Nano 2016

Nov. 20th, 2016 01:07 pm
jaebility: (da // yeeaaah)

In the Sapphire Caverns
Working on: Arriving at an army camp

Going on a trip this upcoming week, which will definitely cut my writing time down. And I'm also behind by about two days. I'm still optimistic about finishing this year's NaNo - It'll be my... eighth? I think?

nano 2013

Nov. 26th, 2013 09:12 am
jaebility: (nyc // strawberry fields)

Blue Sky & River
Working on: Boss battle
Word for this chapter: 1277

I am so behind this year; November was unexpectedly busy for me. I think I can do this, though.


Oct. 31st, 2013 06:57 am
jaebility: (da // hawkward)
I'm doing it again this year! I can't believe it's November already. Damn.

This year's novel is going to be a DnD campaign set in Yukon?the Old West, to summarize it in a sentence. Really like my characters this time and am excited to give it a go.
jaebility: (da // yeeaaah)

The Gabled Window
Working on: The end!
Word for this chapter: 2514

Yeah, I got this.

Congrats to people who've already won!

nano 12

Nov. 19th, 2012 06:25 pm
jaebility: (zelda // battle)

The Gabled Window
Working on: Uncovering the big baddie's plot.
Word for this chapter: 54

So I'm about 5k behind schedule. I'm a little disappointed in myself, but life's been shitty recently and you do what you can. The positive thing about this nano attempt is that it's been more cohesive than the previous years', so maybe I'm finally getting a hang of this here plotting business.


Nov. 30th, 2011 09:29 pm
jaebility: (beatles // parade)
jaebility: (hark! // shakespeare)

Working on: Make-out sessions
Word for this chapter: 636

I can totally finish this thing tonight. Congrats to those who have already won!


Nov. 27th, 2011 01:04 pm
jaebility: (beatles // paul's sex face)
I can't believe how different my word counts are:

NaNo - 37144
Google Docs - 38118
Written? Kitten! - 38527

I call shenanigans!


Nov. 23rd, 2011 01:47 pm
jaebility: (arch // columns)

Working on: Getting the boys back to school.
Word for this chapter: 283

The plot's gone hay-wire. I'm trying to figure out how much plot this 50k needs to encompass. In my imaginary world of make-believe awesome, this book is part of a series... Just never planned how long this series was going to be. I need to figure out where the story is going to be at 50k so I can sort out the pacing.


Nov. 19th, 2011 01:09 pm
jaebility: (random // nano 10)

Catching up on NaNo this weekend. November's been a busy month - lots of school work and other responsibilities - and now I have to contend with both Skyrim and Skyward Sword. Video games! I ask you!

This draft is awful. Maybe a smidge better than last years, but still eye-bleedingly bad. Most of the cast is nameless (I've got Name, Namer, Dickface, Name, Nambles, Name, and Name-Name), half the word count is from directionless conversation ("What do you want to do today?" "I don't know - What do you want to do?"), and I've jumped forward in time so many times that I completely lost when the story is taking place. And also while I might be able to hit the 50k, the story won't be anywhere near done. So all in all, a relatively successful NaNo! I wish I were one of those people who are able to develop perfect manuscripts, who plot everything in their heads and then merely have to let their fingers walk over the keyboard to get it all down. My method of writing is to vomit up letters and hope that words come out of the mess.
jaebility: (coraline // porch)
I'm not sure if I'll have time to finish it this year, but I'll be trying NaNo again. I'm Jaeness over there. Going with fantasy, yet again. This idea's been bubbling around in the stew of my brain for the past two years, and I'm excited to try to get it down on paper.

In preparation, and also because I'm a terrible procrastinator, I'm editing my 09 NaNo SQ. I've chopped it to pieces, exorcised the entire middle 10 chapters, and axed a bunch of characters. I hope the editing makes the plot more streamlined and not less interesting. Last year's attempt is a lost cause. It just wasn't meant to be 50,000 words. A long story maybe, or a novella but a novel it ain't. And someday I'll finish draft 3 of my 08 NaNo... Someday.

WriteWay has a free one month trial, so I'm going to see if the bells and whistles can help me better organize my thoughts.


Nov. 30th, 2010 11:02 pm
jaebility: (zelda // 4chanface)

Done with 58 minutes to spare! Khunamaar had a bittersweet ending - her lover left her and her brother was killed, but she did save the world from a zombie apocalypse, so I guess everything works out in the end. Yay Khuna!
jaebility: (random // nano 10)

I have three hours to write 800 words. I can do this.

Congrats to those who've already finished!
jaebility: (pw // busy)
My three main characters have names now, which is certainly an improvement from call them BROTHER, DUDE, and KARACTER. But one step forward two steps back: I've lost the plot. I swear I had one at some point. Now my main female character is sort of just wandering around looking at stuff. No interaction. No strife. No plot. Hoping to remedy that soon.

I'm surprised I've been able to keep up with Nano. At the moment I'm about a day behind schedule, which isn't so bad. I'm doing better than I did last year on keeping up with word counts.

I got into a conversation with Vanessa about Nano yesterday when we were talking about lugging computers around and our professor came over to talk about novel writing with us. They asked me about my story and how its progressing, and I had to admit that it's mostly random ramblings based on whatever I happen to be doing at the moment. I don't know how people get publish-quality writing out of Nano. Or out of first drafts in general. Maybe I'm just sloppy.
jaebility: (hark! // shakespeare)
20,000 words on the nose!


Nov. 2nd, 2010 10:36 am
jaebility: (mst3k // lotr house)
Second day of Nano! I got a surprisingly good amount of writing done on the train yesterday, which gives me more confidence that I might be able to win this year. I was worried that I'd have too much school work to do, but since I can't do much on the train anyway, this looks like it'll work out.

My plot's a'chugging along, although my characters don't yet have names. And I don't have a title. Whatever!
jaebility: (random // nano 10)
Stoked for NaNo this year! I tried to arrange my projects so that I'll have November relatively homework-free, but we'll see how that pans out.

My story! involves werewolves. Well, more like shape-shifting than true lycanthropy. I'm excited to be writing pure fantasy. Last year was urban fantasy, more like an extended ghost story than true fantasy. The main character is a youngish woman from a nomadic tribe that circles the steppes. When her brother steals sacred treasure to fund his new life in a faraway city, she chases after him, even as he descends into darkness. Cue the scary music! DUH DUH DUHHHH! I've requested books about Mongolia and Central Asia in general from the school library; it's a part of the world I don't know much about but have always been interested in.


Oct. 8th, 2010 06:11 pm
jaebility: (ffvii // cheeky)
Just logged into my NaNo account.

Feels good, man.
jaebility: (pw // winnar)
NaNo is over!


This pleases the Beatles.


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a jar of jae

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