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11-30-2006 03:16 PM
blue 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.
11-29-2006 02:32 PM
Indigo73 Had to give up too, one computer issue after another. But am planning on finishing the story.
11-29-2006 01:23 PM
cdmaze I am- since I gave up- it's a major goal of mine.

Great job everyone!
11-29-2006 12:58 PM
Twocoolboys 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?
11-29-2006 04:14 AM
aishy I finished Saturday. I am still finishing the story, but I hit 50,000 on Saturday.
11-29-2006 03:59 AM
cdmaze 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!
11-08-2006 10:24 AM
Twocoolboys 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.
11-08-2006 08:37 AM
Indigo73 I am myindigodreams over there...
11-07-2006 11:41 PM
Kontessa 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?
11-07-2006 06:26 PM
Twocoolboys 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?
11-07-2006 04:17 PM


11-07-2006 04:12 PM
11-07-2006 02:47 PM
Indigo73 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...
11-07-2006 02:36 PM
nancy926 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.....
11-07-2006 11:53 AM
Twocoolboys 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.
11-07-2006 10:46 AM
aishy 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.

11-05-2006 03:11 AM
Kontessa The programs I am used are Writely (Now google Documents) I believe you can get to it by going here:

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.

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!
11-03-2006 09:01 PM
cdmaze Im lucky to have an Alpha smart.

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!
11-03-2006 07:40 PM
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11-03-2006 06:22 PM
Indigo73 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.
11-03-2006 06:06 PM
TigerTail 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.
11-03-2006 11:01 AM
Twocoolboys 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

If the link doesn't work, it is in the "all ages coffee house".
11-02-2006 04:28 PM
Mighty Jalapeno I'm up to.... five words. The title, and my name. How the HELL do you people find time to write with kids?!
11-02-2006 04:22 PM
Twocoolboys Aishy - I'm with you. I'm too tired to write at night too. I'm trying to get it all done during the day and then if I have the energy, at night I will do some outlines for the next day.

How is everyone doing today? My ds napped today, so I banged out my 1500 words for the day pretty quickly. I wanted to get it done before ds1 gets home from school. I'm up to 6,591. Lots of dialogue today and not much description.

Anyone printing out the story as they go? I am printing each day when I am done with that days work and putting it all in a binder.

It's all about babysteps, everyone. Don't think of the 50,000 words, just think of the 1500-2000 for each day.
11-02-2006 11:44 AM
aishy I just finally hit 2k. That is my daily goal, so I still need to do 2k for today. If I can manage to get to 5k today that would be great, it's a matter of NOT playing online (i'm consta-connected) and chatting.

Right now, since i'm babysitting for a friend in a couple of hours, I have to pay attention to the house for a bit. I'll have plenty of play with the kids time (my friends children are also 3 & 1, there is NO writing when I have all four) and then in the early afternoon I can probably write while my daughter naps. We'll see . . . yesterday I fell asleep with her. I am finding that if I hold off on the writing until they are all in bed I am just too tired to concentrate. FUNNY sentence came out of this last night ; ) I have no idea what i meant ...

11-02-2006 09:18 AM
Indigo73 I wrote less than 700 words last night. Think I have to scrap that idea, old plot that's been rattling around my head. Guess it needs to stay there longer. Have 2 more ideas that I will play with while at work and see if one gels enough to get past, um. um. um.
11-02-2006 08:30 AM
Cassiopeia I fell asleep putting my son to bed last night so I'm playing catch up already. On the upside, I laid in bed this morning working out more of my plot in my head .
11-02-2006 12:59 AM
Kontessa I really have the doubt thing going on tonight. Just a few hours left to the day and I am just now getting baby to bed and my daughter is still going strong. It is so hard to put the house work out of mind so I can sit and finish 2,000 more words tonight. -sigh-
11-01-2006 08:17 PM


11-01-2006 07:51 PM
Cassiopeia I'm gearing up to start writing tonight. I have the inklings of a plot. I have an inciting incident but not sure where it's going after that. I'm writing sci fi so even if I use lots of my words just on world building I'll be happy.
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