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Mark Stone

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Hey all. I'm new here - I got excited by +Chris Lester mentioning it on his new podcast... and apparently I'm dumb. I have no idea how to actually put myself into this spreadsheet. Can anyone lend a hand/foot/other appendage?

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That explains it - I was in the wrong spreadsheet. The "Start Here" was just an interesting fact about vampires.
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#JulySheets are up and ready to go.
Good luck with your writing and editing this month, especially those doing #CampNaNoWriMo.
As always, if you have any problems with the sheet, comment below or mention me in your post and I'll do what I can to fix it.
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+Wren Roberts Thanks for the suggestion but I don't actually have access to link in the "About this community" section as I didn't create the community.
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Billy Pilgrim

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Somebody should be writing a book about how we're all writing every single day because we cannot face the formulas on this spreadsheet judging us for not doing so.
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The horror of an empty cell! Must fill it in! :D
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Kelly DePuy

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Just wanted to check and see if anyone else is doing Camp Nanowrimo in July. Hoping for some cheering on partners!
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Good luck to you too. Hurrah!
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The #JuneSheets are ready to go, at last!
As always, if you spot any problems, please let me know and I will try to get it fixed as soon as I can.
Good luck everyone, and thank you for your patience.
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Thanks. It works!
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Jeff Diamond

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Hi, everyone. Just thought I'd introduce myself. I've heard a lot about this community from ISBW, and thought I'd give it a go myself.

A little about me, I live in central Utah, have two crazy little kids, love baseball and comic books. In addition to writing, I love to watch documentaries about all sorts of stuff, keep bees and obsess over Star Wars. (I'm in the 501st, so I guess that makes me a cosplayer, too.)
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HI Jeff! Welcome. I hope this tool is as useful for you as it has been for me. BTW, the community over on Facebook is far more active, so if you're a FB user, you might want to check out that group, too. 
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#MaySheets are up and ready to go. As always, if you have any problems, post a comment here and make sure to include my name so I see it and can do something about it. :)
Good luck with this month's writing everyone.
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Hi +Ashley McKee. Welcome to the community. I actually have no idea if saving it to your personal folder would affect everyone else or not. I don't know of anyone who has done it. I think most people are just making a quick link or a bookmark for it. That said, I can't see any reason why your saving a copy to your own folder would affect everyone else. If anyone else knows anything about this, please share.
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J.A. Marlow

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Will the LiveLeaderBoard soon switch over to reflecting totals for April? Right now it's showing March numbers.

Thank you!
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And I see that it is now up. Thank you!
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April Sheets are now live. Good luck with this month's writing.
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Cheers!
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I wonder: How do you manage holidays and traveling?
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If I've got nothing else on me, I use the notepad feature on my iPhone, but usually I take a notebook or my iPad with me wherever I go. I use an app called Textilus on the iPad that syncs with Dropbox. It provides a word count and can sync with Scrivener files. 
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The Magic Spreadsheet is a simple online tool to help you build a habit of writing at least 250 words a day. Currently it exists as a (massive) shared Google Spreadsheet. A web version (called Magic Cricket) is in alpha test.
 
Hi everyone. The #AugustTabs are up and ready to go. 
The #JulyTabs will only be open for one more week (until Aug 7), then I'll be switching them off and archiving them in an effort to keep the sheet's response time as fast as possible. If you need to put numbers in after Aug 7, leave a comment to this post (and be sure to put my name in it so Facebook notifies me) and I'll do what I can to help you out.
Good luck with your all your writing-projects this month.
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+Derek Chamberlain thank you! And Thanks for doing all this hard work with the spreadsheets.
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Alexander T

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How do you access the July sheet?
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+Jeff Diamond, I'm only adding new sheets to the previous Spreadsheet but with the new system I need to wait for everyone to get their numbers in as some people don't do it every day and timezones also screw things around sometimes. 
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53 days in a row writing. About 810 per day. I use a copy of MSS in my HD to keep track of my writing.
I need to edit, but no want to have in any day a cero words record.
Editing count as writing?... If so, how do you handle this?... How many words of writing is a page of editing?
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+Rachael Acks thank you... 600-700 per hours is kind of my thing too...
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Sorry for the delay on the new tabs everyone. The current sheet is starting to get unwieldy so I'm in the process of creating a new doc and it's taking a little time to get everyone's information transferred across. I'm afraid the new one might not be available until the weekend. In the meantime, keep track of your numbers ready to put them in once I've got it up and running properly. Thanks for your patience.
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+Brian Rollins Having gone through some major life-rolls that took me out for a few months, I would vote to extending that to at least 6 months. 3 months seems a little too soon.
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Impossible is Possible

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Street magic is so cool
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Well, it finally happened - nearly a year after I first joined, and after many stops and starts with regards to consistency (or remembering to note it), I just hit Level 2!!

If I keep this up, I should hit Level 5 in about, oh - a decade or so ;-) (accounting for the increase in the daily word limit! :-P)
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I'm certain, you will get way earlier to level 5.  Over time you get used to write more consistently.
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Halsted Bernard

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Hi there. When I attempted to add my numbers to the spreadsheet just now, I encountered this error.

Reloading does not fix it.
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Halsted Bernard

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Hi, everyone! I heard about this from HabitRPG a few months ago but didn't introduce myself. I'm a fiction writer in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I am looking forward to building the daily writing habit with you all!
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+J.A. Marlow Thanks!
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Karen Bovenmyer

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I fell off the wagon for a long time--I've still been writing, but infrequently and not posting my numbers anywhere. If I want to re-join magic spreadsheet, where do I do that?
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Yay, it's still there, under Tony and Emily's on the SC tab. I'm ready to rock and roll, thanks!
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Chris Bridges

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Is any one else having trouble up dating the sheet from the mobile site, or am I just messing up?
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