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    Default NaNoWriMo 2021

    November will soon be upon us, and with it comes NaNowriMo.

    I'm participating this year, and like every year I'll be doing it in pen.

    Anyone else planning on participating?

    I'm Sandy_Fyfe there, if anyone want to buddy up there.

    Or we could come here and boast or moan about how we are (not) doing.

    I'm writing a thriller set on the Costa Del Sol. A reattempt at a previous failure, which I think I've since lost (oops).

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2021

    I'm participating. This is the first year I'll be writing with fountain pens for it. My goal is a tiny fraction of 50,000 words, because there's no way I can pull that off at this point in my life. I don't friend people on the NaNoWriMo website because, when I first started participating in the CampNaNoWriMos, I realized that if I joined cabins or chatted with people while on the website, I got a lot less work done. So between that, and how much I despise the layout of the site redesign (and what they did to the forums) I only use the NaNo website exclusively for personal tracking. But I'd be happy to chat about our experiences with you here, if you want. I always like talking with other writers. I'm working predominantly on nonfiction this year -- memoir and a series of essays.

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2021

    I'm trying, though I don't have a word count and I'm not sure of the rules. A lot of my notes and Progress Report, however, are being done in fountain pen and ink.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2021

    I did not count up words every night as I went along and now have lots of them to count wish me luck, everyone.

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by scrivelry View Post
    I did not count up words every night as I went along and now have lots of them to count wish me luck, everyone.
    Good luck, scrivelry!

    Wait, is this NaNoWriMo a mere word count-test, or a coherent draft?
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2021

    Thank you!

    It has to be a draft. I have never heard anyone say it has to be coherent.
    The whole point of NaNo is supposed to be to do the thing you've been wanting to do, no matter how badly you do it. You can't edit what you never wrote. So you write 50,000 words. Some years I am not at the end of the novel at that point. One year I had the protagonist reading the posts I'd made in a knitting forum, on his lunch hour, to get my count to 50,000, but it counts - all written in November.

    So in my case it is going to be 50,000 words of novel(s) draft. But we have lots of NaNo rebels.

    This is my seventeenth year doing this, and I have always finished. I've never even tried to edit anything to publishability for numerous reasons - not the same reasons all the time. I could write a thesis on what NaNo has and has not done for me.

    Now, off to count...

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