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By ana (Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 11:13:42 AM EST) (all tags)
near line 2700.


Today I wrote 2287 words.

When the day was over, I had 37252 words total. Yesterday, the total was 37775.

The problem is one of configuration control. Sometime on the 18th, which was last Saturday, I became somewhat suspicious that I was a but ahead of where I thought I had been, not all that many words ago. Well, bank error in your favor, best not be too investigative, and besides, there's no time for that. Just Write.

Today I figured it out, though. Turns out somehow that the 'day03' file (original content about 1314 words) had become a copy of the 'day18' file (the largest one to date with 4126 words in it). So I was counting day 18 twice and day 3 not at all. And I'm 2700ish words behind where I thought I was.

That said, Scrivener looks like a very cool writing program. It helped me discover the above bug, because the opening line of day03 was nothing like what should have been happening that early in the story.

Back to it. I have to find time for another 2700 words somewhere.

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The NaNo site was down last night by aethucyn (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 11:57:40 AM EST
when I had posted my latest installment, so I haven't updated the word count yet. I managed a nice session on the train this morning, and I suspect even more on the way home. And I have an outline of all that needs to happen by the end (actually, the very end is already written). And everybody thought I was making this up entirely as I went along.

not that surprised by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 03:11:17 PM EST
The way yours is set up, its overall structure sort of implies something of the ending in the beginning (not that I know any of the specifics, of course, but there is a sense that the ending's present all along). Besides, with only a handful of days left, this is definitely the time to know where the finish line is (although, I think I was just realizing what the ending would be, at about this time last year).

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vim + wc -w for the win by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 04:29:32 PM EST
I can't seem to write sequentially.

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