InvisionFree - Free Forum Hosting
Enjoy forums? Start your own community for free.

Learn More · Sign-up Now
Welcome to NeoPound.com Forums. We hope you enjoy your visit.


You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.


Join our community!


If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Name:   Password:


Pages: (2) 1 [2]  ( Go to first unread post )

 Nanowrimo 2010
Catty
Posted: Oct 25 2010, 11:46 PM


my boobs went that way
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,979
Member No.: 4,913
Joined: 1-June 07



hey you guys I kind of wonder

Who has their novel all mapped out? Who's going into this with nothing at all?
Or to what extent do you have your contents planned?

I know I what I'm going to write about and I guess I could technically just plunge into it without thinking, but I know that's not enough to keep me writing and I'm freaking out over essential details and points I want to cover, which I know I will not have done by november but I'll try anyway derp.


--------------------
Top
Sun
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 12:00 AM


give me the strength to be a fragile coward
Group Icon

Group: Board Moderators
Posts: 3,597
Member No.: 238
Joined: 21-March 06



I have concepts in my head of what the characters will be like and what the basic idea behind the story will be, but I'm not sure yet where it will end up going. I also have some ideas for themes I want to explore relating to the characters, one of which will probably offend someone if anyone reads my stuff. Oops.


--------------------
Top
Kei_
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 12:04 AM


crack the shutters open wide
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,232
Member No.: 5,746
Joined: 1-September 07



I have concepts and a few scenes mapped out, but as to where they go and exact details (and most of the story!), I'm just going to be going along with it as the month goes. c:

guys guys guys
seven days


--------------------
da | tumblr | mindspace wiki | etsy
GT: what does your time machine look like? a phone booth? phone booths are a popular thing for some reason.
Top
Suiqu
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 12:16 AM


YOUTH CULTURE FOREVEERRRRRR!
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2,546
Member No.: 7,622
Joined: 6-July 08



I actually have most of it laid out. A while ago, before even considering nano, I wrote down an outline for my whole novel, from the beginning to the ending chapter and small summaries for each to give me an idea what I would be writing about. Of course, that's only a rough draft so some of it may change as I actually do the writing.


--------------------
EB: it is so sweet, i look like link, if zelda was a quest about an elf scientist.
EB: i am the wind waker. it's me.
Top
Ericka
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 12:50 AM


the internet is NOT A BIG TRUCK
*

Group: Members
Posts: 965
Member No.: 8,967
Joined: 11-September 08



i am planning to write an intentionally awful thing
hence i am not planning it at all

if i get ten thousand words i will be surprised

also though if i end up actually trying, i may just write a series of vignettes that are going to be awful anyway


--------------------
GC: D3RRRRP, N1C3 JOB 4C3 G4M3R

user posted image

cephaloPodcast [CP] began trolling everyone

CP: science
CP: we just did science

cephaloPodcast [CP]
ceased trolling everyone
Top
shalnya
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 01:09 AM


Memento Mori
*

Group: Members
Posts: 813
Member No.: 7,321
Joined: 12-May 08



QUOTE (Catty @ Oct 25 2010, 11:46 PM)
hey you guys I kind of wonder

Who has their novel all mapped out? Who's going into this with nothing at all?
Or to what extent do you have your contents planned?

I have my beginning planned pretty clearly, with a list of scenes and whatnot (hurray index cards!), and I'm currently working on my middle/ending. I know what my main plot points are already, but I am so not a pantser that I need a complete outline, otherwise I know I'll just go '... so now what?' somewhere in the middle and just give up. The outline provides me with a peace of mind I couldn't have otherwise, even if I do stray from it. I like to think of it as a safety net.
/ends rambling

Anyway. I'm not finished planning yet, but I can't wait for November 1st already >_<; /rolls around


--------------------
user posted image
Top
DictatorEuro
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 05:17 PM


Theres a party up at Schindlers & Im on his A-list
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,109
Member No.: 5,299
Joined: 9-July 07



QUOTE
Who has their novel all mapped out? Who's going into this with nothing at all?
Or to what extent do you have your contents planned?


