July 2, 2020 at 9:58 am #115701
Just one question…how do you delete a group on NaNo?😝 Just me messing around with settings…
@kristianne-hassman To be honest with you, it’s my first time, so I don’t really know. I do know that you can set your own goals though, so you can take it slow, or really pack it on.
@chalice Awesome! Do you want to be buddies? My username is Arindown.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJuly 2, 2020 at 10:00 am #115702Chalice@chaliceJuly 2, 2020 at 6:18 pm #115710
So there should be an “admin” box next to “chat” above the feed. Once you click on that, scroll down. There should be a box that says “delete”, but you can only delete the group if you remove all the members first.
Btw, for some reason, I can’t post anything on the NaNoWriMo chat. That’s why I haven’t replied. Do you know if you have to enable that?
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.July 3, 2020 at 2:41 am #115729July 3, 2020 at 8:33 pm #115771Livi Ryddle@anne_the_noob14
Ok, so I’m just gonna hop on here real quick. Sorry for not replying to anyone sooner!
I won’t be doing Camp NaNo this month. It snuck up on me XD But I’m gonna try to do NaNo in November!
So… I’ve never done Camp NaNo, though I tried to back in April or something. So I’m not sure how stressful that would be. I’ve done NaNo before, though! And I can say that for someone who doesn’t do well with deadlines for my writing, it was kinda stressful. And I didn’t come near the… what is it, 50k goal? Or what’s the goal? I forgot. But anyways 😛 It’s gonna depend most of all, I think, on how comfortable you are with writing a lot in a relatively short amount of time. Now, if you’re used to writing a lot each day anyway, like 5k words or something, then I shouldn’t think you’d have much trouble. But of course, if you’re a pantser like me, and if you write in sporadic motivational sprees, and sometimes you can crank out 10k in a day, and sometimes you sit for hours without writing a sentence, and all of a sudden you’re trying to write a heck ton of stuff in a month that you have no idea where it’s going… that gets stressful XD
Hopefully that made sense lol
“Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"July 7, 2020 at 12:09 pm #115858
Since I’m in the same group as y’all, I wanted to let you know that I’m not ignoring you, but that I can’t post anything on NaNo for some reason. I asked the people on the help desk, so I’ll hopefully figure it out soon. JSYK.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.July 7, 2020 at 12:31 pm #115859Kristianne@kristianne-hassman
Thanks for your thoughts! Yeah, I think I would find it stressful. I can only do on average about 500 words a day and maybe 1k on a really good day. And really, I write best when I can work at my own pace and plan and think through my plot before I start writing.
Courage, dear heart.July 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm #115860
Sorry…I forgot. I think you told me that before.
I still have a question for you though. How do you make NaNo take the times for when you wrote? I keep putting it down, but it never registers. Do I have to do something special?
Btw, you’re doing great on your writing.😊 I’m not doing that wonderful…I’m a panster that has bursts of writing energy. It’s a challenge to learn to be consistent every day.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJuly 7, 2020 at 1:36 pm #115862
This is the ‘add new update’ thing. Where it says ‘start time’ and ‘end time’ is where you plug in when you wrote. I like to keep a tab on my laptop just for keeping track. A spreadsheet would work, too.
Hope that was what you were looking for!
Thank you! I’m more of a plantser probably, but I totally get the “write-when-inspired” thing. Right now, for example, I’m procrastinating with SE instead of figuring out how to plot my novel!!😂
I’ve actually just been writing scenes that pop into my head, not going in order, which is a first. I usually plot the basic stuff, then write from beginning to end. How are you writing your’s?
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.July 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm #115895
Thanks! I finally figured it out…I wasn’t putting a 0 before my AM numbers, so it wasn’t registering. Oh well…
You’re doing so good on your story! How much time are you spending on it a day? Just in case I ever want to try 50k.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJuly 8, 2020 at 2:07 pm #115909
I spend a lot of time (I have a lot of time 😜) thinking about it, but when I actually write, it takes between 1 and 2 hrs to get down 1000+, if it’s a good day. If it’s a great day, then I can get hopefully twice that. It really depends on the day, though. But, I try to use all or most of my spare time to write. I miss some days for NaNo, but I can usually make up for it. Like I said, I’ve been writing a bunch of scenes, which is better imo for me.
Condensed version: 1 to 2 hrs a day 😋
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.July 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm #115911
Thanks, Ella. I’ll have to see. Right now I’m writing about 1 hour a day for 500 or so words. Maybe if I did 50k I would do 2 or 3 months to complete.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJuly 14, 2020 at 4:21 pm #116202
All right, here’s my plan: I went into NaNoWriMo without a plan of action and didn’t really think about the consequences, so I’m going to work on it here and there, but just probably get to 20k at the end of the month. However, I’m going to try next July and have everything prepped. (I think November will be too busy with school and stuff, but I’ll see how it goes.)
Just wanted to give you a heads up because I’ll be going much slower. (I’m also going to Alabama for about a week, so I think it’ll be hard to keep going.)
As always, I set the bar way too high for myself, but now I have the experience, right? 🙃
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.July 14, 2020 at 6:08 pm #116205Beth Darlene@beth20
Okay sounds good! Have fun in Alabama!
Also, I’m prob not going to be able to do my goal either lol!
Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!July 14, 2020 at 8:42 pm #116209
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