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CuffsAndCollar Mon 12-Oct-15 23:52:43

Hello, is anyone doing NaNoWriMo next month? Am thinking I might, but a bit challenged time wise right now!

MissBattleaxe Tue 13-Oct-15 14:18:52

I'm seriously considering it. How many words does it have to be?

CuffsAndCollar Tue 13-Oct-15 20:30:34

50,000 smile

ImperialBlether Sun 18-Oct-15 16:50:06

I'm going to do it. It's come just at the right time for me. I'm spending this month planning and then (hopefully) I'll be ready to go on 1st November. I can't wait!

MissBattleaxe Mon 19-Oct-15 14:56:17

I'm seriously considering it. Its a great way to motivate yourself to actually get it done.

ImperialBlether Mon 19-Oct-15 15:38:23

MissB, were you using a different name on here before?

MissBattleaxe Mon 19-Oct-15 18:12:32

Don't think so Imperial. I've been on Mn since about 2007 but have name changed three times.

Why do you ask?

ImperialBlether Mon 19-Oct-15 20:25:19

Oh no reason, it's just when the Jeffrey thing happened everyone changed their names. I wondered whether you had, too. I'm rubbish at remembering names on here!

CuffsAndCollar Mon 19-Oct-15 21:15:43

Ah great, company smile

MissBattleaxe Mon 19-Oct-15 21:27:14

No my friend, been a battleaxe for around two

Dietcherrycola Mon 19-Oct-15 21:33:47

Marks place

randomcatname Wed 21-Oct-15 10:01:19

Hi everyone - think I might give it a bash too. My discipline is awful though. I'll be very pleased if I manage 50,000. Has anyone done it before? Any tips?

CuffsAndCollar Wed 21-Oct-15 19:24:38

I haven't done it before so tip free apart from 'start writing, keep going' grin.

Lots of useful / inspirational stuff on the website though.

Go Team Mumsnet!

Dietcherrycola Wed 21-Oct-15 21:30:31

I'm curious, are people planning to write every day? Or just weekdays? How much time/ how many words are you planning to do in each session?

randomcatname Fri 23-Oct-15 09:47:19

I would need to write every day to get that word count. As a general rule I aim for 1000 and hope inspiration takes over. I hate writing to a word count though - but I guess NaNoWriMo is all about the word count! grin

Dietcherrycola Fri 23-Oct-15 11:18:52

I get that. I think 1000 a day is a good minimum, though I'd have to be pretty determined to get tat done on a weekend, my family are a bit demanding...
I might aim for 1200 minimum every week day and see where it gets me.

squoosh Fri 23-Oct-15 13:20:02

I AM doing this this year.

1000 words a day will be my aim rather than 50,000 in the month.


Dietcherrycola Fri 23-Oct-15 13:44:41

Are you doing this year squoosh?

LaContessaDiPlump Fri 23-Oct-15 13:52:18

I am tempted to join in, simply because if I'm not under time pressure then I won't start at all!

Just need a plot confused

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Sun 25-Oct-15 17:45:18

Joining in for motivation!

I did it last year, but didn't sign up on the site as it was part of a larger novel, and also because I handwrite. That took me 22 days. Shamefully, almost a year later I still haven't finished the novel, so I'm in again for the final 42k or so words, for which I'll give myself 26 days.

Good luck everyone smile

EatingMyWords Sun 25-Oct-15 21:07:37

I've signed up. Had an idea simmering for a while so looking forward to get going with it.

ImperialBlether Mon 26-Oct-15 11:00:34

What kind of novel will it be, EatingMyWords?

EatingMyWords Mon 26-Oct-15 18:03:09

YA (I think- uni students, anyway), contemporary fantasy. A woman gets stuck in the 'other world' and has to work out whether she was betrayed by her best friend or boyfriend.

What's yours Imperial?

randomcatname Mon 26-Oct-15 18:11:37

This will sound really dumb but it hadn't occurred to me to sign to the website. Does anyone know if it's worthwhile, or can you just muddle through without it?

ImperialBlether Mon 26-Oct-15 18:13:52

Mine are psychological suspense.

It sounds like a good plot. It must be hard with YA because reading ages differ so much. Have you read a lot of that genre?

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