FAAV pt 2 is pretty much all mapped out XD i mean all I got to get to 1921
8U


--------------------

user posted image


Hans, Have You taken a look at our Uniforms?
They've got Skulls on them


Main: DogFighting
SnapCat456.Deviantart.com
Refs: 1 -x- 2

Top
MissDrew
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 05:57 PM


ATTENTION ENTIRE WORLD
Group Icon

Group: Site Admins
Posts: 673
Member No.: 12,090
Joined: 13-March 10



QUOTE (Catty @ Oct 25 2010, 11:46 PM)
hey you guys I kind of wonder

Who has their novel all mapped out? Who's going into this with nothing at all?
Or to what extent do you have your contents planned?

I know I what I'm going to write about and I guess I could technically just plunge into it without thinking, but I know that's not enough to keep me writing and I'm freaking out over essential details and points I want to cover, which I know I will not have done by november but I'll try anyway derp.

Now I've got my story plot, I know the start, most of the end, but I'm working on the middle (: I'm also thinking up chapter titles, and I find that helps?


--------------------
Top
Aspen
Posted: Oct 26 2010, 08:55 PM


HAVE A SUPERTIME!!!
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,998
Member No.: 8,474
Joined: 1-September 08



I'm just taking a very very old character of mine that never got developed, and I'm using it as a way to actually flesh out their story |D
but I honestly have no idea where to go with it


--------------------
Top
tehtwi
Posted: Oct 27 2010, 07:18 AM


A wild Twi appeared!
*

Group: Members
Posts: 254
Member No.: 3,907
Joined: 16-March 07



I didn't really write a linear plot outline... more like just 15 scenes that I know I want to eventually get down on paper for the group of characters I'm using. They range from things as vague as "Rainy Saturday Morning" and "Lunch at Work," to really specific. So if I get stuck writing regularly I'll go to the list and not let myself stop writing for the day until the scene is done. Although, to be honest I'm cheating and trying to fill in the blanks of last years 25k instead of starting a brand new story tongue.gif


--------------------

user posted image user posted image
Top
Nix
Posted: Oct 28 2010, 06:56 PM


THE NIXINATOR.
*

Group: Members
Posts: 533
Member No.: 10,551
Joined: 15-January 09



Oh! Thanks for reminding me of this - I was seriously thinking of actually participating this year and didn't realize that the first is only a few days away. Yay! :'D

http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/528504

Feel free to add me. :3


--------------------

Neo | DA
user posted image user posted image
Danke Kned for the awesome sprites. <3
Top
HBRQueen
Posted: Oct 29 2010, 08:03 PM


is hawt by deFAULT.
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4,772
Member No.: 524
Joined: 17-June 06



I know what's vaguely going to happen and who's gonna die, but other than that... not rly. I just let it come out.


--------------------
user posted imageuser posted image
user posted image
Top
Catty
Posted: Nov 1 2010, 05:18 AM


my boobs went that way
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,979
Member No.: 4,913
Joined: 1-June 07



pfff we begin tomorrow
G' luck, y' all.


--------------------
Top
MissDrew
Posted: Nov 1 2010, 08:39 AM


ATTENTION ENTIRE WORLD
Group Icon

Group: Site Admins
Posts: 673
Member No.: 12,090
Joined: 13-March 10



It's started ^__^!
Good luck to everyone!
What kind of things are people writing about? Mine's basically this girl (my character Nim) being accused of releasing the Greek monsters from Tartarus, and learning how to hunt them down to return their souls to Tartarus. It's a prequel to her current story, and yeah...it's strange xD


--------------------
Top
Suiqu
Posted: Nov 1 2010, 09:21 PM


YOUTH CULTURE FOREVEERRRRRR!
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2,546
Member No.: 7,622
Joined: 6-July 08



I was pretty much busy all day at school today so I didn't have too much time to sneak some writing...but I did get a paragraph or so written! After I finish everything I have to finish for today, I am writing this story. >:U And I have candy and food so that should keep me going...or not.


