habeus corpus x 25,000
Notoriously bad at this sort of thing. Neither god nor man can make me write if I don't do so of my own accord. I'll try to wrap up a few short stories that have been trailing me for months though. Oh, and my username is Gloria_Deum because bilbo was already taken (no surprise there).
Probably not going to go for the 50k thing, but I do want to work on a smaller storygame for the site.
Gonna try and finish my 2019 entry for the contest with this...hopefully. I really don't want to let my topic of the IS contest to go to waste.
In particular, the “stats” page is seriously de-motivational. I have been doing NaNo for 16 years (won the past 15), and even I am finding the stats page to be so discouraging I don’t know whether I really want to go on.
For one thing, there are really snarky messages in the boxes for which I have no or insufficient information. “Time is meaningless. Either that, or you haven’t logged when you write.” Please don’t nag me about things like that, especially since I have no way of entering the information that you’re taunting me about not entering. The “When I Write,” “Where I Write,” and “How I Feel” boxes don’t give me any way to fill in the information, so I really don’t like the snark. And I don’t even know that I want to share the information about “How I Feel” in the first place. What if it’s seriously personal? The snarkiness comes across like the bullies I had to deal with in 6th grade.
I expect to have a novel-length CYOA published here in the near future. I have 42,647 words finished, and I anticipate 60k + upon completion. This is not a NaNoWriMo project, though, as I began this project in September and have been working on it whenever I can steal some time. If it's not done by the end of November, then look for it in early December. My goal has been to complete 4 book-length CYOAs by spring 2020, and this is number 3 towards that goal.
I think knocking off 50,000 words in 30 days is ambitious for anyone who can't devote at least 5 days a week to the process; it averages out to 1667 words a day if you are able to write every day for 30 days straight. As someone who genuinely loves to write but still has to work for a living, I'm pretty sure I couldn't sustain that pace. So my hat is off to those that can pull it off and find the process helpful.
And I will say, one tip for being a productive writer is to avoid distractions as much as possible, especially social media... I've never done it, but there are "writing retreats" available where professional writers and freelancers can gather and go "offline" for a few days. The ones in my area are usually conducted in secluded locations.
As for Grass Planet, I'd still be flattered if, maybe, it got up to 20 reads by the end of the year. I would rather win because people read the story and thought it was good, and not just because they were impressed (intimidated?) by the word count.
Well, I am not officially doing Nanowrimo but after files erased and all that I am near 4,000 that is a bad rhythm but at least it is a rhythm. I hope at least reach 20,000 or so, that will be on the line with my idea of creating a small game outline and then in December trying to pass it to a game here with code for it.
Here's my account I don't think it would hurt for me to join. Davetator. Before I start my project, should I use the same one I'm working on currently or start a new story and pump out 3.5k words a day?
Here's me. No idea if I'll start something new, count my cumulative word count on all projects, or just keep up my four year streak of zero words.
I won't participate as after lost my files I just don't feel like it. Probably I am totally tired after the effort I did for The Gower contest. Maybe I should Edit and add all That story all that I couldn't because of time constraints to polishing it as of course, it is not ended yet.
I can't even get it to work on PC, much less on mobile. I tried creating a project and it disappeared upon a refresh, then repeated the process multiple times with no luck whatsoever. The only things that work properly (unsurprisingly) is the forum and the donation/buy shit pages.
It's broken for me. I can't click on anybody's account at all!!!
And to add you as a friend, I had to refresh my page 2 times after reopening it an hour later.
Also, it refuses to save my projects every time I refresh the page like TheChef said, which is very confusing to me.
Here's to hoping one of us can type a word and it'll count it as a million...then they'll be all set forever!
I don't think the forums there are going to be that great this month, so I'll probably hang here more than there. (Warrior Cats as an example of good naming conventions, long debates about whether making a character trans or gay is lazy or representation, calls for sensitivity readers, melodrama - just what has happened over there?)