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I remember you from last year! And I am still amazed that you can finish NaNoWriMo so quickly. Props to you, hopefully I can join you in the winner's circle this year, but it's a still a long way off for me.
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hanoo_chan
I remember you from last year! And I am still amazed that you can finish NaNoWriMo so quickly. Props to you, hopefully I can join you in the winner's circle this year, but it's a still a long way off for me.


NaNo's daily word count is my low average for the entire year. My November word counts are the result of me actually shutting out all unneeded distractions to focus solely on writing. Like I said in the first post, I'm really passionate when it comes to writing.

Now if I could just get something published... anyhow, hope to see you in the winner's circle too! You can do it! emotion_hug


When I get to 100K (probably tomorrow), I'll post a multi-paragraph section from one of the parts I'm working on. Unedited too. How's that sound? mrgreen
Ysavvryl
hanoo_chan
I remember you from last year! And I am still amazed that you can finish NaNoWriMo so quickly. Props to you, hopefully I can join you in the winner's circle this year, but it's a still a long way off for me.


NaNo's daily word count is my low average for the entire year. My November word counts are the result of me actually shutting out all unneeded distractions to focus solely on writing. Like I said in the first post, I'm really passionate when it comes to writing.

Now if I could just get something published... anyhow, hope to see you in the winner's circle too! You can do it! emotion_hug


When I get to 100K (probably tomorrow), I'll post a multi-paragraph section from one of the parts I'm working on. Unedited too. How's that sound? mrgreen


O.o Brave thou art. I would never show my unedited tragedies to complete strangers. I barely show them to friends.
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Maybe brave. Anyhow, now that I did get (barely) past 100K tonight, I'll show you a bit of what I'm working on. This is for the Legend of Zelda fanfic; Link is in a (medieval) city for the first time in his life while escorting Princess Zelda back to the castle, about midway through the story. Nothing changed or edited from what I have in my NaNo file.

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The meal the inn had that night was roast chicken, roasted potatoes, slices of bread, and cooked green beans, all covered in gravy made from the chicken. It was good gravy, although perhaps they didn't need to us so much of it to cover everything else. Once they were done eating, Zelda and Impa went upstairs to sleep. Link wasn't that tired, so he went outside to observe the streets and the people of Saria for a little while. The innkeeper told him they would lock up at midnight, which was plenty of time for him.

So different here. Link stopped by a nearby shop, which turned out to be a bakery. And that's all it did, bake breads and pastries. Milk had been a luxury to him, but here, there was a sign stating that they would have cheesecakes for sale this week. Cheesecake, they were safe and prosperous enough here that they could make an excess of cakes out of cheese instead of using cheese sparingly and trying to keep it unnoticed from tax collecting monsters. He wasn't sure if he could get used to a life like that.

Then a shout broke through the streets. “stop! Stop that thief!” there was a man in dark blue clothes that was running his way, holding onto a fancy bag that seemed more suited for a lady.

Acting quickly, Link grabbed hold of the man as he passed by, stopping him in his tracks. “what do you want?” he snarled, glowering at him. Then his eyes caught sight of the golden Triforce, and turned red like flames. “you're the one who slew the master,” he said, his voice twisting as his body did the same, turning red and leathery. Horns grew out of his head, claws grew from his hands and feet, and his clothes turned into ragged wings. “I will kill you for Ganon!”

A monster, one of Ganon's spies. Link threw the demon across the street as people around him shouted and ran off in fright. As he drew out his sword, the demon tried to rush at him and claw his neck to shreds. The Master Sword flashed through the air, cutting it down before it could even get close. Once its body hit the ground, it rapidly dissolved into dust, leaving the lady's bag behind. Since he was in a own, Link returned his sword to its sheath. Maybe these people did have a life of luxury, but they didn't react fast enough to last long in southern Hyrule.

One of the women stepped out of the crowd. “oh my goodness, thank you,” she said. I've never seen anyone destroy them that fast, not even the town guards.”

Link shrugged, then picked up the bag and handed it to her. The people around them decided to move away, getting back to enjoying the night. There must not have been many such spies, at least in their minds.


