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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. :)


Oct. 31st, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm participating in NaNoWriMo again! I'd love to shoot you a quick little message every day or every other day or whenever to see if you need help locking away your inner editor or telling you how it's okay to hear the voices because the voices bring the words. :D Just not that pesky inner editor voice. You know that voice because it's the nasty, high pitched piercing voice that tells you all your grammar issues and your typing/spelling mistakes. She's bad. She goes away in November and returns in December! :D Anyway, I shall be participating and can give encouragement...might need a little of that myself as well.
Oct. 31st, 2014 08:34 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! I've added you to my list of those few I know who are participating, so expect the odd PM now and then from me as well.

I expect that the issues with my inner editor are going to be my biggest problem, right up there with finding a plot. When I write normally, I edit continuously, and it's going to be a tough task to ignore the urge to reread the previous days' work before setting fingers to keyboard. My grammar-nazi inner nerd is going to need a hell of a lot of therapy when this is over!

Right, back to laying out chapter points. October only has an hour and a half left, and I still need a good night of sleep!

Nov. 9th, 2014 05:28 am (UTC)
:D Sounds great! I'm way behind because I cannot find my inbox on my livejournal app on my phone! *smh* So, I've snagged the daughter's laptop for a few tonight while she's at the movies! :D

Have you been able to ignore your inner editor so far this month? It is never an easy job. It's taken me quite a few years to ignore her but I finally do and I think I am ignoring her with every story I write. Might be a good thing to get the words down on a rough draft, however, not much fun to try and edit all of it after! :D
Nov. 9th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
I have actually done a fantastic job of ignoring my inner editor, despite her screaming dire threats and imprecations at me every few minutes!

What I am having a massive problem with instead, is a computer that tried to eat a chapter (thankfully only 355 words at the time), and that then took me an entire day to back up to an external hard drive. I was doing really well up to that point, making sure to write each chapter as a separate document, saving them continuously, backing them up, etc, but now I'm a good 5,000 words or more behind. I'm slowly - read, snail-paced - catching up, but it's been the week from hell.

So far today, I've written 1435 words, but I have to take a break. I've had a migraine for three days now, so hopefully this will be the end of it (they usually only last three days at a time, and yes, I'm used to it unfortunately). If I take a quick nap, I can come back to it later, and maybe knock out another thousand or so. After all, I'm only 5,000-6,000 words behind!

I hate the phone app, it's a total pain. I'd much rather just login from the web, and then enlarge on the screen when I need to actually read something! Which is all the time (the enlarging), cause I'm old, and my eyesight is starting to go wonky. :)

Ugh, the other thing I have to do is order myself a new computer, as it's obvious that this poor old dear is just not up to the task anymore (using my iPad to answer this, it's easier). Net books are not made for heavy duty writing. Plus, I want to switch from PC to Mac. My daughter uses one, and she loves it. I'll get one for my son for Christmas at the same time, he'll need it for school anyway. He's 10th grade now, but next year, and 12th it will be absolutely vital. The International school he attends uses iPads, which is awesome, but having a good computer to do papers will definitely help him. He's using his sister's old computer, and it sucks, to be frank.

Good luck finding the inbox on the app, and best of luck with the writing.

Kiwi out!


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