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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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Chris Bridges

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Hi I am new to the spreadsheet, but thought since I am a gamer this might work for me. I have several ideas for novels but am having trouble writing consistently. Though I would try and see what happens.
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You'll love it, +Chris Bridges 
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I accidentally moved around some of the cells that I was not supposed to fidget with. I am afraid to try to correct it, for fear of making it worse. Could you please have a look at it? I am at 237 in FebISBW1. Thank you in advance!
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But I see that a kind soul has fixed it for me - everything is good now - and I will pay more attention when typing in the sheet in the future :)
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About this community

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.
 
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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+Derek Chamberlain it is nice to know writing and editing is part of the same. That way I do not feel breaking my writing commitment. 
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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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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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Chris Bridges

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Am I missing something, or do we just start on the dec spreadsheet? I would like to start but not sure what to do
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Never mind I should have read down, sorry. I'm signed up.
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I startet 100 days ago - and got the chain running without a break :-)
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So, per your (repeated) requests, smile emoticon there is now a new GPlus tab open for new users.
Just a note. Please don't modify any part of your rows except the part with your personal details in it, name, WIP, contact, etc. It adds considerably more work for those of us doing the monthly updates. Thank you.
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