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NaNoWriMo 2014

I have written many novels (that no-one will ever get to read, sorry) in Novembers past for NaNoWriMo, and this year I am wondering again whether to write the usual 50,000 words of mostly nonsense or do something else.

I could write less (I already know I can reach 50,000 words in a month) or write about my life (Microserfs style maybe.. Or just do Clovember). I could decide upon some other form of using words perhaps, although the year I attempted Interactive Fiction (using Inform 7), I didn't get very far.

I enjoy NaNoWriMo, so am keen to do something still.

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Clovember for me would be rather repetitive... I'm terrible at trying new outfits, and I don't have a massive range of clothes... but maybe that's the point :)

Have you considered writing 30 individual 1667-word short stories?

Clovember worked well for me last May just as a prompt to write about what I was doing, as describing the clothes gave me a place to start.

30 short stories sounds good, but I think 30 individual 1667 word stories would be harder than writing a 50,000 word novel, and really, I want a slightly easier challenge. Maybe I could write 30 stories, but ignore word count. That might work for me.

Or 10 stories, 10 LJ posts, 10 something else. Hmm.

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Hopefully the ideas will come. :)

I tend to be a "pantser" - someone who flies by the seat of their pants, and doesn't plan their stories and just writes.

Good luck!

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