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Nano! Here is your Support Group!

Now, I know craterdweller has already posted to see who's up for NaNoWriMo this year, and I also know that several of you are doing it, as well as a bunch of you having signed up for mini_wrimo, which is fantabulous! For this reason, November's challenge will revolve around this.

Personally, while 50K might be doable in any months EXCEPT November/December (Christmas prep, anyone? End of School Year in the Southern Hemisphere doesn't help either if you have kids) if I put my heart into it, generally I know it's a bit out of my league. I have participated in mini-wrimo a few times and that was awesome, but man, can it be hard to get yourself in the right place to write EVERY day!

Anyway, as Crater has already explained, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! So if you're doing either of those challenges, we will here to help and support you - Crater's running some Word Wars on weekends and will also post some Playlist Posts and such.

As for me, I am going to post every few days to see how you're getting on; if you need help, be it some inspiration for something or just a "YAY! You're doing well! Keep going!", we'll all be here cheerleading and offering support, advice, thoughts or whatever else you're after. So be sure and check those posts out! I will also try and run some Word Wars on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS (NZDT 5-6pm-ish = UTC 4-5am Wednesday mornings) if anyone is interested. Let me know!


For those of you not joining the formal Nano groups, we will have our own 1MW 'Go, Nano, Go' group! YES! It's me, you and anyone who wants to see if they can do however many words they want in either:
A) a Nano-type length story in a new fic
B) Less than Nano but still 10-20K in a new fic
C) Finishing any WIPs you might have, aiming for as many or as few words as you set yourself
D) Lots of words in new and/or old fic/s of any length and number, you choose the amount!
E) ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF THAT NEEDS WORDS (Yes, it can be graphics 'words'!)

If you want to be in Go, Nano, Go, choose the words you think you can manage in any one of the above groups, decide how many that works out to be per day (or choose a per day amount and add it up for the month), and sign in here!

A bit like Big Buddy (and you can count these words for that too, or any other 1MW OR outside challenge that you like), and bit like Mini-wrimo, all I would say is you AIM for your daily word count. If you don't reach it on any one day or you can't write some days, no sweat. Aim to get your count for that week done. At the end of the month, aim to have your month's goal done. If you make it to where you are happy with your month's word count, WE WILL BE HAPPY FOR YOU!

If you can post some words, even better, as they'll go into the count for November! But no sweat if you don't get or want/need them posted, we'll still be happy for you! I will even look at creating some WOOHOO! banners and icons for you to take and play with at the end of the month.

Sound good? EXCELLENT! And you can sign into my semi-daily posts (at this point I'm thinking every 2-3 days) and let us know how you're going. WE WILL ROCK THIS MONTH! Go, Nano, Go, whatever challenge you're playing in!


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Nov. 1st, 2015 06:37 am (UTC)
Sounds awesome!

Now must sleep to be up for tomorrow's onslaught. Monday won't be a good word day for me, so have to do extra tomorrow ;)
Nov. 1st, 2015 08:10 pm (UTC)

Hope Sunday's words are going well for you! ;-)
Nov. 1st, 2015 08:16 am (UTC)
Yay! Sounds great! I've already hit my word count for the day (we had a local write-in at Midnight where we dressed up for Halloween and everything) but I'm kind of wide awake and still writing! :D Yes, I am all gung ho the first week or so and then, crickets begin to chirp. Hopefully this year will be better! :D
Nov. 1st, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
Wonderful start! Good luck with it - we are here for you!
Nov. 1st, 2015 10:30 am (UTC)
It sounds good, and I do take part in mini wrimo, hoping to managed it, as I been quite bad latley to write anything regular.
My goal is minimum write 100 Words/day I have a few Days it can be hard. I will work on 1) Xmas stories, which I would need some to beta for me (especially mpreg and winchest stories) 2)a-z stories that few of you left prompt for and there are still letters to claim 3)wip stories both longer and those I started for one or Another challenge.
Nov. 1st, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I hope you manage your daily words at Mini-wrimo, and just remember we are here for encouragement and inspiration if you need it!

And if you need someone to beta for you, you can ask when you're ready on one of the Nano posts here - with luck someone will be able to help!

Nov. 1st, 2015 10:38 am (UTC)
I have two aims for this month (praying that now I will have settled into uni life!) to try and make up for shocking Sept and Oct.
1 - At least 10k on my Extreme Big Bang
2 - 20k written overall, including the extreme BB (roughly 667 words a day)
Nov. 1st, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
YAY! Excellent goal - here's hoping it's not too much with Uni! YOU CAN DO IT! Good luck - check in with us when you can! ;-)
Nov. 1st, 2015 12:10 pm (UTC)
Current count Jan to Oct (finally found the time to update my monthly count... not that there's much to update... at 192,134 words. I have a stunning < 20K for Sep and Oct, which is just terrible.

Two months left in the year D: D: D: I have so much left to do to clear my goal for this year.
Nov. 1st, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well, get going! ;-) We're here to support you with however many words you want to achieve for November! Good luck!
Nov. 1st, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
You can do it! Hope all the end-of-year/term preparations won't be too stressful.

I'm also trying mini-wrimo and hope to be adding words to stories all over the place. Too many WIPs and ideas. xD

But first, can I have a hug? I'm feeling a bit under the weather and terrible about my writing at the moment. That makes it hard to start anything. :/
Nov. 1st, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I do hope to get a decent amount of words in as well as all the things I have/need to do!

Yay for you - I'm sure you will manage your daily words, but if not, you know we're still here!

Of course you can! *BIG HUG* You can do it! Just open something up and start typing - no matter how silly the words are; just getting going will make it easier to find better words in a while!
Nov. 1st, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
I might not get them in daily, but I sure hope to compensate on the weekends.

Thank you so much! Feeling immensely better :D Cocoa and kinkfic seemed to do the trick this time. And your icon ;D I find I work better writing by hand when I'm just gathering ideas, descriptions, etc. That's what I hope to be doing the rest of the month, gathering words without judging until I have the first rough draft of something. I recently stumbled over this writing tip again (you probably know it) and it really helped to be reminded of the first writing stage!
Nov. 1st, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
That's great! I'm with the 'making it up on the weekends' school too!

I'm so glad! Cocoa and kinkfic sounds like a wonderful pick-me-up! And no matter how you write, it's all wonderful. those writing tips do seem excellent (although I pretty much just 'puke' and 'edit'... never mind all the developing, haha!)

Nov. 1st, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oh well, I usually keep too much in my head and only take notes on a few things. When I get down to writing I often craft sentence by sentence, then go back and edit to get the desired word count. Which is fine for ficlets up until 500 words but after that it gets excrutiating. So here's to hoping something changes this November ;)

(I usually see writing advice as being for the pros and scale them down to my fanfic needs. I don't know how long your fic usually gets, but mine rarely exceeds 3k. There's only so much development you can do xD)
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
I can definitely manage B. :D The fic I'm working on will definitely land between 10-20k. Hopefully more, but I won't be greedy.

My daily word count is 500, although I'm trying to push for more this month. We'll see where I land (and hopefully it's not face down in the gutter!).
Nov. 3rd, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I know you can do it (and don't worry, I'll help you out of the gutter if you return the favour!) ;-)
Nov. 3rd, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And of course I will! Although... in a few chapters, you'll be the one holding me face down in the gutter. *winks*
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