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Throughout the month of November you have one goal as a writer: Write a novel of at least 50,000 words, before December hits.

Every year, thousands of writers of all ages spend the month of November in the company of crumpled papers and the clacking of keyboards in the hopes of finishing their novels (or at least reaching the word limit). While it's challenging and time consuming, it encourages you to set real goals and get serious about your stories. I would encourage anyone interested to check out the National Novel Writing Month website ( www.nanowrimo.org/ ) and at least register. It allows you to have more support than some other places could, because it is specially made for this event.

Now, if enough of you say you will try it, I will post tips and motivational journals here on #Live-Write-Now to help you reach 50,000 words by the end of November. (Also, if you say you'll give it a shot, no registration or anything needed other than taking on a serious commitment, I'll give you a Llama if I haven't already as a good luck gesture.)

Here's a Washington Post article about NaNoWriMo: www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/s…

Happy Writing!
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Ripplepelt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my sixth time doing NaNoWriMo! I didn't win the first year, but I've won four times since then. Really hoping to add another one to that streak. =D Currently at ~6500 words.
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SupremeJillSandwich Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I attempted NaNoWriMo last year, and I reached the word limit easily. Couldn't complete the entire novel, though. In fact, I'm still working on it now, one year later haha. I wish I could just take a staycation and do nothing but write. :/
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
Oh wow! Good for you. How many words is it now? Are you going to try to finish it this month?
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SupremeJillSandwich Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As of this moment, 131,087 and counting. Although it won't be much higher, as I'm only two or three chapters away from finishing. If I can get it done this month, that would be great haha.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
Oh wow! How about now?
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SupremeJillSandwich Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm currently in the process of writing the climax. Not necessarily the last chapter, but the end of the story.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
This is my fourth year :D
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
Awesome!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Writer
:D
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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MoonlitWinterRose Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm doing NaNoWriMo for the first time. I hope to accomplish the goal.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Writer
Me too! :D
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MoonlitWinterRose Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wish you luck on your novel. ^.^
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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WritersMarch Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Photographer
This is my first year trying for 50 thousand, but I hope I make it! Good luck to everyone else who's participating!
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Writer
Me too! Gosh, it's a little scary! Good luck too!
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WritersMarch Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Photographer
How is it going?
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Writer
For NaNoWriMo: 3,531 words so far.

For life: Pretty decent.
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WritersMarch Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Photographer
3,531, that's good! I'm lagging behind, only with 3196 right now. : \
What genre are you writing?
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Writer
Historical fiction U.U
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WritersMarch Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Photographer
That's cool. Historical fiction can be so interesting.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
I really hope mine becomes special one day.
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VivaFariy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I'm not taking it on since I have so much work already. But :iconfaeluna13: did it unofficially in August when she didn't have school so she had a bigger chance of succeeding. She wrote 10,000 words. I'm proud of her. :iconknittywitty: also did it with her, but I don't know how much she wrote.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Writer
Ah! Awesome~! I have about 3000 words so far. I would have written more, but I'm so busy with work...
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VivaFariy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Wow- didn't it just start today???!!!!!
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Writer
Yes it did! :)
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VivaFariy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
WOW! That's a lot for one day! :iconfaeluna13: wrote 10,000 in a whole month! Keep it up at this pace and you'll do over 50,000!
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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poisoned-poet Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am trying again this year. I have a reasonable plan this year...
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Writer
Thats great to hear! Good luck!
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carla456 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm doing it! Though because I'm only fifteen I'm doing a lower word count of 45 thousand, but I'm still hoping to surpass that. :)
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Writer
I'm a year older, but I'm aiming for the full deal. Good luck to you!
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carla456 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm above my goal for today and still going, so who knows! :)
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
Oh awesome!
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Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah... I've got something called 'College Applications are due Nov 30th' that will get in the way... (so this is probably a bad year to attempt it for the first time)
but good luck to everyone else
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Writer
Ugh man, I totally know how you feel. I have tons of senior friends, and they are totally stressing out. Good luck on those Applications! I know you'll get them done.
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Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thanks! I think the total amount I have written for them might get to 50,000 words!!! :XD: (well not really, but it feels like it!)
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sure it does!
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