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Post  edrury on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:39 pm

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Post  Star4mation on Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:46 pm

I have enough trouble juggling art with music making! If I started writing as well I'd probably explode!!!

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Post  edrury on Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:10 pm

Star4mation wrote:I have enough trouble juggling art with music making! If I started writing as well I'd probably explode!!!

In case you feel like exploding there is this 30-covers in 30 days - which seems taylor made for you ;-)
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Post  Star4mation on Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:46 pm


In case you feel like exploding there is this 30-covers in 30 days - which seems taylor made for you ;-)
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Post  z on Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:46 pm


I think I'm skipping this year, but I know a lot of people who are doing it
(members of Indie Writers Unite! on Facebook)

I will be working on book 2, but can't commit to 1600 words a day....


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Post  edrury on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:38 pm

Star4mation wrote:
In case you feel like exploding there is this 30-covers in 30 days - which seems taylor made for you ;-)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....................

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Sorry, Steve. I didn't mean to make your head explode. sunny
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Post  edrury on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:40 pm

z wrote:
I think I'm skipping this year, but I know a lot of people who are doing it
(members of Indie Writers Unite! on Facebook)

I will be working on book 2, but can't commit to 1600 words a day....


Z

I feel ya on that. I'm working on two books, one fiction and the other non-fiction. I feel good when I accomplish 600 words a day and get it into a second draft. I have picked up some nice inspiration, but I'm ridiculously behind on it and will probably drop out by the end of week two. Still, it did light a fire under my butt.....
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Post  z on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:44 am

edrury wrote:
z wrote:
I think I'm skipping this year, but I know a lot of people who are doing it
(members of Indie Writers Unite! on Facebook)

I will be working on book 2, but can't commit to 1600 words a day....


Z

I feel ya on that. I'm working on two books, one fiction and the other non-fiction. I feel good when I accomplish 600 words a day and get it into a second draft. I have picked up some nice inspiration, but I'm ridiculously behind on it and will probably drop out by the end of week two. Still, it did light a fire under my butt.....

I recommend it! I'm just 200% allocated at work so when I get home I'm dead tired.
It is good experience for sure.

Z


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Post  edrury on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:42 am

z wrote:
edrury wrote:
z wrote:
I think I'm skipping this year, but I know a lot of people who are doing it
(members of Indie Writers Unite! on Facebook)

I will be working on book 2, but can't commit to 1600 words a day....


Z

I feel ya on that. I'm working on two books, one fiction and the other non-fiction. I feel good when I accomplish 600 words a day and get it into a second draft. I have picked up some nice inspiration, but I'm ridiculously behind on it and will probably drop out by the end of week two. Still, it did light a fire under my butt.....

I recommend it! I'm just 200% allocated at work so when I get home I'm dead tired.
It is good experience for sure.

Z



It's really a cool thing, Z but I KNOW I'm not going to finish so I'm wondering if I should just drop out now and continue on the project at my own pace. Truely, I'd be happy to write it in three months. I will ultimately self publish it anyway, so I'm not seeing the point of participating in something I know I'm not going to be able to complete. I think setting my sights on next year now that I kind of know how things work. I just signed up on the first with only a vague story idea but not really any plot or plan. I'm thinking I should have had at least a plot and a rough outline done when starting. I 'm still creating characters, for it... This doesn't lend to good writing unless you're an experienced writer. It's a good writing exercise, for sure. Great way to get rid of blocks and get going. But an insane way to try and produce good work. Or am I just dense? Probably I'm just too dense to really 'get it.'
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Post  edrury on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:58 am

Star4mation wrote:I have enough trouble juggling art with music making! If I started writing as well I'd probably explode!!!

