I forgot I was going to post about NANO

I forgot I was going to post about NANO this year. It doesn’t really matter now, because I’ve pretty much bailed on the NANO website. I never log my writing (except for the last day) on the day I write my words, and the new site only just now started even showing the tally of daily word counts (I think it’s sessions really, not even by day). I can’t edit my word counts by day and so it has me with all kinds of weird lumps on the progress graph.

Here’s a comparison shot of what we had to work with on the old site and what we have now.

Screen shot of old nanowrimo stats Screen shot from new nanowrimo stats page

As for the other changes, the NaNoWriMo stats page is a cluttered mess. I don’t like it and I’m not feeling the love for NANO this year, for sure.

Overall, in almost all ways, I do not like the new site, to the point that I finally realized I just don’t want to go back to it. I can do better charts and graphs on my own spreadsheet anyway.

So this is my last NANO post of 2019. I’ve decided I’m not going to participate this year after all.

On that note, I’ve adjusted my November goal to writing 60,000 words of fiction this month.

I’ve never had a 60k month. Probably ever, even before I started tracking in 2012. I know my NANO win in 2011 was just a 53k month and that was the best month I think I’d ever had up to that point with writing fiction.

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