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The W - Print - 2007: November is NaNoWriMo
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Since: 2.1.02
From: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

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So NaNoWriMo means National Novel Writing Month.
Fair warning, the official site is slow as frozen molasses.

The goal is to start and finish a novel of at least 50,000 words.

In 2004, I started and finished a novel (about wrestling) called "Tail of the Rattler" getting the 50, 000 words done and finishing the story on November 31st. Serializing the whole thing here on the W.


You can find that here:
And then follow the links.

In 2005, I started a novel about an IRA terrorist hiding out in Montreal, who is believed by the authorities to be dead. He sees London blown apart by the Underground bombings and decides to return to London to use his contacts to find the bombers and punish them, on the general principle that he was/is the only one allowed to blow up London.

At the time, I was struggling with a lack of energy caused by my as yet undiagnosed Diabetes. Then Eddie died and my energy just crashed, so I only got about a third done.

Here is where that starts:

In 2006, I was still trying to find the right balance of medication for my Diabetes and recovering strength and weight. (At my worst, I was down to 110 pounds from my heaviest of 200 pounds.) So I didn't even start.

This year, I plan on starting and finishing another novel. I am going back to wrestling as a topic. And I plan on once again serializing it here on the W. My working title is Jobber.

Which means that there will be more in the Print section than threads about comic books and dead literary figures for a month I am afraid.

I think CRZ's official position on this is that he doesn't care as long as he doesn't have to read it.

First Chapter up soon.

Click for Prologue:

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Since: 7.11.02
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Best of luck. I really enjoyed the Rattler, so I'm looking forward to what you produce.

A Knight of Prosperity. And also a Communist.

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Since: 25.1.02
From: Chicagoland with Hoosiers, or "The Region"

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After day one I'm at 4190 words...and so far most of them don't suck.

This'll be my fifth (official) attempt, and hopefully the first win. I took last year too seriously and quit after 20k as my internal editor started to pick it apart, but this year my story is silly and random and the perfect mix of "it's not stupid so it's worth writing" and "it's not that great or important so if it's not written well it's not the end of the world." Plus I have time, so there's no excuse this go-round.

My profile:

There's a chance I'll put some excerpts, if not the whole thing, on my site eventually, but then there's a chance that monkeys will come flying out of my butt, too. I've found that people generally care more about the latter. ;P

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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

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I forgot about nano until today. I think I might try it, but I'm a day behind. We'll see tomorrow.

I did do the "write a poem a day for a month" a few years ago. They mostly sucked worse than usual.

Since: 10.12.01
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It's also NaBloPoMo, for people (like me) who can't handle NaNoWriMo, but are willing to commit to a blog post a day for 30 days. I'm giving it a shot. I hate blogging when I have nothing to say, so it's going to be awful, but I'm-a do it. Here's mine - where's yours?

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...funny. No, there was a mini series titled SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM, written by Joe Straczynski thet made the Surfer rejoin Galactus. It was really good, you should read it. Much better then JMS's Spider-Man stuff.
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