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I'm using November to boost my writing productivity.

Anyone else in? Today sucks because I didn't get enough sleep, but I'm going to write some crap! Who's with me!?
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I could sure use it :blackeye:

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:mememe:

I’m at my desk at this very moment, reading Fogbow instead!

This always happens to me. NaNo looms, I get all excited and then BOOM, we buy a house the day before it starts. :blink: :swoon:

So I’ll be writing (or procrastinating) and packing and moving and hosting Thanksgiving and...
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You bought a house? Cool. Still in CA?

WTF is wrong with this Submit button all of a sudden?

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Addie wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:42 am
You bought a house? Cool. Still in CA?

WTF is wrong with this Submit button all of a sudden?
Been happening to me, too. Not that most of my comments are worth a tinker's damn, but it's disconcerting when I go back to a topic on which I thought I had posted but instead was ghosted.

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Addie wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:42 am
You bought a house? Cool. Still in CA?

WTF is wrong with this Submit button all of a sudden?
Yes, only 20 mins away. 😊 come visit, we’ll have lots of room!
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One day :fiesta:

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:bighug:
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I tried it one year. It's just not the way I write. I'm a precise writer, I care about quality, and I take pains to get things right with little or no editing. Forcing myself to crank X thousands words per day to fulfill the challenge just didn't work for me.
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TheNewSaint wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:45 pm
I tried it one year. It's just not the way I write. I'm a precise writer, I care about quality, and I take pains to get things right with little or no editing. Forcing myself to crank X thousands words per day to fulfill the challenge just didn't work for me.
It's definitely not for everyone. I find it useful to turn off that inner editor that can threaten to derail me. It's great for that. It's great for getting over the fear of imperfection.

It's horrid for perfection though :mrgreen:

Write something exquisite this month!
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So far so good. Yesterday was definitely the type of day that either of us (Verbie's using the month too) could have just said, oh, let's nap. We'd had a half night's sleep the night before, a ton of day job work, and normal animal antics.

Either one of us could have said meh, let's start on the second. Somehow we resisted and have begun.

So, onward!
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What are the guidelines (if any)?

I'm doing a lot of writing where I'm already tracking word count, but it's all nonfiction, and some of it isn't writing that's going to be used in a finished book. (For example, I've been counting the input into the annotated bibliography I'm constructing, but that's clearly writing that's purely for me.
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NMgirl wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:05 pm
Addie wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:42 am
You bought a house? Cool. Still in CA?

WTF is wrong with this Submit button all of a sudden?
Been happening to me, too. Not that most of my comments are worth a tinker's damn, but it's disconcerting when I go back to a topic on which I thought I had posted but instead was ghosted.
That's happened to me too! I thought I posted something, but it's gone, and it's not in My Posts.

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Mikedunford wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:39 am
What are the guidelines (if any)?

I'm doing a lot of writing where I'm already tracking word count, but it's all nonfiction, and some of it isn't writing that's going to be used in a finished book. (For example, I've been counting the input into the annotated bibliography I'm constructing, but that's clearly writing that's purely for me.
Supposedly it's "write 50k words in a month". Here, we already write 30k in a month, so this year we're just joining the fun and trying to double that. But we also know our limitations, so we mostly use the month to superboost our schedule going into the holidays, to add some fun (self-competition) into it, and be part of the bigger picture. We might get close to doubling, but no harm if not.

For me, it's about enjoying other people experiencing my cool life and the encouragement -- and every year I've done it, I've come up with a cool thing.

So if there are rules and guidelines, I believe I fail. But the way I define it, it's just good and helps me through my darkest month. So I win!

(To be completely serious, for me it's about pushing myself. Adding an extra thousand words into my day is hard. So joining in in a way that pushes yourself is the pure essence, I think.)

Probably many answers to your question, though.

Edited to add:
To win NaNoWriMo, participants must write an average of approximately 1,667 words per day in November to reach the goal of 50,000 words written toward a novel. Organizers of the event say that the aim is to get people to start writing, using the deadline as an incentive to get the story going and to put words to paper.
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A few links from the FAQ, but I think Listeme has it right (as usual). People may not conform that much, but can make good use of the ooomph, anyway.
Mikedunford wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:39 am
What are the guidelines (if any)?

I'm doing a lot of writing where I'm already tracking word count, but it's all nonfiction, and some of it isn't writing that's going to be used in a finished book. (For example, I've been counting the input into the annotated bibliography I'm constructing, but that's clearly writing that's purely for me.

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I spent the day working on my regular fiction project and feel the double wordcount goal slipping away a bit. But I'm okay with it. The regular WIP is at quite a finicky stage and needs some TLC.

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It's that time of year again!

I'm doing the whole thing this year. (It's been a low writing year, what with all the other stuff, and I am going to use November to beef it up.)

Anyone with me?
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:mememe: :-D
listeme wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 pm
It's that time of year again!

I'm doing the whole thing this year. (It's been a low writing year, what with all the other stuff, and I am going to use November to beef it up.)

Anyone with me?

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Yay! I am actually doing a lot of prep this week, or at least more than usual.

We shall see!
Addie wrote:
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:mememe: :-D
listeme wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 pm
It's that time of year again!

I'm doing the whole thing this year. (It's been a low writing year, what with all the other stuff, and I am going to use November to beef it up.)

Anyone with me?
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I'm pretty rusty, but I'm going to give it a shot. I was supposed to take a trip to Guadalajara. I won't go now. We can do this. :boxing:
listeme wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Yay! I am actually doing a lot of prep this week, or at least more than usual.

We shall see!

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:mememe:
listeme wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 pm
It's that time of year again!

I'm doing the whole thing this year. (It's been a low writing year, what with all the other stuff, and I am going to use November to beef it up.)

Anyone with me?

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Hooray, Flatpoint!! :banana:

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Okay, I'll start tomorrow. :oops:

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Actually got something of a break today, as we had no electricity -- so I just hunkered down with pen and paper and hammered out a nice 1,700 words. Tomorrow, a lot more moving pieces, so we'll see how it goes. Day one though!
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Addie wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:45 am
Okay, I'll start tomorrow. :oops:
This is how I usually start too!
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