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Charming NaNo 2k19
NaNoWriMo: Posting Edition


It is time. (Does that sound familiar? Yes, I purloined my own announcement from last year.)

Not sure what NaNo is? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an online challenge for writers to write 50,000 words in order to get the first rough draft of their novel done - and the biggest challenge is getting it done all while in the month of November!

Seeing as how we aren't writing novels here, the rules are a little different:

The Name of the Game
  • The goal is to write 10,000 words within the month of November. This will run November 1st to November 30th, 2019 NOT AC to AC.
    • BUT WAIT BEE, THERE ARE LEVELS? Yes, yes there are. Introducing NaNo Levels, set your own goal, see how far you get! We'll be having levels/prizes (which are still being determined because I wanted to get sign ups going!) for  2.5k, 5k, 7.5k 10k (traditional Charming NaNo) and 12.5k+.
  • You have to pick one character to complete the challenge with.
  • Every IC post that you want to count toward your total word count needs to be posted IN THE SPREADSHEET BELOW; but each post still needs the total number of words noted at the bottom. All IC forums count, this means journals/letters etc, but not the AU forum!

How to Play
  • YOU will be keeping track of your post total via this handy dandy spreadsheet! (Last year's spreadsheet for reference!)
  • Create a new tab with your name and your character's name.
  • Copy and paste the entire coding into your own tab.
  • Post the link to the post in the first column.
  • Put the actual post (without any html/bbcoding) in the "post" column, the last column will total it up and then the total from that column will go into the word total!

These lovely prizes!

1) The November Challenge stamp

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2) The NaNoWriMo Stamp
Coming soon!

3) Further prizes will be announced soon and based on Level Achievement!

Please note: If your posts are obviously long just for the word count and not resembling in any way a quality post, it will not be counted.


Sign up here! Don't forget to tell me which character you're going to be using.

Word counting begins at 12am EST on November 1st!

Questions about NaNo? Post them as a reply here! Questions about the spreadsheet? ASK OLIVE, I HAVE NO IDEA!

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oh yeah, I'm using @Sloane Bixby lol

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For interest I shall be using Mister Greyback

edit: Since he's not ready - Miss Maddie will be my Nano - unless he's approvied by tomorrow.
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MJ is a National Treasure
I'll be using this dude right here
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Signing up with @Cameron Gillenwater!
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set by MJ!
I'm 90% sure it's going to be @Evander Darrow, because he is the most easily embarrassed and thus the easiest to make suffer. Continuously. For a month.
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I'm going to make Archer's life hell this month.
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MJ is the best!
Can't quite believe I'm saying this but I'm going to attempt this with Elladora despite her being one of my least loquacious characters.

house elf heads are gonna roll
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fabulous set by Lady <3
I was going to sign up with Ursula because I thought I'd never used her before and she's going to die so last chance saloon. Turns out I used her last year. Woops. She's still dying though so it seems like the only appropriate choice. Also I saw a chance to gamble against terrible odds for her life.

If I make it to 2.5k words with Ursula I will let her live to see 1890. Literally New Years and bye bye.
5k Instead of dying Ursula is cursed and stuck in some undesirable situation, like being a cabbage. It is possible that she may die even faster as a cabbage living in a time that predates refrigeration. Probably I won't make her a cabbage because that would make posting impossible.
7.5k I will suspend her death for a decent but undecided amount of time.
10k I've actually beat Nano so Ursula gets to beat death.
12.5k what the actual fuck. Ursula gets to live, pigs fly, I'll make an ad for her sister, and whomever the 12,500th word is for can tell me to do something wild like have Ursula get abducted by aliens and I can't say no*.

*Unless it's something that would negatively impact someone else's character(s) and they aren't on board with it.

EDIT: So I failed but I'm extending my deadline until Ursula's planned death date.

I'll use @Ace Lukeson. Plenty going on with this one.
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Magic by MJ!

I'm entering with @Azazel cause dis one's "birthday" will have JUST passed and hopefully this will force me to get her long-suspended plot rolling.
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Olive inspired me.

If Ernest hits:
2.5k: Go directly to crippled, do not pass go, do not collect $200. This would be like an open-thread-freak-accident sort of thing which is not the plot development I wanted :(
5k: Whomever I posted for most recently gets to choose method of crippling but it still happens (semi-)immediately.
7.5k: I get to cripple him in a way of my choosing but I'll tack on some ~other issues as determined by dice rolls.
10k: Crippled in manner and method of my choosing, huzzah! (aka the current plan, but I'll have to light a fire under my ass to keep it :P)
12.5k: Crippled in manner/method of my choosing and I get to move on to phase two earlier than anticipated. (What's phase two? If you wanna know maybe post with me and help me get to 12.5k ;) )
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Welll....both my tribute ideas are risks so we are going with the one that has current plots - even if she is a society outcast. Soooo... this year @Lucille Lukeson volunteers for tribute.
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Thank you MJ for an amazingly Lucy set!
Signing up with Cane!
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Please make sure you get yourself added to the spreadsheet! Tabs will be done alphabetically by player on the bottom, so if I move you, stay there please!

Posts start counting TONIGHT at midnight EST, here we goooooo!

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Revising prior sign-ups. @Iziza Noel will be my tribute of choice. I decided that Calla was the easy way out and I've wanted for years to get something up and rolling with Izzy so here I go.
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Lady is utterly amazing!!

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