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Thursday, October 28, 2004

NaBloWriMo Update

Ok, for my personal rip-off of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which I'm calling NaBloWriMo,* I have now found a slightly more high-tech and complicated way to do my word count.

Since there's a problem with Blogger, and I can't rely on the word count in my profile, I need to do it manually. However, I did find a cool graphic to use to show that word count. It's now on the sidebar of this blog.

Some one who I believe is named Jeff Lee created a NaNoWriMo progress meter, and is making it available to the NaNoWriMo (and stealth NaBloWriMo) community. I still have to paste in text, and ASCII text, to boot, but I don't have to update the graphic. That should happen automatically.

I hope.

We'll see how it works.

I just learned that 50,000 words is about 6-7 pages of printed material per day. Yikes! There's almost certainly no way I can do that this month, but I'm still keeping that as my goal. If I just say "I'm going to write as many words as I can in a month," I won't do as well because I can define that to be any number I want.

*Unless anyone's got a better idea for a catchy title!


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