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NaNo Day 9

November 9th, 2008 (01:57 am)

Not necessarily a shout-out, but by the end of today, folks should be at 15k. I'm barely keeping up to where I'd been on day 6 (which was still vastly behind). As it is, I'm starting the day at ~8500 words. While I'd hoped to get caught up this weekend, I get the feeling it simply won't be possible (unless I lock myself up and write for 24hrs). Possible in English? Very. In Japanese...... I think my writing speed is ~1/4-1/3 what it is in English. >.> Add to that a not-particularly interesting story at the moment, and staying focussed becomes very difficult. *sigh* Still, I'm hopeful about getting through this and getting past the goal line. (I'm not beaten yet! Not by a long shot!) ^_^

Personal target for today: to reach 12k O_O;

Shall see how close I get. :P

And before I forget, if you haven't done so, y'all might want to take a moment and *back up your NaNo*! Email it to yourself, stick it on Google Docs, copy it to another USB key, print it out...... heck put it in a private post (or three) that only you can read on LJ even. You never know when something like file corruption, or worse yet, a system crash might occur. It's always good to play it safe. ^_^

Feel free to tell how your word count is going! ^_^

Next shout out will be on day 15--the 25k mark. ^^;;

Day's total: 12 482 *splat*]


Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 9th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)

Google Docs is really easy; just go in there from Gmail or whatever. Once you're in there you can UL your doc. You can work on it online in Google docs, but... *shrug* I prefer OO to it. :P BTW, if you're using Word for your word count, you might want to double check it with Google docs. From what I recall last year, OO and Google docs had similar word counts and tend to give results close to NaNo's word counter. Word, however, often gives higher results than the official counter.

I'm seriously thinking about dubbing this year's NaNo the 5AM novel. >.> Scenes keep coming to me at that ungodly hour. I'd been wondering how to get that idiot scientist to go somewhere... >.>

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 9th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)

The five am novel it is!


I had to download and install SeaMonkey to use google docs. *seriously peeved about that*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 9th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)

*blink* What's SeaMonkey? I think if you use Opera there might be compatibility issues, but I thought it was supposed to be supported by both MSIE and Firefox...? *confused*

Naru's being a pain... being a bigger than normal pain this time. Masako's being very unpredictable. I don't think I've ever written this much with or about her before. ^^; Gah, her manner of speech drives me bonkers! >.<; Good luck with your NaNo! I wonder if I'll be able to justify any translating tonight... ^_^

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)

LOL! SeaMonkey is a browser and will support google documents. My computer flat out told me that Mozilla Firefox wouldn't support it at all. I have no clue why.

I wonder if I'll get any writing done?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 10th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)

*laughs* Well, you could have my situation. Bou-san's left the scene to run back to Tokyo for an emergency after getting a call from Umekichi. O_O; I really wish I could describe Naru's reaction when he heard Umekichi was Bou-san's cat! ^^;;

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