I've begin to see writing as a way to keep balanced in my creative endevours efforts actually. Just doing twenty minutes of free writing in the morning actually helps my music I think. It gets things up and out into my concious world that normally I lose as the day goes on. All the little ideas I have that leak out at odd times, if I write them down I've got some real cool ideas for tracks etc...that before were just lost? What was that thing I was thinking of the other day? Now, I can page back through the crap I wrote in the morning before I was really awake and sometimes WOW, why haven't I tried that? Usually because I totally spaced it and it was lost in the stream of crap my mind processes everyday. By putting it down, I can go back and consider bringing something to life that was just a random thought or segment of a dream. It only takes me about 10 or 15 minutes in the morning to scribble out two or three pages in the morning about whatever comes up in my mind. This led to carrying a notebook around to jot down some of the random crap that comes up during the day. And so on... Is that 'writing'? I don't know, but it is a start and it is helpful in many ways. At least I find it so. I've also noticed that a lot of musicians and artist I respect do journal, make notes and lists all the time. Not that they are 'organized' or planners. Probably more that they are the opposite. They are messy, disorganized and they know it. lol. Hence a few notes on a napkin, postit or whatever here and there helps them find all the creative ideas they normally are dropping here and there and everywhere. scratch


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Post  GinjaBug on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:46 pm

i do the same thing...except, i do my best thinking's at night. i keep a pen and notepad next to the bed Very Happy ! creative-thinking overtime. Arrow then when get it all out, i can sleep good. Sleep Sleep Sleep albino

stream of crap my mind processes everyday
this made me laugh Laughing
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Post  GinjaBug on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:55 pm

i am compulsively organized...my thoughts aren't always, though. so, writing notes is indeed, "handy" haha. study
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Post  GinjaBug on Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:04 pm

i type faster than i write...that helps too. when i want to get allot out at once.
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Post  edrury on Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:11 pm

GinjaBug wrote:i do the same thing...except, i do my best thinking's at night. i keep a pen and notepad next to the bed Very Happy ! creative-thinking overtime. Arrow then when get it all out, i can sleep good. Sleep Sleep Sleep albino

stream of crap my mind processes everyday
this made me laugh Laughing

That's good. The stream of crap is best fished with humor. Very Happy
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Post  GinjaBug on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:10 am

m lol!
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Post  z on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:05 pm

edrury wrote:
z wrote:
edrury wrote:
z wrote:
I think I'm skipping this year, but I know a lot of people who are doing it
(members of Indie Writers Unite! on Facebook)

I will be working on book 2, but can't commit to 1600 words a day....


Z

I feel ya on that. I'm working on two books, one fiction and the other non-fiction. I feel good when I accomplish 600 words a day and get it into a second draft. I have picked up some nice inspiration, but I'm ridiculously behind on it and will probably drop out by the end of week two. Still, it did light a fire under my butt.....

I recommend it! I'm just 200% allocated at work so when I get home I'm dead tired.
It is good experience for sure.

Z



It's really a cool thing, Z but I KNOW I'm not going to finish so I'm wondering if I should just drop out now and continue on the project at my own pace. Truely, I'd be happy to write it in three months. I will ultimately self publish it anyway, so I'm not seeing the point of participating in something I know I'm not going to be able to complete. I think setting my sights on next year now that I kind of know how things work. I just signed up on the first with only a vague story idea but not really any plot or plan. I'm thinking I should have had at least a plot and a rough outline done when starting. I 'm still creating characters, for it... This doesn't lend to good writing unless you're an experienced writer. It's a good writing exercise, for sure. Great way to get rid of blocks and get going. But an insane way to try and produce good work. Or am I just dense? Probably I'm just too dense to really 'get it.'


Absolutely. NaNo is best for producing first drafts. Much polishing and rewriting usually follows.
It's good for people that over-analyze as they write to "just get it done."

I cheated and used NaNo to finish (instead of starting something new) my Crystal Warrior book last year. I was already about 50,000 words into it
so I only needed to do 43,000 to finish. I just reported the difference (subtracted 50,000 from my word count
for each post).

Many people outline before November to make NaNo easier for them.

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