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Coda 11-22-2017 01:03 PM

Had to double-take for a moment there. I don't have a Quiet Man in my story. I have a Quick Man, and a Shadow Man, but no Quiet Man.

trystan830 11-22-2017 01:48 PM

that moment when NaNo and reality collide...

Coda 11-26-2017 11:12 PM

Two days in the car = no NaNo writing. Definitely not going to finish NaNo this year. I'm not going to consider it an outright failure but "50,000 words in 30 days" is definitely not an achievable goal. ;)

Going forward, I'm going to take a bit of time to restructure my outline to be more appropriate for publishing it as a serial. I'll also need to figure out what I want my update schedule to be, how much I want to try to write for each update, and how much of a buffer I want to establish.

I'm not sure if I'm going to continue cross-posting on Trisphee or if I'm going to just publish exclusively on Sufficient Velocity. Is anyone actually reading it here?

trystan830 11-26-2017 11:15 PM

well, 50,000 words in 30 days may not be achievable for you... but that's okay. as the email i just got from my ML said, it's X words more than you started with! (in your case, the X is 14595)

this is the first year i started it, but didn't get the word count. but i finished the story!!!

i'm kinda skimming it, but i'm a little behind. but it's ok if you don't xpost it here.

Coda 11-26-2017 11:19 PM

More importantly, it's momentum on a story I've been wanting to write for months. I really can't wait to get to the good stuff.

trystan830 11-26-2017 11:26 PM

momentum is good. i had that with Love on Rye (NaNo 2011), and that was a roller coaster one i got the momentum going! =D

Quiet Man Cometh 11-28-2017 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by Coda (Post 1819006)
Had to double-take for a moment there. I don't have a Quiet Man in my story. I have a Quick Man, and a Shadow Man, but no Quiet Man.

Who is what now?

No progress beyond a paragraph penned out at a Starbucks last week. I'm working on my research paper so connecting my pieces of short story isn't a priority right now but hopefully I can get it done by the 30th. It's my tiniest nano goal so far. Shameful if I don't manage it.

Coda 11-28-2017 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by Quiet Man Cometh (Post 1821310)
Who is what now?

The crass answer is "read my story." ;)

The more polite answer: In the Mega Man series, most of the bosses are named "___ Man". In my story I've already introduced "Quick Man" and my outline has "Shadow Man" in it. The joke was that "Quiet Man" looks like a name in this pattern, for a character that doesn't exist.

Quiet Man Cometh 11-28-2017 09:02 PM

Can't read. Typing. ;P

Well, trying to. And no Mega Man here, sadly.

Mekatra 11-29-2017 05:28 PM

I'm just popping in to say no matter how many words you got this month, you tried and by that measure you did nothing but succeed. Artistic expression cannot be judged based on numbers. If you put something of yourself onto the page, then you're a winner.

trystan830 11-29-2017 05:29 PM

hear! hear!

Coda 02-01-2018 12:05 PM

I'm still working on my story and it's only around 28k words. :x

I got readers, at least!

trystan830 02-01-2018 12:25 PM

yaay readers! i pop in every so often take a look-see. =)

Coda 02-01-2018 02:37 PM

I'm not actually focusing on word count. I put out an average of 800 words three times a week. It would take me two weeks to write three days' worth of NaNo quota at this pace. It's definitely short-form entertainment. But it's sustainable for me, and people seem to like it.

One of my readers said he's "legitimately sad that Wily's probably going to reprogram [Top Man] now." That's high praise!

trystan830 02-01-2018 02:49 PM

some years ago, one of the times my older daughter did NaNo (2013, i think. i could look.... too lazy. anyway!)

she reached the word count goal in november. and then it took her 6 months to finish... and i think the final word count was close to 100,000 words when she was all done, too! O_O

trystan830 10-03-2018 12:49 PM

---8 months pass---

who's in? i'm plotting! i have a 2-page summary! of mostly overarching places i want the story to go. nothing tooooo specific though. but i'm plotting! XD

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