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who's doing it this year? i have decided to. ADD MEE PLLZZZZ. 'guntrip', predicably.
not because I think it contains filth, but because I can't be bothered.
What is it?
Apart from the slight disparity caused by picking November based on the Americans getting Thanksgiving weekend to catch up and finish off.
I did it once. I don't think I'll do it again unless I have, like, the best idea ever.
i never have done, for various reasons. i haven't done it for two years now so I'm hoping I will finish this year.
I just checked and it looks like my login has been deleted maybe. I did it in 2004 using (hilariously) my Handspring Visor PDA and foldout portable keyboard to allow me to enter stuff on the move and in clubs and such.
I got a shade over 50,000 words and then came back to it the following Summer/Autumn and went through the whole thing and edited the fuck out of it. After all that I think I had about 65,000 to 70,000 words and I'd probably written 20,000 to 25,000 new words overall.
The final result is still a massive pile of arse. However, I was in a very depressed place at the time and needed to concentrate my mind on things that weren't my life.
These days I'd have no chance really.
the most "Theo" post I've ever seen from you :)
Anyway: "Laugh it up, NaNoWriMo Loser!" :D
to do 50,000 words?
like i have the time to do that.
Although if I took all the time I spend on here in a month and focused it on writing a novel, I could have a series out by Christmas.
you're a real dynamo, aren't you?
why are you still here?
go back to children's corner. GG can show you the way.
It's the hair, isn't it. I'm amazed nobody thought of calling you this before, Daniel.
So, so worth the P45.
It sounded good at first, but in retrospect, I'd rather concentrate on writing my own one.
If only I could drag myself off world of warcraft to actually do some writing
that didn't come out right!
I meant writing a novel taking my sweet time over it.
well, yeah. we'd all LIKE to do that, but who ever does? ;)
which is why i like this. it gives you a deadline and an aim to get the basics down. editing comes later!
and a burst of activity on the forums. Thus you can use their collective expertise on subjects that you wish to incorporate into your novel.
Is this similar to MoHoBishOPi?
it sucks less.
unless you're talking about my entries: they suck more.
i really doubt i will do it this year, though. too much going on.
"Non-noveling interests: glamorous indie rock'n'roll"
about twenty minutes ago :(
seen it before, because it still said you were 22!
i like the new version better though. haha
i also just found the 300-ish words i wrote for 2005's entry. embarassing...
I'm probably too lazy though. Shall I do it? Encourage me.
it'll be fun, and also encourage you to not go out and spend money and to spend more time indoors in the warm listening to music :D
I've been promising to write the same novel for about three years now. At least this will actually mean I write SOMETHING.
but it's really quite hard work to do.
I don't type too slowly but I barely got 50K done using that little PDA thing while I went out. If I'd stayed at home it would have been quicker but the issue is that typing what you're imagining is way way slower than typing out something or typing stuff like this. Odd.
that the only 'prize' is a sense of self-satisfaction, why on earth would you do that?
I do not have Word or anything on my Mac, just some notepad thing. If anyone would like to PM me and tell me how I can rectify this situation without hundreds of pounds, that would be great.
to write it!
Check out Open Office, Sophie. That's made for Linux so probably exists in a Mac form.
I'll have a look.
the notepad thing doesn't have a word counter, I don't think :(
a word counter on the website :)
to be honest, i'll probably be using notepad.
actually, i have an old MS Office 97 CD somewhere, which you're welcome to borrow if it'll work on a mac?
because it puts in carriage returns whenever you save the document, I believe.
Fucks things up. Use Wordpad at least.
no it doesn't.
I've had this happen to me before in Notepad. Maybe it's the formatting from other text-files it's fucked around with. I don't trust it any more in anycase.
that's what I've got. Wordpad.
I need to write this fucking pub quiz novel just to see if I've still got my mojo. But I don't want to use no website shiz.