Saturday, October 27, 2012

NaNoWriMo Sign in!!!

As you all know the amazing month of November is just around the corner! Which means one thing: NaNoWriMo is almost here!!!!!!!

Just think guys, in a little over 30 days we could all have fun new first drafts to play with! So if you're already planning to participate, great! If not, change your mind RIGHT NOW! It might be one of the best decisions you ever make!

I thought we could all cheer each other on and give updates as the month progresses and share a little about what we're working on, so weekly, I'll put up a post where we can all do this. Accountability always helps in situations like this, right? Also, I thought it would be cool to randomly choose a few of you to guest post about how your nano is going and any tips you have and whatnot! We can also use #CLCnano on twitter to stay in touch.

So today is the first day of SIGN IN!!!! Feel free to sign up anytime between now and through the first week of November. (We'll totally take late comers. :)

What I want for sign in:

Name
Title of project (or working title)
Genre
Goal
How many times have you done NaNo
Any other pertinent info you'd like to share

Alright. Let's do this!!!!!

*ANYONE can participate. Even if you are published or have an agent. 

57 comments:

  1. I'll go first!

    Cupid
    Working title: RUNNING (That title is totally random. But I have to be vague because it obviously can't be anything I'd actually want to go with. But it does mean something to me, so it works.)
    YA Contemp./Light Sci-Fi (We'll see)
    My goal is just to hit the 50,000 with a fairly workable first draft. LOL

    This is my first nano! I always seem to be in revisions this time of year, so I'm stoked!

    This will be my 4th manuscript started. I can usually tell pretty quickly if it's gonna work or not, and I've been back and forth on which of my many ideas I'm going to go with, so I hope I chose the right one!

    Now you go!

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    1. Cupid, why does the title have to be something you won't go with? I understand that publishers always get the last say, so it might not be allowed to stay, but why not use the title you're giving it?

      I'm purely curious. I've always used my actual title so if I'm not supposed to I'd like to know that! haha.

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    2. I don't want to fall in love with a title and then have to change it to stay anonymous if it gets published. You know? That wouldn't really work since I don't publish under the name Cupid.

      Hey maybe I could use Cupid as a pen name? lol

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  2. Kelly Allan
    Matchstick Girl
    YA Magic Realism
    First year with Nano, 3rd MS.
    Goal: 75,000 but we'll see!

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  3. Name: Noelle Pierce (selestiele on NaNo site)
    Title of project (or working title): Moments in the Moonlight (Pegasus)
    Genre: Regency-set romance
    Goal: 40-50k
    How many times have you done NaNo: This will be my fourth year. I won in 2009, had to stop to finish my dissertation in 2010, "won" by my standards (finished the 42k novella) in 2011.
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: love writing sprints and word wars, so find me on twitter! @noellepierce

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  4. Yay! I'm in.

    Name: Tori
    Title of project (or working title): "Azure Flame"
    Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy
    Goal: 60,000 words and a coherent plot somewhere in the draft.
    How many times have you done NaNo: at least 7, but I've only finished 3 times (but I finished the last two years)
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: I live in Seattle. I write a lot.

    Yay!

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    1. Oops. My NaNo name is Blamecoffee.

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  5. Ooh, this sounds awesome! I love Nano :)

    Name: Hannah (Nano site name is Hannah17)
    Title: Err...Sparkly Rainbow Cake?
    Genre: YA/Fantasy/Fairytale
    Goal: 50,000 words (I'm also working revising a different MS, so hopefully my total word count will be something like 60,000).
    How many times have you done NaNo: Four, and I've won the last three :)
    Other pertinent info: I love word sprints and and word wars on Twitter @CompanionHannah

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  6. Name: On the NaNo forums it's jadeharpy
    Title: "Afraid of the Dark" (which will change for sure)
    Genre: YA, a Northern fairytale-ish story
    Goal: A complete first draft
    NaNo-count: I have done a full NaNo, or a half-NaNo (due to school/work/etc) every year since 2004, but I only count the official 50,000 word ones in my NaNo profile
    Other info/advice: Have fun and take the chance to meet up with other local writers. Online CP's a great, but real-life writing partners/groups are just so much better.

