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estherchaya
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NaNoWriMo?
drmellow is trying to rope me into participating in National Novel Writing Month.

Effectively, the premise is that I have to write 50,000 words of fiction between November 1 and November 30. No fair starting early, no ending late. It works out to be 1700 words a day.

The silliest thing about it all is that I'm actually considering it. Like I don't have enough to do.

Anyway, I don't have a paid account for nothing. So I leave this decision to you, my fair readers.

Poll #186397 NaNoWriMo

Should I write a novel in 30 days or less?

Yes!
4(25.0%)
Yes and I'll even do it too!
4(25.0%)
No!
0(0.0%)
Hell No!
2(12.5%)
What are you, crazy??
3(18.8%)
Did someone say cheetos?
3(18.8%)

Why or why not?

Current Mood: amused amused

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sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: September 30th, 2003 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Why?

Hmm, projects...

You haven't finished the chupah.
Thank you cards haven't gone out.
Some wedding gifts need to be exchanged.

That's just wedding stuff. There's undoubtedly more, but you'd know what you wanted to finish and didn't better than I. If you want to do this, I'll support and encourage you, but wouldn't you rather finish one of the above before starting something new?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 30th, 2003 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Why?

but wouldn't you rather finish one of the above before starting something new?

Nope.

And do you want to play the finger game? I sent out most of the thank you notes. You can finish them.
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From: bodnej Date: October 1st, 2003 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Mr. Plot is available!

If you need a plot for your novel, check out one of drmellow's posts on NaNoWriMo. I gave him a list of 4 plots. If you don't like what's there, I'll make up one, specially for you (It might involve lots of near-fatal illnesses, something like Candide in a hospital ward).

I think he's going to take "Space Jesus", though.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 1st, 2003 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mr. Plot is available!

I can't find his post regarding 4 plots.

I don't want "Space Jesus" thank you very much.

But I'll be begging for plots soon enough. I'm kind of amused with the possibility of starting November 1st with absolutely NO idea and just writing. This is, after all, about quantity, not quality.

And what do you mean I don't have anything to do?
From: bodnej Date: October 1st, 2003 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mr. Plot is available!

It's my reply to his post: http://www.livejournal.com/users/drmellow/193945.html?thread=482713#t482713

And what do you mean I don't have anything to do?
My people call this "sarcasm." It's a useful tool, especially when writing multi-dimensional characters. In your novel "Kardide", there will be another patient who is very sarcastic. The main character (Kardide) will be very literal, though.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: October 1st, 2003 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mr. Plot is available!

tee hee.
:)

I like being literal with you. It's fun aggravating you.
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