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Writing a novel and not going to quit.
I have made the decision, 9/27/2011 on Bella's birthday, to write a novel. This is a personal challenge I'm willing to take on and not quit until the project is completed. I know i can do this, and have been thinking about working on a huge project for many months. Basically shortly after joining my writing home here.

I will have to decide many things about this novel and then break them into steps and bits and pieces so that I can put together something which is worthy of being called a novel. It is an honor to be able to participate in novel writing so, I do not enter into this activity lightly. I will be devoting much time to thinking about the things I want included in the novel, how I want to present the plot or story, and all the other items which will help make this work come to life in an interesting and intriguing manner.

Fortunately, my creative imagination is flowing. This evening I started writing down guidelines like: characters and then listing possible characters I might use, places: like houses, buildings for this and that, etc. This was I have word reminders so I can start thinking about something for the novel. I understand we are allowed to create an outline to work from for this challenge in November.

Is the word count function the same or similar to what we have here? I wonder if the counter NaNo is using is the same or similar to other wrod counters? And, along with this, does anyone know anything about software which would help with writing of any type for any purpose? The windows notepad is ok, but, it would help me if I could have virtual index cards or something like that, a place to keep notes, character info, etc. If anyone knows anything about the software writers use, would you please let me know where and what is reliable, functional, and flexible?


If anyone has any suggestions, hints, tricks, advice, tools, software recommendations, or something to say which would be helpful; please write up and let me know what's on your mind, thank you.


My novel writing was successful years ago. I was able to go beyond the distance and although I have not edited this work, I am currently editing much of my materials on WDC. Nanowrimo was well worth entering and I hope to enter again at a future time.
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