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Day 25 - 5 days remaining


The only true creative aspect of (novel) writing is the first draft. That's when it's coming straight from your head and your heart, a direct tapping of the unconscious. The rest is donkey work.

- Evan Hunter (Ed McBain)

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And how flow the words today, Nano Writer?


Was it a trickle or more like riding white water rapids? The word count today is 41,667! If you're behind, it's time to open the floodgates and let the story flow from your heart and head onto the page - raw and unedited! Every word counts now!

Excerpts? Questions? Comments? It's all good! Keep writing!

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Date: 2009-11-25 08:04 am (UTC)
xyndarella: (NaNoWriMo - 2009 Winner)
From: [personal profile] xyndarella
My word count flowed from 48,622 to 50,426 words today. I'm really excited to have crossed the finish like with five days left to go!

Right now, I'm feeling a huge sense of accomplishment and freedom, and an urge to keep writing. I never expected to feel that, but it's rather awesome. During the last couple of days, I've had a few ideas going around inside my head and I've decided to spend my remaining five days writing the first chapter of a new story that I am keen to start on.

I can honestly say that I am very much looking forward to participating in NaNoWriMo 2010! :D

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Date: 2009-11-25 10:26 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (NaNo: Sleep)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Wow! Congratulations on hitting 50K! How awesome.

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Date: 2009-11-25 10:58 am (UTC)
xyndarella: black and white icon of a woman with a cup of coffee. The steam from the cup is animated. (black and white coffee)
From: [personal profile] xyndarella
Thank you! :D

Re: Way to Go!

Date: 2009-11-25 11:53 pm (UTC)
xyndarella: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xyndarella
Aww, thank you so much! That is the sweetest thing ever!

Re: Way to Go!

Date: 2009-11-25 06:36 pm (UTC)
angryoldhag: A rainbow on a heathland (Default)
From: [personal profile] angryoldhag
You're awesome! You did it! Congratulations.

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Date: 2009-11-25 08:20 pm (UTC)
twistingthetale: Found via a Google search (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistingthetale
Congratulations! *applause*

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Date: 2009-11-25 10:28 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (NaNo: Sleep)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I'm sitting at 41,024. I have to kill people today. And I'm so fond of them by now, I want to ship them off to safety in an ark. I guess it's a test of my integrity as a writer.

*builds ark*

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Date: 2009-11-25 10:53 am (UTC)
tuulia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tuulia
Ark now, kill later? You can always leave the hard decisions to the editing phase...

Good luck!

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Date: 2009-11-25 01:42 pm (UTC)
angryoldhag: Alison Sudol (Cheeky)
From: [personal profile] angryoldhag
Put them in the ark and then set the ark on fire?

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Date: 2009-11-25 10:41 am (UTC)
yifu: (// scremies @ lj)
From: [personal profile] yifu
I just passed 50k, and felt like my arm deserves a month-long rest. However, the novel isn't finished yet and I still have an idea or two...

(I know I rarely comment on this community, but I find the posts helpful, and the quotes are great)

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Date: 2009-11-25 11:04 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (NaNo: Sleep)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Yay 50k! Even if the hard slog isn't over, it's a great milestone. Good luck!

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Date: 2009-11-25 02:05 pm (UTC)
yifu: (// petite-bella @ lj)
From: [personal profile] yifu
Thank you! I'll try not to let this year's NaNo become like last year's NaNo, which is at 122k and nowhere near finished.

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Date: 2009-11-25 01:43 pm (UTC)
angryoldhag: A rainbow on a heathland (Default)
From: [personal profile] angryoldhag
Yaaaaaay! Congratulations on reaching the 50k! And passing it.

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Date: 2009-11-25 02:06 pm (UTC)
yifu: (// buetkween @ lj)
From: [personal profile] yifu
Thank you! If there's anything I learn from NaNo, it's that perseverance pays off.

Re: Nicely Done!

Date: 2009-11-26 02:31 am (UTC)
yifu: (// petite-bella @ lj)
From: [personal profile] yifu
Thank you :)

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Date: 2009-11-25 08:21 pm (UTC)
twistingthetale: Found via a Google search (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistingthetale
Congratulations yifu!

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Date: 2009-11-26 02:40 am (UTC)
yifu: (// cloudxsora @lj)
From: [personal profile] yifu
Thank you muchly :)

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Date: 2009-11-25 10:52 am (UTC)
tuulia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tuulia
I'm almost certain I will get to the finish line today! Whoo!

About today's quote: if the rest is donkey work, I love donkey work, and am relying on it to make my novel what I want it to be. As it is, it's got huge gaping holes and incongruities and is, in a word, a little stupid. I'm looking forward to months of making something out of it that will work like it's supposed to. It's a good thing I like that kind of work!