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  7. Name: Natasha Hawkins
    NaNo name: Random Musings (*please find me there...sadly, I don't know how to add buddies as of yet*)
    Title: Once in Limberlost
    Genre: YA Speculative Fiction
    Goal: 50,000 words (of course, I'll add more in revisions after NaNo)
    NaNo times: This is my first time (NaNo virgin)
    Other info: Follow me on twitter and I'll follow you back @natasharhawkins
    Blog: http://www.greeneyesandfreckles.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh fun!! Most of my previous NaNo buddies have stopped writing, for various reasons, and I'd love some new ones :)

    Name: Marisa Hopkins - (Elegant Snobbery on the NaNo site)
    Title of project: Calling the Ghost
    Genre: YA
    Goal: 50K or a finished 1st draft - whichever happens first :)
    How many times have you done NaNo: This'll be my 5th time, but I've only *won* once.
    I'm on Twitter: @Marisa_Hopkins - send me a HI!, to let me know you're a real person, not a spambot, and I'll follow ya.

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  9. Name: David Harrison (Spitfire1936 on Nano)
    Title of project (or working title): Stealing Color
    Genre: Mainstream Fiction
    Goal: 50K and a very rough first draft
    How many times have you done NaNo: Very first time
    Follow me on Twitter: @teoip
    Web: davidharrisononline.com
    Add me as a buddy on Nano

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  10. I can't wait to get started!

    Name - Julie

    Title of project (or working title) - The project has become affectionately known as Tinka Tailor Soldier Spy

    Genre - YA contemporary

    Goal - finished, viable 1st draft

    How many times have you done NaNo - this will be my second NaNo

    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share - I'm @juliehammerle on the Twitters.

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  11. Name: Ashleigh (Ashleigh.Nicole on NaNo)
    Title/Working Title: Cherry Bom
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Goal: 50,000/finish the first draft
    # of times I've done NaNo: This is my fourth year; 2009 and 2010 were failures, but I won in 2011
    Twitter: @AshleighCalhoun
    Blog: ashleighcalhoun.wordpress.com

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    1. Darn it, I mistyped the title. It's Cherry Bomb, not Cherry Bom.

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  12. Name: Alex Brown (same for the NaNo site!)
    Working Title: Dragon Fail (haha, seriously though)
    Genre: YA Fantasy
    Goal: 50,000 words would be a remarkable feat, so we'll go with that!
    How many times have you done NaNo: First time! Woo!
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: @gravity_fail09 on Twitter
    blog: alextriestoblog.blogspot.com

    I'm super excited for my first NaNo :) Let's do this!

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  13. Sounds like fun to me!

    Name: Krista McLaughlin (kristam on NaNo site)
    Title of project: Defiance
    Goal: 50k
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    How many times have you done NaNo: This is my fifth. I won in 2008, 2009, and 2010. I won Camp NaNo (July) in 2011, but didn't do the November one.
    Other Info: @kjmclaugh on Twitter
    Blog: www.kjmclaughlin.com

    Feel free to add me as a buddy! :)

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  14. Name: Paula Sangare (nano name pkouman)
    Title of project (or working title) Wysdom of Death
    Genre YA Fantasy
    Goal 50k
    How many times have you done NaNo: This is my first time, and I'm super excited
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: pkouman on twitter
    blog:http://authorscornerpaulakouman.blogspot.com/

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  15. Name: Becky(or just DarthLolita)
    Working title: ...uh...I'm so bad with working titles, I just...don't even bother giving my work a title until much, much later Dx
    Genre: Science Fiction
    Goal: Anywhere between 60k to 70k.
    How many times have you done NaNo: I tried once when I was thirteen and fell short around 20k words. This time, I definitely want to finish through with it!
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: If anyone wants to connect through twitter or skype (my username is always the same: darthlolita) I'm totally up for it. Let's cheer each other on!

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  16. I didn't think I'd do NaNo this year but I just picked up a story I had on the back burner so maybe I'll use the month to get me through it.

    Name: A.E. Martin (my old pen name, can't change it for some reason)
    Working title: Elemental Inferno
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Goal: Haven't decided if this will be full length or a novella so I'd say between 40 - 60k
    How many times have you done NaNo: Did it for the first time last year and won, was a lot of fun.
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: Just have fun with it and don't stress if you can't always meet your daily goals, whatever you come out with on Nov 30th will be a step up from what you started with on Nov 1st!

