Back in business, at last.

Hello people.

After two days,  I’ve given up trying to get yWriter5 to work properly in Linux. I stuffed it up somehow, yesterday, just when I thought I had it right. Now I’m wondering if it was actually my cordless mouse not communicating properly when I was trying to move around in the program. I didn’t push the buttons on the two pieces when I switched it from one computer to the other. Usually it just doesn’t work when I share like that. Anyway, I cracked the sh…  got annoyed and went back to the files on the old old PC yesterday.

It’s taken me hours today, but now I have finally transferred all missing scenes from my backup text file into the  November project where I added the new scenes at the front (while I waited for the other PC to be usable).  I didn’t know which scenes had been re-written since last November, so I changed over the text in all pre-existing scenes, losing a word here, adding a word there to the total count. Lost 500 words in one go, but I know which scene is missing. Despite that, I still ended up with nearly 300 words more than my tally of 105,089 – probably tentative scene notes.

During this process I fell in love with my story again. Nearing the end now. Tomorrow I start checking it over for plot and structure. I expect some rewriting will be in order before I give it an edit and polish for my beta readers.

I’d be finished by now if I hadn’t side-tracked myself.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Glad that you finally succeeded, I would have hurled everything out onto the road, You have more patience than I have. My success linking my new printer up pales into dullness. Took everything around to mum’s, Don went to Youtube and what came up was different to what I had, looked at the disc that was included in purchase – terrific “Windows” of course that doesn’t work on Mac.
    Really thought I was stupid until I saw that. Went to Canon site, downloaded, installed and checked it and test printed all in about 10/15 mins. So result – I’m not that stupid after all.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Well done Sue. The internet is a wonderful way to find solutions.

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  2. Sue says:

    Bye the way, we are all waiting patiently for the finished product

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Getting closer Sue. 😀 ❤

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  3. bkpyett says:

    YOu have been working hard Christine. Fantastic! Good luck with the final tidy-up/edit! 🙂

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  4. You’re in the home stretch, Christine. Woo hoo. Good for you.

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  5. WeaverGrace says:

    What a test of your stamina!!! I LOVE that a result is that you fell in love with your story all over again. 🙂 That’s the best!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      You know Grace, I was reading one scene with my mouth open, waiting to say what happened next! 😮

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