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    Anybody's teens doing this next month ?

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    Do I count, since I have the mind of an adolescent?
    Wendy
    Mumsy to Gavin (13-year-old artsy boy) and Rowan (3-year-old disco queen)

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    Yes! Lol...

    Have you done it before ? Any tips ?

    I think dd would like some buddies as well.

    Anyone else ?
    Last edited by Stella M; 10-07-2012 at 11:02 PM.

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    I'm on NaNo here and happy to accept buddies of all ages.

    There are a few different ways to go about NaNo. Most people aim for a pretty reasonable goal of roughly 1,667 words per day, all 30 days. This allows people to work just a bit every day, without feeling overwhelmed.

    I personally prefer NaNo Rewards aka "Reverse NaNo", which means you start off powering through at the beginning, and tapering off toward the end. Trying to find my calendar from 2011 now, which shows the daily word count goals...


    • Day 1: 3346 (for 2011 NaNo, I banged out 6,073 words on Day 1)
    • Day 2: 3216
    • Day 3: 3101
    • Day 4: 2986
    • Day 5: 2872
    • Day 6: 2757
    • Day 7: 2642


    • Day 8: 2527
    • Day 9: 2412
    • Day 10: 2298
    • Day 11: 2183
    • Day 12: 2068
    • Day 13: 1953
    • Day 14: 1838


    • Day 15: 1724
    • Day 16: 1609
    • Day 17: 1494
    • Day 18: 1379
    • Day 19: 1264
    • Day 20: 1150
    • Day 21: 1035


    • Day 22: 920
    • Day 23: 805
    • Day 24: 690
    • Day 25: 576
    • Day 26: 461
    • Day 27: 346
    • Day 28: 231


    • Day 29: 116
    • Day 30: 1


    Last year I had my 50K by the end of the second week. I actually got really carried away, but it was worth it.

    This is really an excellent thing for teenagers to try. It gives them goals to shoot for and a chance to flex their creative muscles. The forums at NaNo are clean too - nothing crazy going on there.
    Wendy
    Mumsy to Gavin (13-year-old artsy boy) and Rowan (3-year-old disco queen)

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    Excellent, thanks Jinxie.

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    We are planning to try it, via their Young Writers Program...we shall see how it goes. My boys are 9 and 12 right now.
    Sionnon

    I have my own brand of crazy, but some people make me look positively sane.

    DS10
    DS13

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    My daughter has done NaNoWriMo and the two NaNo "camps" in June and August. She also did ScriptFrenzy, but I think they are discontinuing that.

    It DOES take a lot of time, especially if you're shooting for the same word count as adults. However, she LOVES it.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa senior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Here are my daughter's thoughts about the approaching NaNoWriMo from her blog:

    Musings From Neville's Navel | The adventures of a nerdy teenage writer girl and her purple creature!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa senior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I did NaNo as a teen and loved it... the bragging rights alone are awesome -- how many teens can say that they've written a novel? Or three or four novels, depending on how long they've been NaNoing? The community really helps make it fun, too. Best English class ever.
    A once & future homeschooler.
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    My 20 year old son is going to do it. That and "No Shave November". Should be an interesting month. He shaved off his beard and mustache this morning. Weird!
    Anyhow, he did NaNo 3 years ago and loved it. He's had another novel in mind for a while now and he's going for it.
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