Definitely needs to be smoothed out and have the inconsistency about the people fixed. But hey, that's for later.
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....dang. You reached it already? eek xd Wish I could write that fast...or had that much time to myself. xd I keep getting distracted by stuff. Even now I am doing something...maybe I should write down gibberish instead. Long-winded and irrelevant stuff and then edit it later... I'm going to even try self-hypnosis (or some other brainwave thing) to motivate me to write and/or focus more (they do work, I've tried it a few times). xd

Anywho, congrats. I'm no overachiever, the furthest I hit was 60k, I believe some few years ago. Won't hit 50k till the end of the month. xp
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kitty868theonly
....dang. You reached it already? eek xd Wish I could write that fast...or had that much time to myself. xd I keep getting distracted by stuff. Even now I am doing something...maybe I should write down gibberish instead. Long-winded and irrelevant stuff and then edit it later... I'm going to even try self-hypnosis (or some other brainwave thing) to motivate me to write and/or focus more (they do work, I've tried it a few times). xd

Anywho, congrats. I'm no overachiever, the furthest I hit was 60k, I believe some few years ago. Won't hit 50k till the end of the month. xp


Thanks, but the important thing is that you get to your 50K goal! Buckle down and get that writing done! I dunno about gibberish, but you can try using a character that tends to ramble a lot. It gives you an excuse to ramble. xd

I haven't tried self-hypnosis myself. I can get into a writing trance and will have no clue what hour it is until one of my family or one of my cats interrupts me. Usually the cats. But I have years of experience in writing too.
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Getting close to halfway through the month. I hope you all are still inspired and writing!
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Haha, me. I'm done. I'll have to pull up my half novel, but at the same time I don't want to because i still have 550 words to add from my journal.

But I was seriously sick on Wednesday so I had to make up for it over the weekend. *sigh* At least I'm up there! XD I was actually looking to finish on the 15th.

So I'm glad I stuck with the story because I had a steady lull going on (where nothing was happening, blah). But then I kept outlining it out and going scene by scene until I realized what was happening (there were characters chasing another character but the mc had no idea why until I got to a certain scene. Then I'm all "OHHH!" I think it's hard to look at the perspective of all the characters instead of just your own.)

I mean my writing really sucks but I don't care. When I edit I restructure everything anyway. I think next NaNo I'm going to take it sloooow. @_________@ I hate it when I go too fast sometimes!
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Ysavvryl
Getting close to halfway through the month. I hope you all are still inspired and writing!
I know what you're training to be! Trying to create a million words in one month one of these NaNoWriMo cycles! XD Did you ever look up ... uh ... aw crud I can't remember her name. It will come to me! When I have sleep. XD
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Sevi Rais
Ysavvryl
Getting close to halfway through the month. I hope you all are still inspired and writing!
I know what you're training to be! Trying to create a million words in one month one of these NaNoWriMo cycles! XD Did you ever look up ... uh ... aw crud I can't remember her name. It will come to me! When I have sleep. XD


lol, I don't think I'll manage that. I can't write that constantly. Plus, I know I have to count on a few days where I can't write because I have chronic migraines. Speaking of which... xp that's why I haven't responded yet.

Never mind that. Congrats on winning! Though you didn't fill out a form so I don't know what word to put for your 50K. Get some sleep and get back to me, and I'll make sure you have the right finish date.
OMG I FORGOT ABOUT MINE T.T *goes to work on it* Geeze I'm scared to see what the word count is atm. Its gotta be near the 25k mark by now.
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Oh dear. I'm so far behind. I feel inferior compared to all you with your 100k goals. xd
I just now finished. ; 3; <3


Gaia Username: xSatashi
NaNo Username: Enyasmusicbox
50,000th Word: "Lifetime" (Though the after-information would make is "Service".)
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OpticPeach
Oh dear. I'm so far behind. I feel inferior compared to all you with your 100k goals. xd


Aw, now don't feel too bad! I'm one of the exceptions who goes along for the ride. I wish you the best of luck with your novel! Just keep at it; I know people who've completed this with full-time jobs and all sorts of real life obstacles. emotion_hug
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Pendara
OMG I FORGOT ABOUT MINE T.T *goes to work on it* Geeze I'm scared to see what the word count is atm. Its gotta be near the 25k mark by now.


Well if it intimidates you, don't worry about it. Just get to writing things down and the word count will come around. The important thing is that you get into the habit of daily writing; that's what finishes novels!

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