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.. to validate your novel!

That's right, Validation is now live! To get to the validation page, you can hover over the 'My NaNoWriMo link across the top of the page and select Validate, or you can go to your novel editing page and you should see the validation link in big blue letters!

In order to win, you MUST run your novel through the validator. Otherwise your bar will remain blue and you wont count as an official winner.

I would advise everyone to try and validate early for two reasons:
1) There are ALWAYS discrepancies between Writing programs and the Validatos, so if Word thinks you have reached 50k, the validator may not agree.
2) Lots of people will be validating and sometimes this can lead to the website crashing. Do it early to make sure you can access the website!

Neko!
337,336 words and counting
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NinjaWriter44 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've found that between Word and Google Docs, there's about a 200 word difference in how they count the words, and NaNo agrees with Google Docs, giving me 200 more words than I thought I had! I think I'm gonna go with that haha.
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Nekolai Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Its always to come out better off than you thought you would! :D
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NinjaWriter44 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha yeah
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stevecook23 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I think the discrepancy is in hyphenated words. I reckon that the program I used to write the text, Scrivener, counts hyphenated words as two words and the official validator does not. As it was, when I tried to validate, I was only 200 words down. So it all came out alright in the wash :D

Good luck finishing!
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Nekolai Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh. At least it was only 200 words! That's easy enough to knock out. imagine if it were 2000! lol
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stevecook23 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Yeah o.O That would have been a nightmare!
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