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Prepping for NaNo continues. As part of that, I have joined a few comms on LJ and DW for NaNo. So far, I haven't posted to them, though. I've been dismayed by the fact that almost everyone on those comms is under thirty, and usually, hovering around twenty to twenty-three.

So where do folks go to commiserate with the issues and troubles of more "mature" NaNoers? I mean, other than my flisters who are participating.

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spiletta42
Oct. 9th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
My local NaNo group has a really wide age range. I haven't really explored beyond it, though. You could just create a group that caters to your tastes and needs, and see who shows up.
cornerofmadness
Oct. 10th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
i'll be honest i never even consider age as a factor
masqthephlsphr
Oct. 10th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Well, for example, a young woman recently posted to one of the NaNo comms all distressed because she was worried that killing off her main character at the end of the book was "too mean!"

And I was sort of taken aback in a, "Where have *you* been?" kind of way.

Not to mention lots of posts asking how to juggle NaNo and the weeks leading up to final exams and other unique problems of the young, as opposed to more working-folk/parents of kids types of worries.
cornerofmadness
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
see that is still not a factor to me
masqthephlsphr
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
::shrug:: I'd just like to hear more stories from people who've been writing for a few years now, as opposed to 16-year-old newbies hoping in some starry-eyed way to use NaNo to write the Great American [or other country] Novel.

There are a few older folks, but they are so far in the minority you have to wade through dozens of comm entries to find them.
masqthephlsphr
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
I am not leaving the comm for now, I"m kind of hoping those kinds of posts disappear in Nov and are replaced just by the standard OMGOMG posts one expects of NaNo.
cornerofmadness
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
i'm sure they probably will. if nothing else, the forums at nano never seem to have much of this stuff
masqthephlsphr
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
What do the NaNo site forums have in their posts, typically?
cornerofmadness
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
everything

seriously. You have to know where to look but it's broken out so you have the talk about anything crap that I rarely bother with, the encouragement places, the genre specific areas (where I spent most of my time) and there are a few age related ones but mostly for the really young crew (which is monitored for bad language and inappropriateness), places for weeping and wailing, links for fan tracks to write to, research stuff etc.
masqthephlsphr
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
I wonder if I can get an RSS feed of them to my LJ friends page. I am lazy.
cornerofmadness
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
i would have no idea
dame_grise
Oct. 10th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Aren't there age-specific forums at the site? Maybe I'm remembering wrong.
masqthephlsphr
Oct. 11th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
They probably do. I've just never visited them. I'm lazy and want a discussion that comes to me, rather than me going to it.
dame_grise
Oct. 11th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Fair enough. Well, I am an aforementioned f-list person, but I am over 40. Still not sure how much pre-planning I'm doing, or what I'm doing at all.

Current idea is a high school marching band vs. zombies.
masqthephlsphr
Oct. 11th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Do I have you buddied? I am masqthephlsphr over there.
dame_grise
Oct. 11th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
I'm SamFox. And I don't see you. I'm trying to figure out how to add you.
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