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NaNoWriMo 2018

Another year, another National Novel Writing Month! I think I’m getting to that NaNo age where it’s better to stop counting my wins.

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The NaNoWriMo forums have not improved any, with the same old threads getting overcrowded, and being doomed to deletion sometime next summer.

Despite my longing looks at Manuskript, I continued to use Scrivener this year, in combination with my gamebook project template, Scree, now in its Scrivener 3 incarnation. Last year I lucked into a major simplifying factor for my hyperfiction: a two-part structure of the novel, where, if you survived the apocalypse, you got to participate in some brave new world thread or other. This year I did that more intentionally, ending up with four semi-reusable parts (out of far too many planned).

I kept the cat-vacuuming down this year, only fixing some minor issues in my tools, while mostly goofing off on Discord and BoardGameGeek (the latter leading to a new geeklist, FAQ, and game).