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Challenge 2018 Winter Word Race: TEAM EDITION - First Mini-game up!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Briannakin , Jan 24, 2018.

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  1. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Had a better day yesterday and managed to get some more work done on my DDC, plus a few on one of those plot bunnies that isn’t going anywhere. 624 words for the Goats.
     
  2. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Hehe, love @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha's siggy. Screencapping before it's changed, as I never managed to screencap the one I was in. :p

    It appears that both @Sith-I-5 and I have issues with our internet connection. I'm teethering right now, and I guess that I can use the laptop later, since it has wi-fi and I have lots of mobile traffic left. But yeah, at least I woke up less irritated by the world universe.
     
  3. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have 1018 more for the Goats. Groove: found! [face_dancing]
     
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  4. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    The internet has normalised.

    And I remembered the other thing I'm also bad with: vignettes with no plot. I can't get those to work, unless they're character studies. 8-} I can't write without a plot! Drabbles would be the only exception. [face_clown]

    Yet, I'm a character-driven writer. This makes no sense. [face_monkey]
     
  5. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    And I'm happy to end today on 2,112 words for the Pentasweets! [face_love]

    Don't mind me just dusting off my WIP folder . . . :p Wow, some of those word files haven't seen the light of day in - well, let's not talk about that now, shall we. [face_mischief] [face_love]
     
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  6. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    And you call THAT a vignette? :p [face_devil]
     
  7. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I have another 1,212 words for the winners pot putting it up to 7,776.

    I've finished my draft of the OTP challenge. There are some things I've still got to work on, and I didn't quite do what I really wanted, but overall I think I'm happy with it.
     
  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Only 105 words for team Goats on February 07th (all of them for my Before/Saga-PT epic)...but it's already February 08th in my timezone and I'm crunchin'.
     
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  9. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    1182 words today for Team Pentasweet! I tried writing on my phone's memo pad. It worked pretty well, but it wasn't so easy to transfer to a .txt doc. I need to figure out a better way to save the file. And the end chapter of the OC challenge is written. Now I just need to write all the middle stuff. :D
     
  10. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Only 301 words for the Goats, but the Scene from Heck that has been holding me up is DONE. DONE DONE DONE [face_relieved]/hallelujah chorus goes here.
    Now I can get on with my life—and Mara, Luke and Ezra can get on with theirs.
     
  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Applause for both of you! =D==D=

    I'm still working on the goal of getting my epic to 100K. And I just realised that it's already an epic with the chapter posted the other day. Ten chapters and 30K+ already. WTK. O_O
     
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  12. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I told my team, I am really liking the team aspect of this. I think I am more inspired than if the word count was just for me. It's the idea that I'd be letting everyone else down if I didn't manage something...
     
  13. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    My entry for the mini-game is up in Saga - OT for Team Pentasweets: In Memoriam. It features Han, Lando, Mas Amedda, and all of the 199 required words. #VotePentasweets #PentasweetsForPresident
     
  14. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh come on! Do I have to add more words, because if we get a tie, then that is just pointless and boring.
     
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  15. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh god, please no. I can't resist this sort of super-technical challenge, but I want to work on some of my on-going stories too!
     
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  16. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Okay. Hermmmm. I really don't want a tie (because what's the fun in that?). Goats if one of you can post a fic with all 199 words in it before a reasonable time on Sunday, I will post another list of random words. But, the catch is, the same person in each team (so yes, you Chyntuck) has to do another update/story with those words. If you don't, don't despair! Mini-game number 2 has nothing to do with writing (I guess Mav and I should get started on that....).


    Word Counts have been updated! Pentasweets are still in the lead with 24 907 with the Goats trailing with 13 902. But it is still early days yet!

    As for me, I said I was going to take a break today, but the weather and the muse (and Mav) had other plans, I wrote 1117 words today, putting the winner's pot up to 8893.

    Most of that was for my outhouse story, which means I am finally at the outhouse scene and like 2 scenes away from finishing this story! Which is good because I want to get back to diaries. Unfortunately a small bit of that was for a new story which I had no intention of starting yet but I'm blaming on Mav.
     
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  17. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    All that matters is that we're having fun and socialising. :) Even if there's 10K in that pot of gold, I personally don't want to siderail my creativity...but if any other Goat wants to submit to that torture, I'll support them. :p

    Got circa 2K today already, we'll see what happens later. This might end up being my best day so far and the one I finally break the 100K mark. =D= Shuffling contents of chapters like crazy, LOL. [face_tee_hee]

    And once again, I have a chapter that's over 4K. :_|
     
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  18. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Okay. Let's throw in half a dozen other criteria (super-tight deadline, exact word count, the obligation to include porgs, banthas and space slugs, a song-and-dance number, and whatever else you can think of) and I'm game :p

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lets me off the hook, too; I was only about 25 challenge words in to mine, but I'd never have gotten them all in the first post, which isn't done yet anyway... :D

    Exactly! What she said!

    I'm intrigued, trying to figure out where outhouses fit in with the grander scheme of things...
     
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  20. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    I’m sorry, but the competitive attitude is why i was reluctant to join in the first place. I knew that I generally can’t produce thousands of words a day, while some people can. Three hundred words isn’t an impressive total, but it completed one of the goals I’d set for myself. It was accomplished while my kid was in the bath and I had a free moment. My day with 1000 words was because I had bronchitis and was making myself rest from housework. The only way I’m going to be able to write something using 200 random words is if it’s Jocasta Nu reading the dictionary.

    I’m sorry that I sound so irate, but it’s just like @Mistress_Renata said about feeling like you’re letting your team down except i’m on the losing team.
     
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  21. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    @Raissa Baiard -- 300 words of quality is worth 1,000 words of garbage any day. Your stuff shines like gold. Pure. Gold. That's why they stay in my heart and soul in lieu of one ear and out the other. Kenny G versus a kazoo. [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_love]
     
  22. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What she said. And considering my grand total for word count from October through January was probably less than 100, this was the kick in the seat I needed. Team Pentasweet may be ahead, but the dirty little truth is... we don't care if we win! We're all agreed, we'd be cool with losing. The point is, finding an incentive to do anything!

    If you need to take a break & let your body recover (bronchitis is a bear to shake off, I know!), do it. As @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha says, what you do produce is solid platinum. Really. None of this is worth stressing over. RL always takes precedence. And now more coffee, and I'll be late for work.
     
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  23. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    @Briannakin In light of the above I'd like to remove my fic from consideration for the mini-game please. The plot bunny bit hard and I had a fun time writing it and challenging myself to include more and more and more of the words, but if it's going to result in hurt feelings I'd just as well pull it altogether. Maybe someone from my team would like to come up with another entry?
     
  24. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Maybe I'm missing something... I thought the point of the getting in as many words as possible from the list was to see if you could squeeze in 10, 50, 100, or 199. So if someone was able to do that they should and would win. I did not know there was even the possibility of a tie. [face_thinking] @};-
     
  25. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    That's very kind of you, but my feelings aren't hurt. It's great that you were able to work all those words into an actual story!

    I guess I shouldn't have posted when I was feel frustrated, but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the way things are becoming more competitive. I know I can't manage the high word counts, and I'd really like to take part in the mini-game, but unfortunately DRL doesn't allow me the time. I feel bad for my team that I'm not contributing more. I am probably too sensitive, but things like "ties are boring" and "challenge accepted" make me feel even more that way, because I know I'll never be able to meet the original challenge (and I know others on my team have a similar difficulty finding time to work on their stories). I apologize if it seemed like I was angry with you, personally, Chyntuck. Again, I'm just feeling that things are getting more competitive.
     
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