Post by Siana Blackwood on Oct 18, 2017 8:15:53 GMT
Revised list of daily challenges. Suggestions, corrections, ideas for how to use it?For example, we could just put the list in the thread and try to make everyone keep track of it themselves, or maybe each day post a small set of challenges - e.g. one each from Lists A, B, and C, plus always having D and E. We could also do the same sort of thing but have a new thread each week with 7 or 8 A, B, C challenges. Hmm.. that might be a good idea for NaNoFiMo, with the NaNoWriMo-specific challenges removed.
NaNo Daily Challenges
A: 1 point challenges These challenges have a fixed value of 1 point per challenge completed.
1. Album day: Choose 1 album and listen to that until you've met your wordcount goal for the day.
2. Book It! - Grab a random book off the shelf. Turn to page 394. (If it doesn't have 394 pages, either pick one that does, or use the last page.) Find the fourth adjective, the fifth noun (proper nouns excluded), and another adjective of your choice. Incorporate a [adjective] [adjective] [noun] into your words for the day.
3. Butt In Chair Challenge: Sit. Start writing. You cannot leave your chair for any reason whatsoever until you've hit your word goal for the day. (Beware the midnight line...just sayin'.)
4. Classic day: write 1,667 words.
5. Dislocation Day: Write your entire daily goal in a spot where you don't normally write.
6. Early Bird day: reach your goal by midday.
7. Flash Prompt Day: Kick off every writing session for the day with a writing prompt.
8. Lightning Sprint Day: Reach your daily goal in a series of 5 minute sprints! According to the NaNo forum, the record for a 5-minute sprint is over 500 words. Can you beat it?
9. Midnight madness: start at midnight (really works best on day 1, but can be done on other days).
10. Opposite Day: Write your daily goal opposite to the way you usually write. Planners pants! Pantsers outline! Usually dialogue heavy? Try some setting and exposition! Do you usually hand write? Try typing! Etc.
11. Procrastination Day - Put off writing for as long as you can. See how close you can cut it to the deadline, and still finish.
12. Punctuation day: add an extra 10 words to today's goal every time you end a sentence with anything other than a single full stop. Yes, that includes double quotes for speech.
13. Song day: randomly pick a song from your playlist and write either that many words or for that many minutes
14. Speed Racer Day: Set a word count goal. Write it as fast as you can. Then try at least three more times during the day to keep beating that time.
15. Sprinter day V1: write everything using the NaNoWriMo word sprint page.
16. Sprinter day V2: write the day's goal in 15 minute blocks.
17. The Hour day: you have one hour to write today's entire wordcount goal!
18. Vanilla day: write your daily wordcount goal... exactly.
19. Write or Die day: write everything in WoD.
20. Writin' Blind V1: Write your entire word goal for the day with your eyes closed or the monitor turned off. You can open them only to check your word count for a moment in between, but you can't read anything you write until the next day.
21. Writin' Blind V2: Instead of closing your eyes, write your entire word goal for the day in invisible text - either too small to read, or indistinguishable from the background. You can only change it back to normal after reaching your goal.
B: 1 or 2 point challenges (1 point if less than or equal to 1667, 2 points if greater than 1,667) These challenges can be worth either one point or two points. If your target for the challenge is less than or equal to 1,667 the challenge earns one point. If your target is greater than 1,667 the challenge is worth two points.
1. 1.5x your average day: 1.5* this month's daily average.
2. Beat that! Wriday: beat your wordcount from your best day this month.
3. Beat the goal day: get your wordcount total over your target for this point in the month (i.e. that day's 'par' on the NaNo graph).
4. Day 1 redux: write as many words as you wrote on day 1.
5. Do-over day: beat the total on your worst day.
6. Double your average day: calculate your average words per day, then double it.
8. Get Ahead day: finish the day with a total higher than tomorrow's target.
9. Heroes day: write the number of words from your favourite author's year of birth.
10. "I won't --- until I write --- words" day: Pick a thing you really want to do today. Then pick the number of words you need. You can't do the thing until you've written all the words.
11. Own goal day: Choose how many words you want to write.
12. Random Wordcount day: generate a random number between 1 and 2000, then write that many words.
13. Record Breaker day: Set a new 'Wordiest Day' in your NaNoWriMo Lifetime Stats.
14. Round Number Day: End the day with your total wordcount on a multiple of 1000.
15. Time Is Of the Essence Day: Look at the clock. Now write that many words.
16. Word Crawl day: complete a 'word crawl' from <https://nanowrimo.org/forums/word-wars-prompts-sprints>.
C: 2 point challenges (greater than your daily goal) These challenges have a guaranteed value of two points per challenge completed. Keep an eye out for additional bonus points!
