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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2013, 04:31:24 PM »
Cool, Lewot!

I'm not doing NaNo this year. I was going to at least finish the short story I began. It's for a steampunk anthology and it has to be in by December, but I don't think that's happening for me.

Now, I'm off to read what you wrote. :)
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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013, 05:24:33 PM »
Lewot, I just read your story. It's super hoopy! I really enjoyed it. You've really captured DNA's style. :)
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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013, 07:33:39 AM »
That's good to hear. My friends liked it, but they're my friends so I wasn't quite sure.
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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2013, 07:13:59 PM »
I can relate. When my mom piles on the praise I'm never sure if it's just because she's my mom.  :)
On the other hand, when I want to be humbled, I show my writing to my husband so he can laugh at me.  He just doesn't get my love of fantasy.  :P
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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2013, 08:25:08 PM »
Yes, that does seem to capture the style pretty well.  And it seemed like an intro to further adventures.  Does that mean we will be seeing more at some point?

I have never gone for NaNoWriMo in part because I can’t write that fast, or at least not if I want what I am writing to be worth a damn.  I am stuck on yet another revision of my novel.  I go for long stretches having no time to work on it, then work on it for a few months, then go back and find it needs more work.  I was hoping to be done with it for good by Christmas, but the universe always seems to conspire against me.
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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2013, 08:29:33 AM »
I guess the way I was thinking about it is, it could just be a conclusion to the series, or it could be a starting point for anyone who wants to write more adventures but doesn't know how to bring everyone back together. I actually cut out certain lines in order to avoid defining the future too well. But mainly I just wanted to show my ideas for bringing everyone back.

I gather the point of Nanowrimo is to force you to produce something that you can go back and edit later--get you started if you can't start--but I've never been able to do it either. A lot of people perform better under pressure; I do worse. It's just how it is.
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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »
That was pretty good, Lewot!  I'm not good at reviewing or anything so I hardly have anything useful to say to people other than "good job, loved the story", but I agree with the others so I'll just second Teatime's and Kilman's opinions, giving you double points.

I was aiming to do NaNoWriMo this year, but as always it slips my mind and there it goes.  Maybe they should change NaNoWriMo to the month that I will remember to do it.
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Re: NaNoWriMo
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2013, 07:04:58 PM »
Well anyway, it was a clever way to bring them back together.  I never read And Another Thing so I don't know what Colfer did.  The one problem with something like this is that you can't sell it.  Maybe you should try your hand at creating something new and getting it published.

As for NaNoWriMo, I guess I could do 50,000 if I didn't have a ton of other responsibilities.  I like to lie to myself and tell myself that I will have so much more time once the kids graduate homeschool.  Who knows, maybe I will.  I do vaguely remember having lots of time... long, long ago.
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