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  17. Name: Margie (Nano:Wishwryter)
    Working title: When Gods Rise
    Genre: YA Mythic
    Goal: Be nice to finish this time, so 50K
    How many times: I've done Nano twice before.
    Pertinent info: @wishwryter Would love to connect
    and cheer. Good luck, everybody!

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  18. Name: Chelsey
    Working Title: Swing
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Goal: To finish. I'm revising a MS (I know, I know). I wanted to do NaNo with a new project, but this is the draft that will not end, so I plan to use NaNo as motivation to stick through it.
    How many times: I've done NaNo seven times and won five. Oddly, the novels that didn't win were more likely the ones I went back to.
    Pertinent info: @chelseyblair, www.chelseyblair.com

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  19. Name: Amanda
    Title of project (or working title): BEGINNING OF NEVER
    Genre: YA Southern Gothic Fantasy
    Goal: With school, I don't think I'll finish in a month, but I'm going to try. I just want to be writing again.
    How many times have you done NaNo: This is my first time.
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: My username is sosaysamanda. @AmandaFoody, amandafoody.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Amanda, I buddied you (yes, I'm making up that word) on my NaNo profile. I'm a student too, so I figured we should be friends!

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  20. Name: Rhen Wilson
    Title of project (or working title): THE FALLEN RISING
    Genre: Dark Fantasy
    Goal: Hit 50,000 before end of November and add another 30 before the New Year.
    How many times have you done NaNo: First time.
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: I'm querying my current novel to agents, so NaNo should be a good opportunity to turn my attention to a new project. Follow me on Twitter @RhenWilson and check out my blog. http://rhenwilson.blogspot.com

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  21. This is a great opportunity! Thank you for doing this. :)

    Name: Cheryl (on NaNo: cutecat3210)
    Title of project (or working title): Currently Unnamed
    Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
    Goal: 50,000 words by the end of the month, providing I can keep up with the school work too...
    How many times have you done NaNo: This is my first time doing NaNoWriMo. I did Camp NaNoWriMo during the summer for practice, but it's my first time doing the real thing.
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: I'm going to school at the same time, and school comes first, so I'm hoping I will be able to manage my time well enough to be able to accomplish this.

    Thanks again for doing this :)

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    1. I'm also on twitter: ckpoisonedrose.

      Please add me as a buddy! You can never have too many :)

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  22. Hi everyone!!!! *waves*

    I'm enjoying reading everyone's sign in info!

    Keep em coming!

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  23. What a fun idea, thanks, Cupid.

    Name: Suzi
    Title: Never Again
    Genre: Contemporary YA
    Goal: 50-55,000 words/finished rough draft
    1st time at NaNo!

    Excited to start. I'm not a plotter, so I only have some starting ideas. And we'll see how it goes!

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  24. Name: Dahlia (DahlELama on NaNo)
    Title of project (or working title): NOBODY'S DAUGHTER (not the actual title but it's what I'm going with for NaNo purposes!)
    Genre: Contemporary YA, as is everything I write!
    Goal: 60K, though I don't expect that to come out of NaNo alone
    How many times have you done NaNo: Just once - won 2011
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: My only other time doing NaNo, I wrote the book that got me my agent... thanks to Cupid! Kinda cyclical, eh?

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  25. Name: Amy Rogers, nano name WordDoctor
    Title of project (or working title): The Parents
    Genre: Mainstream fiction
    Goal: 50K and a draft to work with
    How many times have you done NaNo: this is the first time!
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share:
    twitter: @AmyRogersWrites
    blog: www.RogersWrites.com
    I'm generally a non-fiction kind of gal, so I'm excited to branch out. Looking forward to getting to know some of you!

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  26. Name: Kathleen S. Allen, I am kathleea on NaNo
    Title of project: Veil of Fei-book 3 of Lore of Fei series
    Genre: YA fantasy
    Goal: well, isn't the goal to reach 50K by Nov. 30th? Yeah. That.
    How many times have you done NaNo: Third time, won each time. Last year I wrote two novels. Check out www.fanfiction.net for Thornfield Manor: Jane Eyre and Vampires. It was my "fun" novel while I struggled with book 2 of the faerie novel, War of Fei (to be published Feb. 2013).
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: www.kathleensallen.weebly.com
    www.gaelicfairie.webs.com
    On Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kathleea/
    On Twitter: @kathleea
    On Facebook: Witch Hunter https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Witch-Hunter/142372955812353
    Book Trailers on You Tube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/gaelicfaerie1?feature=mhee

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    1. I actually am changing my NaNo project to a YA urban fantasy I've been thinking about for a while.

