Monday, November 28, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 Winner

Woo-hoo! I'm still doing a happy dance even after the NaNoWriMo word verification tool didn't match the word count my word processor - Open Office - told me. In fact, it was over 1100 word difference. I went to verify my win earlier tonight and it came up a few hundred words short. I have over 51300 words written. It was frustrating, but I wrote just over 200 words and it was enough. NaNo told me I wrote -1100 words today, but I still have my win.

I see a few other winners out there. Congratulations to you! The rest of you warriors, keep going. There's still a few days left of the month. Push yourself. You'll be surprised at what you can accomplish. I believe in you.

I hope to finish the novel in a few weeks. Before Christmas at the latest. Then I'll let it sit for a while. I have two other novels I want to go through more revisions and submit before I start any editing with my NaNo novel. Revise, revise, revise. That will be my motto for the next four or more months.

19 comments:

  1. Well done, Christine! I have no idea how you did it with your little one to look after. Hope you meet your target for finishing the novel too.

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  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful way to end the month and go into the holidays. :)

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  3. YAY!!! I'm hoping to get to 25000. Maybe next year I'll get to 50000!

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  4. Congratulations!!

    I've heard that Open Office counts quotation marks as words, so that was probably what threw the count off. That's great you were able to squeeze in a bit more writing, and I look forward to reading the rest when you get it written.

    I'm off to see how much more in TLP I can finish by Wednesday. :)

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  5. C D and Janel, thank you!

    Prerna, even 25000 is fantastic! Keep writing!

    Cherie, I didn't know that. That's weird it does that. I do wonder if there's a way to make it stop. Thanks for letting me know. Hope you're writing. I want to read it soon!

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  6. Woot, woot!! I see you have a rusalka in your novel. Cool.

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  7. Woohoo excellent... well done:)

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  8. Congratulations! What a feat to accomplish. :)

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  9. Congrats on winning NaNoWriMo!!! :)

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  10. Congrats, Christine. That is really strange about the word count. I guess I should be grateful. Mine was only off my 15 words. I'd have died if it was 1,100. That's just nuts!

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  11. Congrats on the win! I'm worried about the word count thing because there was a 200 word difference between Google Docs and Word. Either way, I'm finishing tonight. I WILL finish tonight.

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  12. Thank you all for the congratulations!

    And Joshua, you can do it! GO GO GO!

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