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[01 Nov 2006|09:03pm]

I got to 1825 so far in 2 1/2 hours. I will do more later today. My story is already heading in a subplot i wasn't planning on LOL

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*gulp* :-) [30 Oct 2006|04:47pm]

Thoth and Hermes be with me
Nisaba and Seshat be praised!
Lords and ladies of scribes and scribblers -
Calliope, speak my name!

(Write A Spell)

Link of the Day [29 Oct 2006|06:59pm]


Lots of resources here!

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5 days left.....Link of the Day [27 Oct 2006|09:25am]

Writing Fix

THis site has tons of prompts and games and so much stuff to try. When the NaNo lull hits in the second and third week, this might get you motivated again!

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Anyone out there??? [26 Oct 2006|01:42am]

Hello!! Anyone out there for this year????

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In medical news [17 Dec 2005|06:49pm]

This came about because of a discussion on how "low" we'd sunk to novel in November. A few of us admitted to phoning into work "sick" and then spend the day working on the WriMo project.

Thus was born The NaNo Flu: a very intense [seasonal] virus that causes bursts of frenetic writing activity followed by bouts of random questioning of sanity and motivation. If someone you love has been infected, feed them coffee and chocolate every 4 hours. In extreme cases, volunteer to do all the cooking, or order take-away.

Feel free to document your exposure to it and add to the list of symptoms and potential treatments.

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hi all [03 Nov 2005|04:27pm]

wowzers there are a lot of nano communities out there.

So hi, I'm lucy. I'm a witch, doing nano - first timer, live in NZ thats about it folks.

So I'm a big tarot nut. I'm looking for good spreads to help me as I write, if anyone has any suggestions.

But mainly i'm really interested in bringing tarot into my novel. I dont want to add in a token 'gypsy' woman, and my plot is far from spiritual.

My plot involves black-market porn industry, underage porn, and a guy doing time for rape, drug addictions - all the nice nasty not-really-witchy stuff. I dont want to have a character find himself with a tarot reader who gives advice at some point - even if it is a turning point, cos it just seems cliche...

I guess I'm looking at other ways to work it in? So any and all suggestions there are very welcome. (background info: One character is a convicted rapist who struggles with his sexual problems day to day. The other main at the moment is a 16 yr old druggie girl drawn to doing porn to pay for her addiction. Set in New Zealand.. yeah.)

anyway thats all. hope everyone is plodding onwards and making progress =)

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Halloween/Samhain [24 Oct 2005|09:23pm]

Is any one doing anything special on the 31st either in a religious (samhain) or secular manner to prepare for NaNoWriMo? Besides, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, I plan on doing a ritual and asking my muses for a little inspiration during.

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hello [21 Oct 2005|02:22pm]


I just found this community and was happy to find it. This will be my first NaNo, but I have an idea and an inspiring Muse, so I think that I'll be able to comfortably meet the 50k challenge. If not, it will be a good start, I'll still have had a creative challenge, and there's always next year.

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X-Posted With Reckless Abandon [13 Oct 2005|10:59am]

[ mood | creative ]

Hey all!

We've got a Yahoo group set up now for the NaNoWriMo's of the New England area.


Feel free to join and start the chatting a'rollin'!


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signed up! [08 Oct 2005|05:55pm]

All signed up now!

Anyone else on here signing up for inspiration and drive? I know I can't complete 50,000 words due to all my jobs and time taken up, I am a full time English teacher 11-18 yr olds, a part time fake hair maker and I teach drama on Saturdays!

I am hoping that this will get me to produce at least 10,000 words which will be a good start to my novel....

Anyone think I am silly for signing up to something I have little chance on completing?

(Write A Spell)

Hello there! [27 Sep 2005|07:01pm]

I found this site via a person on a pagan community, and I though, 'excellent, something to get me inspired!'

My hubby is doing the writing thing this year and I have hummed and arred about it, i have an idea that I started some time ago and lost all the notes!

SO I think I will give it a go this November! My story is a Vampire love story set in real life, don't want to give too much away but it's set in the now.

Anyway, nice to be here!

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2 months [03 Sep 2005|10:17pm]

[ mood | excited ]

It's about two months till NaNo. Does anyone have any ideas? Or has anyone started planning and outlining?

As for me I've been thinking about it for months now. I can't wait for it to start. This will be my first NaNoWriMo that I've done.

