I'd also like to state, just for the record, that I had my wisdom teeth out on the 31rst and write this while on Vicodin, alas, not nearly as amusing as I hoped that would make this post. Curse you lucidity! Cuuuurrrrsssseee Yoooouuuuuuu!!!
You know, I never seem to post during a normal hour. And that is the same with my writing.
Just to let you all know, today is the 10,000 word milestone. If you've reached this point: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB AT KEEPING UP WITH THE DAILY WORD COUNT! And you're well on your way towards reaching the 25,000 mark. Keep it up!
And if you're not: Hey, I'm right there with you. Me personally, I'm at like... barely over 3,000. There's still time to catch up! Don't worry! 18 days remain. Plenty of time to catch up. Seriously there is.
If you're stuck at writer's block, find a friend and chat with them. They might be able to help you generate ideas and get from point A to point B in your story. Other ways would be to listen to some inspirational music, mood music--stuff that could inspire you to write dark scenes, funny scenes, sex scenes, etc.--or even a movie that has always inspired you.
One way that helps me, is sometimes roleplaying on sites like Gaia and via instant messenger. It really helps to get your mind off your current story to help you gain ideas for it. It's worked for me in the past, try it out if you want.
Lastly, my final thought is to read a book that you could read forever. Try using an idea from there, or even imagine your characters in that situation. It might help you get the ball rolling and move your story how you'd like to.
Well, I wish you all good luck and happy writing! I'm off to sleep... or maybe eat.
PS: How do you get inspired and get you out of writer's block?
- Current Mood:nerdy
- Current Music:Rufus Wainwright
P.S The above entry was 252 words. It took me about 7 minutes to write, and I'm slow in general. If you can get your inner editor to chill out, catchig up is easy! ^^
- Current Mood:awake
But I've also been distracted a lot lately. >.> I bought Final Fantasy III for the DS and have been playing that along with several other video games. This probably wasn't the best month for me to decide to buy a new game and get a second job, but I need the money and I used a gift card to buy the game. lol.
I hope you're all doing well with the daily word count. I'm keeping up although working two jobs is definitely going to cut down on my writing time. But I'll manage. This will just mean I can't do too many late nights since I have to get up and ride my bike to work.
If you've been distracted, what from?
- Current Mood: energetic
- Current Music:Sweeney Todd
And they're off!
Well, how's everyone doing so far? I hope you're all doing well since the start yesterday. How far did everyone get on their first day? Did you hit the daily word count and fly right past it? Or did you just stop shortly after and take a break?
I'm gonna get to the point of this message rather than just ramble on.
Some of you might want to post your story throughout the month so that others can read it and just be craving more. There are a slew of sites you can post your story on, depending on what it is. Here's a few sites I know of. If you have anymore, please post them!
Fanfiction.net -- Good ol' FF.net. I think pretty much everyone knows of this one.
Mediaminer.org -- This is a great place for mostly anime and some non-series fanficiton. Nice thing is, they really don't care if you post lemons. Fanfiction cares a bit more about the explicit material.
Adultfanfiction.net -- This place has a lot more options than FF.net and is a better place to suit the PWPs and erotic material. Not to mention you can write all sorts of fanfiction here, even about celebrities.
Harrypotterfanfiction.com -- As it says, this is one of the largest communities for HP fanfiction. Seriously. they have over 50,000 stories!
Those are just some of the main sites I know of. But what other ones do you know of?
Keep writing! I'll have another post in a few days!
- Current Mood:artistic
- Current Mood: Pumped Up
Have you been writing up your plots? Or are you just gonna go with the flow?
Just remember you have to write about 807 words a day. Otherwise you're all set.
Nolife and I will post a few pick-me-up speeches throughout the month in order to keep you inspired and help you with anything else you might have questions on.
Thanks so much for participating guys! This is awesome!
- Current Mood: cheerful
Okay, we're nearing the start.
Here's some clarifications:
Role Plays can be used as long as you post us some evidence of the rp.
We'd prefer it if you started a brand new fanfic and not one you've been working on previously.
Please post your link to FF.net (or wherever) whenever you post your first chapter--it doesn't have to be edited, that's for August.
You don't have to have individual chapters if you don't want to. Your story can be one really, REALLY long oneshot.
Your goal is 25,000 words but you can pass that if you haven't finished your story.
When you post your story on FF.net, please put "FanNoWriMo" as the first word in the summary and then give the rest of your summary. We just want this to get around.
So, how's everyone doing? Are your creative juices flowing? Anyone have any ideas, or plot ideas worked out?
Post your questions! We love to answer them!! It's a lot of fun!
Good luck, hope you're starting to get excited! ^^