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  1. Emma
    October 29, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Good luck Kristy. I haven’t signed up for it myself.

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      October 31, 2012 @ 3:03 am

      Thanks, Emma. I hadn’t planned to either. In fact, the only reason I went to the kickoff party was in hopes of finding a group that meets year round. And then….I think my other self, the one who makes all of the decisions I usually come to regret…took over. I may have to choke her before November is over. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Emma
        October 31, 2012 @ 4:44 am

        Well best of luck .

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  2. Natalie Hartford
    October 29, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    ROFL!!! Pep talk didn’t turn out how you had planned. I hear ya. LOL!! But I am so proud of you for giving this a whirl. Squeee and I will be cheering you on every single Sunday so give it HELL girl!!!

    BTW, there are so many words underlined in red now that are properly spelled that I don’t even pay attention likely leading to seriously misspellings but WHATEVER! LOL!!!

    Kick some NANO ass girl!

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      October 31, 2012 @ 3:08 am

      Thank you, Natalie. I will appreciate every single cheer. I’m actually hoping that I don’t drag this out for the entire 30 days. That’s like 1,667 words a day…and it really doesn’t take that long to write it (of course that’s if the story doesn’t grind to a halt in my head).

      Yeah, gotta love spell and grammar check sometimes. I just love suggestions like changing were to was in sentences like, ‘My brother and his wife were planning to attend the costume ball.’ Oh buddy. My brother and his wife WAS planning to attend sounds SO much better, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Debra Kristi
    October 30, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    I wanted to sign up, but with our trip right in the middle of the month I had concerns so I didn’t. Good luck! I’ll be cheering you on.

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      October 31, 2012 @ 3:10 am

      Thanks, Debra! You could still sign up. Jim C. Hines said that setting goals like that, even though he doesn’t reach them, helps him write more than he would otherwise have written. Something to consider. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. emilyhillwriter
    October 30, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Kristy! See you on the NaNoWriMo website! YippEE.. Oh. err.. I also used ‘humiliated’ … on my NaNo bio page for in case I don’t finish!

    No kids, No job, husband self-sufficient – what excuse COULD I have for not finishing?? Ask me in 32 days! ;}

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      October 31, 2012 @ 3:19 am

      Hey, Emily! I’m still not 100% sure how the NaNo website works. I’m going to have to write down the ‘rules’ sometime today, and post them right in front of my face. So far the only thing I’m getting familiar with is the local group, and I’m strongly considering going to the Monday evening write-ins, except if I have to use the parking garage near the library, I might be too chicken to walk in that after dark. We’ll see, I guess. But I think it would be fun.

      LOL…we should all make a list of the excuses we use in November. I know it’s going to be a pain Thanksgiving week. I like to do a lot of baking and preparation ahead of time so…I already have one excuse lined up. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Where are you on the website? Is there a general one for everyone involved?

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  5. Marcy Kennedy
    October 31, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Your pep talks sounds way too much like the ones I try to give myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll be cheering you on. I’m doing NaNo sort of this year. I’m going to be a NaNo rebel (and I’m such a rebel that I don’t think I even qualify to sign up).

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      November 2, 2012 @ 3:16 am

      Thanks, Marcy! Maybe we need some ‘pep lessons?’ I’m actually really okay with all of this. Not sure why (unless I’ve had an UNscheduled breakdown). I wish you much success with your rebel writing goals, but encourage you to sign up anyway. Something about seeing those numbers at the top of the screen…and that others (more knowledgeable than me) can see them too is quite motivating.

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  6. mj monaghan
    October 31, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    All the best in taking this on, KK. You’re a trooper, for sure. Don’t think I could pull off that big a project, but I know you can. ๐Ÿ™‚

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