Word Wars this NaNoWriMo

In two weeks, the whirlwind of words that is National Novel-Writing Month will begin.  I’m excited for NaNoWriMo this year.  Armed with an intriguing concept and a few inklings of a plot, I have all the tools a pantser like myself needs to begin a new masterpiece.  I even have a method of outlining beforehand, if I need it, courtesy of this week’s Writing Excuses episode.  When November hits, I will be prepared.

In July’s Camp NaNoWriMo, I found an amazing way to write with renewed vigor and speed: word wars.  I accomplished this with a chatroom of my own creation, in which I and a few friends met throughout the day and warred until we had reached our goals.  At the end of that month, we agreed to do the same thing this November.  I agreed to host it and announce it on my blog as it came time for us to gather.  Now is that time.

However, before we can move forward with this, I need to know how many people are interested in word warring, or popping in to chat between wars.  Each free chatroom can only hold ten people at a time reliably, and I’m not in the mood to pay for a larger one.  (If you would like to pay for one, however, feel free.)  Thus, if more than ten people want to come, I might have to create more than one room.  The wars will progress in the same fashion in each, and there might be some interplay between the two, but everything would have to be choreographed.  (I’m kind of hoping only ten people decide to join, but don’t worry about that.)

Bear in mind that many of the participants coming to the chatroom will be teenagers or beneath, so if you are an adult, please keep in mind the same rules that exist on this blog.  If you don’t like that idea, don’t sign up to come.  If you don’t mind, however, we’d love to have you.

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  1. Selsey-Mithrandir

     /  October 19, 2013

    As much as it pains me to say this, I’m not going to be writing in the upcoming NaNoWriMo event. Life is so darn insane right now. As it stands, I don’t think I’ll be returning to the roleplays on the YWP, either. Maybe I might go back in the future…..I’m not really sure.

    Good luck to all who do NaNo! 😀 *Cheers* I hope you have an awesome time!

    • Well, I’m sure you have your reasons. I’m not doing any RPs on the YWP forums either– it’s all too easy to get sucked in, though.

      Thanks! I hope you get yourself sorted out.

      • Selsey-Mithrandir

         /  October 19, 2013

        I agree, it’s far to easy to get sucked in. Kinda like a black hole…..hmm…..

        You’re welcome! And thanks. I’m doing my best. 😉

      • Excellent. If you want to stop in at the chatroom once in a while, feel free. I’ll post a link once I know how many people plan to attend.

  2. I MIGHT drop in occasionally, but I’m not even sure about that right now. I tend to get distracted by the Internet when I write, which I definitely don’t need during NaNoWriMo.

  3. I will definitely be dropping by frequently! Word wars are basically the only way I survive NaNo. Plus, hanging out and having weird conversations with other writers is always fun.

  4. This is such a cool idea! Definitely bringing chocolate.


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