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November is coming closer, which means NaNoWriMo will start soon.

For those who don't know yet: NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month, an international writing event in which the goal is to write 50.000 words during November. If you reach this goal, you will be a NaNoWriMo winner! There are rules in place: it has to be a new story and it has to be (fan)fiction. Unless you decide to be a rebel and do your own thing, that is allowed as well.

October is the month for the planners to finish their outline, for the plantser to somewhat know what they are going to do and maybe write a bit of an outline, and for the pantsers to look forward to start writing.

In this thread the NaNoWriMos of Roleplayers guild can get together and talk about their project, encourage each other and enjoy the event together.

Also, announcing your project in this thread will allow you to claim the Tell The World badge!
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I will join NaNoWriMo this year as a plantser and an Old-School Wrimo.

My project will be a supernaturel/fantasy story about three people cursed by eternal life and I've been wanting to write this story since September, but when I realised it would be novel-length I decided to keep it for NaNoWriMo instead.

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I've never heard of this before. From my research that's ~2;000 words a day, or 4 pages a day approximately. I think that's doable.

I'm going to give it a try, I have a story about a young boy who gets trapped in a world where emotion becomes a physical manifestation.
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@Maglar 1.667 words a day according to their tool. I did NaNoWriMo for the first time in 2018 and I won with 62k words. Last year I didn't have a project, but this year I'm ready for it!

The goal is to write every day, but if you have an off-day and then write 3000 words the next that's still good of course. It can be though, some people drop out because 50.000 words in a month is not an easy feat. But it is doable. Especially if you have support around you.

Also, the goal is not producing a perfect story, but to complete your first draft. So while you can edit while you write, the suggestion is to move the story forward every day and keep the editing for after NaNoWriMo. You won't upload the story on their website, just add the word-count of it in their tool. And if you manage to get the 50.000 you will be a NaNoWriMo winner!

For some people it helps to join regional groups, because in those people get together for virtual write-in, sprints, and just general support from others who live in the same area as you do.

And this thread is of course for everyone on this site to cheer for each other :)

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@Calle So on the first does it open a section to allow you write directly into the website or do you upload your writing? My project says, "Prepping" so far and I cannot see anywhere that seems the appropriate spot to wrote
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@Maglar You don't write or post on their website, you just keep track of your wordcount. They provide the tools to help you reach the goal, but you have to use your own preferred software, or pen and paper if you wish, to write your story.

On the 1sth you can change your story from 'prepping' to 'in progress' and the option to add your wordcount should be accessible.
If you update daily you can claim badges, there is a badge for updating the wordcount for 30 days in a row.
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Perhaps this is the perfect year for me to give it a whirl
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The more the merrier ^_^
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