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NaNoWriMo Adventurists is a club for people who want to participate in the activity during November of writing as much as possible. The writing can include blog posts, morning pages, a novel project, poetry, etc. The club aims to provide a sanctuary and to keep people motivated with postings, check ins and sharing the challenges faced by club members. Club members are encouraged to share tips, help, and ask/answer questions.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. @Kim Werker super win! also if there's a sexy scene super duper win!
  3. I haven't met my word-count goal, but I have done a ton of figuring-out, so I'm calling it a win!
  4. What have you resulted in this nanowrimo? I started and have kept up a 200 word daily minimum which was huge for me. It's achievable. I have created an outline for my novel in scrivener and added to it. I finished at least 2 scenes in the nove. What are your results?
  5. Just one more week! What does it mean to make it count? Mine is getting my ideas down, having a fleshed out outline to come back to and marinate on. Share your make it count? What does success look like at the end?
  6. How do you finish a scene? In one writing session or do you leave something to come back to later so you know where to pick up? I'm realizing I haven't finished many scenes except in my brain. I'll start ones, and not remember to come back to it. Anyone else have tips?
  7. More than halfway! We've past the ides! Don;t flounder now, this is when doubt creeps in. It already had for me. I lost momentum for about a week, just jotting down ideas for scenes, starting some dialogue here and there, 50 words or so but nothing substantial. Get back to those words! It's a Monday Funday! What are your characters excited for? What do they need to do? Have a conversation and pop out some writing!
  8. I got lost last week as did some of my fellow writer groupees. When you are blazing away to get to a word count, do you get lost? Where am I in the story? Did I go so fast that I forgot a scene? Did I already write about that? What am I missing? Today I decided to take a quick reread - not to be confused with an edit - to just get a focus again. And write 200 words that are helpful to my story.
  9. This is such a good way of thinking about it!
  10. I haven't written anything in 3 days. Everyone has moments (or days) where reality creeps in. Mine is a family visit. I could have snuck in some writing in between moments of hanging out and stuff but I decided not to force it. I'll catch up. 600 words is not lost, just waiting for later. Don't beat yourself up, it's not helpful.
  11. It's all about the word count. Just keep going!
  12. I feel like my mornings have been sprints where my kids wake up and I'm like I have 10 minutes to write before breakfast and the day gets started. GO!! I never went to one in person. I like the idea of them but then I think - are we just going to be silently writing in a room and not talking? Well, fine, I'll do that at home then.
  13. I love the idea of sprints, but I'm terrible at showing up when someone else tells me to. :) BUT I'm super at setting a timer for myself and sticking to doing nothing but write (especially if the timer is for 20 minutes or shorter). You?
  14. SAME! Yesterday was only 71 words because I prioritized writing later in my morning and surprise, forgot I had to do things! But thinking about my characters and plot daily has been AMAZEBALLS! Do you ever do sprints? Where you sit for a hour and chug away as fast as possible?
  15. Yay! And yeah, 1667 is a lot. My daily word goal has been around 730, and some days I make it and some I don't, but I am making huge progress figuring my story out, and that's what my real goal has been for this month.
  16. How is progress? Momentum still coming? Have you written every day? For me, I've written every day, no more than 500 words but always above my 200 word goal. It's also helped keep balance in my world whereas previous years 1667 words was just too much stress. I still like my characters and story 🙂
  17. Margaret, the widowed owner of the B&B where my protagonist stays when she's in town. She gives zero f's and says whatever's on her mind. ❤️
  18. Right! This is where I am. Scrivener is so great exactly as I'm using it, even as I don't have a clue about most of its features. But it's working for me! So I'm not worried about the other features.
  19. Who is your favorite character you like writing in your nanowrimo project?? Mine the last two days has been the friend/love interest who's been super playful and sassy. Ethan, boy next door yet good ideas in bed sort of guy.
  20. So far I love the chapters,, obviously the word counts and moving things around as I need. BUT! I do find that I'm not using all of the tools and it's full utility. I started a walkthrough tutorial and realized I had no idea all the features they mentioned. Better question is do I need to?
  21. Spicy! My first line: "With sleep still lingering at the corners of his eyes, Josh Kaplan snapped latex gloves onto his hands and surveyed his patient."
  22. Oooh. I could go on and on. LOVES: Obvs the word-count targets. I also love that I can keep notes (that I'm not counting toward my word-count) in the same doc as my actual manuscript. I love that if I manage to organize sections of my project well, I can easily reorder them without copy/pasting. And I love the complile feature. I wrote Make It Mighty Ugly in Scrivener, and compiling my finished manuscript was so, so satisfying. I don't even know what kinds of features I don't use in Scrivener. It does so much. I don't use loads of it. What features do you use, @Kuchylm? And which don't you?
  23. The Proclaimers song is one of my favorites and here's hoping I get to 500 today!
  24. Time to show off! Post a sentence from your nanowrimo adventures that you're proud off! "He looked like a guy who dreamed dirty thoughts as a hobby."
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