September 7th, 2009


3-day novel contest after 65 hours

Panic! My novel consists of three main parts, the largest being the middle part. I was deleting an unneed scene and accidentally deleted the entire middle section. After fighting down a sick feeling, I reverted to my previously saved version to find I had added only one sentence since the last time I saved. I am so incredibly thankful that I developed the habit of saving after every paragraph when I ran the word processing shop. That little habit just saved my contest submission.

3-day novel contest

With 3 hours and 15 minutes remaining in my 72 hours, I have completed my novel. It is very short, only 20,045 words; but it is done.

I don't know that I would do this again; but it was a worthwhile and educational experience.