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Challenge Word Race! Post your final count by January 2nd. Survey Now Up.

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Briannakin , Nov 21, 2014.

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  1. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Some impressive numbers here! Well, somehow, against all odds, I've made it up to 2141, working both on my larger story and on a one-shot. Maybe I'll get my groove back yet, though Trouble Chapter still remains frustratingly incomplete... [face_frustrated]
     
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  2. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

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    Well... DRL railroaded me so, since the last count, I have 0 words written for this challenge. All words written this week were emails to my boss and coworkers. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Up through today inclusive of notes for two diaries, [face_dancing] I have 4,000.
     
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  4. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Today's word count: 2641. It seems very strange to just keep writing on my rough draft and not go back to rewrite or polish anything I've written.
     
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  5. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I am up to 2840. I am not doing so well. NaNo burnt me out.
     
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  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Right there with you—I'm only in the 2000s myself. :( But it's still 2000-something more than I probably would have written without this challenge! I do hope it'll be done again. :)
     
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  7. Briannakin

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

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    List has been updated.

    I made it to 7211, AND I'M ONLY LIKE 2 SCENES AWAY FROM FINISHING THIS STUPID FIC (it started out awesome, but I never did clearly think out the actual action/mystery part of the plot). So that alone has kinda made this worth it for me. I know many of you might be disappointed with your numbers, and I'll admit that I know December wasn't exactly the most optimum month for many of you, but I got the idea and wanted to try it out. But I'm really hoping this 'race' has made you write more than you would have.

    Depending on the final results, I may talk it over with Mav and adjust the prizes. Because I'm not sure anyone is going to make it to 25,000 (which brings me to my weird 1 am question: how the hell to Nano people write 50,000 words in a month?).
     
  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    One great and unexpected side benefit of the race, is I've gotten strong long-running bunnies :cool: ... it's like thinking about writing has sparked the idea-factory [face_laugh]
     
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  9. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I've been working on a challenge response which will end up being longer than intended. Sometimes, it is hard to be concise :p

    My total is 8713.
     
  10. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [quote-Briannakin]Are you hoping to recover and keep up with your final goal (if you have one)?[[/quote]

    I don't have a final numbers goal, but I am hoping to recover after only actually participating in one day! I'm hoping to get something done Christmas week because I feel like it's usually quiet for me. Partly because, even though I've been out of school for three years Christmases, I can't break the habit of thinking of it as winter break 8-}
     
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  11. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I did some writing yesterday and today, but of course I still didn't finish the piece I wanted to finish. Total 10904.
     
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  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Chyntuck - you busted the 10,000 ceiling. =D= =D= [face_party] I do love looong one-shots. :D
     
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  13. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Actually my one-shot is stuck somewhere in the middle, so I reverted to drafting the second part of my main fic. I often find that writing one-shots is more difficult, probably because I don't take enough time to let the story mature in my head before I start writing. Does anyone else have the same problem?
     
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  14. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes! I have that problem also. Which is mainly why I've never really written anything significant except my super-long storyline in my RPG.

    Speaking of which, I have not written anything since the 2nd. To be fair, DRL has been kicking my butt (though it provided quite a bit of fun the last couple of days). I'm going to try to make a special effort this week to write. I need to write two posts for my RPG, plus I have a fic-gift to write (for which the plot is cooking in my head) and a plot bunny taken from the old plot bunny donation thread that I may write if I can expand it into a full plot. I just need to stop making excuses as to why I can't write. :p
     
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  15. ThreadSketch

    ThreadSketch Jedi Master star 4

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    I feel like I shouldn't even bother to post here, but whatevs. :p Added 820, so count is now 4,420. Woop-de-doo, LOL.
     
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  16. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    I was able to sneak in a few "stolen moments" with my story today, resulting in a total of 2290. I'm going to see if I make it to 3000 over the next week or so. Baby steps, baby steps! :D
     
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  17. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm actually kind of disappointed that no one referenced the OVER 9000 meme for this little race, seeing as at least one person is close to turning into the quintuple digits... ;)

    For your consideration:

     
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  18. Briannakin

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

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    Today kinda sucked. I made it to 7562. BUT I STILL DIDN'T FINISH THIS FIC! Ugh. So very disappointed in my self.

    And I don't think anyone has referenced OVER 9000! yet because only one person has actually made it there
     
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  19. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Huh, I was not aware of that meme.

    OVER 9000!!!!!!!!

    To wit, 10,791.
     
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  20. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I'd never heard of that meme! I'll go to bed less ignorant tonight. But first, I'm going to write a bit :)
     
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  21. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My holiday fic is giving me a boost - 12,639 words.
     
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  22. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    I feel like a real underachiever; word count is only 2803. Last night I worked on fan art instead. Dashing off rough drafts like this is really not my preferred way to work. I feel like I've only got this much written because I got several scenes blocked out during vacation. But you'll notice I haven't posted anything because they're still in rough draft. :(
     
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  23. taramidala

    taramidala Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Don't feel like too much of an underachiever. I'm still sitting at my original # from three weeks ago. Hopefully I'll get to make up some of the deficit this weekend (finally!).
     
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  24. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Up through today, made 5,073. :) :)
     
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  25. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    Same here; my number hasn't changed in two weeks. However, I'm hoping to do some writing here in just a few minutes as soon as I catch up on email.

    EDIT: Got another RPG post done for 1,406 words, bringing my total to 2,507. I plan to do some work on my fic-gift later this week, if not tonight.
     
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