Any Nerdfighers participating? :D
I've done it two years in a row, only making it to the goal in 2011.
I'm happy with my work, and thinking about doing a sequel type thing with the story from 2011's NaNoWriMo. :D
Writers Ftw. <3
I have tried twice and failed twice... Gave up halfway through.
Generally, I feel like what I'm writing is falling flat. But I am DEFINITELY trying again. I just need a new plot (and to hopefully finish the novel I'm working on now).
Nope. I'm officially giving up on NaNo. It puts far too much pressure on me and I seize up. I've tried five or six years in a row and failed miserably (less than 5,000) each time. I prefer to work at my own pace. Some days I only write 60 words, other days I write 600. I can rarely write the 1,667 required to win. Forcing myself to write is one thing, forcing myself to meet a certain quota just sucks the joy out of it.
I'm going to be participating this year. It'll be my first year because I finally finished school.
I've never participated, but I might this year. However, I highly doubt that I'd reach the goal. :P I write slowly, and I'm overly critical of my work as I'm writing. I'd stop too often to question what I've written.
Same here, I always end up editing my writing halfway through, and then changing my ideas and trying to keep them all in so I end up with a mess...
That's the beauty of the challenge! I know exactly what you mean, because when I don't have a time limit, I write just like that. But NaNo forces you to stop looking so critically at your work and just write, and it's amazing when you realize that your best ideas come out when you stop thinking so hard about it.
Definitely participating this year, including CampNoWriMo.
Started last year, won it, so I pretty much can't contain writing more. I'm continuing my last novel, too, and that's probably good because I'm planning to make them the base of my visual novels.
I tried in 2010, got to about 3000 words, because I kept changing my ideas and editing stuff out. Was gonna try again in 2011, didn't get round to it. Might do 2012? Dunno, depends whether I have a good enough idea.
Did this last year
Gave up on the 2nd but picked it up again on the 24th and did the whole thing in a week.
I then fell asleep standing at the bus stop on the 1st december
I'm definitely doing it again this year. i'm going to see if the other girls in my collab channel are up for this, do it as a sort of challenge
I didn't participated last year but I am going to this year :)
I might do it, I have always wanted to. I only write about 200-300 words per day though so I know it will be very hard to write 1,667...and also it would mean taking a month's break from my other novel, which is going kind of well at the moment, so I don't know.
I've never done it before but I am very interested and do intend to do it this year.
My friend wants to do it to but can't because he'll have to work on his Masters that month so I don't know if I should go ahead valiantly without him or to wait until next year out of solidarity when he can do it so we can pointlessly compete against each other. Given that he's doing and English Lit Masters degree, I and probably not going to win that fight