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'Go, Nano, Go' check in!

So, all you non-Nanoers who are taking part in our mini-nano of sorts, how are you doing? Are you making the words you hoped for? We're nearing the 40% mark of the month now, are you on track? Need any help, any words of wisdom, light relief, or want someone to cheer you on a bit more?



As for our Nano and Mini-Nano writers, here's the place to ask for any help or advice you need too. I know craterdweller is giving you the daily boosts and opportunity to check in, but I am here to offer whatever you need that she doesn't have time for (as she has to make words too!) , since I'm not officially on board for the actual novel-writing thing.

And good luck to everyone for the rest of the month! Go, do, write! (and I promise to get on those graphic words I owe ASAP!)

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asphaltcowgrrl
Nov. 11th, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not quite on track, but not completely off track either, so that's good? My only concern is finishing this fic and then my Swap of Joy fic after that. Whether I hit 50k or 100k is irrelevant. Or irrelephant even. :D

YAY US! WE CAN DO IT.
haldoor
Nov. 11th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
HA! That's so ambiguous, but I love it! I'm pleased for you that it's going well, and you already know how much I'm looking forward to the end result! Good luck with the SoJ too!

50K or 100K is so very irrelephant! ;-)

YES, WE CAN! (now I feel a little Bob the Builder coming on... uh-oh!)
asphaltcowgrrl
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
Hahaha... I'm like 12k behind my goal to date, but when you break that down over the rest of the month, it really only ups my mandatory word count by a few hundred words to make that 100k word goal (although, it'll NEVER be in one project). Does that make more sense? :D

Yes it is. Words are all that matter!

Hah! So, can I throw some Dora into the mix? We can do it, we can do it!



Edited at 2015-11-11 09:09 pm (UTC)
haldoor
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! I wish I had your drive! I am so down on words this year, but I can't make myself commit to a daily thing at the moment (this is always a busy time of year here), so I had to follow the old adage: If you can't meet your expectations, lower your standards! Ha! If I make 50K this year, I'll be thrilled! And yeah - not in one project for me either!

You'll have me on Teletubbies next! ;-)
asphaltcowgrrl
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
I just wish I was more consistent. Last month, I wrote 18k all month. I'm already at 24k for November, not even counting today's words. So, erratic is my middle name, I think.

All that aside, just do what you can when you can. I stress so much about things I can't control, I refuse to allow my hobby to become another source of stress and/or disappointment. I know you're in the summer months down there, but when do your kids go back to school? I know August is always a killer for me for that reason.

YOU WILL DO YOURSELF PROUD. I KNOW IT.

Thankfully, that was one thing my kids never got into. The Wiggles, on the other hand... :D
haldoor
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oh boy, I know that feeling! I have been up and down a lot this year. But like you say, it's not something I stress over - I do write when I feel it, and when I don't, I just do other things. I'm quite pleased with my graphics count this year, for instance!

My son is still at school til the 14th Dec, so there is at least that, and my girls are both done now - the younger one til the first week of Feb, and the second is at university and doesn't start again till March. Having said that, neither of them are really a distraction as they pretty much do their own thing (well, apart from the taxi-driving I end up doing!). My son needs more attention as he gets bored, so when he's off school it will be harder! He starts high school in the first week of February.

Haha, the Wiggles! Gotta love 'em. My favourite was always Greg - sadly, he's no longer the Yellow Wiggle, although since my kids are WAY past that, I have no excuse to ogle watch them any more!
asphaltcowgrrl
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
Exactly, and it eventually all evens out in the end. And see, your graphics are up even if your words aren't! Balance!

Gotcha, wasn't sure how your school years worked down where you are. Ours run from late August (or early September) through mid-June or so. My younger daughter is very independent and is content to read her books or play video games where my older girl gets bored so easily. Always wants to be on the go, doing something. So, I feel you on that one! Good luck to him in high school!

Of all the children's programs my girls watched, I think The Wiggles was much easier to deal with than some of the others. :D
sagaluthien
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
Its both yes and no if I'm on track, or actually yes - yes.
My Daily goal is 100, and so far the minimum I written is 115 and over 600 one day. Often the Words have been around 300.
So Yes I've written everyday
And Yes I have proceed the monthly goal of 3000, did it yesterday.
I come to work in my original World instead of continue with my Xmas stories. Especially as I have get a block on the Exchange story.
haldoor
Nov. 11th, 2015 09:44 pm (UTC)
That is all very awesome (apart from the block!) so I am thrilled for you! Well done! And do continue on your original world - if that's what's flowing, then that's what you should do, in my opinion. I hope the block will fall apart soon, but in the meantime, don't stress about it!
craterdweller
Nov. 11th, 2015 11:25 pm (UTC)
Will be breaking 18k tonight on my nano novel which is where I should be word count wise - plot/arc is a different story - I have a vague idea I've been working from which is how I usually approach NaNo - The doubts that always start nagging me over week 2 and 3 is whether it is arcing too fast/slow - first instance I spend the last week figuring out where I can expand points to get 50k - second instance I hit 50k and arc/plot not done - I've had both in prior NaNos
haldoor
Nov. 13th, 2015 12:02 am (UTC)
YAY for being where you need to be word-wise! Personally, with stories, I tend to think, WRITE, and then you came come back and look it over again to decide if everything else is heading where it should be.

I have never plotted a story very much at all; it always seems to just end where it should, although I have twice known exactly WHERE it should end, but the reasoning did not become clear very early on in the first one, and the second is still not complete, so my advice may not be valid! HA!

But do your best, try not to worry, and most of all, Keep writing! Good luck! ;-)
weakmoments
Nov. 12th, 2015 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm behind again. Or, as a friend said last night, I am not as far ahead of 0 as I want to be. :) She said all words are a positive, we're just on a slower pace that we need to speed up a bit. :)
haldoor
Nov. 13th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
Your friend definitely has the right idea!

I wish you luck with getting the words where they need to be, and don't forget there are word wars coming up at the weekend - perhaps they could be helpful to you! ;-)
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