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[28 Jul 2005|07:01pm]

*peeks in*

Three months till this year's NaNoWrimo starts and i'm already looking for places to talk about it. So..um..hi! ^_^ Name's Katie, I'm 27, I've got a sci-fi-romance idea simmering in my head...and I hope I can actually make itthis year! ^^

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16 Months Later... [28 Feb 2005|02:58pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

Cross-posted all over creation....

I needed 16 months. 2 NaNos. 175,000 words. But I finally did it. Yesterday, I put two of the sweetest words known to writerkind on the first draft of my novel:


Of course it isn't really the end. First comes a month or two of pretending I'm not thinking about the li'l dear every waking moment. Then a week of slogging my way through rereading it. And then there will be the revisions. Dear gods, will there be the revisions. Months, if not years, will be spent rewording, reimagining, regurgitating...and every precious second will be worth it. For now, though, I'm perfectly content to say,

I'm done! I'm done! I'm done! I'm done!

(Write A Spell)

Checking in. [30 Nov 2004|12:43pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Did this on the NaNo boards, but wanted to do it here, too.

As these last precious hours of NaNo '04 tick down, I wanted to check in & see how everybody's doing. Surviving? Ready for this madness to end? Determined to write 50,000 words every month?

Status reports, m'dears!

(For the record, I got my 50k but am still nowhere near the end of the novel. That's my goal for December. Surrender, plotline! Surrender!)

(Write A Spell)

Still a long way off, but proud [17 Nov 2004|05:34pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Well, my word count is still only 2100 and it's more than half-way through the month, but I'm happy. I feel like this NaNoNovel is writing itself better than last years did. Hooray for Magickal stuff!! :-)

Brightest of Blessings to all!


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The elements to my rescue again! [16 Nov 2004|02:38pm]

[ mood | productive ]

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
30,832 / 50,000

I need to gloat slightly. And this feels like the place to do it.

As I mentioned before, the fantasy novel I'm NaNoing this year is Book III in a trilogy-that-will-someday-be-one-book. So I've now been writing this world for over a year. A year! One of the things I talk about a lot in the book is the squall storm. Squall storms are nasty, unpredictable forces of nature that pop up at the end of Autumn/beginning of Winter. They knock things over. They kill people. They spring up completely without warning. I knew all of that about them.

But it was just yesterday - yesterday! - during my writing session that I finally figured out what the heck a squall storm actually is! Needless to say, there has been much rejoicing.

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Just found this... [15 Nov 2004|03:59pm]

[ mood | crazy ]

Haven't paid much attention to the spiritual forum at nanowrimo since I'm mostly writing fantasy. Although my magic systems tend to be somewhat inspired by the elemental system.

I'm a big behind in the writing due to lots of lovely personal issues, but still going strong.

I'm eclectic Pagan but have dabbled in Wicca and am comfortable with eclectic Wicca as well.

(Write A Spell)

I finally found my title!!! [12 Nov 2004|06:58pm]

My 2004 NaNoNovel is going to be titled:

The Chronicles of Emergency Magickal Services

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I finally have my introduction! LOL [12 Nov 2004|09:21am]

[ mood | creative ]

Check out my LJ for the introduction to my 2004 NaNoWriMo Novel... hopefully many more words to come!

Brightest of Blessings to all of you!!


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Bright blessings~ [07 Nov 2004|01:10am]

[ mood | tired ]

Good GODDESS I'm tired... This post is called Procrastination- and I seem to be Very Good at it. ;p

This is my third year as a NaNovelist... I 'won' both previous times... and last time by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin, too~! I have been a writer all my life- and though I am now twenty, and in school for music performance- it's still my first and only dream. To be an author~ *starry eyes*

This is just one of those annoying hello posts that everyone usually skims by... But I wanted to add a teensy bit more to it.

Last year, I was a sort of cheerleader type of person... to cheer those that weren't doing so well on. If anyone needs a bit of cheering- or an 'it can be done' speech... I'm your Good Witch to call. *chuckles*

Ra-Ra-Ra~ ;p

Best of luck to all you bright ones... Shining your light into the darkness of a November plagued with Procrastination and the unbearable concept of HOW many words each day? *smile*


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Here's an amusing idea... [03 Nov 2004|04:45pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Let's see... they say "Write what you know." How about I mix up things I know about and write about that?? Point in case: EMS usually stands for Emergency Medical Services. What if I made it stand for Emergency Magickal Services? All the personell would be licensed EMTs... Emergency Magickal Technician that is... I'm liking this idea... I think I can actually run with this one... LOL Yea me!!!

