so is anyone getting ready for this awesomeness? i'd been working on my novel now for 3 years, and the last 2 years i've entered it into nano. the first time i just couldn't finish. D: was really hard the first time. second year, i was doing above and beyond my count! i was so excited, but then my computer program that had InDesign crashed, and then everything just threw a fit. D: some kind of virus corrupted a lot of my things. (i luckily had a backup copy in microsoft word, for that exact reason. you can never be too careful, man. never.) so this year, after having my book in nano twice now, plus in between writing times, it's only got 67 pages left in it. nano takes 150, so i won't beat nano this year writing my book. that means, instead of being a rebel this year, i'm going to do nanowrimo the normal way! what are your tools of the trade? did you ever beat it? are you a rebel writer? my tools: 1. laptop 2. InDesign 3. soda! can't live without it. just can't. 4. lots of snacks. 5. cushions. (i don't have a desk, i have a table and since my computer overheats, it has to sit on something cool with the fan on it. so i hunch a lot, and my back usually drives me nuts by page 3 for the day.) 6. notebook for jotting notes, or plot ideas. this is also the first year i'll be doing nanowrimo while having a job. (i hope. interview today, woot woot!) so i'm going to struggle this year with time, unlike when i was in college. does anyone have any tips on how to handle that? ;JLASKDFJSA i'm excited, yo! * for those wondering, my book is 340 pages. it's way too long to be in nanowrimo and be completed. i used nano as a way to get progress in it FAST, and as a personal goal. which doesn't mean i technically would have won nano anyway, since i was considered a rebel writer. out of those 340 pages, 67 are left.