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:wave: Hello all, I apologise at the fact that not much has been going on in this group as of late. This is entirely at my own fault. I have not been active due to various reasons and (although I hope to become more active) I'm not sure how much time I can spend on deviantART over the next few weeks.

:thanks: I'd like to thank every member for sticking with us over our dry season and a special thank you to our staff members who have been doing SUCH a wonderful job behind the scenes keeping this group up and running without me. Thank you!

I've called this journal to ask you all how you are doing with NaNoWriMo? It's the fifth of November and we're one SIXTH of the way through already (though that's not the only thing going on today!).

What are your word counts? Remember, you should be on 8,335 words by midnight tonight but if you're not, no worries, you have plenty of time to catch up!

After a weekend away from home, I’m currently on 8781 words but am aiming to be getting another couple of thousand in by this evening as school starts again tomorrow and the hectic routine resumes.

If you are struggling to get the words in, check out this post by Kaleidoscope27, one of London’s NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaisons! It has some great tips about getting your word count up and I'll certainly be using them over the next couple of weeks.

Best of luck with NaNoWriMo, everyone! I'm hoping to read some pretty spectacular novels/short stories at the end of this month. Keep up all the great writing, once again! :love:
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DanikaMilles Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I did not know such a thing existed lol. I have already written a 50,000 word novel but I finished that a while back. I started a new novel, but I haven't touched it in a month...
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
NaNoWriMo is an great oppurtunity for writers to gather (online or in real life) and write or support each other in writing. If you want more details, I urge you to check out NaNoWriMo!
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DanikaMilles Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool Thanks.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
:squee:
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lulu-illussions Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what means NaNoWriMo?
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month where writers aim to write 50,000 words in one month. :) You can check it out here, should you wish.
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TuuMunVaimoksein Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Oh Gosh..
I was gonna give up because I've written NOTHING!
But then one of m friends encouraged me with.. POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE...
So I suppose I'll be trying to catch up. ;A;
I.. don't think I can though, haha!
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't give up. I recently read an article about someone who 'lost' NaNoWriMo. It was inspiring as she went on to be a successful writer; one book published the other coming soon.

If it helps, you should read some of the Pep talks NaNoWriMo offers - they certainly inspire me. :)

Best of luck, and, remain positive! :hug:
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TuuMunVaimoksein Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Oh, Gosh, thanks. >//A//<
I-I wish I had read this earlier though. Orz
I.. Totally gave up since I got really sick!
Thanks for the support though. ;u;''
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
:noes: Don't worry! There's always next year!

Your most welcome. :hug:
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TuuMunVaimoksein Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Yes! Then I'll actually have time to plan out a plot/characters. XP :heart:
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Ha ha, yes. Perhaps you could also participate in Camp NaNoWriMo - the preparation stage.
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pinktwirlz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh I'm at 5500 about. So behind T-T But I'll catch up soon (hopefully)
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Of course you'll get there! :huggle: Just keep on believing.
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poisoned-poet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am somewhat behind because I lacked the drive to write yesterday...

But I should be able to catch up.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I am also somewhat behind but I have faith in the fact that no matter how far back you are, you can finish it. ;) Good luck.
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Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wrote this a few days ago and thought it might help anyone working on Nano! [link] Also, this one is very helpful too if you can't come up with the next scene: [link]
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
They are wonderful articles. I hope to be putting together a list of articles and pep talks to inspire our NaNoWriMo writers in the near future and I'll be sure to feature those links.
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Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome. :)
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Writer
My goal this year is 100,000 words. I'm already at 19,890 after a 6k day yesterday.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:clap: Best of luck! I don't think I could possibly manage 100,000 words in 30 days. You're certainly a brave writer. :)
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Writer
I had another 6k day; I'm up to 37,000 words now. It's a daunting task. On October 31st, I was freaking out, thinking I couldn't do it. But I know I can. I just have to stick to it.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm struggling getting the words in for 50k thanks to other commitments. :lol:
Best of luck, you're doing an awesome job!
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm up to 47,073 words. Getting to 50k by tonight is my goal.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
:w00t:
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Almost at 60k now! :dance: Whenever I have good writing days (of 4,000 words or more) I say to myself, "NaNoWriMo, you are my bitch."
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
:w00t: My goodness, if you're nearly at 60k I need a kick. XD I haven't wrote in DAYS.
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Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job o.o Wow I'm way behind =/
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, the regular goal for the end of today is only 8,333. You can do it!
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Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For which? I'm going for 100,000 words. :3 I'll be able to catch up all right. Mostly I just need to clear out my working space so I actually want to go in there o.O my desk is trashed.
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh! I thought you were just doing 50k. My bad. The day 5 goal is 16,665, which I surpassed yesterday. I'm at 21k right now.

I need to get ahead early on because I leave for vacation on November 23rd, and I don't want to have to write thousands of words every day there.
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Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds good :D Keep up all the hard work ^^
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you. Good luck to you as well!
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