--------------------
EB: it is so sweet, i look like link, if zelda was a quest about an elf scientist.
EB: i am the wind waker. it's me.
Top
Ericka
Posted: Nov 1 2010, 10:45 PM


the internet is NOT A BIG TRUCK
*

Group: Members
Posts: 965
Member No.: 8,967
Joined: 11-September 08



yeah i'm probably going to end up not doing this
wayyyyyyyy too much stuff
fart


--------------------
GC: D3RRRRP, N1C3 JOB 4C3 G4M3R

user posted image

cephaloPodcast [CP] began trolling everyone

CP: science
CP: we just did science

cephaloPodcast [CP]
ceased trolling everyone
Top
songbird
Posted: Nov 2 2010, 01:09 AM


Elite Member
Group Icon

Group: Site Admins
Posts: 1,554
Member No.: 6,133
Joined: 17-October 07



got about a page written at school today.
working on homework now. and then i need to finish my art exchange pic.
dunno when i'll be able to actually start writing... >>
Top
Catty
Posted: Nov 2 2010, 06:54 AM


my boobs went that way
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,979
Member No.: 4,913
Joined: 1-June 07



So what's your word count plan/schedule? Did you meet it today?

I'm trying to stick with the old 1666 words a day, though I may cut back on a couple hundred words some days to accommodate for larger workloads and just write more on the weekends. I met my goal today - just got to learn to write faster and keep this up orz


--------------------
Top
Brolivia
Posted: Nov 2 2010, 08:18 AM


Funking REVOLUTION.
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2,845
Member No.: 2,071
Joined: 24-October 06



I wanted to do it this year, but pfffft it's just not reasonable with my current workload. However I've had this open in a tab in my browser for a while, forgetting that someone told me to read it, and I did just now, and I thought I would post it here for you in case it helps.


--------------------
Hey.
Top
Diane
Posted: Nov 2 2010, 11:57 PM


Caw caw!
*

Group: Members
Posts: 6,269
Member No.: 1,381
Joined: 20-August 06



For some reason I'm actually really in the mood to write, lately. So I might go ahead and do this after all. But I'm definitely not doing anything serious with an actual plot or anything. Nor do I guarantee I'll finish what i start. I figure I'll just use this as an excuse to get a better feel for a few of my characters, instead of actually trying to write a coherent story...

...so I'm sending a bunch of my characters on a road trip to a gender conference in Raine's truck and Karl/Lily/Demi's bus.


--------------------
Top
songbird
Posted: Nov 3 2010, 01:58 AM


Elite Member
Group Icon

Group: Site Admins
Posts: 1,554
Member No.: 6,133
Joined: 17-October 07



....well i am already 11 pages behind.
Top
Kei_
Posted: Nov 3 2010, 02:10 AM


crack the shutters open wide
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,232
Member No.: 5,746
Joined: 1-September 07



going for 25k this year. I am about 500 words behind. Time to write.


--------------------
da | tumblr | mindspace wiki | etsy
GT: what does your time machine look like? a phone booth? phone booths are a popular thing for some reason.
Top
Sybil
Posted: Nov 6 2010, 05:27 PM


this forum is community and i am abed
*

Group: Members
Posts: 353
Member No.: 11,887
Joined: 25-December 09



bleh, I barely have breathing space, but I am going to try and stick with my 1.3k words a day now that I have a workable computer.

so far I have one story in a McCarthy/Hemingwayesque style and another in a Faulkner/Fitzgerald style.

aisus.

i am going to take William Forrester's advice here and write first with my heart then edit with my brain.
this pretty much equates to vomiting everywhere then mopping it up


--------------------
QUOTE
Miss Person says:
wait you were harrassing me
i thought that was you
socializing
Top
Catty
Posted: Nov 7 2010, 12:33 AM


my boobs went that way
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,979
Member No.: 4,913
Joined: 1-June 07



^ that's what I'm trying to do (writing vomit)
But most of the time it's me lingering over terrible writing and having long periods of the cessation of writing to battle with internal editor
As a result, I'm successfully not editing but am about 2333 words behind, not including today's goal. : D


--------------------
Top
HBRQueen
Posted: Nov 7 2010, 05:39 PM


is hawt by deFAULT.
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4,772
Member No.: 524
Joined: 17-June 06



Dude. Write or Die, Kamikaze mode. I wrote 814 words in 18 minutes.


