Livia’s “I’ve Never Done NaNo Before” Question #4: Is this cheating?
So I had a total flash of lightning inspiration moment right now for the opening of my story. I tried to suppress it but that is like the opposite of everything. I mean lesbereal: resisting inspiration is like trying not to breathe.
So… I wrote. I wrote 296 words in October. For shame!
But they’re good! I really like them!
So… is it okay if I use them? Should I be disqualified? What if I write 50,296 words?
I’M SO SORRY!
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- picturesfromthecameraoflauren answered: I guess it’s okay. It would make sense to make your word goal 50,296 words.
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- zoepanas answered: Technically, I suppose so. But on the site it says that you can do this. You’re just a “rebel”. It’s writing, and witing is always good!
- yephire answered: Just start counting from 0 on november 1st :)
- oldwordsnew answered: You should look into how they do NaNoWriMo for 3rd graders. Very inspiring, and takes a lot of the feelings of cheating out.
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- lost-before-the-dawn answered: Keep them in a separate document and don’t count them for the 50k?
- marilynnadine answered: i don’t think that’s considered cheating. more like “mapping out your novel”…i already wrote a few paragraphs out for mine.
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- abbylira answered: I’ve been following you or awhile now, and i still dont know what NaNo WriMpo is…help? sorry:/
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- tilting-at-muses answered: I don’t think there’s any real “cheating” in Nano. If anything, that just makes you a NanoRebel - you get your own forum!
- roseofbattles answered: I think it counts. :D
- clubfang answered: Don’t count anything you write prior to 11/1. The counter begins at zero then, no matter what you have to that point. AND HAVE FUN!
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- chrisfox answered: Go ahead! The point of NaNo is to INSPIRE you; it’s just a guideline for getting you to write. :) Besides, that’s barely a paragraph!
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- electricjuicebox answered: Hmmm. Don’t include it with your novel until after the end of NaNo, I think. Technically, it’s not allowed.
- nerdygirlnextdoor answered: Write 50,296 words and I think you’ll be fine
- writergrrrl answered: I started my novel last nano, so I have about half my story written. Still aiming for 50k this nano.
- the-great--escapist answered: Let’s be real, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to be the only one to cheat. Just re-type it or something ;)
- crankyashley answered: It just needs to be 50K new words in addition to your old story. It wasn’t they originally intended, but it’s acceptable :)
- make-mad-the-guilty answered: I’ve done it before and usually just write extra. I think I wrote 16 words last year, and my final count was 50,268.
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- bloodofthepen answered: Technically it is, but I don’t think anyone will notice, and if you write 50,296 words, I’m sure that would erase any guilt…
- motherfuckgepetto answered: Just re-write them in 48 hours, NOBODY WILL KNOW.
- perdixaloysius answered: Just don’t count it towards your word count until you hit 50k.
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- luluisyoung answered: I think it’d be okay if you left those pages out of the count.
- happy-apathy answered: I’d rewrite them instead of just copying and pasting them in. You’re not disqualified.
- onqueerstreet answered: As long as you don’t count them toward the 50,000 you’re fine. They’re just bonus. :)
- austenappalled answered: Never suppress a good idea! The whole point of NaNo is to write a novel. Good luck!!!
- triceratopper answered: You can use them, but not count them toward your word count, if that makes sense.
- intrepid--poet answered: Same thing happened to me last year. I just didn’t add it to my word count until I hit 50k. :)
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