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  1. JX Valentine
    October 22nd, 2010 12:29 PM
    JX Valentine
    You're welcome about the advice, too. :D Good to hear you're hanging around the site. Maybe I'll see you around. (I'll be signing up again soon. "Signing up again" because, um... I sort of don't like the username I chose for the account I've had since 2005, and they don't let you change it. [/superficial reason] In any case, I could send you a line once I do if you'd like.)

    Good to hear that you're not nervous! And yeah, I can imagine about the burn-outs. o_x Don't worry. Other NaNo writers will kick you in the shins if you do anything that would eventually make you lose steam. I've probably said something like this already, but that's what I love about people who do NaNo: if there's a bunch of them in one community, they usually hold each other up through the competition.

    (Which reminds me. Someone should totally propose that we have chat nights for NaNoers on PC. Chatrooms + other writers + NaNo = fun ensues. Always.)

    Good idea about the classical music, too. Yeah, I have to say the same about R&B. Anything with lyrics in general does pretty much the same thing with me. It's like I can't pay attention to anything but what it's trying to say. x_x

    Thanks for the good luck, and good luck to you too! :D Since you seem pretty cool, I've sent you a friends request.
  2. Starr Leonhart
    October 22nd, 2010 12:10 PM
    Starr Leonhart
    that's cool.
    have u posted any to PC?
  3. Starr Leonhart
    October 22nd, 2010 12:02 PM
    Starr Leonhart
    lol. i still blame school.
    so u write short stories?
  4. Starr Leonhart
    October 22nd, 2010 10:37 AM
    Starr Leonhart
    lol. yeah i'm the same way. the exact same way!!
    i have portions planned out, but it'll take forever for me to finish. i blame school. lol!
  5. Starr Leonhart
    October 21st, 2010 5:03 PM
    Starr Leonhart
    homework. -bleh-
    music. -yay!-
    i might start typing up a fanfic of mine if i have the time.
  6. JX Valentine
    October 21st, 2010 12:03 PM
    JX Valentine
    First off, thanks. :)

    As for NaNo, hmm. Well, to get the minimum 50k, you'll need to write an absolute minimum of about 1667 words a day. That's roughly two pages of single-spaced, 12-point font. (You can also abuse your word processor's word count feature to help you keep track.) Now, this can be done throughout the day. For me, I can sit down, write that amount within a couple of hours, and then go do something else, but you really don't have to write in one long spurt. In fact, by all means, take breaks and everything so long as you eventually sit down and write your 1667 words.

    If it helps, there's no-distraction tools designed for this kind of thing. Writing Resources has links to a couple of them. (WriteRoom if you have Mac, Write Or Die if you need a timer, a list of links to alternatives for WriteRoom. I personally recommend using Q10.)

    For a third tip, try not to delete anything you write. NaNo encourages quantity over quality, and they've said explicitly at one point that it's okay if you end up with a crappy novel. Besides, you can go back and edit after the challenge, but either way, deleting scenes will probably cost you a couple hundred words.

    Fourth, if it helps you, it's definitely okay to make a few notes on what you want to do. That'll help keep you focused and serve as reminders for what else to talk about. (I say "if it helps you" because some people, myself included, like derailing our own notes.) Definitely do this as you're writing, too, especially if you hit that daily minimum early. Getting yourself to think about what comes next in the story will help you figure out what you want to write for the next day.

    And finally, I personally think joining NaNoWriMo's official forums and hanging around with other writers in the genre you're writing in serves as great encouragement. They're really an awesome community, and they've got a lot of interesting tips you can try in a pinch.

    Hope some of this helps, and don't be nervous. ;D You'll do fine, and hey, even if you don't make it to 50k, you'll most likely have fun trying. (I know I do. Never hit 50k myself because November usually involves me writing a lot of papers, but it's always been a fun challenge at the very least. So, in other words, if you don't make it to 50k, you're in good company. XD)
  7. TJgamer
    October 21st, 2010 11:11 AM
    TJgamer
    I take it that you got my friend invitation.
    Great!

    My avatar? Hmm.......I'll think of something for a background.
    I never put any notice in it before.
  8. Starr Leonhart
    October 21st, 2010 11:06 AM
    Starr Leonhart
    lol.
    how are you?
  9. Starr Leonhart
    October 20th, 2010 3:29 PM
    Starr Leonhart
    lol. sure.
    oh. we haven't been properly introduced.
    i'm starr.
  10. Starr Leonhart
    October 20th, 2010 3:23 PM
    Starr Leonhart
    lol. i'm not sure either.
    about the mechanics, that is. maybe we could help each other if we get stuck or something.
  11. Starr Leonhart
    October 20th, 2010 2:32 PM
    Starr Leonhart
    just read ur last comment on my Raven poem.
    if u need help with poems maybe i could help?
  12. Azurne
    October 20th, 2010 1:59 PM
    Azurne
    Alrighty. ♥
  13. Azurne
    October 20th, 2010 1:38 PM
    Azurne
    Thanks, but you don't HAVE to comment on mine(: (I've posted a lot of poems today)
    I'm a very amateurish poet in my opinion. I need a lot more practice, and I know pretty much nothing about the mechanics of it all..
    We're all amateurs here, heh.

    And of course I don't have to comment on yours, but I like to return the favor to people. Since you say you've posted a lot of poems, how about picking two that you'd like me to see?

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  • About Midnight Moon~
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    Hmm...I dunno what to put here, but oh well.
    I'm homeschooled, I love pokemon, I write a lot of stories and poetry, I love cookies and hot chocolate and pizza rolls <3

    So..yeah. Not much to say about me ^_^
    If you really want to get to know me, just talk to me, I don't bite. Usually. xD
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