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November 30th, 2008


04:22 pm - Nanowrimo: Final Word Count
Zokutou word meter
52,128 / 50,000
(104.3%)


Heh. I managed to add about a thousand words through my edits, go figure. Mostly, things needed to be clarified, transitions inserted, a little padding here and there, so on and so forth.

Will email it to those who have expressed interest in a moment.

Unless I come up with an equally awesome idea, I do not see myself trying again next year.

As for this blog? Eh, it's been sort of nice to have something to update with daily, but it's likely it will grow silent again. We'll see. :P
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November 29th, 2008


05:19 pm - Day 29=Success.
Zokutou word meter
51,132 / 50,000
(102.3%)


Today went pretty much exactly as expected, and I have succeeded. :)

I'm going to read it through in one sitting while editing tomorrow, as planned, submit it to the website, and then I'll be 100% done. If you want me to email you the thing, go ahead and ask me in comments or email me at chilango2 at gmail.com.

I also finally found a title I was happy with, "Another day, Another dollar." It became a repeated line throughout the nano and it wasn't until I finished it and realized that that the choice became obvious.

Be warned that the story contains hyperbolic political rants, hyperbolic rants about work in general, and uses religious imagery and themes on occasion for comedic effect.

Now, I will discuss how the actual process of writing this thing went for me.

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November 28th, 2008


08:23 pm - Word Count: Day 28
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
49,048 / 50,000
(98.1%)


Starting at: 45952
Needed to reach:47952
Words added today: 3096

The schedule, etc, now becomes irrelevant. All I need is 952 words and I have succeeded.

Hell, I could probably finish this tonight, but I want to rest, relax, etc.

I actually intend to reach roughly 51k words tomorrow (adding 2k shouldn't be hard).

The extra thousand is as insurance, I hear that sometimes the nanowrimo counter doesn't agree that all of your words are words, so its wise to build a little insurance.

It also builds insurance against editing, which often makes a nano shorter, although not always.
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November 27th, 2008


06:35 pm - Word Count: Day 27
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
45,952 / 50,000
(91.9%)


Starting at: 43406
Needed to reach:45406
Words added today: 2546
Words ahead: 943
Min. words necessary/day from this point: 1350
Min. words necessary/day to have the 30th free for just editing: 2024

Obviously it's only 6:30pm, so I could continue, and I may later.
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November 26th, 2008


09:39 pm - Word Count: Day 26
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
43,406 / 50,000
(86.8%)


Starting at: 40301
Needed to reach: 42301
Words added today: 3105
Words ahead: 64
Min. words necessary/day from this point: 1649
Min. words necessary/day to have the 30th free for just editing: 2198

Today, for the first time since nanowrimo started, I am ahead of schedule. :)

Things are definitely looking good, and finishing it a day ahead of time is looking very doable.
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November 25th, 2008


09:04 pm - Word Count: Day 25
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
40,301 / 50,000
(80.6%)


Starting at: 37577
Needed to reach: 39577
Words added today: 2724
Words behind: 1374
Min. words necessary/day from this point: 1940
Min. words necessary/day to have the 30th free for just editing: 2425

May do more work tonight, but we'll call it a day at this point.
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November 24th, 2008


10:02 pm - Word Count: Day 24
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
37,577 / 50,000
(75.2%)


Starting at: 35025
Needed to reach: 37025
Words added today: 2552
Words behind: 2431
Min. words necessary/day from this point: 2071
Min. words necessary/day to have the 30th free for just editing: 2485

Six days to go.

As expected, no writing occured yesterday.

No D&D on Thursday, no need to run a campaign on Sunday. If I was going to have a more or less free week, this was the week to have.

I keep up today's pace I will reach 50k a day early and have some time to do editing, which will be good.
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November 23rd, 2008


12:00 am - Word Count: Day 22
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
35,025 / 50,000
(70.0%)


Starting at: 32899
Needed to reach: 34899
Words added today: 2126
Words behind: 1649
Min. words necessary/day from this point: 1872

Succeeded at meeting my minimum. I really need to keep myself away from blogs for the rest of the week, they swallow up hours I could be writing. I came home at something like 4pm, took a nap till 5 or 6, but didn't actually start writing till 9 or 10 or so because of the evils of the blogosphere. :P

Still, I did meet my minimum. With any luck I'll wake up early tomorrow or come home early enough to do a *little* writing, but if not, well, I'll jsut have to buckle down and finish it, we're definitely entering the end game here, but I'm in decent shape, considering.
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November 22nd, 2008


12:01 am - Word Count: Day 21
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
32,899 / 50,000
(65.8%)


Starting at: 30,726
Needed to reach: 32,726
Words added today: 2173
Words behind: 2108
Min. words necessary/day from this point: 1901

Another pretty good day. I was a little lazy today and didn't really do any writing till 9pm or so, so it's a good thing the word count progressed well, or we'd have a repeat of last weekend.
I am having a somewhat busy day tomorrow as I am going to dim sum and need to prepare for Sunday's session, but I should hopefully be able to manage 2k words, which will mean that only Sunday itself will likely be a total loss. This will put me at 35kish words, I will then have 7 days, including the 30th, to reach 50k, or 2143 words/day, which is manageable, if difficult.

If I'm going to finish a day early to have time for one last edit I'm going to need to pull out at least one or two 3k words day out of my hat.
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November 20th, 2008


11:35 pm - Word Count: Day 20
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
30,726 / 50,000
(61.5%)


Starting at: 28,660
Needed to reach: 30,660
Words added today: 2066
Words behind: 2614
Min. words necessary/day from this point: 1928

Achieved minimum today, but since I had D&D this evening, I reached it by 4pm and didn't fall behind. This is good.
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