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  27. Name: Kathy
    Title of project: The Beachladies
    Genre: Women's
    Goal: 50,000 words
    How many times have you done NaNo: 1
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: I will be querying, editing, writing blogs, all while I try to complete nanowrimo....I will need a vacation in December. Anyone have a house somewhere warm? =)

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  28. Name: Ashley
    Twitter: @notforbreakfast
    Title of Project: No idea, but it's sort of a modern-day Robin Hood kind of story, with social media and charities as a huge piece of the action
    Genre: Upper MG
    Goal: 50,000 words
    How many times have you done NaNo: Done it twice, succeeded once. The success story is now the manuscript I'm attempting to get published!
    Pertinent info:

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  29. OH! Also, I'm http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/notforbreakfast on nanowrimo :)

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  30. Name: Carla Cullen (casacullen on NaNo site)
    Title (or working title): No clue, but right now I'm calling it KAT, because it's a retelling of Puss in Boots
    Genre: YA Fantasy/Fairytale
    Goal: 50,000 words/very rough draft
    How many times have you done NaNo: Never tried it before because I was always revising other projects. Excited to participate for the first time.
    Twitter: @casacullen

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  31. Name: Melissa
    Nano name: rainchime
    Title: For Fear of Falling
    Genre: Fantasy
    Goal: 50,000 words for now
    How many times have you done NaNo: none, just heard of it this year
    Pertinent info: I collect articles and research like some people collect porcelain clown dolls. ;) I share it on the resource forum and here:
    Twitter: rainchime_mb
    Pinterest: rainchime

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  32. Name: Alexis
    Title: The Feathered Cobra, or possibly The Feathered Serpent
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Goal: 55,000
    How many times have you done NaNo: None, this is my first time!
    Twitter: @TheWiseSerpent
    Blog: http://thewiseserpent.blogspot.com/

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  33. Name: Kelsey Sandy
    Nano Name: ksandy
    Twitter: @KelseySandy
    Title: My Darling, I Only Dreamt This (Super "title in progress." It's a line from the Grimm's Brother's The Robber Bridegroom tale, which my novel is inspired by.)
    Genre: Literary Fiction
    Goal: 50,000 words/ very rough draft
    How many times have you done NaNo: Never! I'm excited! I've spent the last few years writing my first novel (well, my first novel that I've really loved), and I'm currently seeking representation for it. I'm excited to begin my journal with my next novel!

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    1. I added everyone on Twitter and put you in my CLCnano list. I don't exactly know how lists work, but I made it a public list...so you may all be able to somehow add the whole list as well. I like accountability, and I love this idea. Thanks Cupid!

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  34. Okay, I'm going to do this!

    Name: v.bartles
    Title of project: 12 Steps
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Goal: To finish with a shred of sanity intact!
    How many times have you done NaNo: 2 (I "won" my 2nd time around, but both NaNo projects have become full manuscripts for me.)

    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: Last year, I did PiBoIdMo instead of NaNoWriMo & loved it so much that I decided I'd do it again this year... but this novel idea won't leave me alone, so just to prove that I'm certifiably insane, I'm going to do BOTH this year!! (Also, I promised my CP that I would keep querying my finished novel, and my kids are super busy with school activities this month... so I will be ready for a strait jacket by December 1st!!)

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  35. Kelley Lynn

    Working on two collabs: No Time for Love and Enchanted Disaster

    YA Contemporary and YA Magical Realism/Fantasy

    25,000 words from me for each collab

    Just 2011 NaNo

    My 2011 NaNo project will be published by Sapphire Star Publishing in March of 2013! So NaNo REALLY DOES WORK! Good luck everyone!

