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Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2016, 11:50:24 PM »
Hmm. All this talk of smoking makes me realize I have a decision to make. Drugsticks are part of the Hulzein Saga but I really don't want to write about them...

Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2016, 07:23:07 AM »
Day 17 total: 8851 words.

I ran out of prepared notes for tonight's material and am currently winging it.

Hopefully a better idea occurs to me than the stuff that just got written.  :-\

Offline Dio

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2016, 02:01:59 PM »
Hmm. All this talk of smoking makes me realize I have a decision to make. Drugsticks are part of the Hulzein Saga but I really don't want to write about them...
But. But. The presence of drugs and sex often appear in the majority of adult fiction and make the piece read in a slightly more crass manner. A memorable line from a novel involves a character that literally [intercourses] themselves to death because of an artificial drug. :D

Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2016, 06:42:45 PM »
Hmm. All this talk of smoking makes me realize I have a decision to make. Drugsticks are part of the Hulzein Saga but I really don't want to write about them...
But. But. The presence of drugs and sex often appear in the majority of adult fiction and make the piece read in a slightly more crass manner. A memorable line from a novel involves a character that literally [intercourses] themselves to death because of an artificial drug. :D

Since my project involves a wiki and fanfic of someone else's work and parts of the story from another character's pov, that's meant one rape scene already - of a 14-year-old girl. It's not the only incident between those two characters, and since they had long-lasting consequences for the girl, I decided to do a story where the rapist gets his long-overdue punishment. Busby let him get away with this and other crimes, but I won't.

Some would consider this story to be child porn and miss the reason for writing it.

Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2016, 05:59:42 AM »
Day 18 total: 9430 words. The website informs me that to finish on time, I will need to write 44 words per day for the rest of the month.

I daresay I can wrap up the word count part of this project by the end of the week. I'm still going to keep on, though, because that's not going to be anywhere near enough room to really finish.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2016, 08:07:35 PM »
I've been putting time and thought into it, but I don't have a word count, but I plan to do that today. I tried to incorporate the advice. I think I could post the beginning of the story in draft form  somewhere.

So, should I start a thread in the Author's forum? I don't have a title for it yet.

Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2016, 08:15:33 PM »
You may start a thread in Planet Tales or Adult Fiction, whichever you feel is more appropriate.

I assume thread titles can be edited, so if you want it changed later, that shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2016, 08:53:07 PM »
He can edit the title himself, in fact - just edit the OP.

I pointed out the possibility of using Adult Fiction as a somewhat private place, if Rusty wants to workshop it.  It can always be moved later.

Offline Dio

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2016, 02:44:44 AM »
I find titles easy to create for a written work.

Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2016, 03:07:53 AM »
^Writing-related posts only, please.

Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2016, 06:49:54 AM »
Day 19 total: 9804 words. I will be finished my 10,000 minimum by tomorrow night.

It's going to be a hard scene to write, though... my character is being told of the deaths of his sister and brother-in-law and then he has to go to their home and tell their kids.

At which point the psycho government these people live under promptly takes the kids into custody and hauls them off to Total Welfare, where they spend the next 10+ years of their lives.

Not all fanfic is cheerful, unfortunately...  :-\

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2016, 07:23:24 AM »
Well my word count is 3,453. I'm sure that's not exact, but I hope it's accurate.  I began thinking the story would be around 6,000 words. Then I realized I'd should explain the terms, that's what Niven does, and my wife, at least, asked to read this when I'm finished, and she hasn't read the author.
So she doesn't know the races, planets, et cetera, in Known Space. I've drafted most of the stuff I had for my written notes. Now more has to come out of my imagination/memory and onto the screen.

Offline Valka

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2016, 06:51:01 AM »
Day 20 total: 10,164 words. That's by the word counter in the program I use (Open Office). NaNoWriMo counts words differently, so to make absolutely sure I've got the full 10,000 I'm going to keep going.

I got an email this morning from the NaNo site; they're accepting word count validations now. It's too early for me, but I imagine plenty of people have already validated.

The email says:

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Winning has officially begun! Whether you're hours or days away from reaching your creative goal, we believe in you—keep writing! Once you do hit your goal, here's what comes next.How to Win Camp NaNoWriMo
  • Reach your word-count goal.
  • Click the "Validate Word Count" button at the top of the Camp NaNoWriMo site. <snip graphics>
  • Copy and paste your project into the pop-up window, then click "Validate". (Your project will not be saved to our site after being validated.)
Make sure to validate your win by midnight on April 30!

Why should you validate your win?

Because you achieved something incredible, and worth celebrating!

Official winners also receive a beautiful winner's certificate designed by DangerDom Studios, awesome winner goodies from our sponsors, a coupon to the Camp NaNoWriMo store, and, most importantly, unimpeachable bragging rights.

Waiting to celebrate your bountiful harvest,

Tim Kim
Director of Communications


I didn't get anything from their online store last time because of the shipping charges to Canada. Some of the downloadable writers' guides and other things are helpful, though.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2016, 03:41:11 AM »
Let's see, new stuff from yesterday and today- 1718 words.

At this point, I'm thinking I have 3 more scenes and an epilogue.

*Wunderland

*Institute of Jinx

*Lowlands of Jinx

*Epilogue

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Re: NaNoWriMo - April 2016 event
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2016, 03:51:05 AM »
-And I keep giving him more homework...

 

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