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28 October 2010 @ 12:29 pm
Very Important Poll! (NaNo Enablement Edition)  
Time for a LR-enabling poll! Seriously, I am not going to hold it against you if you're not interested in my fake teevee show novel dealio, because I really expected no one to be interested. Then a few someones told me they were going to read it (!) and they even wanted me to post it as I go so they can harrass me for more (BUT IT'S NOT FANFIC!?!? I AM CONFUSED!). I'm really codependent rly scared of being omgannoying unable to make decisions without a poll.

Poll #1637609 Nanoo Nanoo!

Are you doing NaNo this year?

YES! *pumps fist*
HAHAHA NO, I am not a crazy person.
MAYBE?? I NEED ENABLING. (If you click this, comment below so people can enable you, yo.)
I'm not doing NaNo specifically, but I'm doing another epic creative project under time constraint.
WTF is NaNo??

I'm writing the pilot (in novel form) for fake-tv-show Ares. How/should I post it?

Post it in sections as you go! I want to read it in crazy nano-draft form [& hassle you for updates]!
Post it when it's done! I want to read it when it's polished!
I'm probably not going to read it, but I think you should post it however you like.
Nothing personal, but I'd prefer it if you filtered nano-related stuff.

They have neato trial writing/drafting software on offer for NaNoWriMo! Have an opinion?

Download Scrivener!
Download Storyist!
Just use Word, dude!
Notebook/pen OTP!
I seeeeriously have no opinion.

As an ADDED BONUS ACTIVITY, since I'm kind of worried I'll go full Palin let myself off the hook too easily with this, please comment with what outlandish (or not outlandish) thing you will do to me if I quit nano! ;)
feel: nervousnervous
hear: It's Britney, Bitch
A.j.: evilaj on October 28th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Little Red: lazy - stephie squeemylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
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stexgirl2000stexgirl2000 on October 28th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
I am still on the fence about doing NaNo. On the one hand I have two story ideas. On the other hand OMG LIFE IS GOING TO BE NUTS AND I HAVE RL THINGS THAT MUST BE DONE.

And my mother will be visiting early in the month and then we're going to Vegas to stay with my SIL for Thanksgiving. (We are driving there too.)

Clearly I am asking to be talked into this.
Little Red: sg - hatching plots - lindir_jaxmylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
DO IT!!! :) Think about it - even if you only get like 10K words in between the real life things - that's 10K words you didn't have before! (See me using the soft sell? What I really mean is OMG DO EEEEEEEEET! You can do it!! It'll give you an excuse to put off some of the life crazy!!)
Fallon Ash: wink stealthfallon_ash on October 28th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
There's a pretty significant chance I'll read it, but I want you to feel free to post it however you want!!!

Man. I need to get started planning my NaNo project... I try to do a series of drabbles every year, one drabble a day. (Usually crossover pairings, I put names in a hat and pull them out two at a time...)
Little Red: glee - football/pompom otpmylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Oh yay!!! :) Is that the NaNoMiniMo? or something like that? There are so many organized offshoots, but picking your own thing is infinitely the most awesome.

I will root for you A LOT!
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Writingjoyfulfeather on October 28th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
I want to read it! <3 I voted for posting it as you go, but ONLY if it's not going to backfire on you. That is, if you're going to feel horribly guilty if you get behind and being publicly accountable will make you feel even worse and it makes you stop writing altogether, that's bad. On the other hand, if posting as you go is helpful, then do that!

Eeee, nano. I love this time of year.

Edited at 2010-10-28 07:51 pm (UTC)
Little Red: typewriter old schoolmylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm really not sure!! I learned my WIP lessons mostly and don't post them, but I really might need the harrassment in order to finish? (And honestly I was rather :-o at the notion that anyone would even WANT to read my non-fanfic at all, let alone in draft form!)

I'm usually a very... polished first-drafter. I write slowly but have to change very little between writing and posting. So this is going to be totally crazy different! *EEPS*
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MegTDJ: SPN - Bobby deskmeg_tdj on October 28th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
I selected "post it when it's done," but I honestly have no preference. I say do whatever's easiest for you! I'll probably hold off on reading it until NaNo is done simply because I have to distance myself from all procrastinatory activities throughout November if I hope to stay on track (it's like Lent or something for writers, seriously). But that's just me, and I do want to read it. I'll just probably be a little late to the party if you post it piece by piece. So... yeah. :)

I've never tried any of the writing software you mentioned, but I honestly don't know what they could have that Word doesn't. All I really need is something to type into that keeps track of my wordcount.
Little Red: typewriter old schoolmylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* Yay! I would edit and clean it up and post a link to it again later either way, I think.

The software seems to be a drafting tool with ability to have your notes and scenes out of order and pictures and whatever within the same program. It seems cool! But I'm usually pretty linear when I write so I'm not sure if that means I'm doing it wrong if it would be more helpful or distracting. And they're both the same kind of program so I was hoping someone could tell me which one to try. ;)
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Natalie Von Doom: Atlantis; Elizabeth - Facepalm!natushka on October 28th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)

I'm doing mini_wrimo cause it seems like the only thing i can deal with. BUT GO YOU! AND I WILL BE SITTING HERE WAITING TO READ!

