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November 1st, 2005


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01:02 pm - The first day of NaNoWriMo
aka, "They say confession is good for the soul." I have nothing to show as yet. Argh. So many people I know have reached 1,000 words already!



I'm not even doing an original novel for NaNo; I'm using it to get out a Sentinel case story that's been bugging me for about 2 years.

Working title: Senseless

At least I did enough outlining that I vaguely know where the plot needs to head (and the types of red herrings that will give me the timeline and focus that I need), and I've named my original characters, and I know what I need to write for about the first 5,000 words. And I know how it ends!

I'll be okay, I suppose.



Now, if I can only manage to do NaNo without getting distracted by my new procrastination tool: I'm knitting a Ravenclaw scarf, and have decreed that it must be finished in time for the opening night of Goblet of Fire.

Also, due to NaNo, other fics are being put on hold. This includes my original screenplay (my RL writer's group is being quite supportive), the CSI ficlet series I was trying to finish, that Sentinel faith-fic (maybe I can try again in December, V.), and anything else that bites me.

Oh! I may, however, finish my Numb3rs ficlet, since I told mistraltoes it would be forthcoming. It's very short. I just have to figure out how to talk like Charlie...*headdesk*
Current Mood: intimidatedintimidated

(10 lit candles | Light a candle)

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From:jd3000
Date:November 1st, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
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I have confidence that you'll handle it in grand style, Sarah. I've decided I'm not even going to attempt NaNo; my writing habits are just too sloppy. That Obsy novel is just going to have to wait a little longer. :-D

-JD
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:November 2nd, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
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What is that? NaNoWriMo?
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 2nd, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
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You read my journal regularly, yet you haven't seen this? Hmmm.

National Novel-Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, is an attempt by prose writers to finish works of significant length by setting aside a time to write intensely, and be held accountable by other writers who have signed up to do this. The official goal is 50,000 words between November 1st and midnight November 30th.

Ambitious? Shyeah. Worth it? So they say. :-)
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:November 2nd, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)
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I read your novel regularly, and, to my knowledge, you've never written it out as NaNoWriMo. I had just assumed that was another fanfic co-op thing you were involved in.

Wish I'd known about it. I'd try to write that much, but my schedule is packed with youth group and rehearsals.
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:November 2nd, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
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I meant LJ. That's my dysfunction at work.
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 2nd, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
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Hey, they do it every year! Maybe next year you can join in!
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From:mistraltoes
Date:November 2nd, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)

Go, NaNo!!

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Don't worry, you're not the only one writing fanfic for NaNo. ;-)

Also: I'm looking forward to the Numb3rs ficlet whenever it's done, but if you want to concentrate on NaNo, I totally understand. And I'm very patient.
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 3rd, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Go, NaNo!!

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Aw, thanks. :-) We'll see--I may get inspired after the new episode airs Friday.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 2nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)

Various writing thingies.

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"This includes my original screenplay"

Um . . . yeah. So how's that going? ;-)

"that Sentinel faith-fic (maybe I can try again in December, V.)"

Um . . . yeah. So how's that going? ;-)

Seriously, if you're working on the story we've been talking about (the one I traumatically repressed), I'll cut ya some slack. :-) But I do want you to get back to work on the screenplay. That sosoSO needs to be written. Before I forget everything, you know? It'll be like reading a brand new story. Speaking of which . . . outline?

Oh, and I've started reading HP4. I'm not watching the trailers. Nonono. Sticking my fingers in my ears.

"LalalalaI'mnotlisteningLalalalala!"

I'll drop you a line soon.

V.
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 3rd, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Various writing thingies.

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"This includes my original screenplay"

Um . . . yeah. So how's that going? ;-)


That still needs to have me sit down and answer all the questions raised, and then do a revised outline to see how the new dinner scene stretches into the rest of the plot....

"that Sentinel faith-fic (maybe I can try again in December, V.)"

Um . . . yeah. So how's that going? ;-)


I have a much better grasp of what happened those 2 years before. Now I just need to write the darn thing. Heh.

Seriously, if you're working on the story we've been talking about (the one I traumatically repressed), I'll cut ya some slack. :-)

That would be the one. *evil grin*

But I do want you to get back to work on the screenplay. That sosoSO needs to be written. Before I forget everything, you know? It'll be like reading a brand new story. Speaking of which . . . outline?

Isn't a new one, not yet. I'm hoping that after NaNo (ie, in December) I can finish fixing the plot, and then start the script in January. Pray for me!

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