1. Double wordcount day: write 3,334 words.
2. 1.5x wordcount day: write 2,500 words.
3. Catch-up day: if you wrote less than 834 words yesterday, complete yesterday's goal before starting on your wordcount for today. You only get the points if you hit both goals.
4. Write it 4ward Day: Write 4,444 words. a. 1 bonus point for doing it in 4h44. b. 1 bonus point for doing it by 4:44 PM.
5. It's The End Of The World As We Know It, And I Feel 5Ine: Write 5,555 words. a. 1 bonus point for doing it in 5h 55m. b. 1 bonus point for doing it by 5:55 PM.
6. 5k Day: Write 5,000 words!
7. 7.5k day: Write 7,500 words!
8. 10k Day: Write 10,000 words!
D: 5 point challenges
1. Winning day: Win NaNoWriMo!
2. Record Breaking Novel day: set a new record for 'Wordiest Novel' in your NaNoWriMo Lifetime Stats.
E: 1Ups and Extra Chocolate Chips These challenges can be won multiple times, and can be won on days when you also win a challenge from Lists A, B, C, and D.
1. Apathy days: on a day when you don't feel like writing, add at least one word. 0.25 points per day.
2. Earn any NaNoWriMo 'Writing' badge: 1 extra point per badge, no matter what other points you earn that day.
3. Another Record Breaker day: Set a new 'Wordiest Day' in your NaNoWriMo Lifetime Stats for the second, third, fourth etc. time this month. 1 extra point each time you break the record.
4. Beat That Again! Wriday: try and beat your wordcount from your best day this month after already winning the 'Beat That! Wriday' challenge in List B. 1 bonus point each time you set a new best day this month.
5. Writin' Nerdy Day: 1 bonus point each time your daily goal or total for the month is a nerdy number (e.g. Pi, a fibonacci number, a palindromic goal, etc.).
Post by Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍 on Oct 19, 2017 3:58:55 GMT
Hah, I forgot about this.
Maybe we just let people pick what they want to do each day now that the list is up, but we can still check in and total points? Or maybe instead of posting every day or week, we just assign a challenge to each day and check in.
"Be excellent to each other...and party on, dudes!" - Bill and Ted
Post by Siana Blackwood on Oct 27, 2017 2:56:25 GMT
More fun from NaNoWriMo:
Indulge me for a moment, and let's try a little exercise. Raise your hand when any of the following apply (and don't worry, this is the internet, so no one can see what you're raising your hand for. Except possibly your cat, who, let's be honest, would look at you weirdly anyway):
1. You're so excited to start NaNoWriMo you can barely keep the coffee mug in your over-caffeinated hands. 2. A little part of you is already wondering if you should just bury yourself in pillows and wait for the insanity to pass. 3. Instead of planning your novel, you've been procrastinating by creating playlists for every eventuality (i.e., "Epic movie soundtracks", "Songs that make me cry", "Really angry music for when my writing doesn't turn out the way I expect it too", etc.). 4. As a planner, you're projecting a veneer of calm preparedness while relentlessly scouring over your outline for weak spots. 5. Someone you know talked you into this, and now they're definitely your new best friend. For life. 6. Someone you know talked you into this, and you're seriously reconsidering your choice of friendships. You've never made them do anything this wild, right? 7. You're approaching NaNoWriMo with a stoic, rock-solid determination. You came here to finish a novel, and gosh darn it, that's exactly what you're going to do.
I'm 2, trying to be 7... although the part of me that wants to hide in pillows may not be all that small.
tyess: Hello. So... what has happened this year?
Jun 5, 2019 14:03:00 GMT
mim: I wrote smut to amuse myself, but it forgot to become smut. They ended up fighting instead of in bed. Which was a problem when they were fanfic characters on a site too, actually...
Jun 10, 2019 3:52:14 GMT
Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍: Well, you know what they say about how fight scenes and the other f word scenes are very similar-- they both involve lots of action. >
Jun 16, 2019 4:57:18 GMT
Corvid: hey gang! just shouting to say HELLO & i hope to produce Content and be more active in this community in the near future
Jul 17, 2019 21:00:21 GMT