Wish me luck... I've got just over 5000 words to catch up on to break even for this being day 3... and now just to think of a working title... think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think think.........

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I'm already in trouble deep! [03 Nov 2004|04:22pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

Good Lord & Lady!

Here it is day three of NaNoWriMo and my word count is standing firmly still at ZERO!!! I'm still sort of at a loss as to what to write... I've got a few ideas, but none seem to be wanting to stretch themselves into a full month's worth of writing... sigh...

Perhaps I'll just babble until something creates itself... anyone know who the Goddess of Creativity is???

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That was *whose* mercy, again? [03 Nov 2004|02:01pm]

[ mood | starry ]

Question time (what? I'm writing something unconnected to the election? Scandal!)!

Is anyone doing NaNo in a witchy manner? If so, how do you see it affecting your writing?

Let me clarify: last year, I did my writing in circle, & each time I cast, I invoked Urania, Muse of Astronomy. I was writing a fantasy novel, & after some meditation, I decided that SF/fantasy falls under her domain. That way of doing things helped me immensely. This year, I have a full-time job, which I didn't last year, & so far I've been reluctant to cast a full circle in my cubicle. But I'm still invoking aid from Urania before I start (this year's novel is a sequel to last year's).

The interesting thing about all of this is that, before I started last year's novel, I hadn't given a lot of thought to the religion of the world I was creating. I knew that my MC didn't have much use for religion, so I hadn't thought a lot about what people in her world who did have use for it were doing about it. Near the end of last November, I wrote a scene that was mostly filler, but that allowed me to flesh out some ideas about religion & cosmogony in this world.

Turns out their entire religion revolves around the stars. Humans were formed by stardust that descended to Earth; when people die, their spirit literally return to dust and ascend back to the heavens to resume their place among the stars. Astronomy is the holiest pursuit of the clerics. There's no Hell; the worst spiritual punishment is for one's spirit somehow to be forced to remain on the planet, unable to return to the stars. Already this year, my characters are swearing a lot more. Their oaths & profanities, too, are linked to stars & astronomy. Where we might say, "For the gods' sake!" they say, "By the stars' mercy!" Our "the gods only know" became "the stars alone know." And a new one today: religious fanatics in their world are called "dust eyes" (or are said to have "dust eyes"). It's been one of the most fascinating things that's happened in this world I've created, & we know who I have to thank for it. And I do. Thank her.

Anybody else have things like that popping up in their novels?

-Eli (elidecaf around NaNo)

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First year NaNoer [03 Nov 2004|12:25am]
[ mood | busy ]

This, too, is my first year doing the NaNoWriMo thing. I'm currently at only 1340 words and counting, so I don't know how successful this will be, but it's sure is a challenge!

I'm writing an updated verison of an older story, with a lot more directions in the plot, and perhaps too much description and extra details etc etc. Certain elements (tarot, specifically) are beoming much more important than they were supposed to be and that's qworryng me a bit right now. But oh well, that's how these things go. Right now it's all about words, not quality or sense or...anything. Just words. Well, I suppose that's it for now. This is way too much procrastinating right now ;)

bright and dark blessings,

(Write A Spell)

[02 Nov 2004|01:22pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Hello :) This is my very first NaNoWriMo and I am excited... I am having some ideas...I think my thingie (I don´t think I´ll make the 50k) will contain diffrent stories that are set in different worlds and are in some way entwined... I know...has been done before...but I hope I can make it original. And if not...well...at least I had a writing excercise. Anyone who wants to know more...feel free to friend me (blacklaced) and ask...I would love to discuss ideas and everything.

On NaNoWriMo I am Wiredwytch (which is my personal journal here on LJ)

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[01 Nov 2004|06:54pm]

hi! this is my first year writing nano. good luck to all! i'm 2097 words into what looks to be either a) a really good scifi/fantasy novel or b)a really large, overly descriptive disappointment ... but hey, it's one way to spend a month, right?

i'm scoundrelle on nanowrimo.org.

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First Entry... [30 Oct 2004|08:51pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Merry Meet Fellow NaNoWriMo Witches!!!!

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