My name is Christie. I am not new to writing, but to writing which will hopefully be a completed novel. I am writing from my own personal experience. I have written some short stories before, but never tackled something of this magnitude. I am unsure of so many things that are mainly technical. Do you use a program? Staright on wordpad (which I have been using)? I am hoping for information what I think are simple things like approximate characters (text) per page, starting a new chapter half the way down the page, double spacing, how do I track characters used, I am to be honest, at a lost. And apparently writing run on sentences I think..lol I have been researching as much as I can and ran into this site. Seems quite helpful. Am about to do a revision as we speak on my opening based on someone's comment. I am off work for months due to surgery and have all of the time in the world. I thought what a great time I would have catching up on books I have wanted to read, but was recently prompted by friends and family to write about what has happened to me the last couple of years (it has been an odd trip!). I am aiming at ten pages a day and to complete the rough draft in less than two months. The words are just flowing. So far I think i have written more than that a day, but I have no way to track that. Does anyone use software? Any points in the right direction would be SO appreciated! Hello again! -Christie Any help would be greatly appreciated.