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Tue Nov 3, 2015, 9:36 AM

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Toshiki Kadomatsu - 52nd Street

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Back home.
I've actually been home for a week or so now, but I've been catching up on everything I missed while I was gone, so I didn't have a chance to update sooner! I still need to write a full report of everything that went down while I was in Japan, but honestly I'm still trying to process the fact that the trip happened at all, so that'll happen eventually. Probably.

NaNoHereWeGo...
NaNoWriMo started on Sunday, and so far I'm doing pretty well! Managed to get a day ahead on day 1, and I'm currently doing my best to maintain that lead. I haven't written yet today, but I've got 6,695 words so far, which is just past tomorrow's word goal. My hope is that by the end of today I can be past the goal for the day after; ideally I'd like to be at 10k by the end of tomorrow, but since I've got a lead now it's kind of just a matter of writing consistently.

I feel remarkably not pressured by this. Granted, I wrote 3,500 words on day 1, but still. My graph is looking pretty already. :laughing: As far as word count goes, I'm currently one of the leaders for my region, the only people ahead of me at the moment are the local NaNoWriMo liaison and a person from a neighboring area who hangs out in our region a lot. Having said that, my local liaison is also notorious for writing like 18,000 words on the last day, so maybe that doesn't mean so much.

Either way, I'm pleased with how things are going so far. Anyone else taking part? How is it going, if you are?

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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I had a region. :noes: Then I could feel good doing better than everybody else. B-)

I'm set to Africa > Elsewhere because that's kind of... the only option. :c
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ikazon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015   Writer
Ha, I fell behind a few people not two days after posting this journal... :laughing: But I'm one of the people in my region who finished, so.

Yeah...the entirety of Japan is one region too. >_>;
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Exillior Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't mind if the entirety of the islands in the Indian Ocean was a region. But having to join with a generic Africa location is useless. :/ We don't even speak the same languages. 
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ikazon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015   Writer
That would make sense from a region standpoint! Tricky to hold write-ins that way, but I mean...same problem in "Africa - Elsewhere" I suppose. :P I wonder if there's a place you can suggest that?
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Exillior Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't even understand what the regions were for (there isn't an ML for Africa > Elsewhere)... and I'm not sure I would attend, to be honest. Writing is a difficult thing for me to start off on (it takes me 1-2 hours usually to get into my story) and I can't write publicly. So, I'm not sure it's worth it for me.
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015   Writer
SO PUMPED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TRIP. :love:


Look at that graph! :eager:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015   Writer
Journal with the trip updates posted :ahoy:

Yeah, it's not so pretty now, but I'm not behind, on the bright side :laughing:
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Every year I consider doing NaNoWriMo and every year I don't do it then feel bad cause all these other awesome people I know are doing it! I hope yours goes well :aww:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015   Writer
You should do it sometime! Even if you don't make the 50k mark, it's a great exercise to get the writing juices flowing, so I think it's worth it for that alone. :nod:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you've returned safely, and had a lovely journey. I am sure it is something you shall never forget.

I am doing NaNoWriMo, though it shall pose interesting- given the fact I am still working on one novel while beginning another. :heart:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015   Writer
Most definitely! Although, the flight back was pretty rough, some of the worst turbulence I've ever experienced. It was a relief to get back on solid ground, I'll say that much. :/

Ah, excellent! Hopefully all goes well for you! I didn't write near as much yesterday as I wanted to, but that's because I didn't sleep much the night before, so I'm hoping to make up for it today. :w00t:
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
:hug: good luck my friend ! 
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Writer
Thanks! :huggle:
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Oughter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NoNoWriNo
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Writer
WRITE ALL THE THINGS.
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Oughter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WRITE NONE OF THE THINGS
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015   Writer
ALL OF THE THINGS
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:iconoughter:
Oughter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LITERALLY NONE OF THE GODDAMN THINGS.
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015   Writer
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE FUCKING THINGS.
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Oughter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LITERALLY ACTUALLY NONE OF THE MOTHERFUCKING THINGS, NONE OF THEM, NOT A SINGLE ONE EVER FOR ALL OF TIME!!!!!!!
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Woot! Good luck :eager:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Writer
Thanks! :w00t: So far it's been pretty easygoing, so as long as I can keep the momentum up everything should be great!
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really trying to get back into writing so I'm using NaNoWriMo as an inspiration booster. It's been so long since I've written that I'm hoping a little pressure sparks something.
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Writer
Are you doing NaNo? o: I got back into writing last year by doing a short story each day for NaNo, but I ended up writing a novel that way, so it worked out, haha.
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not doing it officially. But I was at work yesterday and wrote a half page... Nothing intense but it felt so good to get some words down on paper that had nothing to do with technical writing!
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Writer
That's good! And you don't have to do 50k to get the gears turning again, it's good to just start back up with it, then get where you feel comfortable with it. :nod:
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely! I got a prologue for a story done last night and part of a Chapter 1. I am er.. uploading elsewhere since too many people watch me on my main account :fear:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015   Writer
Oh, no sweat, I've not posted any of mine here either. I post first drafts elsewhere, but I think once the month is done and I've got a chance to revise the prologue of the book I'm working on, I'll post it here. Don't wanna clutter up my gallery here with first drafts >_>; Where are you posting your updates?
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