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Challenge February 2016 Word Race! Please Post final counts by March 2nd!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Briannakin , Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Briannakin

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

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    Feb 25, 2010
    Because people were bugging me for another one...​


    Welcome to the February 2016 Fanfic WORD RACE!

    Let’s face it, National Writing Month is fun, but writing 50,000 words in November just isn’t plausible for some people (students and people with dead muses) and can be intimidating for those that know they can’t make it even close. So this a similar idea (to turn off that inner editor and jut write!), with much less pressure and hopefully during a better time. The purpose of this is just to get people writing fanfic (and also to give a chance for people daunted by or unable to participate in Nano to see how fast they can write).

    The rules are pretty simple:
    1. Sign up here!
    2. Beginning Feb. 1st keep track of all the words you write for fanfics (FANFICTION OR RP POSTS ONLY! This is to encourage people to work on things that can be read here). It can be fics that you have already started, a new fic, heck; if you are the kind of writer that likes to write out very detailed plot outlines, included that too!
    3. Post your word count every few days. I will keep a master tally.
    4. Keep writing until the clock strikes midnight on Feb. 29th (SHORT MONTH WARNING!). Post a final count sometime on March 1st or 2nd.
    5, Encourage your fellow racers! No pimping, but light discussion about plot lines is allowed is allowed. We all love feedback!
    6. There will be PRIZES! 5000 words will get you 1 day of colours, 10,000 will get you 2 days of colours, and 25,000 words will get you 1 week. The person who writes the most will receive a stickied thread where the can advertise a couple of their fics for 1 week.

    Anyone is eligible to participate (and can sign up at any point in February), but this is directed more towards writers that may normally write a bit slower, or haven't been able to write much lately. Basically, this is all about encouragement to write more. If you are someone who doesn't think anything of writing 30, 40 or 50,000 + words in a month, or if that will be no new or huge accomplishment for you, you can still participate, but please think about excusing yourself from winning the grand prize so that it can go to someone who really pushed themselves to get it.


    Participant List:

    Admiral Volshe
    Briannakin - 10792
    CheckSix - 15175
    Chyntuck - 24092
    Dantana Skywalker - 60784
    earlybird-obi-wan - 25871
    Ewok Poet - 38417
    Findswoman - 7817
    gaarastar - 30316
    leiamoody - 6470
    JadeLotus - 8810
    jcgoble3 - ZERO
    Padawan4687 - 2289
    Pandora - 10314
    Raissa Baiard - 6308
    Sith-I-5- 13579
    SatineNaberrie
     
  2. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    FINALLY! :p (Yes, I'm aware people have been busy. :))

    Sign me up!
     
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  3. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    So glad to see this back! Please count me in. :)
     
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  4. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    Please sign me up. I need a kick in the pants to get me writing. :D
     
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  5. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Stolen from Chyntuck:

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. SatineNaberrie

    SatineNaberrie Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 28, 2014
    I'm interested in this.:)
     
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  7. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sign me up, but out of competition please.
     
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  8. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    Sign me up, please. :)
     
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  9. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm going to give this another go. Please sign me up.
     
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  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Definitely in, for a number of weird reasons.

    EDIT: If I win, which I doubt, I'll pass the perks to whichever next-placed person never won. :)
     
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  11. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    This is just what I need to finish up my 2015 fics. Sign me up please! (out of competition)
     
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  12. Briannakin

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

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    Just to clarify (because I have a sinus infection, I am very easily confused), you are okay with colours, but if you get 1st place, you want the next person to get the advertising thread?


    And I have sighed up myself, because, due to a rather frustrating situation, I have now found myself with BASICALLY my summer vacation happening over January-April (which is okay. I'm basically taking 4 classes over 8 months instead of over 5 with 3 months off). So, yeah, I now have free time and not much to do with it.
     
  13. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    A Freudian slip if there ever was one :p
     
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  14. Briannakin

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

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    I'm not even going to edit that. Blame it on the sinus infection :p
     
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  15. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Yes, provided that the next person is not already a VIP or having colours from any other challenge.

    Sinus infections suck, get better soon!
     
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  16. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 8, 2005
    I'll...try...this.
     
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  17. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sign me up
     
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  18. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I just made a list of what I want to write in this word race. That should add up to, umm, 80,000 words? :eek:

    Well, I guess I'd better get started then.
     
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  19. Briannakin

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

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    Oi. I totally forgot to open this last night! Start writing people!

    Obligatory opening questions: what are you hoping to work on? Any personal word count goals?
     
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  20. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My "Fifty Titles in Search of a Story" fic, and no specific goal.
     
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  21. Briannakin

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

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    Same here. My 50 titles fic is #1 on my agenda. I also have a brainless, short story I want to get writing for pure fun.

    Don't have any word count goals. I mainly just want to stay productive despite my 2 weeks off, the 2 papers I have to do in that time, and my possible travel plans.
     
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  22. SatineNaberrie

    SatineNaberrie Jedi Master star 4

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    Already Feburary and I forgot about this
     
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  23. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'd like to get 1000 words a day written, although it's not going very well. Zero words so far!
     
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  24. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm planning to work mainly on my longfic, though I have a few short stories for challenges that I might try to get the jump on as well. The longfic is definitely my first priority, though.

    I'm going to try for about 200 words a day, but that may not happen every day. Take today, for example: I've made it to a whopping 100, and that feels like a lot!
     
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  25. Briannakin

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

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    Well. That was 100 more than me. I got home from classes (which included me writing a 1000 word essay in an hour for an exam on a topic that I miss the lecture for) and just went. Ummm, nope, to any sort of brain work.

    Hopefully this will not be indicative of the month to come.
     
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