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Nearly NaNo

I can't believe it's October already [laugh/flail] but at least this time I have a fairly free October to think about what I'm going to write for NaNoWriMo, and maybe even jot down some plot/character/worldbuilding notes ahead of time, unlike last year when I was thinking up a name for the protag on November 1st while staring at an empty Word file. [facepalm]

As before, I'm just making the announcement here -- any detailed NaNo posts, including chunks of story as I write them come November, will be over in angienano so people who aren't interested won't have to defriend this journal to avoid it. [is thoughtful]

Anyone else participating? Or willing to be persuaded? ;) Buddy me over on the site and I'll buddy you back. :)

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2006 Fiction Round-Up

'Cause all the cool kids are doing it and besides I'm curious and if I'm going to add it all up anyway I might as well post it, right? :)

Note that I'm not adding up all the fic I wrote for RPGs, 'cause I really don't want to go through every post and figure out what I wrote vs. what my writing partner(s) wrote. Just... no. [laugh/flail]

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On Writer's Block

I've been thinking about writer's block ever since November and NaNo. Clearly one has to be able to deal with writer's block if one is to have any chance in hell of finishing NaNo, 'cause when you only have thirty days to crank out 50K words, you really don't have time to kick back and wait for inspiration to strike. Which has always been my standard mode of operation before, so.... Clearly something had to change.

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OMG I don't believe I did it!!! And an hour and a half before the deadline, LOL!

I went in expecting that I'd probably be able to do a large chunk of a novel but not the actual 50K words. I've just never been that fast a writer, except in very short chunks (like a day or two) right before a deadline. And then I hit a low patch in the middle of the month and didn't write a word for about ten days and I was sure there was no way I was going to make it, but I got back to writing again on the 22nd and a bit more on the 24th and then I really buckled down and did more than twenty thousand words in six days. O_O Holy sheep!

Thanks to my husband, Jim, for being extremely tolerant all month. :) And to Raven for not laughing at me too much and for breaking down and joining NaNo when I pointed out that she had a fanfic she'd started on November 2nd that was getting pretty long, even if the brat did finish on the 25th, two days after she joined. [muttergrumbletickle!] It's cool, though -- read it here.

And thanks to aleathiel for being a great NaNo buddy. Having someone doing the same thing with me, talking and commenting back and forth helped more than I can say and kept me going when I was sure I was never going to make it. Thanks and hugz, hon. {{{{}}}}

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OK, for the first time I'm doing NaNoWriMo. [breathes into paper bag] November's really an awful month for something like that but it's always in November so if I want to do it, and I have for the last couple of years, then it might as well be now, right? Right.

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Oh, and Happy Birthday to PJ! :D