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NaNo - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
NaNo
Wow. It's a lot easier doing this when I'm not trying to write an involved fanfic at the same time. My brain is sticking strictly with my regular characters and not trying to get them out of the way because I'm really just looking forward to hanging out with Remus and Tonks for a while. So, far, I'm more or less on schedule.



My profile is here, if anyone wants to see a very short snippet. Non-flash (faster) is here.

ETA: Chapter 24 of Shades (Interlude 6: Sweet Surrender) is up at SQ. Minor tweaks.
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sreya From: sreya Date: November 5th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oo, that's definitely looking interesting!

And yes, I'd imagine it would be simpler to focus without splitting between a fanfic and the original. But then... I've never focused on a single story at a time. So I'll take your word for it. :~D
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 7th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a weirdly monogamous relationship with stories, and if a big one isn't done, I can't seem to move to another big one. I think I used to be able to, but at some point along the line, I started writing so that everything would glom onto some big, major thing. So writing in two different worlds tends not to work! ;p
dalf From: dalf Date: November 6th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice excerpt. There was one sentence that confused me a little but I understood the meaning. Good luck finishing, is the 50k words the same for everyone doing this? I assume many novels would be longer by various degrees.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 6th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)
50K is the rule that everyone is aiming for to "win." They can be longer.
dalf From: dalf Date: November 6th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
So what happens at the end of the month?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 7th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I've never finished before. I think we just get a cyber-pat on the head. But hopefully, I'll have a novel that's done.
dalf From: dalf Date: November 7th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, cool. I thought about doing this for a few years but I don't really have the writing expirence to do it justice. I thought maybe they went through the people that finish and pick one or two of them to publish or somethign. Though I suspect a number of the participants woudl get published anyway.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: November 6th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
...Ooh. Love it. Has Jack's research on dragons included Tolkien, perchance? ;)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 7th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
But of course.
aebhel From: aebhel Date: November 6th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
When (and I do mean when, not if) you get that published, please post the title up here. I want to buy that novel.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 7th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. But I'd better finish it first!
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 7th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
How does this nanowrimo works? do you submit the whole thing by the end of november or are posting it everyday?

E-L
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 7th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You don't post it anywhere--never post original fic online!!!--but I'm writing about 2000 words a day and submitting a scrambled version to their counter. It started Nov 1, ends Nov 30. Anyone who gets 50000+ words "wins." Meaning only that you've succeeded.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it could worked in a way you posted but it wasn't displayed, just to be sure you're really doing it, under of course the legal condition of not displaying after the end without your permission. It seems to me that the only benefit of doing it is having a huge motivation to stick to an schedule.

E-L
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 8th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup, that's exactly it... and that's exactly the sort of kick in the ass I need to get things finished, which is why I'm doing it!
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