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THE SCHEDULE [Oct. 30th, 2005|12:02 pm]
Darth Paradox
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My planned schedule for NaNoWriMo

You'll notice there are two numbers every day. One is the pacing number - the number of words I need that day to be on an even pace for 50,000 words. That one is in parentheses. The main number, though, is my own goal of 2,000 words a day. The 2K/day schedule gives me room to miss that goal or have to drop a day, and still make 50K.

I'll be posting this table often, filling in the days with my actual wordcounts and projected totals. (I'll be posting excerpts from my story, too.) If you want my clean version of the HTML code for the table, let me know!

Oct. 30 Oct. 31 1

2000
(1667)
2

4000
(3333)
3

6000
(5000)
4

8000
(6667)
5

10000
(8333)
6

12000
(10000)
7

14000
(11667)
8

16000
(13333)
9

18000
(15000)
10

20000
(16667)
11

22000
(18333)
12

24000
(20000)
13

26000
(21667)
14

28000
(23333)
15

30000
(25000)
16

32000
(26667)
17

34000
(28333)
18

36000
(30000)
19

38000
(31667)
20

40000
(33333)
21

42000
(35000)
22

44000
(36667)
23

46000
(38333)
24

48000
(40000)
25

50000
(41667)
26

DONE
(43333)
27

DONE
(45000)
28

DONE
(46667)
29

DONE
(48333)
30

DONE
(50000)
Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 3



In other news, tomorrow's Scatterplot will be the last one until December...

Edit: The straight HTML for the schedule can be found here.
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: petie_s
2005-10-30 09:39 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'd really appreciate the HTML code. That's a pretty awesome idea.
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From: ex_miang438
2005-10-30 10:16 pm (UTC)
You are being such a dork about this, it's fantastic. :D :D :D

I wish you lots of luck! Will you be posting your story as you write it / after it's done, or shall we, your loyal and loving audience, be forever deprived?
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2005-10-30 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm not being a dork, I'm being a geek. There's a subtle difference. :P

...Yeah, okay, I'm being a dork. So be it.

I'll be excerpting it as I write it. When I'm done, it pretty much depends on whether I think the end product is good enough - or can be made good enough - to warrant sending out to publishers. (I will gladly make it available to you (and any other individuals as may be interested), but if it stands even a slight chance of being published, I won't post it publically in its entirety.)
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[User Picture]From: kinkyprude
2005-10-31 04:47 am (UTC)
Dude, we're not "dorks". We're "modern, cool, nerds".
Yeah, I might also steal this. It will definately keep me on track.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2005-10-31 06:29 am (UTC)
Okay! The schedule in its pure HTML form is at http://scatterplot.keenspace.com/Schedule.txt. It should be free of the garbling that LJ will probably put it through.
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[User Picture]From: greenstorm
2005-10-30 11:47 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2005-10-31 01:03 am (UTC)
I'd recommend you try NaNoWriMo, but you seem to have enough going on as it is...

We'll see how it goes.
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[User Picture]From: greenstorm
2005-10-31 01:04 am (UTC)
I don't like to write solo, either. :)
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[User Picture]From: 1knighthawk
2005-10-31 03:56 am (UTC)
I too am going to try to write a novel for NaNoWriMo
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2005-10-31 04:48 am (UTC)
Excellent. What are your plans?
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[User Picture]From: 1knighthawk
2005-10-31 04:57 am (UTC)
to be honest, I'm not sure....and what does NRI mean?
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2005-10-31 07:07 am (UTC)
INRI is an acronym for "Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum", Latin for (roughly) "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews". According to the Bible, it was on a sign put above Jesus on the cross.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-31 05:54 pm (UTC)
ah, my latin sux I thought it was something else, but I kinda had a feeling that that was the joke you were going for.
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[User Picture]From: suziannabean
2005-11-01 05:03 pm (UTC)
Mind if I borrow your HTML? I'm copying your 2000 w/d because that is so much a more rememberable goal, and it keeps me on track.

I was always one, in school, to write my papers single spaced, 10pt font, and then when I could write no more I'd realize I was already waaaay past the required page amount when I just double spaced, 12 pt font. No squibbling about with margins/far too large fonts ... just make your expectations a bit higher, and suddenly you're where you'er supposed to be.

I figre I can do that with NaNo ... the font won't help me, but ... the word count will! Two weeks in I'll feel behind, but still be ahead!
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2005-11-01 06:11 pm (UTC)
Feel free! The link is right under the calendar.
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[User Picture]From: suziannabean
2005-11-01 06:22 pm (UTC)
WOOT! Thank you.
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