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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011

    With an hour and a half to spare I easily crossed the finish line. Interesting that the website thinks my novel was 50,049 words long but Word counts it as 50,083. I wonder what the difference is.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011

    Congrats to all to made it and a high five to those that did their best.

    Learned a brutal lesson about trusting automatic backup programs and a cheap gaming computer.
    Lost half my work on week two and almost threw in the towel to play Xbox instead. I'm so glad I didn't give up.
    I made the word count tonight but my book is nowhere near done.
    I feel like I'm only half way through the story. Ha!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011 edited

    Save files in DropBox and work from there, or otherwise work off of a flash drive. Additionally, set your autosave to something like every five minutes and you shouldn't have any issues.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011
    Save files in DropBox and work from their

    Seconded. I have everything in there, and it makes it a lot easier to work on the Pad, too.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011
    I was trusting Norton to do it automatically and missed the fact that I started a trial version, not a service? I'm glad it saved half of it at least. Drop box is my new friend.
    My only issue now is how the hell am I supposed to play Star Wars on this Frankenstein machine? Simple answer: I'm not. I want to finish this book anyway. There are some parts that are just solid gold.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011
    @RenThing - I hit 50,018 according to Movie Magic Screenwriter, but when I went to validate on the nanowrimo website it said I had 49,786 ... so the validator has *always* counted a lot differently from my software's word count.
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    Honestly, what they used always counted more words for me than word.

    Which I was fine with.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2011 edited
    Congratulations to everyone who made it! Unfortunately I failed miserably this year, due to many different things going on, but I'm still going to struggle on and get the damn thing finished.

    Just curious, do any of you have any plans on what your going to do with your stories now, after editing and what not, of course. Sending it off to publishers? Sell it as an Ebook yourself? POD?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2011

    This years, as opposed to last years, is good enough of a base to start from but needs pretty much an entire rewrite. Writing this version exposed a bunch of plot issues that need to be addressed and that I need to get a better grasp on the characters. However, I think it's got some potential so once I finish the two shorts for anthology submissions I need to finish by the end of next week, and do the last 40k or so on another novel (which is just shy of 90k already), I'll get started on redoing it.