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I'm all-in this year, even tho at the moment I have zero clue what I'll be writing. End of August I had a tentative idea, and slowly expanded on it while daydreaming, and I have maybe the first month of the MC's relationship planned... But the plot itself just kinda died. I still want to write the beginning parts, but possibly not for NaNo because I just can't seem to find anything else to do with it, anywhere to take the plot after that initial beginning. I've repeatedly told myself that this NaNo I would do a new story, but I may end up rebelling again and working on two sequel stories that I started last Nov. Remy-story (I suck at titles) was started early 2013, finished at 118k not counting the multiple half-done scenes I have yet to finish, and now has a 65k sequel that I really would love to finish. ... Except that I currently have a major writer's block with the current plotline there. I also have the sequel to Amanda-story, which I sorta thought was done after last year's NaNo, but I keep getting all these ideas of how it could continue and I would really love to write some of them, but then again the last part I wrote is sorta a great ending, so... Yeah, I have no clue.

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I'm not only all in again this year, I'm the new ML for my region besides!

 

Going to do a rebuild of last year's project; the intended couple just didn't click no matter what I told them to do, so instead, he's going to be even more of a jerk than simply doing a runner and she'll eventually find happiness with one of his friends. Last year was the first time I'd hit goal but hated what I'd written. Not just, "Oh that writing has so many mistakes that need edits," but actual, "This is complete crap that isn't entertaining to read!" I think I've figured out the fix, as long as all the characters cooperate with my ideas. :-)

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It's currently 7 minutes into NaNo in my timezone, I haven't written a word, and I literally have no clue what to write. Got a sorta-idea a couple days ago, based on an old dream I remembered, but right now I'm honestly just not feeling it at all. I'm going to be *really* pissed if I end up shirking NaNo because I can't get motivated, but... Ugh.

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Anyone else participating in 2018??? I sure am! Can't wait to go! Still a whole day left before I can begin. Ugh. I have my entire story mapped out, now just gotta pray the characters cooperate!

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I am. I won't be able to reach 50k this year due to my workload for college. But I'm starting with a basic aim at 10k and then I'll go from there as I pass that; if I do.

Myself, I'm a pantser far more than I am a planner. 

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I'm participating this year. I use Word Count Dragons (basically, you come up with a dragon that "eats words" to give you an incentive to write) and I gave some of my dragons descriptions based off that idea. I have 3 frozen hatchlings, all of which have a goal they want me to complete. My Grave boy wants nightly writing, my Witchlight young lady wants 1000 words a day, and my Cavern Lurker girlie wants 30 minutes of writing a day.

My prep is outlining what I want to happen in each chapter and making characters in the Sims. 

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On 11/1/2018 at 2:26 AM, sbld said:

I'm participating this year. I use Word Count Dragons (basically, you come up with a dragon that "eats words" to give you an incentive to write) and I gave some of my dragons descriptions based off that idea. I have 3 frozen hatchlings, all of which have a goal they want me to complete. My Grave boy wants nightly writing, my Witchlight young lady wants 1000 words a day, and my Cavern Lurker girlie wants 30 minutes of writing a day.

My prep is outlining what I want to happen in each chapter and making characters in the Sims. 

 

This is such a cool idea! :D

 

Myself, I'm shooting for the 50k! Now that I'm 10k in, I guess I actually need to figure out a plot for my characters to go on, haha.

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Getting to be that time again, just a couple of weeks to go! Anyone else NaNo-ing this year?

 

I'm going to write fanfic this year. Joined a Facebook group suggested by one of my favorite Harry Potter fanfic authors and a couple of asking-for-fic-recs posts released a plot bunny.

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*Raises hands*
I am :D I don't know if I'm going to shoot for the 50k but I plan to do my best :V I'm super excited to have a gander at the new site and see how it runs during NaNo. Hopefully, I'll come that much closer to finishing the first draft of a manuscript I've been working on for a couple years now; the story keeps changing and evolving which demanded rewrites.

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I'm a suuuuper slow writer, so I've never participated in NaNo, but I'm sooooo close to being finished with a book I've been working on on-and-off for a few years now.  Might use it as an excuse to have a deadline for those last few pages!  Good luck to all you crazy talented folks who can pull it off (or are at least giving it your best shot)!

then I'll just have to spend the next few years doing rewrites and edits aha.  sequel? whats a sequel?

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