October 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm #2505DaedalusParticipant
I like Raine’s suggestion of December. It would allow those doing NaNo to keep up a bit of momentum while not having to keep to such a ferocious pace, and is soon enough that folk not doing NaNo have something to look forward to. And it could be a good way of getting Room With A View entries doneOctober 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm #2507SquidgeParticipant
Mine would definitely be a slow write. I have no idea how I’m going to get any writing done at all between now and the New Year… Not even my Room with a view! 🙁
I’ll sign up though, and hope for the best…
October 23, 2018 at 3:58 pm #2510
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I’m doing it. It nearly killed me last year and I’m still astonished that I actually completed it…but I found it really useful to just get the words on the page and not get hung up on plot details or side-tracked by research. Also the momentum led to some story surprises, in a good way. I’m using it to kick start book two so I’ll buddy up with anyone who’ll have me!
Ps I don’t think it matters what you write, or even if you don’t hit target – you’re still getting those words down…October 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm #2511
pps I’d also be up for SloMoWriMo 🙂October 23, 2018 at 9:36 pm #2533WoolleybeansParticipant
Totally up for SlowMo.October 23, 2018 at 10:37 pm #2540JulesParticipant
Also up for SloMo. Sounds fun 😊October 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm #2541
Kaz – what’s your name on NaNoWriMo? I’m Athelstone.October 24, 2018 at 8:04 am #2543SquidgeParticipant
SloMo. Love it. Matches me perfectly.
(Although I did manage a couple of hours yesterday on the WIP – nothing new added, but dialogue’s snappier!)October 24, 2018 at 8:38 am #2544
So SloMoNoWriMo (!!) looks a go-er! Perhaps a group (no need to be private, I’d have thought) where we can each post our daily intentions/plans/progress, so we can mutually cheer each other on (in slow motion). Whether the plan be just some words, or edit a chapter, or plan a short, or whatever. Or even have a break day (yay for break days filled with tea), go for a walk, etc.
After NaNo, I think I’ll need a SloMo, and the odd hug!October 24, 2018 at 8:45 am #2545October 24, 2018 at 9:37 am #2555RichardBParticipant
SloMo – definitely sounds like my kind of thing. I’d be up for it. Might encourage me to get a bit more editing done on the notorious ghost story.October 24, 2018 at 10:05 am #2558JonathanParticipant
I could SloMo.October 24, 2018 at 7:31 pm #2567SeagreenParticipant
Ace! Our very own SloMoWriMo. Looking forward to it 🙂October 29, 2018 at 10:13 am #2637
Hows the planning going, NaNo Denizens?? I have a title. That’s good, right?October 29, 2018 at 11:54 am #2644
That’s the most important bit done.October 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm #2646DaedalusParticipant
Ah, yes. Planning. It’s going…um…October 29, 2018 at 1:05 pm #2647JaneShuffParticipant
Still missing three quarters of the story….October 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm #2681
Well, I’m feeling a tad more apprehensive than in previous years. There’s a certain investment in succeeding this time – for me. Well, succeeding in writing the requisite number of words anyway. My record is one complete children’s story, one block of 50K words that I eventually deleted, two failures.October 31, 2018 at 9:31 am #2688JulesParticipant
I’m pretty sure I’ll get the words down. But right now I have only the vaguest plan and I can’t think of even a working title.October 31, 2018 at 9:37 am #2690
I have a title. And a reeaallly rough idea of what happens. But there are still many strands waving wildly around and I have no idea where I’m going to stuff them, let alone tie them together neatly…
I’m apparently planning it now, but here I am instead!October 31, 2018 at 9:40 am #2691November 1, 2018 at 8:18 pm #2723
AAARRRGGHHH! (as it used to say in my comics)
Up with the count. Resisted the temptation to count the 2500 “seed” words that I had before the start. I think I’ll have a couple of hundred more to do before I give up tonight. Remarkable difference in the way I feel about making myself write at this pace which, honestly, isn’t that high a word count, and how I feel when the words are just spilling out anyway. Constantly worried that I’m splattering filler all over the screen and writing boring crap. Still, at least I’m writing shit and that’s JC’s advice. Not saying it’s wrong advice, but it is scary.November 13, 2018 at 11:32 pm #3004
Not actually doing this Nano thing in a formal sense, but by a remarkable coincidence, I morphed into creative/productive mode early in November. After a slowish start it’s coming together nicely and I have nearly 12k words down. Done 3k today alone.
Will it last?November 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm #3014
That’s great, @alanr! Hope the flow keeps going. I am in the process of hauling myself over my 25k wall. Getting there, but oof.November 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm #3030
@raine that’s even better – assuming 50k is your target. You’re on track.
Like some others, I can’t write and leave mistakes in. It slows me down, but I’m not concerned. I prefer 25k good words rather than 50k error-riddled ones.
And now I have a title for this supernatural story: The Never Never ItemNovember 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm #3031November 15, 2018 at 8:45 am #3034JaneShuffParticipant
Yes. Great title. Hope the creative/productive jag lasts.November 15, 2018 at 9:26 am #3036
Well done on the creative burst @alanr – that must feel good. And I really like that title.November 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm #3041GiselleParticipant
I thought about doing NaNoWriMo but I don’t have time to write a sentence these days, let alone 50k!
That being said, I need some motivation so I’d love to do a Denizen’s SloMoWriMo – sounds like perfect motivation, and what great people to do it with!November 15, 2018 at 11:44 pm #3053
Thanks for the positive feedback on the title. Still motoring: Just passed 16k. The problem: I’m too far into the plot. Maybe it’s too simple? In danger of being a novella.
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