The Jedi Clone: 3025
Your Nweb and NaNoWriMo usernames, were they inspired by anything?
Nweb: The Jedi Clone
NaNo: Mimsy101 My Nweb username was inspired by the fact that I learned about the force unleashed two and the fact that 'Starkiller' was now a clone, I loved that idea, hence my username. My NaNo username is one of my several RL nicknames, '101' is only there because I needed a longer username and I would probably forget anything less simple.
NaNoWriMo or YWP?
Sadly, I did YWP.
Who are you?
I'm a 13 year old hyper happy-go-lucky Christian girl bursting with mischief I'm the proud older sister of two and the happy younger sister of two I have a weakness for chocolate and anything yummy and sugary! I am an avid fan of Narnia, LotR and Star wars. (Did I mention Narnia?)
How were you sucked into NaNoWriMo? Did someone person brainwash you into joining?
Two years ago, my older sister told me about this wonderful thing that would help me write better, so I, being the only Jr. High girl who liked writing in the history of my family, was like "Sign me up!" However, I didn't do it that year, the next year I did, and I loved it, even if I lost. However, I WAS HOOKED!
Was this your first, second, tenth time participating?
This was my second time participating, and I loved it even more than the first time 'round.
What was your novel synopsis (or original idea) at the beginning of nano? Genre?
The original idea at the beginning of my novel was as follows: 'The year was 3025, Prussia had declared war on the world, it was world war 10, and we may not survive.' The genre was mainstream fiction.
Was your synopsis the same or different at the end? Or did you end up writing something completely different?
My synopsis stayed the same though I decided to write two short novels instead of one long novel.
Did you finish? What superpowers enabled you to write 50k in one month?
Yes I finished...ish, I met the word goal but neither novel is completed.
What method of writing proved to be the most effective?
Word Wars. No contest, Word Wars with chat kept me alive, that and WoD.
Did this method involve glue, ropes, caffeine or some other forceful inducement?
Yes it does. For me it consists of: a) In October stocking up on candy and tea bags. b) Using WoD and Word Wars on chat, Weir, Gildor, and the other Nwebbers who didn't do NaNo and were just the support/(in Weirs case for me) research team.
What lesson(s) did NaNoWriMo teach you this past November?
That I have a great deal of perseverance and can finish something that I commit to. I also learned that it is possible to test for a black belt and do NaNo at the same time.
Website, blog, twitter, etc you want readers to know about?
Um, just my blog, http://mimsjournal.blogspot.com/ I haven't posted on it lately but I try to when I'm not overly busy.
Thank you Menelve for this interview and also... *Lets all give a round of applause to the Mods, Admins and normal users on Nweb for supporting us all during NaNo, and also, thank Elve for being an amazing supporter and not being mad when Mantis, Badger and I all pestered her for a Word War.*
[Note: Menelve and Elve are two of my nicknames on NarniaWeb. I'd have to second the round of applause for the people of NW. After all, they let us take over the chat for the duration of NaNoWriMo]