June 27, 2020 at 4:08 pm #115479
All or most of y’all have probably done NaNoWriMo, but I just recently found out about it. I don’t really fit into the pantser or plotter category, but I definitely have trouble staying committed to a project.
With that said, would those of you who’ve participated recommend it? I know it’s in November, but I want to keep it in mind.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm #115482Naiya Dyani@naiya-dyani
Oh yes! It’s helped me plow through a good chunk of several stories!
Actually, Camp NaNoWriMo happens in April and July too. So another one is starting in three days!
(Also, there’s a Young Writers Program for those under 18 that lets you set your own word count goal. Very helpful for me, a semi-slow writer. 😛 )
Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.June 27, 2020 at 6:31 pm #115483
Nice! So the one in July is the same as the one in November?
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm #115486
@writergirl101 I’ve been interested in joining NaNoWriMo sometime, but I haven’t yet.
I think you can join up with other people maybe…can you tag me if you’re going to try it? July probably wouldn’t work, but November might (I’ll see). It would be fun to do it alongside people I “know.”😉
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJune 27, 2020 at 6:42 pm #115487
Yes, definitely! I just signed up–do with me please!! 🙏🥺😀
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 27, 2020 at 6:51 pm #115488
I don’t know if I can do it in July…😭 I’m pretty busy with farming, and gardening.
How much of your time do you have to commit? That’s mostly the thing that’s keeping me back. My story isn’t my topest priority ever.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJune 27, 2020 at 6:53 pm #115489June 27, 2020 at 9:02 pm #115504Naiya Dyani@naiya-dyani
July is much the same as November, except that you don’t have to do a novel: you can do poetry, scripts, short stories, or whatever.
Tine commitment varies on your goal and speed. I’ve known some crazies [lookin at you, @deeprun and @emgc] to finish 50k in under fifteen days, while it took me the whole month to get 25k words. I’m a procrastinator, so I didn’t have tons of crazy work most of the month until the end (I think–it’s been a few months :P).
And yes! On the YWP you can adjust your goal at any time. Which has helped. XD I’ve won each year, but with different word counts. First year was 12k, second was 7k, and this last year was 25k. I’ve also done Camp NaNo, with counts of 8k and 22.5k.
You can also set your own challenges when you want to, at least on the YWP. I did one a few months ago. . . but I think I forgot about it 25% in. XD Oh well. The draft is done now anyway. 😉
Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.June 28, 2020 at 11:35 am #115551
Whoa. 50k in 15 days??? I get like 2k in 15 days! 😆 Ugh, I (try not to) only write when I feel the inspiration. 🙄
I’m assuming you’re doing Camp NaNo in July, then?
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 29, 2020 at 12:32 pm #115564
Okay…so I decided I’m going to try July and see how it works. I’ll make time.😉
You wanna be buddies? My user name is just Arindown, so you should be able to find me.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJune 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm #115567
Yay!! 🙌 Yes, I’ll send an invite now…
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 29, 2020 at 12:53 pm #115568
Btw, what’s your word goal? I’m gonna try the whole 50k, but it depends on how the story goes. It might have to stop before and would be in the category of “novella”. We’ll see.
Yay, again!! I’m so glad you’re doing it!
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 29, 2020 at 12:57 pm #115569
Hey, this is going to be fun! I’m aiming for 10k words during the camp (I already have 35k on my draft). I don’t want it to be super stressful this time.
Go Ella! 50k sounds like a lot.😄
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJune 29, 2020 at 1:02 pm #115570
*wipes beads of sweat away*
Yes, we’ll see… That’s awesome that you’re so far already! I only have, like, one chapter done!
Can you see the details of my WIP? I don’t know if they show up or not.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.June 29, 2020 at 1:09 pm #115571
Ok, never mind, I see it.
Oh, and one more thing, on writer’s resources in the NaNo prep, there are a bunch of quizzes to figure out how to make time for writing. You should do this one:
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
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