18229Using NT for Nanowrimo
- Oct 25, 2005Hi all. Just curious if anyone had used Notetab Pro for the Nat'l
Novel-writing competition (http://nanowrimo.org). I used a shareware
program called Journal last year, but I'm on a new PC now and want to
leverage fewer apps to do more things.
If you're not familiar with nanowrimo, the goal is to write a 50,000
word novel from scratch during November. You have to average about
1,660 words/day to stay on track.
So my goals are to be able to easily track my daily word count and
then, at the end, have a text file to upload to the nanowrimo robot.
It automatically counts the number of words in the file and determines
if you're winner. (The goal is to write and finish a new novel, not to
write a *good* novel :)
Here's how I'm thinking of approaching it:
1. Open a new outline file.
2. Give each heading a date. Or just Day01, Day02, etc.
3. Use the word count feature to make sure I hit the quota for the
day. (Maybe save the counts to a different heading so I can have a
4. At the end of the month, export to a DOS text file, do a final word
count to make sure I'm comfortably over 50,000 words.
I think the headings are exported with the text, yes? That may be a
problem as it may artificially inflate the word count. (But perhaps
not more artificial than taking two pages to describe a bathroom, or
something. Nanowrimo'ers are shameless in their ploys to boost their
word count on uninspired days.)
Any ideas on improving this process are appreciated!
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