National Novel Writing Month 2012

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  • MetalDog 1 Oct 2012 10:13:46 23,920 posts
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    At one month to madness it's the start of a new thread. I'll update the first post with names and links as people sign up, drop out, have breakdowns and feign death.

    Official website here: NaNoWriMo
    It's worth noting that the official site's buddy system is a bit strange. You both need to buddy up before you'll both see each other in your lists.
    The clock of doom here: Gaze upon me and despair

    You know you want to.

    Brave adventurers:
    Agent_Llama | NaNoID | Website | Winter's End | A man wakes in hospital with no memory of how he came to be there. Ghosts from the past begin to uncover secrets and memories...
    Blerk | NaNoID | Website | Novel | A grieving schoolteacher joins a military science team on a parallel Earth, but both worlds hold sinister secrets
    Carbon_Altered | NaNoID | Website | Novel | An elaborate heist; the theft of a planet
    Cubbymoore | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    Darkmorgado | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    evild_edd | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    FalseAlibi | NaNoID | Website | Everybody Loathes A Sailor | Description
    Gaiduku | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    HarryPalmer | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    Meme | NaNoID | Website | Between Seven Folds of Paper | Man travels across country for father's funeral
    MetalDog | NaNoID | Website | The Stacks | Future London, old sins
    Murbal | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    Rhythm | NaNoID | Website | Watched | A wannabe documentary photographer accidentally witnesses a secret agent at work - things escalate
    RobTheBuilder | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    Santashi | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description
    Sunjumper | NaNoID | Website | Lightbringer | A musician who once lost and won back his soul from the devil, meets Satan again at the crossroads and is asked to go out into the world and save music.
    Technohippy | NaNoID | Website | Faust 2.0 | Internet chatbot starts granting wishes, but what does he want in return?
    Waffleaber | NaNoID | Website | Novel | Description

    In Another Castle
    CosmicFuzz | Website | Novel | Germany, 1922. A man hunts for both his memory and his family's killers. Will he like what he finds..?
    Metalfish | Website | Novel | Non-magical fantasy, an old man has one last adventure. Doomed mission, doomed love and a doomed empire. Thicker than treacle and half as fast, surprisingly chirpy.

    MIA/Having a breakdown/Feigning death

    The Fallen
    Boo - eaten by RL (and the rest of us)

    Peanut Gallery
    Sport

    Edited by MetalDog at 23:37:31 04-11-2012

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Blerk Moderator 1 Oct 2012 10:25:27 48,225 posts
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    I really have no idea where I'm going with my latest idea, but sign me up anyway. Sink or swim, yes? Yes. Sink!
  • boo 1 Oct 2012 10:32:52 11,929 posts
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    I'll be there!

    Just Another Lego Blog

  • sport 1 Oct 2012 10:47:01 12,808 posts
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    Just a "heads" up, erotic prose is pretty big this year!
  • Murbs 1 Oct 2012 10:57:47 22,579 posts
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    Every year I say I'll do it the next. Kinda like the local half marathon.
  • spamdangled 1 Oct 2012 10:59:58 27,441 posts
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    Im going to give it a go this year. Been meaning to for the last couple years but never done it.

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • sport 1 Oct 2012 11:04:35 12,808 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    Every year I say I'll do it the next. Kinda like the local half marathon.
    She'll do it eventually, but baby gets in the way.
  • Blerk Moderator 1 Oct 2012 11:06:06 48,225 posts
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    I'll reactivate my writing blog once I get five minutes to myself. So possibly sometime mid-December.
  • MetalDog 1 Oct 2012 11:07:41 23,920 posts
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    Do you want to take it a step further and have your name on THE LIST, Murbal?

    And what about you, Sport? Peanut gallery or in the pit this year? =)

    Edited by MetalDog at 11:08:39 01-10-2012

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Murbs 1 Oct 2012 11:19:07 22,579 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Do you want to take it a step further and have your name on THE LIST, Murbal?
    I think it may have last year up to a point!
  • sport 1 Oct 2012 11:39:42 12,808 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    And what about you, Sport? Peanut gallery or in the pit this year? =)
    Well I do have an idea for an Erotic Thriller. Maybe I could combine it with my rapist wit.....hmmmmm
  • TechnoHippy 1 Oct 2012 12:04:59 14,716 posts
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    Sign me up. I'll be writing Faust 2.0 - An Internet chatbot starts granting wishes, but what does he want in return?

    I'm TechnoHippy on the nano site as well.

