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  1. I finished uploading Absolution, just shy of 104k.  All my reviewers were so encouraging, but I'm still terrified that I may share it with some people IRL.

    1. forever_dreaming


      CONGRATULATIONS! This is such an accomplishment ❤️🎉 

  2. PP: Purists vs Rebels

    Purists: 32 Rebels: 36
  3. Milestones

    50000!!! *dances*
  4. Rat Race #58 | :00 - :30

    SWC: 46509 EWC: 47693 + 1184
  5. Rat Race #57 | :55 - :15

    C'monnnn words! SWC: 42861 EWC: 43808 + 947 words
  6. Milestones

    41k. The 40k badge is the last milestone one before the win, so this is great. I am also off the next three days, so I'm hoping I can get the win sometime this weekend.
  7. Rat Race # 56 | :45 - :15

    I'm in! SWC: 39,795 EWC: 41065 + 1270 words. Also yay for passing 40k! *dances*
  8. PP: Purists vs Rebels

    Purists: 31 Rebels: 34
  9. PP: Purists vs Rebels

    Purists: 30 Rebels: 33
  10. Milestones

    I am at 33,467. I passed the 2/3 mark!
  11. Rat Race #46 :45 - :10

    SWC: 29332 EWC: 30253' +921 words
  12. October Story Of the Month

    Congratulations! I know your NaNo fic will be just as awesome!
  13. Milestones

    I've passed 25000. Halfway mark! This is the meandering version of the story though, so I have so much left to cover. *hides*
  14. Things I Didn't Know About my Story

    A full-on separatist group has appeared in my story. They add plenty of suspects and conflict, which is great when it comes to word count.
  15. Milestones

    You know when you hit that part in the story where things start to make sense? I think I might be there! I feel like what I've written today actually pulls together a couple strands of my plot. I still feel like I should have planned better, but yay!
  16. Milestones

    Uh... craziness? I always do 5k on the 1st, so that much isn't odd, but I didn't have to work so I spent a lot of time writing the last few days. I got through the entire Pokemon word crawl, for example.
  17. The 10K Weekend Challenge!

    Forum Username: Anastasia Starting Word Count: 14,621 Starting Time & Date: November 3 @ 1:30 PM Ending Word Count: Ending Time & Date: Words Written:
  18. Milestones

    - I finally have a scene that seems like it might actually make it into a final draft! - I've passed 12k!
  19. Untitled (The Hartling Trilogy #2)

    I just wanted to offer encouragement as a fellow OF sequel writer this NaNo. You sound more pulled together than me so I'm sure you will pull it off brilliantly. Apologies if you've mentioned this before, but what exactly is a hartling?
  20. The Bro Code by Wandlessmagic

    This concept seems brilliant. I love how you are even working in Barney-isms like "dis-broment" lol.
  21. COUNTDOWN DAY 3: Dear...

    Dear self, Why did it take you seven years to figure out that you could solve some troublesome tropes and questionable, if accidental, problems by killing character A instead of B? At the end of book one... when you plan on writing the sequel next month? This changes so much that I'm jumping into next month without the chance to change the other book. Sister agrees and is helping, but... my word this is going to be a lot of work. In related news: Dear E, D, and the rest of the crew: I'm sorry. I love you, but it must be done. This is going to be rough.
  22. Nano Penpals

    Pen Name: Anastasia Full NaNo or Rebel? Full Nano Goal: 50k House: Ravenclaw Nano Project: book 2 of my fantasy series, tentatively titled "The Others" for the time being Will you be posting as you go?: Nope Link to your NANO Nest: I haven't created one yet What can your penpal do to help encourage you along?: be competetive with me, share updates, and share my NaNo enthusiasm.
  23. Nanowrimo Sign-Up Thread

    HPFT Penname: Rhaenyra NaNo Username: Anastasia NaNo Project: tentatively titled "The Others" (book 2 in my series)
  24. NaNoWriMo Tips

    Get ahead on Day 1. This will be my 10th NaNo and I have a tradition of doing what I have dubbed "5k first day" every year. One year I didn't start until 2pm and didn't think I'd make it, but I did. The momentum of week one should be used whenever possible. Write every day. If you go one that's one thing, but two or more? That's harder to come back from. Momentum really is key. As Chris Baty says: lower your expectations from best seller to would not make somebody vomit. Don't delete. If you want to redo a scene, you can change text colour to white but don't delete. This doesn't mean don't edit typos - that would drive me insane - but don't delete paragraphs at a time. I agree with @scooterbug8515 that the community aspect in NaNo really is key. It is very different in November than it is during Camp. Make the most of the forums and people cheering you on, whether that be on Twitter or by buddies. People in-person at write-ins are also great. Word crawls are amazing. You get tons of words in, but they tend to be broken into reasonable chunks. I only really got into them the last couple years and they do help. This is also important: no excuses. You can be busy, but that doesn't mean you can't do NaNo if you make time for it. Another Baty-ism: when you have 99 things to do in a day it's easy to make room for one more, but when you have nothing it can be rough to get out of bed and shower by two in the afternoon. I've found this to be true. I've done NaNo in a bunch of situations in my life (my first year was my last year of high school, university, a month of unemployment, and an adult job). Being busy helps. I'm too competitive to let myself fail, especially when competing with people I know who have similar word count goals and speeds. Week 2 blues are a thing. As in, the NaNo book and forums both recognize the week 2 slump after the impressive week 1 go. Push past them. I am a big time NaNo advocate of NaNo. I have nine consecutive wins under my belt, so if anybody wants a "been there, done that" experienced buddy or assurance that they can do it I am happy to keep in contact during November!