Rite moar!

Nov. 2nd, 2008 08:31 pm
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I am not doing nanowrimo, because it's been many years since I gave up any illusion that I can write. But I have seen a few people are doing variants, such as committing to making a substantial post every day, or just taking on the goal of finding a bit more time for writing.

I think I'm going to have a go at writing 50,000 words of meaningful communication in November. I probably won't make it, but having some numbers and a game to play will hopefully motivate me in the ongoing battle to keep in touch with my friends in spite of geography. I'm making up the rules as I go along, since it's only for my own satisfaction, but basically I'm counting emails with personal content, blog posts, and comments that contain some substance and thought.

Now I have Little List the tiny computer, I might even be able to keep this up while I'm travelling, we'll see. So far, I've managed 3821 words today and 934 yesterday, so I'm 45% ahead of my target!

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Date: 2008-11-02 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dampscribbler.livejournal.com
That's a great adaptation! I should consider such a thing, as well, since I'm often annoyed at how badly my personal correspondence has suffered since I began motherhood. I may pick another month, though, since I am trying to do nano this month.

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Date: 2008-11-02 10:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mathcathy
Isn't 50,000 words a huge number of words? I don't knowif even my thesis was that long!

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Date: 2008-11-03 08:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mathcathy
Wow! Well, good luck.

I don't have enough people to write to to be able to write so much.

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Date: 2008-11-05 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rysmiel.livejournal.com
A first draft of a novel is probably a lot easier to write than an academic thesis

It is immensely so, IME.

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