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I was admiring the idea of spending a month writing a book.  November seems a great choice as it's so dark and there's very little to do but get ready for the Holidays.

I don't know how to write fiction, so I can't particpate in National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo)

What do you think about having some sort of permies write a book in November group?
 
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Yes! I was just thinking about this
 
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That could be fun!  I started to do NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago, but wasn't feeling well (bad back) and didn't finish, although I did get quite a lot done.  My oldest daughter did it a few years ago and published the book that she wrote that year (and several others since then, although she hasn't done NaNoWriMo again).  

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I did NanoWrimo once, and that was quite a blast. Though, you could definitely tell in my writing at which points I was more creative and which points I was filling in words to get a word count.

And, eh, you don't need to know anything to write fiction! That's part of what fiction is! The NanoWrimo I did in 2014 was kind of a mix of my teenage angst, world mythologies, deviant behavior (in many of its forms), and a plot to destroy or save the world!
 
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I did Nanowrimo a couple of times, and one year I "finished" with a rough draft of a novella...which i will some day get back to, but until then, it's main characters have taken further life in short stories, one of which was my first story published in print.
Actually it's still my only story in print.

I don't plan on nanowrimo'ing this year, because I am now involved with a community writing group that focuses on flash/short fiction, and I'm also working on a non-fiction project, and a play...

but I encourage anyone curious to try NaNoWriMo out! It's a lot of fun if you can get your head around a couple of hours a day, typing/writing nonsense.

Don't go in to it thinking you have to write a perfect story in a month. All you have to do is write a story, it can be awful. You'll still have written a story. And if you don't get the story done, you'll have written some of a story! And that's a good thing too.
 
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Stellar idea, Raven! If the group starts, I'm in...
 
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What would a permies writers month look like?

Do we want a word count system?  Or just pages?

I'm hoping to type mine out on the typewriter then transcribe it in later on.  
 
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Well, Raven, we already have the template of NaNoWriMo; you could stick close to their methodology. They are using a word count, yes? We'd have a long thread to discuss the vicissitudes of writing our permaculture works, I imagine...You could impart encouragement and inspiration!
 
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November is in just a few days.
So MUCH TO DO!
 
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Check the ribbon in your typewriter, Raven...I'll sharpen the pencils.
 
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I think I might try to do NaNoWriMo again this year.  I have a project in mind -- fiction, sci-fi, permaculture, and -- because I'm a Christian -- Christian.  (Yes, all of that can go together, LOL!)  My autistic daughter is doing a lot better lately so I think I might actually be able to get some writing done.

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I plan to NaNoWriMo this year. Have started a few times before, but have a serious reason to finish (and publish) in 2018. (I need to prove that I can make an income from something other than "that Permaculture nonsense".)

What I would love to do, is to write or collaborate on a Permaculture guide for South Africans, as most existing information seems to be either American or Australian and the trees that they consider perfect for planting are either invasive species here, or simply don't do well in our dry, hot climate.
 
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So how is everyone's NaNo going?

I'm behind, due partly to illness, but the story is moving again and that's enough for me.
 
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I've got almost 8,000 words on mine (but I started a few hours early, the evening before).  Will probably not get as much done until Tuesday because one of my daughters is coming for a short visit.  But it's coming along pretty well.

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Outlining and outlining...
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:How are all your books coming along?



Slowly, but surely. I can see the end in sight, and the story is moving again. Those were the main goals for me, so I'm happy.

I should break 20,000 words today. Would like to have done 25,000 but this month has been really difficult for me, and I wasn't really expecting to get as far as 20K, so I'm good.

The NaNo forums aren't as active this year, which is kind of sad.
 
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