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#31 of 53 Old 11-02-2006, 04:28 PM
 
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I'm up to.... five words. The title, and my name. How the HELL do you people find time to write with kids?!
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There is a thread in the forum on nanowrimo called "Any mom's of toddlers writing?" Here is the link if anyone is interested in popping in

http://www.nanowrimo.org/modules/new...7325&forum=160

If the link doesn't work, it is in the "all ages coffee house".
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I'm here, late as usual. It's killing me, I've been trying to get my Word OR Wordperfect to function & they keep screwing up (argh DH!) I REFUSE to write a 50,000 word novel in Notepad, dammit.

I spent apres-Yoga time at a sports bar smoking a cig (I don't smoke!) & drinking a beer reading 'No Plot, No Problem!' last night, trying to get that writer vibe going.

I wish my laptop wasn't so heavy.

Anybody know any free writing proggies? Sigh.
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Actually I had a similar problem. Our puter blew up a couple months ago and required reformating. We can't find the Office disk anywhere.

So I downloaded AbiWord, an open source program. I like it. Working well for me.

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Im lucky to have an Alpha smart.

http://www.alphasmart.com/products/neo.html

It make writing so easy- no saving, just turn the thing on or off- pick a file and write until full. Plus- it takes AA batteries.

Not that I've even started the novel yet. I probably wont make to to 50,000- but I'd like to get a big chunk of it done. Dh is already up to 8,000 words!
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The programs I am used are Writely (Now google Documents) I believe you can get to it by going here: http://docs.google.com

It is free and online so you can get to it from any computer hooked up to the net. It was just taken over by google but so far everyone has said it is stable. I love it as I am on two computers often and I can work with it from either one.

I am also useing a free program writen by a writer. yWriter2 here is the link to DownLoad it. http://www.download3k.com/Install-yWriter.html

I use this as a back up and also it's cool little tools helps me keep my scenes on track. I wish it had a better help file though. Even without the help file I have found my way around it fast enough to consider it a good program.

As for me, I am having a depressing day. Hubby has been gone a week come tomorrow. -sigh- It hit hard today. I am only up to 4k words and that is not close to the 8k I want to be at. I am just so dang sleepy.

Writing at night is not working for me I am finding fast. I need to find smaller times in the day to sit down and do about 600 words at a time to keep my energy up for this project and keep patience with myself and the kids.

Tomorrow is another day Mamas! We can do this! Just keep moving forward!

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So how is everyone doing? I hit 12k last night, really exciting. I don't think i've kept up this well the past few years. I also started out the last two years with sick kids, but this year they took care of that in October.

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Aisling - 12K is awesome! I'm a little over 10k, so not too bad. I didn't write at all on Sunday though. My goal is to hit 12,500 by the end of today.

Keep writing everyone! Every little bit adds up.
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I'm a first-time NaNoer! I'm up to 10,589 words so far. I just spent 45 minutes on MDC tho - shoulda been writing!

Off I go.....

A writer/runner/thinker/wife with two daughters (11/02 and 8/05), one dog, three cats, seven fish, and a partridge in a pear tree... in Vermont.
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completely stalled after 2 different story line attempts...

have decided to give myself some prompts and ask myself some questions about the characters see if I can get to know them better...

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Lotusbeans - I will add you to my buddy list over there! My name over there is Twocoolboys, same as here. Maybe we could have a mdc forum in the all ages coffee house forum over there? Or is it just easier to have this thread here?
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I would love to have anoher active buddy or two, specially from here. Please add me! Kontessa

Also, do we have a place there to chat yet?

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I am myindigodreams over there...

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I added you both to my buddy list. I just started a thread at nano called "MDC writing mamas" in the all ages coffee house - someone join me over there!

Actually, I'm on my way out for most of the day, but I will be back on the puter later this afternoon.
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Hows everyone doing? I gave up a couple weeks ago- but its all good- I had several hundred thousand words sitting (I cranked out my first novel over three months a year or so ago) in a file one my laptop- I'm proud of that. And I was able to support dh who finished tonight!
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I finished Saturday. I am still finishing the story, but I hit 50,000 on Saturday.
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I finished yesterday. I am thrilled and beaming from ear to ear today! I am going to start revisions after the holidays. I will do it again next year, for sure. Anyone else already thinking about next year?
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I am- since I gave up- it's a major goal of mine.

Great job everyone!
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Had to give up too, one computer issue after another. But am planning on finishing the story.

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Not sure if I posted in this thread before, but I tried - then had both computer issues and sold a bunch of nonfiction writing and decided to write a grant app for our school and well, the novelwriting time evaporated into thin air. But I am doing it next year. Definitely.
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