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NaNoWriMo

Hello, my writing peeps!

Just a quick question, and feel free to wipe me off the planet if this is the last thing any of you want to know about/discuss etc:

Is anybody contemplating taking on NaNoWriMo this year? I've thought about it in the past, but this year, I think I'm finally in a place where I can actually do this - even though it requires planning, and even worse, a plot.

It's just, I think I might need some encouragement, you know? Maybe somebody who can shoot me an email, or daily PM or something like that. A visual kick in the arse, as it were. I'm willing to return the favour, if needed! I know I can't spend all day on social media, cause that defeats the purpose of setting a writing goal, but as much as the family is behind me (meaning, in theory, but the reality is a different beast), you guys are my best bet for success, I think.

Also, does anyone know if bluespirit on AO3 is here on LJ? I need to contact her(?) and ask a question, but it doesn't need to be out there for all the world to read.

Ta - and many happy words to you all. :)

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penombrelilas
Oct. 30th, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'll be participating in mini_wrimo but am considering writing for NaNo, after all. At least the lighter version, which means writing a bunch of stories that add up.

Had I known that my progress with my WIPs would have been this abysmal, I might have used my time to plot a bit more, so that I could have written those stories. But maybe I'll just write random scenes, just to figure out where things may be going.

I'll definitely be rooting for you! It's great that you have the motivation to do it!
usakiwigirl
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
I think just doing anything at all is good. I've been dry for so long - more than a year - so it kind of freaks me out that I'm even considering this, let alone actually plotting something out. Whatever you do, you should be happy, happy, happy! YOU CAN DO IT. :))))

If you want a cheerleader, just let me know. I'm happy to send out a little kick in return for a kick of my own. :)
penombrelilas
Nov. 1st, 2014 11:58 am (UTC)
I hate dry spells. But it's so good to hear you're getting back on track! And you're right, as long as it makes you feel good, it's worth it. We can do it! :D

I'd love to! Do you prefer e-mail or PM via LJ? :D My e-mail, just in case, is silksuitedparasite at gmail dot com
usakiwigirl
Nov. 1st, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
I think I hate meds and illness even more than dry spells - without them, I wouldn't have been dry in the first place!

I think for this, I'd prefer email. I keep pretty close tabs on my email, even though I hate it, lol. Mine is easy to remember - usakiwigirl @ gmail dot com.

I feel good about this already. I'm over 1200 words in and it's only 2:30 in the afternoon. I've already had an argument with my husband about me doing this, and am presently suffering the most epic silent treatment. A three year old could learn from him. :/ Seriously, what apart about writing for 30days straight did he not get?

Meh. Men. Week, this one, anyway. :)
penombrelilas
Nov. 1st, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
I hear you. All of my dry spells went hand in hand with health issues as well. That, and my epic tendency to procrastinate. But digging into it and writing no matter what is pretty therapeutic. :D

Wonderful, I prefer e-mail as well. Do you mean you hate e-mail, or you hate keeping close tabs on it? lol

Aww, it's a pity you're not getting support at home. Maybe it's just a foreign concept he needs to wrap his head around first? I hope he'll get around soon! (And at least he is silent so you can write?)

First e-mail sent! :D
usakiwigirl
Nov. 1st, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
I meant I detest email specifically, although checking it regularly is probably what caused me to hate it in the first place. I admit it's easier with the phone and iPad linked, the stuff just downloads automatically. Takes the thinking right out of it. 'Course, I'm still dealing with the passive-aggressive comments from my husband about not checking email. God, I miss three hours 'cause I take an afternoon nap... (In his defence, I used to be shockingly awful, so he has some basis in his complaints, but that was when I had login, sheesh, give a girl a break already.)

It's 11:40pm here, and I'm done for the day. I'm still getting the epic silent treatment - I think I'll sleep in the spare room tonight, I'm not playing nice anymore. I can only take having a toddler in the house for so long - now is not one of those times. Nothing against toddlers of course, I know they're far better behaved. I raised two, and at least they had the decency to grow out of the sulky phase.

Sorry.

penombrelilas
Nov. 3rd, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
Well, I use an e-mail client that has most of my addresses linked and I leave it open when I don't mind being disturbed by pop-ups. But it can be very distracting.

Gee, I hope the atmosphere eases up a bit.

I felt a bit torn about my projects today, and didn't get much done. I woke up with an idea for my current favourite het pairing, and jotted down the rudimentary premise. But I kept being sidetracked with reviewing canon for yuletide, trying to finish my podfic, writing fills for fic-promptly's challenge week and trying to decide which drabbletag prompt to fill at femslash100. Yeah, I know, zero focus. I told myself last month to pop out a fill for that drabbletag every day because it end on Nov 30, but I'm currently running out of ideas for the fandoms I don't need to review extensively.

Long story short, I "only" made it to 770 today. :) Hope you did better!

Edited at 2014-11-03 01:35 am (UTC)
usakiwigirl
Nov. 3rd, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
The atmosphere is much better, thanks. Talking things out helped a lot.

That said, my life is about to get a little crazy around here. We have a new family arriving on Wednesday, and my family is helping them settle in. I have to shop tomorrow for groceries, and then on Wednesday head out to the airport to collect them. I don't even know where their house is!

Now, I'm not working, so I should just stop whining, but damn it, I planned for this month to be free. Humph.

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