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Ahh, irony. It sucks when it's not on your side. [Nov. 3rd, 2007|07:24 pm]
Fanficcers Unite! NaNo 2007


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I have a brilliant original idea. It's been flitting around my mind for a couple of years now, poking me occassionally when I look at it for too long. It seemed logical; reasonable, even, that I write it for NaNo this year.

But this is writing. And NaNoWriMo. Logic need not apply.

I started writing it. I get a pretty good start. Then, I hit the wall. The wall of course, is that moment where you're writng a story and you loose all interest in it what so ever and your mind drifts away from it to something else.

The major problem with me and NaNo is that I'm working on stories year-round, both original and fic. I've been writing this one peice of fic - Harry Potter and the Unforgiven for awhile now, and I've started posting it a couple of times. It's fun to write and has been my major source of writing for the last couple of months while I revised and re-worked the whole thing so that it, yanno, had a plot. So instead of writing Starfire Quest like a good little boy, I've written more on HPU.

I'm behind on my word count, bored with my NaNo, and am working on a peice of fanfiction I can't write for NaNo, 'cause I started writing it well before NaNo 2007 began.

The irony? In 2004, I tried to write an earlier version of Starfire Quest and started writing the original version of HPU, and scored over 100,000 words in three weeks.

[User Picture]From: crafty_muse
2007-11-04 01:56 am (UTC)
Can't you still use the Harry Potter one for NaNo as long as you add 50,000 new words to it?
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[User Picture]From: jayiin
2007-11-04 11:27 pm (UTC)
I hope so, 'cause I've written over 14k on the fanfic since November started and only 9k on the original idea.
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[User Picture]From: fadagaski
2007-11-04 08:45 am (UTC)
Hmmm. How desperate are you to stick to the rules? Cos I, personally, would just write whatever was willing to be written, even if it was for 3-5 different stories, and collate it all in one file at the end for wordcounting.
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