Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million
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NaNo Progress report

I have finished the body of the novel! 2900 words today (more than half what was left!), and I am about halfway through the epilogue. I will run out of story about a thousand words before I hit 50K, I think, in just under 2000 words. I have plenty of things to go back and fill in, so I have no doubts about getting to 50.

I haven't read back through the full thing yet - I'm half looking forward to it and half dreading it. Once I get the magic number, I'm not sure if I want to go back immediately and start the finishwork, or if I should set it aside for a while and come back later with a fresh view.

What a fascinating journey it's been...

Scrivener for Windows (beta) is an interesting program, but I am doubtful I will continue using it - it has a lot of formatting weirdnesses: among other things, it doesn't recognize some very common contractions, and it notes spelling errors with the squiggly underline in a plus or minus two-word distance, and it has this 'invisibles' thing that randomly HIDES big blocks of text and causes me panic thinking I've lost chunks of my story, and the line breaks don't work out neatly between it and open office. I don't think I'll be paying for it, though I do like the chaptering feature and the as-typing wordcount.

Short week coming up - complete with predictions of freezing rain. UGH!



47201 / 50000 words. 94% done!
Tags: nanowrimo10
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