Boy, oh, Boy!! The month of November is halfway over, and NaNoWriMo is still going strong. So far, it is going well. It was just the kick in the pants I needed to get back to the computer again. It has had its hiccups though.
November 1st: The FIRST DAY
I was soooooooooo excited to get started. I sat down after work, got my notes and plot outline, and started writing. The flow was smooth and I was hammering out a masterpiece (yeah, right?). At least I was getting words on the page! I was about 1,234 words in, very close to my goal of 1,667 words, when the Scrivener for Windows beta version I was using deleted every word in front of my eyes. Yeah, I know! Well, I opened another window and tried to access my saved file (I had been saving every five minutes!) and that file was empty too. I literally cried!
Now don't get me wrong. I love Scrivener and want a full version. It's a great piece of software for writers. I love the plot corkboard. I just had a glitch. Anyhoo...I lost everything and reported the bug!
Now, I could have stopped right there, went to bed, and doubled up the next day. BUT...my Fourth Grade class was counting on me to make my goal. So, I stayed up until almost two in the morning to finish my word count. I did, so YAY! I also saved it in three different locations in MS Word!!
Since that memorable first day, I have written everyday, made my goals, and have loved every minute of NaNoWriMo! I even opened it up to my class and 16 out of 20 students signed-up as well. We are having a write-in this week in class, and I can't wait!!
So, are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? If so, buddy me, okay!!