Day 17 – National Novel Writing Month

I got some writing in this afternoon and I’m very happy with how much I got done and what the whole scene was about. It allowed for some perspective into the other characters and I think it revealed some things about them that you would otherwise not find out. I enjoy writing things like that. I think it helps make the characters seem fuller and less flat.

Anyway, I have been having a lot of difficulty with the word counts. I have been adding them in as I go along, keeping track of it both on the National Novel Writing Month site and in a notebook. I also decided to download the template for Scrivener and copy all that I wrote since the beginning of the month. All three totals are different for some reason and I’m not sure what I am actually at total wise. They aren’t far off from each other but they’re different enough that it’s making me feel confused and concerned. I need to figure out how to scramble my work so I can validate it through the National Novel Writing Month site and see what number it ends up giving me. I’m hoping for something remotely consistent here because I don’t want to find out I’m missing a number of words by the end of the month.

I certainly hope that none of you are running into this problem. My brother regaled me with horror stories the other day of how some people found out when they submitted it at the last possible moment, that they were down 1000 words. I don’t want to run into that problem. I don’t think I will but I still don’t want that to happen to anyone. That would feel awful.

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About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 13 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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