Melian_Maia: Living Legends
Your Nweb and NaNoWriMo usernames, were they inspired by anything?
I happened to be reading the Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin when I went to make my NWeb account and picked the first name that came to mind. Same goes for my NaNo account.
Who are you?
My name is Lia and I'm a homeschooled sophomore in highschool who spends way to much time on the computer (mostly NWeb. ) and eats too much chocolate.
How were you sucked into NaNoWriMo? Did someone person brainwash you into joining?
The first time I think I was brainwashed. A friend of mine told me that it 'wasn't hard' and 'you can do it no problem'... I did win, but just barely. I don't even remember what I wrote.
Was this your first, second, tenth time participating?
This was my third NaNoWriMo.
What was your novel synopsis (or original idea) at the beginning of nano? Genre?
I wrote a rather odd version of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It's fantasy.
Was your synopsis the same or different at the end? Or did you end up writing something completely different?
Um, I went into NaNo with a pretty good idea (about 10 typed pages) of what I wanted to write about, but once I got started it just didn't feel right, so I went out on a limb and changed it a few days in.
Did you finish? What superpowers enabled you to write 50k in one month?
I did finish! I think what helped me win was my super awesome Mom, who let me steal her computer for hours on end and listened to me rant whenever I had technical issues.
What method of writing proved to be the most effective?
Rewarding myself whenever I got to big goals. Chocolate = my best friend.
Did this method involve glue, ropes, caffeine or some other forceful inducement?
What lesson(s) did NaNoWriMo teach you this past November?
NaNoWriMo taught me that my insomnia can be a good thing when it comes writing.
Website, blog, twitter, etc you want readers to know about?
My blog is here: http://alasse-lalaith.blogspot.com