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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 06:46 pm
Well. NaNo.
There are two possiblities.

1. I call the whole thing my personal NaNoFinMo and work on finishing my 2006 and /or 2007 NaNo project. The 2006 thing keeps coming back to me. There are huge parts of it that I really like, I still love my characters and think about them, and it's easy to get back in the mood for that story. I've been planning on finishing it for the last two years, but I never even got started, probably because I have no idea where it's supposed to go. What made it worse is that I'll need at least another 50k to make the story work out.
But who cares about all this when it's November! Which makes NaNoWriMo 09 the perfect time to at least begin part two of "my NaNo 2006 project that still doesn't have a working title".
In addition to this, some days ago my 2007 NaNovel, a PotC fanfic I had believed dead and buried, stirred on my external hard drive and started poking me. Rereading it I found out that the beginning is indeed as bad as I thought, but the rest seems alright, and some parts of dialogue amuse me to no end - and they were supposed to do that! I'd like to give it another chance, continue with the plot and later edit out what I don't like.

2. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fay_morgenstern I have a new project. Other than that it's fanfic, I won't tell you what it is, because it would embarrass me if you knew. Anyway, today I just about promised her that if I didn't begin to write that thing now, I would declare it this year's NaNo project. O_o Therefore I must start with it as soon as possible - I don't think I could survive a month in the company of this Horrendous Plotbunny of utter Crack.

One thing's for sure, I won't start a completely new story this year (except for said HPouC). The old ones keep nagging me, and I can't let them go yet.

So, who's participating? What are you going to write?
Sunday, October 25th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I want to participate, but I'm not going for the full 50k. more something between 10 and 30k - I have a plot, and hope to finish it, ansd when it's finished, I'll be finished. something like that.
It's Bandom-RPF. Eheheheh. Mostly gen, though, and a cyberpunky space-au, so, yeah. let's see how that goes. I'm excited, and need to do a little more worldbuilding, possibly, but I don't exactly know where to start. :(
Sunday, October 25th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm not participating this year. For one because the more I think about it, the more determined I become to do Yuletide this year. I also have a surprising number of half started or half finished stuff lying around (including two NaNo stories that need a serious rewrite). So I'll probably either turn November into editing or finishing month. Maybe I'll do something along the lines of WriSoMiFu.

Really, the last thing I need at the moment is another unfinished project cluttering up my mental to do list.
Monday, October 26th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I thought, too. Which is why I'm probably going to use the time finishing & editing some stuff, not starting something new.

I should probably openly announce that and tell other people how it's going because I know I won't do it without the pressure. Probably. *sigh* I am too lazy.

And it's not necessarily an either/or situation. I just don't want to put too much on my plate at the moment, and since I haven't done Yuletide before, I can't really gauge how much of my time it'll take up. Once I know how it works for me, I might be able to do both.
Monday, October 26th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
I'm always on board for NaNo. This year's is gonna take place in England in the 1960s, in the middle of the class struggles. Added element: the upper classes are the family which can use magic, because I accepted last year that I can't write novels without some sort of fantasy/horror element.
Monday, October 26th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm doing NaNo, of course :) "No time" is no excuse after all *g* I'll be writing historical fiction about my favourite Latin authors, Catullus & Vergil (*cough* studying Latin has taken over my life *cough*). Basically, there's going to be poetry, (canon) slashy subtext, poetry, a huge trial, poetry, some plots to hurt some people and did I mention poetry?

Glad to hear you're participating as well :D All that creative energy bouncing around in November, it's just too good to miss! See you in schreibwut, yes?
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yay for finishing and editing stuff! (Looking at my NaNo track record, I should probably do something like that too, but instead, I'm going for scenes/snippets/short stories this November, both fannish and original. We'll see how well that works out.)
And pffft, working titles. Who needs working titles. ;)