Posts Tagged ‘yWriter’

Day Five

November 5, 2009

Time for a NaNoWriMo check-in. It’s day five and I have 12,651 words so far. That’s 25% of the goal.

The story is going well. I’ve got a one page timeline sitting above my desk. And I have found using Simon Haynes’ yWriter to be perfect for this project. I’ve got all sorts of story parts floating in my mind and with yWriter I can write any bit I like and just plug it in where it fits the timeline.

You can keep track of my progress here
http://www.nanowrimo.org///eng/user/552019

Off And Racing

November 1, 2009

That NaNoWriMo thing is off and racing. Or is it up and running? Whatever it is, here in Australia we get November 1st a few hours earlier than most of the world’s population. I guess that means we start writing earlier.

It’s about 5pm and I’ve been writing for part of the afternoon. yWriter tells me I’ve got 1482 words down.

yWriter is author software by Simon Haynes. Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock books. I blogged about him a day or two ago. The good thing about yWriter is that it keeps track of chapters and scenes, so I can write any section as it comes into my head, then just chuck it into the appropriate place in yWriter. If I want to move a scene I just pick it up and move it, no cut and paste for me.

It also keeps tally of each scene or chapter word count so I can see how busy I’ve been any time I need to. And that 1482?  It’s less than the minimum of 1,666 I have to keep up every day for November if I’m to reach the 50,000 words.

Better get back to it.