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jeffhunsberger
    @ianrobinson Did you say you were going to do NaNoWriMo this year?
    ianrobinson
      @jeffhunsberger Yes. Planing out scenes I need to write tomorrow. Want 30 at least. Adding to 50K story I did for NaNoWriMo 2011. Are you thinking of doing it?
      jeffhunsberger
        @ianrobinson considering it. I want to adapt some thoughts I had about a script idea -- sci fi stuff. Not even sure how to approach it. Using character studies, some overall plan, but … aagh. Plan out scenes? Sounds like an idea. Using Scrivener "cards"
        ianrobinson
          @jeffhunsberger Also been pruning my RSS feeds to cut down on distractions for next 5 weeks as NaNoWriMo is on :)
          jeffhunsberger
            @ianrobinson I might ignore most of it. As well as blog posting… I have a list of about 5 blogs I'll read. Or so.
            ianrobinson
              @jeffhunsberger Yep. Scrivener cards and summaries are good approach. 1667 words a day is hard if you don't have some idea beforehand what your going to write about. You could free-write and see what happens. Some people do that.
              jeffhunsberger
                @ianrobinson that's the count? I've written big posts in a couple of hours when it "works" and it's all top of mind. This is a different kettle of fish. I've never done it before. Planning this weekend then… All those glorious blank cards. #fuck
                ianrobinson
                  @jeffhunsberger This looks like good advice http://storyfix.com/nail-your-nanowrmo This is my 3rd year. It's great fun when the words flow out. There is a bar chart tracker on the site. Not so nice when you dip under the running target :) I've had both.
                  jeffhunsberger
                    @ianrobinson do you post your stuff to the site every day or use the Scrivener target planner?
                    ianrobinson
                      @jeffhunsberger Scrivener. You don't have to post anything to site until you want to valid you have 50,000 words. You can do that from about 23rd November. Scrivner can obfuscate your text. Also web counter & scrivener will give slightly different totals.
                      ianrobinson
                        @jeffhunsberger Also, if you don't hit 50,000 its not the end of the world. It's not a competition with others. It's a competition with yourself :)
                        jeffhunsberger
                          @ianrobinson OK good advice. I appreciate it. I'm sure this won't be the last time in the next 40 days or so…
                          ianrobinson
                            @jeffhunsberger :) I'm starting to get psyched for it. In Dublin on 30th and will get home late. When midnight tools round I'll start and do an hour to get started.
                            jeffhunsberger
                              @ianrobinson I'll do the same. Just for solidarity's sake :)
                              ianrobinson
                                @jeffhunsberger :) I'll be about 6 hours ahead of you for the whole month!
                                jeffhunsberger
                                  @ianrobinson I'm "losing" already! ;) (totally kidding)
                                  ianrobinson
                                    @jeffhunsberger There usually local coffee shop get togethers in cities. Check the My Region section of the #NaNoWriMo site. Starbuck should sponsor it :)
                                    jeffhunsberger
                                      @ianrobinson I'd be terribly afraid to meet other writer weirdos like @aphoppel who live near me and are doing this nanowrimo thing...
                                      herrriehm
                                        @ianrobinson @jeffhunsberger Two years ago I tried to free-write a novel at #nanowrimo. I came to about 25,000 words. I hope to finish my novel this year (although then I won't be a "real" winner).
                                        ianrobinson
                                          @herrriehm @jeffhunsberger If you finish your story you will be a winner.
                                          aphoppel
                                            @jeffhunsberger @ianrobinson I am the person you were warned about.
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