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If you haven't clarified your NaNoWriMo username and want to be added to buddy lists, please post so below. I'll add in direct links as I am able.

Let me know if you accidentally got left off the list, if you were linked but don't want to be linked, if there are incorrect links, or if there is a group to link to as well.

NaNoWriMo participants (from this thread):
1. Chris Bridges
2. Bella Bee
3. Olivet
4. Nighthawk
5. manji
6. kwsni
7. CT
8. stacey
9. Lisa
10. pooka
11. Shanna
12. docmagik

Possibles?
1. advice for robots
2. Tinros
3. Synesthesia

quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
Maybe the next time this comes around I'll try it out, I suspect its already been sometime since its started.

It is for the month of November, so it started yesterday (November 1).

[ November 02, 2010, 10:38 PM: Message edited by: CT ]

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Yes, that's me!
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Find me here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/695529
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[Smile] Updated.
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I am here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/673851
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Found you! [Big Grin] Yay!
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So how are we doing? Hanging in there?
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I always have trouble at the beginning, when I don't know who any body is. I've got all but one of my MC's named now, but still can't find the over-arching conflict. I'm behind on word count, but I'm going to try to make it up today, now that I'm rolling along. Also, my male MC has suddenly turned into John Constantine. Not that I mind, but he's hard to write, and kind of a jerk.

How is everybody else doing?

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I just broke the website with my awesome word count [Big Grin]
But seriously, they have over 190k writers this year. I remember when it was 5k.

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Just got past 25,000. Dang -- I'm tired!
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Crossed the finish line. Yippee! 50,000 plus. And I have more to go!

*happy dance* My NaNoWriMo page

[ November 30, 2010, 11:41 PM: Message edited by: Shan ]

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Just crossed 40,000. I was staying up with it all month and then Teresa' birthday, Thanksgiving, and my son's visit derailed me. But I got 4,000 words in today and I'm still feeling good about the next three.
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Good job, Shan.

I'm hoping to finish tonight.

Hang in there, Chris!

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How are you all doing???
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Finished, barely, with 50,052 words. Which should represent about a 1/3 of the final novel, keeping in mind that after I avoid the thing for a few days to clear my head I'm going to edit the hell out of what I've written and probably chop out 10,000 words or so.
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Lessons learned from whipping out 50k words in a month

Late last night, just under the wire, I slid into the NaNoWriMo home plate with a final count of 50,052 words, and now I'm basking in the warm, tired feeling of accomplishment and slowly uncramping fingers.

Which is, more or less, the whole point of National Novel Writing Month (the accomplishment part). Would-be novelists who never seemed to find the time to get their opus on were challenged to produce 50,000 original words during the month of November. No penalties, few rewards, and yet over 200,000 people signed up this year to voluntarily cudgel their brains with a keyboard until they vomited words. Why? What do they get out of it, aside from something that, let's face it, will likely require several professional edits to rise the level of terrible?

More...

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Excellent article -- now I know better how to explain "why" to folks that wonder. [Smile]
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