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NaNoWriMo Begins [Oct. 31st, 2007|10:24 pm]
So we begin again... That dizzying rush to create. Participating in NaNo is a lot of fun but I am going to try to reign myself in a bit this year. I've got two "wins" under my belt so I know that I can meet the challenge.

There's just a few too many things going on that need to take priority. Timothy still needs lots of love and attention. The house remodel work isn't done yet. Heck, we aren't even unpacked.

Plus, Kit still hasn't won. And this year she's got a story planned out. So I'm volunteering for extra baby duty so she can get proper writing time. To that end, I'm limiting my weekday NaNo writing time to during my commute. That gives me two half-hour slots with my laptop where I can focus on writing (if I can block out the crowd noise).

We'll see what happens. I don't really expect to "win" but I do expect to get a decent amount of writing done while not neglecting other important tasks.

So... anyone else here going to be writing?

[User Picture]From: altivo
2007-11-01 01:04 pm (UTC)
I'm in, definitely. Not only did I make it last year, but I have a strong nibble on getting it published. I just have to finish polishing the manuscript.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-11-01 05:08 pm (UTC)
Ooh, well done! I've finished 92% (I worked it out) of the big editing pass on my manuscript from Nano'05. When I finish that up (December?) I'll be sending it around to agents.

Any tips on how to get nibbles?
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[User Picture]From: altivo
2007-11-01 10:42 pm (UTC)
Get lucky, I'm afraid. I wasn't particularly trying to market this. The editors accepted a couple of short stories I had written, then out of the blue asked if I had a book length manuscript.

So I was entirely lucky if this actually happens, and am completely unqualified to offer advice.
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[User Picture]From: agentmiss
2007-11-02 03:43 am (UTC)
I'm going to try. We'll see what happens.
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2007-11-02 03:44 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: minnieme4rl
2007-11-02 09:07 am (UTC)
This is OT, but PLEASE e-mail me your home address at minnieme4rl@aol.com. I have RATATOUILLE stuff to send to you from Disneyland Paris!
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