Umm... if you bail. you have to then write fanfic for you're most hated pairings? lolz i fail at this, it's too early over here.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
That looks cool!!

HAHAHA I will have to read like 100 McShep fics.
(no subject) - natushka on October 28th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
a universal sigh: SGA - Weir - busy bitchnaushika on October 28th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)

Little Red: knit - my purlsmylittleredgirl on October 28th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Lannalanna_kitty on October 28th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I use Googledocs a LOT now. The new version has wordcount and is like having a virtual notebook in many ways.

I'm actually not doing a new novel so much as finishing what has been started x_x
Little Red: trek - ani hailing - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on October 29th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
I used to love googledocs like a member of the faaaaamily... until they blocked it at work! :-o I will write fic often in gmail drafts (it's almost like google sponsors my life here) and have been turned on to dropbox as a way of working on different computers (but I don't like to download ficstuff onto my work computer because it would be embarrassing to be fired for pr0n).

Dude, finishing is way harder than starting new!! You get mad extra points. I liked their reasoning on the site for why to not work on an existing novel - it's because you're already invested so you aren't okay with writing sucky stuff and not editing. ;) So basically I think that means you're doing master-level difficulty and get many applaudings.
elliejaneelliejane on October 28th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I, too, clicked on 'post as you go', but really, whatever is better for you is better!

And just to say, I would read this, even though it's not fan-fic, because YOU wrote it. I enjoy your writing, and although I might actually bypass a fanfic if I don't know or am not keen on the fandom, original fic has the ADDED advantage of it coming from LittleRed's brain, AS WELL as the writing being LittleRed's!!

So there!

I have no awful fate to wreak upon you for encouragement, as you are over an ocean away, and would not be able to bake me cupcakes even if I wanted you to!!
Little Red: aw - cj/d *hugz* - natushkamylittleredgirl on October 31st, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Awwww you are always the sweetest!! <3 <3 I would bake you cupcakes if I could!!
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Little Red: arithmeticmylittleredgirl on October 29th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
Ooh. An elusive third option! :) I'm soooooo excited to read some of the stuff that people have talked about writing. :-D
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Little Red: aw - cj/d *hugz* - natushkamylittleredgirl on October 31st, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)

You're so sweet. Thank youuuuuu! <3 <3
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Little Red: typewriter old schoolmylittleredgirl on October 31st, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Awww, I wish I could use yWriter! But I have a mac. :-/
Opal: f peter/olivia almost kissingoparu on October 29th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
do it do it do it!!

I like "write or die" mostly because of the die part...it amuses me.

If it'll help you to post, then post. If it'll irk you, don't do it. Do what makes you happy. (definitely write though...definitely definitely)
Opal: voy 2 KJsoparu on October 29th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
also...if you just want something nicer than word, bean is awesome, free and has a great full screen mode. which is really useful.
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fyca: NaNo2006 got plot?fyca on October 30th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
NANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! (I'm a little excited, but then I usually am when there are only TWO DAYS, ONE HOUR, AND 30 FRICKIN MINUTES LEFT TILL IT BEGINS!!!!!!!!)

I will be doing dripper fic, amazingly enough. Never attempted fanfic during NaNo (this is my sixth year, btw.) I set up a fake fanfiction.net account and will be posting my shitty story each day as I write it. So I voted that you post yours as you go along.

Wanna be my NaNo buddy if you're not already? I'm fyca (shocking, eh?)

My threat is that I will track you down. I know you are only about 3 hours away, though you have moved since I visited you. But I will track you down and I will make you pay for it. I will probably also bring a copy of AFR. There will be lots of berating, followed by periods of adoration, followed by more berating, and more adoration (they kinda flow into each other. Why don't you write more! You're awesome! Why didn't you finish AFR? You're awesome!)
Little Red: xf - hey monnie!mylittleredgirl on October 31st, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)

OMG DRR FIC YAYYYYYY!!! I am so excited by this!!!!! :-D I wonder if people are still all "WHY IS THIS NOT MULDER/SCULLY" when you post to ff.net?? Please link your ff.net post in your journal so I can stalk you and the crazy commenters!

Your threat is by far the most effective! *eeps* YOU KNOW WHERE I LIIIIIVE KIND OF!
(no subject) - fyca on October 31st, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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georgie: Iz not cool.georgierae on October 31st, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
Had I thought about doing NaNo more than 30mins ago, I probably would have joined in! Next year, I'll be one of the crazies :D
Little Red: trek - ani my plan - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on October 31st, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
OMG you should totally do it anyway! :-D It's technically still October, so it'll totally be like you planned ahead.

Do eeeeeet!
(no subject) - georgierae on November 1st, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)