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  36. Stephsco on the Nano site
    YA contemporary, no title
    Goal to finish 50k words and NOT constantly edit!
    Did Nano in 2010

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  37. NAME: MarcyKate (in real life and on the NaNo site)
    TITLE: TWIN DAGGERS/PRECIOUS
    GENRE: Both are Fantasy
    GOAL: Finish the last 25K on TWIN DAGGERS and write the 25K novella to finish off my 50K word count. Should be fun!
    How many times have you done NaNo: This will be my 4th year. I won in 09 and 10, but couldn't make it last year. I'm aiming to redeem myself this year :)

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  38. Name: Valerie (FeliciaZezili on NaNo site)
    Title of project: Milunai
    Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy
    Goal: 50K to start
    How many times have you done NaNo: This will be my fourth time. I've never really liked anything that came out of Nano but I have good feelings about this story.
    Twitter: Rayvlil

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  39. Name: Reina
    Title of project: The Crazy Kids (Yeah, that is a totally random and fairly unrelated title, created just for NaNo purposes. I always name stuff after it's written.)
    Genre: fantasy
    Goal: 50,000 words by the end of November! Then maybe I'll take a break before I keep going. I'm a student and really busy, so I'm just taking a wild swing at this.
    How many times have you done NaNo: zero
    Other Info: Please connect with me in any way you like. I love following back and making new writing friends!
    blog = reinalaaman.blogspot.com
    twitter = @reinalaaman
    NaNo name = Rain-On

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  40. Name: Elizabeth
    Title of project (or working title):Currently Untitled
    Genre: YA Contemporary
    Goal: 50,000 words / first rough draft
    How many times have you done NaNo: Once
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share: I would love to make new writing friends!
    Nanowrimo account = EllieYA
    Twitter = @elliesf

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  41. Name: Robin Hall
    Title: Gutter Girl
    Gentre: YA Contemp. possibly with some magical realism
    Goal: 50 K
    I did NaNo in 2011 and that MS, LOVESENSE, landed me an agent right here on CLC, so I'm a big believer in NaNo:)
    NaNo-robinwrites
    Twitter @robinhallwrites

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  42. Name Evonne Lack
    Title of project (or working title) - Sliding Walls (this will change. I just needed something to call the word doc)
    Genre - Women's fiction
    Goal - 45K (approx half of the total word count)
    How many times have you done NaNo - none
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share - I hope it's okay to just aim for HALF a novel of NaNo.

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  43. Oh sorry my Twitter is Evonne Lack

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  44. Name - Davis Johnson
    Title of project (or working title) - The Study (working, working, working title)
    Genre - MG Magical Realism
    Goal - 50,000K
    How many times have you done NaNo - First time!
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share - This is the second book in a series I am writing. Have been procrastinating, so this is perfect!
    Twitter @perfect_toast

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  45. Name - SC Author
    Title -- Pure Sea, Grey Waves
    Genre - YA FantasyGoal -- 70K (I've already written 20K; I'm not crazy, heheh)
    Times doing this -- First NaNo, but I did do Camp NaNo in the summer (that didn't work well)
    Other info -- I tweet at @sc_Author and blog at SCWrite.blogspot.com. I'm rewriting a story of Alphi, who lives in an underwater world, and hates it. Hopefully, I can solve the many problems with the old MS with this rewrite :)

    Thank you so much for this! Love your blog.

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  46. Name - Ariel Miller
    Title of project (or working title) - Between Time
    Genre - YA Fantasy
    Goal - 50k
    How many times have you done NaNo - first time! Hopefully it's not too late to join in.
    Any other pertinent info you'd like to share - I finally just signed up for twitter (seriously, I've been living in the stone ages!) My twitter @arieljking

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  47. Name: Poppy
    Title of project: Season of the Defender
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
    Goal: 70,000
    How many times have you done NaNo: This is my 4th year doing NaNo, but only the 2nd year I've really put forth the effort!
    Find me on Twitter: @mspoppy
    NaNo Profile Name: mspoppy
    NaNo Video Updates: http://tinyurl.com/aguul5t

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  48. Ilima
    THESE EMPTY SPACES
    YA sci-fi
    50K
    This is my second year doing Nano. I won last year with an MG fantasy.
    Twitter: @ilimaktodd
    Nanoname: ilimaktodd

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  49. Name: Cameron
    Working title: Back Cove
    Genre: contemporary romance
    Goal: 50K
    Times doing NaNo: this is my third go
    Twitter: @camerongarriepy
    Nano name: moveovermaryp

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