    Edited by TechnoHippy at 12:06:26 01-10-2012

    My books, contests, reviews and author interviews on my blog

  • Metalfish 1 Oct 2012 12:32:46 8,874 posts
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    I'm not allowed to join this year. I'll be making a push on the ongoing epic and embracing "shitty first draft" ethos of nano in order to bump up the word count.
  • MetalDog 1 Oct 2012 13:15:23 23,920 posts
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    I put you in another castle. Are you going to finish the bloody thing? =D

    @Sunjumper what has happened to your Nano page? It throws me to the main page when I click on you there.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Metalfish 1 Oct 2012 13:50:15 8,874 posts
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    I feel like a princess. No change there then. Hope to be finishing it this year. It's a bit overdue.
  • Salaman 1 Oct 2012 13:56:02 19,595 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Im going to give it a go this year. Been meaning to for the last couple years but never done it.
    Won't your finger surgery make it a bit impractical to type up a novel?
  • evild_edd 2 Oct 2012 08:54:41 3,198 posts
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    Bloody hell. This sounds insane. A novel in a month???

    I'm putting the finishing touches to my first novel at the moment and that's taken me a year. Admittedly it's 150k words and been completely rewritten, but still this seems near impossible...

    I'm sort of tempted but very imtimidated :/

    Has anything decent ever come out of NaNoWriMo?

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • TechnoHippy 2 Oct 2012 10:59:26 14,716 posts
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    Nothing decent comes out of the first draft of a nano, but it's a good way to get a first draft done.

    Editing of course takes substantially longer :-)

    My books, contests, reviews and author interviews on my blog

  • MetalDog 2 Oct 2012 19:11:28 23,920 posts
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    @evild_edd
    50k is really a novella in a month and it is first draft, not polished washed and brushed final draft. It's more doable than you think and it is a wild a crazy ride. Don't be intimidated. Do it for the lols. The whole point is to chuck out all the 'I must write a MASTERPIECE or there's no point' stuff and just go hog crazy on a yarn.

    The first time I tried it, I was convinced I'd be writing 'banana ping kablow' type nonsense just to keep up the word count, but I did manage to crack out a reasonably entertaining spaceship disaster. Entertained me if no-one else and fuck it, that's reason enough to NaNo right there =)

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Deleted user 2 October 2012 21:13:49
    I'm a "maybe". Full-time degree stuff and an actual writing career take up almost all of my time nowadays, but I'm writing so much at the moment another 1,600 or so a day isn't going to make much of an impact. Was thinking of doing 5 10,000 word stories, or possibly 10 5,000 word ones. Maybe even 100 500 word ones. Or 50,000 one word ones.

    1)

    Kumquat

    2)

    Aubergine

    3)

    Ghosts

    etc etc
  • CosmicFuzz 2 Oct 2012 21:26:13 25,609 posts
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    I'm still (pathetically) working on my novel from last year. Can I sign up with the aim of finishing it?

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

  • Metalfish 2 Oct 2012 21:28:10 8,874 posts
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    JOIN ME IN MY CASTLE!

    /Not creepy.
  • MetalDog 2 Oct 2012 22:09:10 23,920 posts
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    The NaNo website has made the switch for the next round and has a rather nice 'add a cover' feature now too.

    Cosmic is now in the castle with Fish - possibly in a state of trepidation. Castle-dwellers, I will add websites, titles and descs to your list too as desired and supplied.

    The maybes on the adventure list need not feel nervous about the mini barrels of barbecue sauce being given out. That's for the berries we'll pick along the way and by no means a flavoursome dip to aid the consumption of those who start and fall along the way...

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Syrette 2 Oct 2012 22:15:18 44,208 posts
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  • boo 2 Oct 2012 22:30:53 11,929 posts
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    Join us!

    If you succeed, you can revel in literary glory.

    And if you fall along the wayside during November, you'll make a tasty snack for the rest of us.

    /digs out portable barbecue

    Edited by boo at 23:56:18 02-10-2012

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  • CosmicFuzz 2 Oct 2012 22:34:37 25,609 posts
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    Metalfish wrote:
    JOIN ME IN MY CASTLE!

    /Not creepy.
    /Castle crashes

    Want to share my wild boar?

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

  • Metalfish 2 Oct 2012 23:54:57 8,874 posts
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    Why not? While listening to this.
  • localnotail 3 Oct 2012 00:15:17 23,093 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Murbal wrote:
    Every year I say I'll do it the next. Kinda like the local half marathon.
    She'll do it eventually, but baby gets in the way.
    :)


    Good luck to those taking part. It's hard work but I really enjoyed this last year, it's a great challenge. Finding out I was pregnant a week in threw me a bit, but I'm still really proud of finishing the 50k,
    and it was great fun reading everyone else's.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 3 October 2012 03:25:55
    I'll be in again. Never did do anything with my last one but it can't hurt making another attempt, can it?
  • Carbon_Altered 3 Oct 2012 11:42:20 736 posts
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    Yeah, I should be in, and have started planning.

    But

    My idea of writing an "interactive novel" is drifting towards biting-off-more-than-I-can-chew teratory. The flow chart of all the options/storylines is looking more and more like a massive scribble each day I add to it.

    Gonna persist with the planning till the weekend then take stock.
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