We’re well into October so we’re getting closer to Nanowrimo! If you don’t know what that means, let me enlighten you through a quick Q&A formatted as if I were having a discussion with the average THP user.
What is Nanowrimo? It’s a yearly event where writers are encouraged to just write and try to hammer out the equivalent of a short novel during the month of November. On THP it’s also been a yearly fixture for a while, with writers encouraged to write a certain number of updates or reach a word count by the end fo the month.
Okay, what are the goals? Usually it’s either 30 updates or 30,000 words before the end of the month. But, honestly, no is is going to insist on a hard number. Do as much or as little as you want and can. The important thing is to just go for it and write a lot even if the output isn’t perfect.
So it goes on through all of November? Yep. Starts November 01 and ends on November 30. Thirty days.
Can I just dump a single huge post and be done with it? You can split it in as many or as few posts/updates as you like. You’re old enough to make your own decisions.
Can I have multiple stories count? Sure. Again, this is more the about the spirit of things than their form.
Geez, dad, enough already. Spare me the lecture and just tell me if I get anything for going through all of this trouble. The satisfaction of a job well done? The admiration of Touhou fiction enjoyers everywhere? If that’s not good enough, in previous years some other organizers have offered “rewards” to those who meet the criteria. Maybe they’ll do so again. Since I’m not your dad I won’t be punishing you or rewarding you either way.
I’m a smartass and have to ask what happens if I don’t make it to 30k words or 30 updates. You’ve cheated not only the site, but yourself. More seriously, just write as much as you can. The only person you have to please is yourself.
Okay, whatever, how do I declare I’m participating? Simple! Just say you are and link your stories here. Might want to do it in the format >>/[board]/threadnumber
If you have any questions, need assurance, or if you need a kick in the behind to write instead of brooding about how you don’t have enough time/suffer from writer’s block/etc, I’ll be glad to answer your actual questions in this thread and/or dress you down.
Lost Soul!K7yo62LHdE2023/10/31 (Tue) 18:07No. 17095▼
You know what, screw it. I'm going to give this a serious try. I'm not sure if it'll be daily updates or every two days, but either way I'll aim for 1k words or so each day, and we'll see how long I can last.
>>17098 Gents, don't be like me years ago and miss out on this one. I discovered too late how fun the theatre of youth can be and could only regret my life choices. Help our youth flower anew now that this chance has dawned on us once more.
>>17101 The start date doesn't really matter even. Anyone can hop in whenever they want and do whatever they can manage. In the past, at least one cheeky git dumped everything in big posts at the end of the month, if I recall correctly. So if anyone wants to join at a later date, you're more than welcome.