NaNoWriMo


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    One month. 50,000 words. Anyone else participating in this event of writing madness?

    For those curious, here is the story I plan to write this year. I've done NaNo in the past but this is the first time I'm doing something intentionally light novel-esque. At the moment I'm still writing as a hobby and am only getting back into it after a long break, so this story is an amalgamation of various story ideas I have just to get back in the writing groove.



  • Good luck!
    I'm not participating partly because the longest story I've written is was only 10k-ish words and also I'm not in the nation that this happens in (silly I know in the age of the internet). But I've found myself writing a bit recently because I had a good idea and wanted to put it down on paper (and not at all because I'm procrastinating studying for my exams). Maybe after I've gained more experience and posted a couple more longer stories I might give it a go.
    As an aside: just checking but are we supposed to have an account to see your plan? The link is asking for login info


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    I might not actually write mine, and it might change wholesale mid month if I do (if I decide to do a more personal drama piece or something), but this is basically what I got on my mind. Nothing too original, but I figure I'll put some digital pen to paper and write a bit.

    "Demon-Lord’s Revenge: The Hero Defeated Me on My Turf, But Thanks to the Revival Power of the Demi-God, I Travel to the Hero's Land to Take Him Out!"

    https://nanowrimo.org/participants/grnkrby/novels/demon-lord-s-revenge-the-hero-defeated-me-on-my-turf-but-thanks-to-the-revival-power-of-the-demi-god-i-travel-to-the-hero-s-earth-to-take-him-out

    One struggle for me is, I don't live in a real world city really, which is where I'd want to set it. I could make up a fictional city place name? With fictional streets and shops? I don't know.

    I guess The Simpsons does that with Springfield, so I suppose it isn't that weird to have a real-ish setting that doesn't use a real place names and fictitious locales.

    Edit: Your skill idea has me remembering that I wanted to give my guy a skill that helps him take "revenge". I suppose I'll save that and decide if I should add it in the synopsis later or no (maybe make it a reveal for the audience or something; it's nothing too crazy though).


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    @kairos said in NaNoWriMo:

    As an aside: just checking but are we supposed to have an account to see your plan? The link is asking for login info

    Ah, is that so? Probably does require being a member, then. I'll go ahead and describe the story here then:

    Complete Cartography: Let's Bring the World Map of This Fantasy World to 100% Completion!

    In this particular fantasy world, every being upon coming of age can receive a Blessing, which is a special skill or item unique to them. For the protagonist Gerald, he gets the "Complete Cartography" Blessing, which looks like a blank world map that gets filled in with each place he visits. This world map has additional powers like the ability to record and store detailed information about a locale, and other features that unlock as the Blessing "levels up". Naturally, Gerald decides he wants to fill in the entire map, so the story is basically his journey around the world.

    Along the way, he and his childhood friend Rana run across Kevin Jacobs, someone from another world--a.k.a. he was isekai'd in, having suddenly been sent to this world when he thought he was going to die in a plane crash. This allows for some isekai shenanigans to happen, though I probably won't cover anything really notable about that aspect within 50k words (unless I decide to "jump" there for some of my word count).


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    I'll be taking part this year, but considering my track record I will not be surprised if I give up due to burnout within the first week. Especially since I've barely got any details about what I want to write decided yet...

    All I know for sure is that I want there to be terrible pun names.



  • I decided to take on the challenge...like November, the 2nd lol.
    I announced my novel on the 3rd day.
    Well, I'm going with the name: "HumanHope"



  • Well, after I thought of what I wanna write and, actually, started writing, it started to sound like some weird mix of NisiOisiN and Otsuichi lol.


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    @bloodygaikotsu said in NaNoWriMo:

    Well, after I thought of what I wanna write and, actually, started writing, it started to sound like some weird mix of NisiOisiN and Otsuichi lol.

    In my veins!

    I've been busy, so not done much. Have some fun ideas that would be genre melding (with spoofs, bad puns), but we'll see if it gets off the ground. At the least, I'll table it to use later for fun.

    One thing I think could be fun to distinguish it a bit from a Part-Timer: Have the demons and angels retain their appearances and size, but have humans perceive them differently (they'll look human to humans). Same goes for clothes they acquire, have them enter extradimensional space once they're touched and they morph in size inside their sphere.



  • @terrence said in NaNoWriMo:

    I've been busy

    I have been going through exams lately, so I haven't been able to write more than 1k so far.
    So, I hope I can catch up this weekend.

    But, seriously, I can't write long clickbait titles like this—and I feel really self-conscious about typing very LN-esque stuff lol.


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    @bloodygaikotsu said in NaNoWriMo:

    @terrence said in NaNoWriMo:
    But, seriously, I can't write long clickbait titles like this—and I feel really self-conscious about typing very LN-esque stuff lol.

    I have no self-respect so I can do this, lol. xD

    Hopefully I get into the writing mood today. Only day off this week. T_T