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Imogen
post Nov 4 2003, 07:03 AM
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But we're all making progress and that's the important thing. I know there are some insane people at the NaNo site who are probably finished by now, but we're getting there!

Don't worry about the writers' block, Robert. Try some random writing on something else, or ignore it for a couple of days. There was a site JK (Ashavah) gave me the link to once that had some excellent advice on writing. I'll see if I can find it for you.

Keep plugging away! We can do it!

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post Nov 4 2003, 06:48 PM
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EEK!

I've done a measly 2747 words, but am quite pleased with my progress. I wrote that in about 4 hourse yesterday and about 1/2 an hour today. Didn't do ANY writing on 1st & 2nd, I was too busy.

If I keep going at this rate, I should be able to keep on track. I hope.

Fingers crossed!

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post Nov 4 2003, 10:47 PM
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6,154 words to date. I switched writing subjects at the last minute and am making up the murder mystery as I go along. "First draft," I keep saying as I fumble through the writing itself. That makes it a lot more bearable!


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post Nov 5 2003, 12:09 AM
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Well as the sig says I've managed to push it to 7326 which is just a little ahead of where I should be biggrin.gif Smug, Self Satisfied, Me? ask again in a week when I'm stuck on 7327 blink.gif.

Next bit is now up and with a minor cliffie to tide you over while I go and burn Guy Fawkes tomorrow night instead of writing.

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post Nov 5 2003, 06:58 AM
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Got home at 9.30pm last night and managed to type up most of chapter 3 that I'd written during a couple of breaks at work. I've got a bit left to finish from that for tonight's posting, and then I've hit the 10,000 mark.

It feels like a huge milestone!

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post Nov 5 2003, 05:00 PM
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Is it seriously the 5th November?? Man. I was so convinced it was the 4th. sad.gif

But still, I'm going pretty well, considering the fact I have literally no plot to work with at all. tongue.gif I worked out my characters' histories, then totally ignored having to plot out the actual story. I was feeling quite confident, but then when I sat down on November 1st I suddenly realised I had no idea what I could write. laugh.gif So, so far I've been winging it, but it's gone quite well. I hit the 10 000 mark last night!! biggrin.gif

I'm completely unmotivated to write anything at all at the moment, but hopefully I'll get back into the groove a bit later. smile.gif

My best tip so far is to just write about totally insane things. If it starts raining, don't just write that it's raining - write the characters' opinion on rain, whether they like or hate it, and possibly have it remind them of something that happened in the rain in their past. It sounds silly, but it's really topped up my count. I had about 1-200 words about rain yesterday, and its lovely habit of turning up whenever you've not got an umbrella, then buggering off if you're completely prepared. tongue.gif

My biggest problem at the moment, though, is how awkward my characters are with each other. It's not such a bad thing because it's how they're meant to be, but halfway through my third chapter and I have no idea how I'm going to break the ice. tongue.gif Any tips?

Good luck all!! smile.gif I fully intend to read everyone's novel, but for the moment I really have no time to. Hopefully I'll get the time soon smile.gif

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post Nov 5 2003, 05:20 PM
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Just in case anyone's wondering, my update will be a bit later than usual today. I'm doing a bit of 'catch up' from the late night last night and want to get chapter 3 completed before I post it.

Check back about 10pm UK time (5pm Eastern) and there'll be a chapter posted!

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post Nov 6 2003, 07:14 AM
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*points happily at her subject line for today's blog* Having accepted that I probably lack the time/energy/willpower to properly finish, I am on the road to nano-self-actualization, and am going to happily not care if I manage to write on such-and-such day.

More time to review y'alls, wot? I'm behind.


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post Nov 6 2003, 07:11 PM
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I've started procrastinating. Can someone please kick me. I need to write.

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post Nov 6 2003, 07:34 PM
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*kicks imogen up butt to get her motivated*

ouch! that hurt my foot laugh.gif


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post Nov 6 2003, 07:40 PM
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Owww! That was too hard. I can't sit down now

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post Nov 6 2003, 11:41 PM
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Couple of quiet nights on the writing front [Bonfire night party last night and working late tonight] but i have managed a quick outtake, that may or may not help you indentify the visitor devil.gif


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post Nov 7 2003, 11:35 AM
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I'm quite pleased with my progress, I am at a total of 5334, which is 11%.

This seems quite small compared with what a lot of people have done, but I've got the day off from school today, and it's the weekend tomorrow, so I hope to get a lot of writing done.

Keep up with the writing everyone! We will do it!

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post Nov 7 2003, 10:17 PM
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10,550 words

sorry just need to shout that out biggrin.gif

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post Nov 7 2003, 10:18 PM
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I've had a disasterous end to the week where I've got virtually nothing written. It wasn't even procrastination for a change, just a lot of late nights at work for either me or the hubby and I've been far too tired to write.

Going to spend time on it across the weekend and blister through chapters 4 and 5... *crosses fingers*

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