Have questions? Well, we've got answers. (We hope.)
Is this like National Novel Writing Month?
Yes, except for our 'clubs' and we're much more lenient.
Are the novels going to be verified or are we going on an honor system?
They will be verified. At the end of the month you will email a text document to your club president as an attachment along with your username.
But then won't you be able to read my story?
We won't. But, we're all writers too, and we understand how that might worry you. When you get to the end of the month and you're ready to verify, make a copy of the file, and then change all of the letters to a, or scramble them all using the search and replace functions in your word processor.
*Note: It's been brought to our attention that some people have found their stories to be 6-700 words under the original count after scrambling. We're looking into what causes this. If you have time, you may want to write a few hundred words over your goal just in case.
Is there going to be a 'Winners' List?
Winners can be updated by the Club President on the Club pages.
Are there going to be award icons?
Can we work on more than one novel?
Yes. Your total word count can, and most likely will, consist of several novels and short stories
What exactly is allowed?
New words in novels and short stories in all fiction genres, including fanfiction. Nonfiction, poems, lyrics, etc... don't count (unless you work them into your story). ;) If you continue a Work in Progress, the words you've written before January 1st DO NOT COUNT.
Can I co-write my novel with someone?
Can I start early/work on a work-in-progress?
Yes, but all words written before January 1st don't count.
I'm participating in another writing group. Can the novel/short story I write for that be part of my word count?
Yes. (Unless the director of that group has objections, of course.)
I just went to the forums and they did something really weird!
Email us at email@example.com and we can try and fix it.
Are there going to be progress bars?
We are working on it, but at this point in time, we are unsure. However, while we're not providing progress bars, you can use this: http://www.feath.com/AFB/meter.php
Note: It does not update itself, it's just a meter graphic you can put on your site or in your post.
When do sign-ups begin and end?
Sign-ups for the clubs will begin on December 10th. Sign-ups do not end during the year, since the yearly goal is what determines a winner. EDIT: Sign-ups will remain open for another few months.
When do sessions end?
Your writing for the month must be sent to the club president no later than 11:59 pm on the 30th or 31st of each month. Your total writing for the year must be emailed to the NaNoWriYe admins no later than 11:59 PM on December 31st, 2006.
I can't stay logged into the forums/I can't log out of the forums.
Try deleting your cookies. Then log back in. If that doesn't work, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, where do I sign up?
Register at the forums. On December 10th, email your club preference to email@example.com
Wait, you didn't answer my question!
Drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to ask in on the forums. You can also IM the admins:
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