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NaNo Day 30...

November 30th, 2008 (11:30 am)
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And so, it's the final day of NaNo! (For some, the last day is now over.) How did y'all do? In my case, I managed to cross the threshold early on the 26th with 50730? 50718? words. Word count is uncertain since I changed a verb character (yes a single character *change*) and had my count drop by 12 words. O_O; That's okay, the converted kanji -> romaji file was in the 54.5 k range. :P



I'll admit this year's NaNo was just a little harder to write than last year's and is much much messier story-wise. ^^; And studying for JLPT is proving just as difficult if not more so because I have a procrastination project I keep working on, and I think maybe I *OD'ed* on J this year. *laughs* There's just no winning. ^^;

Whether you crossed 50k or not, y'all deserve a pat on the back for even *trying* something as insane as NaNo. Hope everyone had fun with it this year, and for those who are silly enough to go for it again next year, I may well see you again next Nov. ^_^ I'll admit, I haven't fully decided if I'll go for another NaNo yet or not. A part of me is saying yes, while another is saying maybe I should do something else next time. Shall see what I decide closer to when that time comes. ^_^ (I have been debating a 50k translation project, but from my pace with Hakushaku, I suspect that might not be all that difficult to manage......?? O_O;; A decidedly spooky concept. ^^; )

In any case, for those who're still writing down to the wire, good luck and hang in there! ^o^

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Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 30th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)

*glomps* Yay!!! You're finished!!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)

Yay indeed! ^o^ I actually scribbled a bit more today in order to 'finish' the story. Wow, completely skipped a few chapters there I think. ^^; Still, it has a start, middling, and endish. ^^; Definitely not looking forward to editing for this sucker though. ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)

I'm not even done with mine. I'm still in the middle and fleshing out everything else.

Don't get me started on editing. ~.~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)

*laughs* That's okay, I have no idea what happened between the last scene I was working on and post everything happened. ^^; Massive chunks missing, but the framework is tentatively there. :P

Editing scares me for this one. O_O;; It's going to take all my J ability to figure out what I was trying to say through all the weird characters and typos. >.<;; And that's before I start filling in the plot holes and fixing continuity. ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 30th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
tea

Congratulations! *throws celebratory tea party*

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 30th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)

*perks up* Tea?

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
tea

Tea for everyone! I'll send it as soon as that pesky cabana boy shows up. ^_~

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Cabana boys--Ghost Hunt

*pokes Cabana boy* Tea?

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
geek

Careful. They don't react well to being poked. Especially not those two. *hides*

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Evil

I think I just figured that out the hard way. ^_^;;

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)

Yay! Tea! ^o^

Posted by: Meiya (melwella)
Posted at: November 30th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)

Congarts on finishing! ^^ That's awesome. :3 I am still writing, even thought I know that I won't croos the 50k line. *is having 16k right now* But it was still fun and I shall join in next year too. ^^

*hands teh winner cookies*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)

Cheers! Hey, you started and you tried. That's a lot more than most people do. ^_^ Good luck with your writing, and shall see how the insanity goes next year. ^o^

Yay, cookie! ^o^

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: November 30th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
gh_read fist

Congratulations!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: Gale (coastal_spirit)
Posted at: November 30th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)

OMG, you did it! Congratulations!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)

Cheers! I did it indeed! ^o^ I don't know if I'll ever be insane enough to do it this way again though! ^^;;

Posted by: wanderingdreamr (wanderingdreamr)
Posted at: November 30th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)

I thought it was 100,000 words, 50,000 words sounds much more doable, maybe I should try next year (I didn't this year since I had a boat load of projects). Anyway, congrats and I hope you figure out the kanji problem!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)

*laughs* I'd probably hesitate at 100k, too. ^^; I'm not going to worry too much about the kanji word count issue since I'm 'over' 50k and that's all that really matters. ^^; Cheers!

Posted by: lys (lysiithea)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)

Congratulations on finishing! :)

And good luck to the JLPT!!

And we'll be waiting for more translations soon.

Cheers

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)

Cheers!

Luck I definitely need. >.<;;

Errmmmm... might be sooner than you expect. *laughs*

Hope you hang in there with your own writing and continue working on your story after NaNo! ^o^

Posted by: Parsnip (parsnip_chan)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
Ghost Hunt - Mai - Cute Laugh

You could always up the word count for the translation project if you feel you must! Although, if you end up trying to take the JLPT exam again next year for whatever reason, a 50k translation project might not be bad as it would free up more of the month for studying rather than cramming last minute.

Either way, I wish you luck this upcoming weekend, and you have a whole year to figure out what you want to do next ^___^ Thanks for your encouragement! It really helped.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 1st, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)

*laughs* The problem is that I tend to procrastinate a lot. Whether it's from NaNo or from JLPT studies, it's just not pretty. ^^;;

Cheers! ^_^

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 2nd, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^_^

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