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    NaNoWriMo

    So what do you do with your 50 000 word MS when (if) it's done? If that much has been published online then does that mean you can't continue to polish it and try to get it published in the traditional manner?



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    It's not published online (unless you choose to post excerpts on your NaNo page). You sent it in at the end (scrambled) so they can verify the word count and then they immediately delete it. Two of my now-published novels were NaNo novels.

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    Two of my now-published novels were NaNo novels.
    Jena, that's impressive. Before you began the NaNo competition (is that the right word?), had you sketched out your story lines? or were they written from scratch?

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    That is impressive. 1600-1700 words a day. I do find it less intimidating that you don't actually share your WIP as you go but I still don't think I could manage that pace whilst working. I love the idea though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayce View Post
    Jena, that's impressive. Before you began the NaNo competition (is that the right word?), had you sketched out your story lines? or were they written from scratch?
    Pretty much from scratch. I generally don't outline. Of course much of it was crap (I'd say 80%) but it was a great kick-start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan B View Post
    That is impressive. 1600-1700 words a day. I do find it less intimidating that you don't actually share your WIP as you go but I still don't think I could manage that pace whilst working. I love the idea though.
    I work FT, too, and I don't do the 16-1700 a day. I do what I can on work days (minimal) and then catch up on my days off. I once wrote 8000 words in one sitting. Of course I was so strung out on sugar and caffeine, I almost needed my stomach pumped. My family knows that in the month of November I don't cook, clean, socialize, etc. I also take vacation time from work, if possible...and sick days, lol). It's MY month, period.

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    I am going to try, but only to kick-start my writing, I don't really expect to complete it. If I get even halfway there in one month it will be the most I have written in such a short time.

    Fortunately, my family already have very low expectations of me in terms of housework, so that part should be a breeze.
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    I managed to write 690 words, but then my agent sent me some stuff to revise (the proposal I sent her a few weeks back). Hopefully I can get it done in a day or two and then plunge back into NaNo.
    Fortunately, my family already have very low expectations of me in terms of housework, so that part should be a breeze.
    Same here, lol!

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    Huffington Post has this piece about six writers and their NaNoWriMo projects.

    Plus, some snappy opening lines....

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    Only a thousand words, but I got sidetracked with revisions and a synopsis. Gotta make up for lost time. ZOOM!

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