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LAJD
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Owasm - 105,004
shimiqua - 7,400
ScardeyDog - 50,002
genevive42 - 50,470
rdrhoads - 58,182
Unwritten - 50,247
KayTi - 50,565
ribbit aka SavantIdiot 61,545
sjsampson - 60,503
Kitti - 50,677
bluephoenix (blue_phoenix86) - 50,075.
LAJD (lesliedow) 54,618

I learned that I am indeed a plotter (duh) and that treating each work like a project will give me the best results. This is not really much of an epiphany since I am a born organizer and work as a project/program manager type person.

One new think I picked up is that if I find that I am stuck on something that is related to plot if I review the goals and fears of the characters who are in the scene I can often find a reasonable path through the problem. It may not be the best path, but it gets me past the stuck point with some continuity.
Leslie


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sholar
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sholar (listed as scholarette on nano)- 55,874

I remembered that writing is what I love.


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Owasm
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Owasm - 105,004
shimiqua - 7,400
ScardeyDog - 50,002
genevive42 - 50,470
rdrhoads - 58,182
Unwritten - 50,247
KayTi - 50,565
ribbit aka SavantIdiot 61,545
sjsampson - 60,503
Kitti - 50,677
bluephoenix (blue_phoenix86) - 50,075.
LAJD (lesliedow) 54,618
Sholar - 55,874

Current Total: 705,162


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ScardeyDog
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About OpenOffice - I had that too! My document was 600 words longer somehow.
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quote:
Really? How far was yours off? When I uploaded to Nano, the two readings were only off by 75 or so words

850 words, would you believe! It counts things like * as a word, which doesn't help, though I still don't know how it managed to be so far off. It certainly made the last 15 minutes of NaNo exciting for me .


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Rhaythe
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Out of curiosity, did you have a repeating header and/or footer? That will add to the word count per page.
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ScardeyDog
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I didn't have a header or footer. I probably had about 30 hash marks, maybe that number of hyphenated words... I'm not sure what could have acounted for the other 600 words.

bluephoenix - A little too exciting! Congrats on getting it done anyway.


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ArmadonRK
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Owasm - 105,004
shimiqua - 7,400
ScardeyDog - 50,002
genevive42 - 50,470
rdrhoads - 58,182
Unwritten - 50,247
KayTi - 50,565
ribbit aka SavantIdiot 61,545
sjsampson - 60,503
Kitti - 50,677
bluephoenix (blue_phoenix86) - 50,075.
LAJD (lesliedow) 54,618
Sholar - 55,874
ArmadonRK - 15,405

I could have written more, I wasn't exactly a symbol of time-management, but I don't think NaNo is entirely suited to my writing method either. Maybe if I'd known about it earlier than the 29th of October and had time to plan I would have made more progress, consequently I ended up doing a lot of paper-and-pencil scribbling and outlining instead of typing.

I'll proudly be a member of the NaNo losers club though, and I got a good start on this novel I can continue working on in the coming months.


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Joseph Forrest
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Owasm - 105,004
shimiqua - 7,400
ScardeyDog - 50,002
genevive42 - 50,470
rdrhoads - 58,182
Unwritten - 50,247
KayTi - 50,565
ribbit aka SavantIdiot 61,545
sjsampson - 60,503
Kitti - 50,677
bluephoenix (blue_phoenix86) - 50,075.
LAJD (lesliedow) 54,618
Sholar - 55,874
ArmadonRK - 15,405
Joseph Forrest - 20,058

No excuses really. Work and life got in the way a bit is all. It did lead to me getting a really good idea for some characters though and I realized I was writing too far in their future. Congrats to everyone that made it though. That's awesome.


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That makes 740,625 words contributed by Hatrackers, unless more get reported.
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Emily Palmer
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You can add another 50,211 words from larelmian.
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