NaNoWriMo Update


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The home stretch.


A relief? Not so much, yet. No for me. I am behind, mainly because I missed a couple of extra days of writing during my vacation from, and the fact that I did not write on Thanksgiving. I am okay with this, however. I needed the break. I needed a little time to simply relax.


Today is Tuesday, and Friday is the last day of the challenge. Where am I with my 50,000 word goal? I am at 33,259 according to my OpenOffice software, 32,621 according to the word counter on the NaNoWriMo site.


Now, I know my OpenOffice is pretty much right on as far as word count goes, because I have been using it for a few years now on projects that need word counts matching what publishers want. I know nothing of whatever program NaNo uses.


So what does this mean for me? It means I have to write an extra 638 words (50,638 total) to meet my challenge goals for NaNo. 🙁


Am I going to bother? Most likely, yes. If I can get to the 50,000 mark, and if there is enough time, I will.


Just to be sure, I checked the NaNoWriMo site and tried taking the steps to fix the word count incompatibility between OpenOffice and NaNo, but it did not work.


Happy Writing!


So, I am wondering how everyone else is doing with the challenge. I will be checking the facebook groups later.




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About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.