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Word Count Woes (NaNo)

So, being the bright eyes that I'm not, I decided to DL the latest version of Open Office in Japanese rather than English. There was a post over on NaNo's forums saying that OO'll give you an accurate word count. No problems. DLed and... according to a previous version of OO, the word count for GH2 was just under 56k (OO 2.4). New word count ~57.5k (OO 3.0). From memory, I remember MS Word (XP?) reporting it as ~63-67k. So, out of morbid curiosity I checked the word count in Word 2006... ~105.5k?! (~2.5k were non-Asian.)

IIRC from last year, OO and Google Docs gave approximations for word counts similar to NaNo's counter, so I'm more inclined to go with OO's word count. (Google Docs and I had some arguments last year, so I'm not risking my work on it.) The thing is, GH2 is ~165 pages long with table of contents and author's notes. (In comparison, IW clocked in at just over 50k and 113-118 pages depending on which computer/version of OO I was using.) I have to write half again more what I'd written last year for this year's NaNo?? And in another language at that?? *cry*

As a result, a) I'm in denial and pretending the world's all roses still, b) I'm thinking about doing a two-shot back-to-back investigative story in order to add more background and pad things out to be able to manage to reach my word/page count, and c) I'm trying to figure out how on earth I can warp the space-time continuum so that I can actually write that much in Japanese without having my brains go oozing out my ears. >.> I'm 100% carbonized toast. *sigh* (Now if NaNo's site's word counter will give word counts similar to MS Word's counter, I, of course, would be in heaven. However, the probability of that being the case... *le sigh* )

I need to get out of denial so I can actually do some stuff. >.<;
Tags: nano 2008, not much
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