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Date: 2009-11-25 11:05 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (NaNo: Sleep)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Go, go! You can do it! You can patch the holes later!

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Date: 2009-11-25 01:34 pm (UTC)
tuulia: (NaNoWriMo09)
From: [personal profile] tuulia
Just did it! :D Whoo!

Of course, the novel's not finished yet... I'm hoping to actually wrap up the first draft by the end of the week.

Re: Fantastic!

Date: 2009-11-25 07:53 pm (UTC)
tuulia: (NaNoWriMo09)
From: [personal profile] tuulia
Thank you! :D

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Date: 2009-11-25 06:41 pm (UTC)
angryoldhag: A rainbow on a heathland (Default)
From: [personal profile] angryoldhag
Congratulations!

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Date: 2009-11-25 07:54 pm (UTC)
tuulia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tuulia
Thank you! :) I'm very pleased - it's my first time.

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Date: 2009-11-25 08:21 pm (UTC)
twistingthetale: Found via a Google search (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistingthetale
Well done tuulia!

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Date: 2009-11-25 09:21 pm (UTC)
tuulia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tuulia
Thank you! :)

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Date: 2009-11-25 04:05 pm (UTC)
insomniac_tales: (Glomp)
From: [personal profile] insomniac_tales
Just crossed 50k and verified! Though technically this novel isn't anywhere near finished. It's nice to have a good chunk of the word done.

Jason Star Catcher didn't think that anyone would stand up for him. When he was being honest with himself it was because he didn't think he deserved it. Only people who were valued had other people defend them; he'd seen it in every place he lived no matter how short the duration.

Here, in the most unexpected of places, Jason had value.

Liesl stood up for him. Jerry guaranteed him that she'd take full responsibility for anything that happened, even knowing what it could do to her place in the commune. Curtis and Madelyn had become like siblings, willing to lay everything down to help him and protect him.

His father had told him that Liesl would take good care of him, he just couldn't have predicted how good.

Jason had lived on fragile ground for too long. So often he'd been ready to slip loose the mortal coil and see what else the universe had in store for him, only on the other side, the side that he hoped wouldn't hurt so much as this one. The cabin in the woods and the people who lived inside of it had changed all that.

Home had managed to sneak up on him while he was busy looking for other things.

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Date: 2009-11-25 06:41 pm (UTC)
angryoldhag: A rainbow on a heathland (Default)
From: [personal profile] angryoldhag
Congratulations!

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Date: 2009-11-25 08:22 pm (UTC)
twistingthetale: Found via a Google search (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistingthetale
YAY! Well done :)

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Date: 2009-11-25 05:12 pm (UTC)
cat_rood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cat_rood
I'm way behind. Only at 37501, making me about 4k behind. But, tomorrow is my catch up day, since I don't have to cook. And it'll be a day of movies for the kids, and just hanging out, so I can just write around them. But I'm trying to get it done some today. But it's cold, and I'm kinda zoned.

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Date: 2009-11-25 08:24 pm (UTC)
twistingthetale: Found via a Google search (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistingthetale
You can get there, so just keep chipping away at it :)

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Date: 2009-11-26 05:08 am (UTC)
dragonscrawl: (NaNo 2009: Infinity's Rise)
From: [personal profile] dragonscrawl
Crossed the 40k marker, so now I just need to push an average of 2000 words a day for the rest of the month and I'll be golden. We'll see how that goes, but I think I'll be able to do it.

The scene I was thinking of excerpting today is largely meant to be Samuel's impressions of the other main characters, but I'd end up excerpting the whole thing to get the good bits. So no excerpt today.

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Date: 2009-11-26 08:37 am (UTC)
withorwithoutyou: (nanowrimo// just do it)
From: [personal profile] withorwithoutyou
Today was another lesson learned for me :) I was trying to make my story do one thing and it was going in a different direction. I got cocky and thought I knew better, and it took me two days to realize that I don't. As soon as I got over that, things started going well again. Plus, the scene I'd been obsessing over so much, thinking that it didn't work and I didn't like it, blah blah blah, etc? It totally works, and on top of that it tied together two other plot points seamlessly.
*thwacks self* Nothing like banging your head against a metaphorical wall to teach you humility, lol.

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Date: 2009-11-26 12:39 pm (UTC)
juliet: My laptop on my desk in Sydney (freelance laptop)
From: [personal profile] juliet
40,556 yesterday (day 25), so only 1,000 or so words behind. I am gradually catching up again, and feeling OK about making it all up by the end of the month. (Part of me is all BUT I COULD JUST BANG THROUGH IT ALL NOW SURELY but in fact I don't really write well that way, so, slow & steady continues to do it.)

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