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02 October 2012 @ 11:40 pm
NaNo: Oh, FFS  
NaNo is open!

I have a secret plan this time, and that plan is to not tell anyone about my exciting novel until I write it so that I will have to write it REALLY FAST!

I picked a title, though, and before I stuck that into the NaNo Novel Starter Screen I googled it, like you do, and apparently Aldous Huxley already wrote my novel. APPARENTLY I WAS NOT SECRET ENOUGH.

That book sounds pretty wack from the description, too. Why didn't I think of propaganda parrots? Probably because I didn't think of my utopic colony novel WHILE ON MESCALINE.


1. I totally want to read that novel. I probably shouldn't yet because I've plagiarized it enough already with my mind.
2. Propaganda Parrot needs to be a band name like ASAP.
3. I'm going to need a new title.

I'm mylittleredgirl, of course. See you in November!

(Until then: sparktober! There's a picspam post up now! Gogogo!)
anranr on October 3rd, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
HEE! This post fills me with glee. :)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 6th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
:-D <3 <3 <3

I should just pick a title off a random word generator and then spend 50,000 words justifying how the title relates to anything.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on October 3rd, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)
YAY. Go you!

I...think this year I won't attempt NaNo. I keep not doing it. So. This year I won't sign up. Maybe more will get written that way? IDEK.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 6th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Sounds good! :) I think it will be good for me because it will force me to write crap. I struggle a lot with first drafts, and with writing in general when I'm not inspired, but I want to learn to work with that.
Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on October 3rd, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Mary's doing it, I'll have her look you up when she gets signed up!

And that Huxley novel is maybe crazier than you think it is... I think I borrowed it from the Hall library when I read it, maybe even while we lived in the PHoC!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 6th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh wow! That would make total sense if you told me about it while we were at the PHoC because basically everything from that year feels like a fever dream!

And YAY! Mary!!! :) I am mylittleredgirl, of course. (edit: I totally said that in the original post. Oops.)

Edited at 2012-10-06 02:48 am (UTC)
miera_c: agrimontmiera_c on October 3rd, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
Is it cheating if you use NaNo to continue the novel you started last year and haven't finished?

Not that it will stop me.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 6th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Yes. We're Supposed To start something new at word 1 and work to word 50,000. When I was going to continue my Mars novel, my plan was to arbitrarily break the story into separate books and pretend I was writing the sequel.

I think their rationale was sort of legit - if we've already put a bunch of work into something, we're more attached to it and will get frustrated with speedwriting crap. However, I say you should do what you want and just feel extra subversive.
miera_c: penguin screammiera_c on October 6th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
*pbbt* I'm a rebel and I do what I want.

*drops mic*

Little Red: established factmylittleredgirl on October 7th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I love you. <3
georgie: Tardisgeorgierae on October 15th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)

I'm ACTUALLY looking forward to it this year! Which means I won't be coerced into starting it a week late by you :D