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NaNoWriMo Overachievers:
How did you do it?

As has been requested (endlessly) EK's Star Log is returning to the internet. You can still read the original archive here... https://eelkat.wordpress.com 

The reason you couldn't find it is because I set it to private un-index mode, meaning it no longer shows up in Google search results and can only be accessed by a direct link.

Meaning, if you didn't have the url for it, no amount of searching for it would tell you how to find it. Anyone who had the url could still access it though.

I had set it to private September 23, 2013, intending to move each page here to EelKat.com... however, November 14, 2013, after only moving about 30 pages, I was beaten up and left paralyzed for 5 months, then spent 18 months relearning to walk. I am still crippled and have limited mobility.

Below is one of the blog posts that originally appeared on EK's Star Log. The original articles are still online but no longer indexed in Google. Links to the original article, are included with this post, as is the original posting date. Clicking the links will take you to the original site, where you can see the old Space Dock 13 website still online. Space Dock 13 as it looked when hosted on WordPress from 2003 to 2013.




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NaNoWriMo Overachievers: How did you do it?

NaNoWriMo RE: Overachievers: How did you do it?

Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 | Comments Off

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Overachievers: How did you do it?

rosepetal720Overachievers: How did you do it?
26,377 / 50,000Official ParticipantJoined: Aug 23, 2010Location: Starkville, Mississippi, United StatesPosts: 192Posted on:
Nov 9, 2010 – 17 17

I’m an averager, doing my daily 2000 to 2500 a day, and I’m curious about people who have finished already. What’s your secret? 1. Did you make an incredibly intricate outline

2. Have you done Nano many times before, so the process is easy?


3. Have you written so many novels before, Nano or otherwise, that the process is easy?


4. Was it mostly stuff you’re going to cut out?


5. Did you type without stopping to think, letting the words flow no matter what they were?


6. Have you had this story in your head so long that it just popped out?
Next question: Did your progress surprise you, or did it happen much like you thought it would?I’m very eager to hear your responses (and I think others are too). Maybe I’ll learn something.———-







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My Answer:

RE: Overachievers: How did you do it?

rosepetal720 wrote:

I’m an averager, doing my daily 2000 to 2500 a day, and I’m curious about people who have finished already. What’s your secret? 

I get asked this so much, that in 2007 I finally wrote this:

http://www.squidoo.com/The13StepMethod

rosepetal720 wrote:

1. Did you make an incredibly intricate outline

Some times I do, some times I don’t. I wrote two novels last year, start with no plot or ideas at all.

In 2007 I had a huge detailed outline, but by sticking with the outline I finished NaNo with a meesly 75k, my lowest NaNo-ending yet. I think the outline slowed me down.

This year, nope, no outline, no plot, just a short story I wrote over 20 years ago and am rewriting into a novel instead.

I do however write the SAME characters over and over again as I write The Twighlight Manor series, and it was started in 1978 – so you could say I know my setting and character VERY well after 30 years of writing stories about them pretty much none stop

rosepetal720 wrote:

3. Have you written so many novels before, Nano or otherwise, that the process is easy?

see the answer above – in other words, yes

rosepetal720 wrote:

4. Was it mostly stuff you’re going to cut out?

nope – I never cut anything out

a thing that works for me (and I’m doing it this year as well) when it comes to getting out a lot of words fast is to just go with the flow and often that means to have a narrator that is not afraid of “breaking through the 4th wall”…in other words, if she doesn’t like some thing one of the characters is doing – she’s just stop narrating, march into the story and give the character hell, than leave the story, and refuse to type it any more, and next thing I know, I’m writing about the narrator’s personal life instead of writing my story! LOL!