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05 November 2012 @ 02:44 pm
This year we are aiming for 850,000 words as a team. Let's do this!

03 December 2012 @ 01:33 am
Win or lose I am super proud to have been a part of this team & glad I had the chance to get to know you guys better.

30 November 2012 @ 04:02 pm
Its the last day. I know we all feel like crap (wow, just noticed that I'm automatically using the new update page... Don't like change!) but it's the last day. The final countdown as it were. And as such, I have a few songs for you, just to get you through!

(And yes, these are going to be so obvious you could probably list them before you see them!)

Now then, do you feel you can go for your last however much to reach your magic 50k? We can do it! LETS GET MENTAL!!!!



(That's how I feel about my NaNo. She's an evil enchantress!)

So yeah, mad 4.5k dash to the end. This is doable... Now if only I could get my brain to work...
29 November 2012 @ 08:58 pm
I'm tired. Anyone else?

Not of my novel, or NaNoWriMo per se, but of November.

I started the month off excited and pumped, but then as things piled up on top of each other I felt less and less enthusiastic about NaNoWriMo. I stuck to it though, because of you guys, because of this team, and I will be victorious sometime tomorrow but... I'm tired.

I am enjoying the novel I'm writing and I will keep writing it after November is done, but honestly? I'm looking forward to November being done.

Weird, right?

Nothing will really change. I'll still be writing. I'll still probably be posting here. But this month has been shitty so I'm really, really looking forward to turning the page on the calendar and starting December fresh.

You with me, or are you going to be terribly sad to see November go?
27 November 2012 @ 12:09 am
If you haven't done it already, double-check your time zone.

Go to> My NaNoWriMo and choose Edit User Settings.

Twice this year NaNoWriMo keeps trying to give me extra time! I should be Eastern time but the site keeps changing me to Pacific. I don't want to use an extra 3 hours to get me over the finish line. :)

A few years ago the site changed my time zone in other direction and it took me a half hour to figure out why I couldn't validate at the last minute.
26 November 2012 @ 10:29 am
Hi all! Hope your writing is going well and that you're meeting your goals (whether that's 50k or more, or less! you can do it!). I just wanted to pop in with a bit of a warning -- sometimes the Nanowrimo word count validator isn't the same as word programs and online validators. There was one year I went to validate on Nov 30 and ended up about 7k in the hole and somehow had to try to make up all those words in less than a day!

Because of that, I've gotten in the habit of validating during the last 5 days or so, so that I have a better idea of how many words I actually have left to win, because as you know, you don't officially "win" unless Nano's official word count validator says you do! So I totally recommend that anyone who hasn't done it yet: Go to the Nanowrimo site and validate your current word count TODAY. It gives you a lot more time (and a lot less pain) to make up any lost words :)

(Note: I lost about 5k but I have all day today to write!)

Good luck!!
19 November 2012 @ 12:48 pm
I'd like to take just a moment to thank tinknevertalks for being our team reporter. Being the reporter can be a time-consuming and frustrating task and I think she'd doing a fantastic job. Thank you! You're made of awesome :)
14 November 2012 @ 05:07 pm
We've seen one awesome Team Thalia icon show up recently *cough* offworld_lamb *cough* which reminds me I wanted to ask people to make us some, for like, team spirit and stuff.

If you are graphically inclined


If you are not behind on your word count

Could you make us a few icons to show our Thalia pride?

If I manage to catch up I'll see what I can come up with but I am not a graphic Goddess (heh, Goddess... see what I did there?) and it's going to be a few days before I'm caught up so if someone more talented wants to beat me to it, that would be awesome.
04 November 2012 @ 02:32 pm
I admit it. I don't check in at NaNoLJers everyday in November anymore. I think I got burned out on that when I used to have Arnold's job LOL Now I just pop in on occasion to look around, and then I run back here to our team. So that means I don't actually know how everyone is doing in their battle, so update me :)

Check in here and let us know how you're doing -- and then check back later to read the comments and see how your teammates are doing.

As for me, I chucked the novel I had been working on on day two and now I'm pumping some words into Hollow Children instead. My word count is still where I want it to be, but I expect to start really struggling around the 11th or so when I reach the point of the plot that's still a big-ass question mark in my brain. Whee!
01 November 2012 @ 08:09 am
I stayed up last night to start working on my novel once 12:01 rolled around. It was fun. I hadn't stayed up to start a NaNo novel in a long time and I really enjoyed it. I'd written about 1700 words by 1:30 and decided I was at a good place to stop. That meant it was 2am by the time my head hit the pillow and that's when my insomnia decided to bite my butt again. I was too tired to write but I couldn't fall asleep. Wheee!

This morning I dragged my ass out of bed to see my husband (Jo) and daughter (Danica) off. Jo pointed to the sliced apple I was nomming as I leaned against the counter, my eyes only barely open. "You're turning that into words," he said.

"Eh?" I grunted, confused.

"You're feeding the word engine," he explained, thankfully picking small words and speaking slowly. "But first, go back to bed."

So I'm back in bed (doctor's orders lawl), writing this on my iPod touch. I'm going to catch another couple hours sleep, but when I get up I'll fire the word engine back up. I won't lie. I'm tempted to just caffinate and keep going but I worry about the crash.

...the point I was going to try and elegantly make is this - take care of yourself this month. Push yourself, yes, but know your limits and respect them.

I failed at bringing that story full circle elegantly in a way a less sleep-deprived version of myself would never have. I'm going to crawl back in bed and create such a person.

See you in a few hours :)
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