunk, just both Fantasy and Cyberpunk and the same time)?
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Unread 4th of November, 2011, 22:28
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jeez i thought i was going to be original and unique with my going to a new school plot but noooo
Everyone who writes ends up trying to write a Young Adult book, it's inevitable. And what do people of that age group do?
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Unread 4th of November, 2011, 22:38
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guys this is my sarcasm voice
also i have absolutely no grounds to criticize anyone on anything relating to nanowrimo
like ever
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Unread 4th of November, 2011, 22:43
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Damnit zachol, how many times do I have to tell you to use the sign?

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Everyone who writes ends up trying to write a Young Adult book, it's inevitable.
This is because young adults aren't very discerning.
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Well, they're seen as easier to write, plus young adults who become fans of books tend to be very active fans, leading to higher than normal sales.
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Mine isn't a young adult book, its just that one of the characters happens to be a young adult in at least one universe.
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Remember this? A year later and I'm still writing the same thing. This is why I don't take part, I'm slow.
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