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Starting now November rules for nanowrimo officially kick in. Read this post or the community info for a list of them!

Welcome to the National Novel Writer's Month community here on Livejournal! Created back in 2001, and under management of writingvixen, this is the longest running NaNo community on LJ!

ALL NEW MEMBERS: There are two things you need to do before posting:

1. Read the Community Rules.

2. Take a few minutes to read through previous posts. You may find the answer to your question already!

Community Rules

#1... NO TALKING ABOUT THE NANO WEBSITE. There are countless other communities out there to discuss the website, as well as a twitter if you cannot access the site. http://twitter.com/nanowrimo

#2... INTRODUCTIONS ARE DONE IN THE DAILY INTRO POSTS. - This rule goes on until November 5th, when at that time the vast majority should have introduced themselves. This also means that posts that go on for length about yourself and your project should be contained to your own journal once these posts end on the 5th. Introduction posts will begin next week. (Starting daily on October 21st)

#3... RESPECT - Especially the mods and our rules. ;) But also respect each other. In a community this size, there are going to be differences of opinions. That is inevitable. You can disagree, but do so with respect and kindness. Rudeness will NOT be tolerated and may get you banned.

#4... NO SPAM - If you want to post to the community, it needs to be a contribution, or a question. Icons, things to help people along, something you found online that has been helping keep you motivated. Posting about your project with nothing more than self promotion will be seen as spam and deleted, with a comment to use the pimping thread for that.

#5... POSTING OF INDIVIDUAL WORD COUNTS IS NOT PERMITTED As with the handy dandy Intro posts, there will be Daily Word Count threads. You can reply there with your meters, your text counts, your frustrations with your falling behind and only have 35 words written on November 16th, etc.
EXCEPTION TO RULE #5 - When you DO hit your 50K, you are allowed to post your victory in your own individual post. Why, you ask? Because I believe that everyone deserves their 15 minutes of glory, and you've had to put up with consolidated posts for 2 months, so SOMETHING has to be for individual shining.

#6... EXCERPTS POSTS - If you'd like to post an excerpt for your story please do it in one of our Daily Excerpt Posts. The only exception to this is the Plot Help thread.

#7... ADVERTISING - Advertising other writing communities or NaNo AIM rooms or anything outside this community either needs to be in the pimping thread OR approved by the mods.

#8... KEEP CONVERSATION TO PG-13 - In the spirit of camaraderie, we ask that all conversations (including the comments) keep at the PG-13 level. We do have minors who use this community and to maintain their allowance in our community, we need to comply to this rule.

And as always, the rules are subject to change due to the needs of the community and the mod.

So what are you waiting for? Come on in and get writing already!

Camp NaNoWriMo

Is anyone here doing July's Camp NaNoWriMo? I signed up for it and have already found a cabin.

My apologies if this is not allowed to be discussed here. I'm not sure of this is strictly just for November or if other NaNo's can be discussed here as well.

Hello, Newbie here

I literally signed up for NaNoWriMo the day before it was toi being last November and I am proud to say I actually completed the challenge. It was my first attempt and I plan on doing NaNo 2015 as well.

I can't believe that I hadn't looked for this community before now. I'm not able to get into LiveJournal a lot since work blocked it, but one of my New Year Resolutions is to do more postig on LJ. I have to do somethign to justify my paid account. 

So how's it going?

It's kind of slow in here this year. I guess LJ has died completely, but after NaNo, I'm really going to try to do my part to breathe some life back into it.

How's everyone's NaNo going?

I'm doing a space fantasy that I've worked on off-and-on for like 8 years. I've written 3 generations plus backstory stuff, designed a giant mini-world spaceship, and have all of the worldbuilding and most of the cultures well in hand. THIS version is the story idea that I originally set out to tell and which sparked the whole world...

...And writing it has felt like pulling teeth. I do sprints on chatzy sometimes, and I get like 100-200 words per 15 (or 30!) minute sprint. Once I finally dragged my ass across 25k (day before yesterday, I think), it's finally starting to come a wee bit easier. Mainly because I'm getting to new, not-thought-to-death, un-outliney stuff. I was all, "Hey, I now have magic on a spaceship, so I think I need to rock the [space] out! Time to revive my Ziggy Stardust character, maybe throw in some space a capella with a cameo by Pentatonix (for the sole purpose of basing a werewolf character on Avi), make more people Amish, create a new faerie realm, and start having some folks descend into madness and try to rip apart humanity!" So that's given me a pretty fair second wind.

I've had trouble staying motivated since my writers' group fell apart this year. And I was really stoked to see that the regional ML for my "Elsewhere" group happened to spring up nearby to my extremely rural area. Write-ins have been 30 mins from my place, but the husband just started a new job and has to work that day, so I haven't made a one of them. I usually do NaNo with my kids every year (we homeschool), but they decided on day 2 or 3 that they just weren't into it this year. So I've been pretty much going at it alone except for the occasional online sprint. Which really just means I've been distracted by internet almost all month, but I'm working on that. I'm finally only 5k behind, so I think I may have a decent shot of winning if I can keep my new, somewhat floundering momentum going this next week.


I'm a sprint junkie!

This is my 9th year.
I have won all but once, and I am JUNKIE for it!
It helps that I work for myself, but I credit the sprints with keeping me focused and on task!

Who is sprinting? and Where?

Good luck to all!
Just keep writing...

NaNoWriMo 2014...

I'm not new to Nano, but I've never been able to win before.

Is there anyone on livejournal here who'll be competing? I've only recently returned to Livejournal and I'd really like to connect with some other writers/Nano folk for writing and friendship.

Is there anyone out there? :)

We have moved!

Hi everyone!

We have moved all NaNo/All Year Sprints communications to our brand new shiny forum All Year Sprints!

If you want to keep up with the latest happenings regarding NaNo Prep Workshops and Sprint Sessions, come join us over there!

If you are on facebook, you can ALSO find us by searching for the group All Year Sprints!

Mod Emmy (DreamWriter)


NaNoWriMo ....swap?

This upcoming November I will be participating in my first NaNoWriMo. Would anyone be interested in having a sort of NaNoWriMo-themed swap? Kind of like a survival kit. Comment below or add me as a friend if you're interested.

So, what do we do now?

Is there any websites like NaNoWriMo for the rest of the year? I particularly found the word count tracker and words-per-day average (and average needed to meet the goal) motivational and would love to find a website (or tool) where I can put in my own deadlines and continue to do this the rest of the year.

Anyone know of any?

The End is Here!!

The end of Nano has arrived!!  I'm excited and sad all at the same time. I love the craziness that comes with Nano, but I'm glad it's only one month of the year - that much craziness all year would be insane!

So, how many people hit the 50,000 this year? Share your win here!

Don't forget that we host sprints ALL YEAR LONG. You can find us at the group allyear_sprints or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/220935221307526/


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