--------------------
user posted imageuser posted image
user posted image
Top
Kei_
Posted: Nov 12 2010, 02:42 AM


crack the shutters open wide
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,232
Member No.: 5,746
Joined: 1-September 07



this is a pretty good pep talk.

QUOTE
Dear NaNoWriMo Author,

Way down deep in the dark archives of my hard drive, I have a folder called Follies, which contains an impressive collection of abandoned stories: There's the zombie apocalypse novel about corn genetics, the sequel, the one about the Kuwaiti American bowling prodigy, the desert island novel, and many more. These stories have only one thing in common: They're all about 25,000 words.

Why do I quit halfway in? I get tired. It's not fun anymore. The story kind of sucks, and it's hard to sit down every day and spend several hours eating from a giant bowl of suck. And most of all, like the kid who spends hours preparing plastic armies for war, I enjoy setting things up more than I enjoy the battle itself. To finish something is to be disappointed. By definition, abandoned novels are more promising than completed ones.

You have likely reached the moment in this insane endeavor when you need a rock-solid answer to the question of why, precisely, you are trying to write a novel in a month. You have likely realized that your novel is not very good, at least not yet, and that finishing it will be a hell of a lot less fun than starting it was.

So quit. Quit now, or if you're among the many of us who've already quit, stay quit. Look, we are all going to die. The whole species will cease to exist at some point, and there will be no one left to remember that any of us ever did anything: Our creations, all of them, will crumble, and the entire experiment of human consciousness will be filed away, unread, in the Follies folder of the great interstellar hard drive. So why write another word?

Sorry. I reached the halfway point of this pep talk and tumbled, as one does, into inconsolable despair.

Here's my answer to the very real existential crisis that grips me midway through everything I've ever tried to do: I think stories help us fight the nihilistic urges that constantly threaten to consume us.

At this point, you've probably realized that it's nearly impossible to write a good book in a month. I've been at this a while and have yet to write a book in less than three years. All of us harbor secret hopes that a magnificent novel will tumble out of the sky and appear on our screens, but almost universally, writing is hard, slow, and totally unglamorous. So why finish what you've started? Because in two weeks, when you are done, you will be grateful for the experience. Also, you will have learned a lot about writing and humanness and the inestimable value of tilting at windmills.

Something else about my Follies folder: It contains the final drafts of my novels Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. They are follies, too—finished ones. Whether you're reading or writing, there is nothing magical about how you get from the middle of a book to the end of one. As Robert Frost put it, “The only way out is through.”

So here's the pep part of my pep talk: Go spit in the face of our inevitable obsolescence and finish your @#$&ng novel.

Best wishes,
John Green


--------------------
da | tumblr | mindspace wiki | etsy
GT: what does your time machine look like? a phone booth? phone booths are a popular thing for some reason.
Top
Kei_
Posted: Nov 23 2010, 02:26 AM


crack the shutters open wide
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,232
Member No.: 5,746
Joined: 1-September 07



WHOOPS DOUBLE POST
but this is too good. The NaNo team dares you.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/NaNoWriMo/videos/43/

. . in Bangladesh.


--------------------
da | tumblr | mindspace wiki | etsy
GT: what does your time machine look like? a phone booth? phone booths are a popular thing for some reason.
Top
DictatorEuro
Posted: Dec 1 2010, 12:54 AM


Theres a party up at Schindlers & Im on his A-list
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1,109
Member No.: 5,299
Joined: 9-July 07



user posted image

How are you guys doing?


--------------------

user posted image


Hans, Have You taken a look at our Uniforms?
They've got Skulls on them


Main: DogFighting
SnapCat456.Deviantart.com
Refs: 1 -x- 2

Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:
DealsFor.me - The best sales, coupons, and discounts for you

Topic OptionsPages: (2) 1 [2] 



Hosted for free by InvisionFree* (Terms of Use: Updated 2/10/2010) | Powered by Invision Power Board v1.3 Final © 2003 IPS, Inc.
Page creation time: 0.1761 seconds | Archive

Neopets Characters © 2000-2011 Neopets, Inc.
All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission
All other content © NeoPound.com

Banner and forum skin coded by Dorothy. Buttons by Ophelia.