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PostSubject: NaNoWriMo 2010   Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:48 am

Project - Swarm of Xihoura (second attempt)

I've fallen way behind. I'm at about half the wordcount I should have. The good news is that I hit my 1667 for today already, so everything I do is extra credit towards closing the gap.

What's that you ask? Yes, yes I did schedule a day off in advance to write. And yes, it has been a fantastic idea so far.

I'm going to get back to that writing thing...
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:12 pm

Hoorah! Someone else that's giving NaNoWriMo the sadistic attention it deserves!

As of this moment, I'm at my quota for the day and I'm ahead of schedule...I've got 17k+ words now! HOORAY!!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:35 pm

Yeah, I uh... probably should'a done that schedule thing...

Oh well. Next year!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:20 pm

Isn't that what you said about this year last year?
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:33 pm

I think you misheard me Yaz. Last year I said "next" next year. Meaning not this year, but the following one.

See, I plan everything years in advance. That's just the meticulous, foresighted kind of guy I am.

*MMPH!*

I couldn't say that with a straight face.
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:10 pm

Just crossed the 10000 mark. I'm hoping to catch up this weekend, so for now, I'm just trying not to fall behind any more.

Go go gadget word-count-jutsu!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:46 pm

Congratulations! 20% is what I got to last year before all my stuff got wiped from both my hard drive and my flash drive! Hooray for faulty technology! Mad

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:00 pm

Making gains! I have further closed the gap between myself and victory and am now only 2 days behind. This weekend is going to be a catch-up weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:36 pm

Hooray! And I am two days ahead! I will be trying to get ahead tomorrow, knowing that this weekend will be hell for me...
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:11 pm

I'm weighing in at a little over 35000 words. Not what I was hoping for, but not insignificant.

And I've got my game plan together for moving forward.

Remember that 'Shattered Tower' idea I posted on the old forum? I think it's about time to give that a go.

Also, starting in January, I'm shooting for a minimum of 1000 words a day. I figured writing 365000 words in a year should provide me with a novel to work with.
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:46 pm

Wolfstar wrote:
I figured writing 365000 words in a year should provide me with a novel to work with.

*Spit-take* God, ya think so?

So are you giving up on your swarm idea, putting it aside for a bit, or did it just finish a little early?

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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:40 am

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Wolfstar wrote:
I figured writing 365000 words in a year should provide me with a novel to work with.

*Spit-take* God, ya think so?

So are you giving up on your swarm idea, putting it aside for a bit, or did it just finish a little early?


Heh... I have several books on my shelf that weigh in at over 365000 words =P But considering that I've never written anything longer than about 110k, I don't think I need to worry about that, hahaha.

Finishing Swarm is on my to-do list. As I was writing it, however, I came to realize that it would not be a viable debut novel because of some of the in-universe stuff. I need to start with something smaller in terms of the meta-universe business. Lucky for me, I have the Shattered Tower which only gets a villain from the meta-universe and a story that predates my meta-universe idea that I could revamp to only have a slight connection.

So moving on at this point is a business idea. Because getting published by a traditional publisher is what I'm shooting for.
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:00 am

Wouldn't we all like that?

I think I might join you on your somewhat-crazy endeavor. Sounds like I've got nothing to lose and it'll keep me writing after Anathost is finished. Mind you, it'll probably be a different universe completely than the one from Anathost, but oh well! Time to move along, then!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:53 am

What sort of endeavor are we talking about here, High Inc. (tm)? You mean get in on some meta-universe goodness, or try to get a traditional publisher?
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:31 pm

A bit of everything, my good man, just a bit of everything!

I'm currently working on a map of a world that I'm going to try to write about...political strife, world-shattering events, rooting out cults, cute elven chicks...everything's pretty much gonna be there! This is, of course, following in Wolf's footsteps (or, as the case may be, pawprints) as he is going to endeavor to write 365k(!) words next year--a goal with which I shall share in the (fictional) adventure of a lifetime!

BTW: I just did the math; averaging about 750 words/page single-spaced, I found that there should be about 487 pages by the time December 31st comes around in 2011--maybe enough for a trilogy, maybe not...but it'll be damn fun to write it either way! Assuming, of course, that I'll be able to continue writing for 487 pages worth of material...but others have done it before, right?

If/When I get things situated about landscapes and characters, I'll post 'em up here!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:28 pm

Goddamnit, I'm gonna commit myself too! Mad Seems like the only sensible thing to do, considering everyone else is doing it and thus all the peer pressure and whatnot.

365,000, eh? I can do it! I can do it 9 TIMES (not really). After calculating it, I've determined that it will be a little over 1400 words a day; which gives me the weekend free for rewrites and overall life-having.

I don't think this is too impossible. When I was in my stride last Winter and Spring, I was easily writing 2,500+ words a day. That's how I managed to knock out first drafts of two different novels.

I pledge to start mine no later than January first. Let it be marked on the Scribes' Calender! (Course, I should probably first put up a Scribes' calender.)

EDIT:
Well, I found out that we already have a calender, but have no idea how to edit the blasted thing. Let me know if you have any ideas.

EDIT #2:
I figured it out, 'cause that's just the sort of smart guy I am. It's in the nav bar and you can post to it at will. Keep in mind that when you post an event, it will also pop up in the "Announcements" forum, so don't use it lightly!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:26 am

And, keep in mind, that the standard word doc page equates into roughly 2.3 pages of standard print (paperback, at least. I don't have a good conversion to hardback).
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:36 am

Really now...I had no idea of the conversion factor between published print and word docs was as big as that...that's extremely interesting...

But I have a map now, and all I need to do is still a lot of stuff! I've got to work out rules for magic, political strife, main characters...So much to do and so little time to do it in!!! Happy December, y'all!!!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:52 pm

Oh Em Gee! Happy December! An old Nordic blessing comes to mind: "May Winter's chill not freeze your testicles."; or, in the original, "snorri sturli snorri snurl."
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:07 am

...I didn't know the vikings came down to the Cajun south...nor did I know that you speak ancient Viking...

Although something extremely random just popped into my head the other day: seeing as I'm currently learning German through my schooling (one of three majors on my plate!), I figured I'd try and learn another language while I'm here! I want to learn how to speak Swedish so I'm not limited to saying "Hindr Dindr Jyrgn!" out of ignorance and imitation of the Swedish Chef.

Hurdee Bork Bork Bork!!!
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PostSubject: Re: NaNoWriMo 2010   Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:18 pm

Huurdy huurdy borkee bork!

I think The Muppets were my inspiration for a lot of things. Seriously. The "Jabberwocky Sketch" in The Muppet Show freaked the bejeezus out of me when I was a kid; but the funny thing was that I discovered I enjoyed feeling that scared: it was otherworldly, man! This probably put me on a horror-genre binge I still haven't left. And Labyrinth? Never again can I look at David Bowie without imagining him in pants that were just that tight.

God, it's beautiful.
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