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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. taramidala

    taramidala Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Again, I agree. Maybe we could do prizes every few months or twice a year? I think just stirring one's inner competitiveness is enough to keep folks motivated.

    Edit: it may also keep the barrier to entry low if there's just a running competition with only occasional prizes. Anyone can start at any time.
     
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  2. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    Fun, great fun and now at 5222 words
     
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  3. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Woot! I broke 6000 :D. Total: 6111

    So having this challenge has been a good thing as it prodded me along to reach my goal. I got three and a half scenes written in my AU, and when I got stuck there, forced myself to write species notes for the Fanon thread and an outline for a story that's been lurking in my brain for ten years. The downside is that since I've been churning out rough draft, I haven't done any editing on the the stuff I've written, and haven't posted anything new.

    I'd be up for trying again sometime, but I'm not sure I want to do it every month. As satisfying as it is to have a large block of text written, I'd also like to have some polished work to share.
     
  4. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I completed my fic-gift! New total 24965.
    Not true, you posted loads on Doran's story (but you can also count me in as a reader for the sequel [:D])
     
  5. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Yes, but Doran's Place is a repost. I've tweaked it a little, but the bulk of it was written over ten years ago. (It's good to know I have a reader for the new story, though :D)
     
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  6. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    QUICK! Find 35 more words! :p
     
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  7. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Now at 3135—so even if I still haven't managed to wrap up this dangone chapter (always the hardest part! [face_frustrated] ), I've at least broken 3000. :)
     
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  8. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    2644. But I still have one day left!! ;) [face_rofl]
     
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  9. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I've been doing a lot of writing in my head. I just don't have time to put it to paper. :(
     
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  10. Hazel

    Hazel Jedi Master star 4

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    I got to do some writing yesterday so now I'm at 2957 words. Since I don't expect to write anything today, this will be my final count for December 2014.

    Congratulations to all who managed to write anything at all this month! =D=
     
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  11. Briannakin

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

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    List has been updated. Tomorrow will be kinda insane for me so I'm posting this now:

    Please post final counts by the evening of January 2nd. I'll be sending out MASS conversations to the winners of 1, 2 and 7 days of colours. DO NOT REPLY DIRECTLY TO THESE CONVOS!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN THE MESSAGE (I'm going to get you to send me the colour codes you want in a NEW conversation).


    As for me. I'm pretty sure 12258 will be my final count.
     
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  12. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I updated my fanon post about the Kiffar. After some complicated math, I came up with a new total of 25798 and unless a miracle happens, that will be my total for the month :p

    Now back to kneading that New Year's pie...
     
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  13. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's already 2015 for me, so my total ended up staying at 25969.
     
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  14. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    My total is 3109. Better than I thought I'd get a few days ago. This was awesome and congrats to everyone!!! More fanfic makes the world a better place, imo. [:D]
     
  15. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Chyntuck, I just noticed that you mentioned your Kiffar fanon post above... does that mean we're allowed to count posts in that thread toward this race? (I guess technically my original fanon post was in November, but would detailed responses and discussion count? :D ) mavjade? Briannakin?
     
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  16. Briannakin

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

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    From my phone so this will be short. If the post is more like notes for a fic then yes. If its discussion or a reply then no.
     
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  17. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Well, it's just exactly midnight here in CST and I'm at 3356, but more importantly I think I finally brought Trouble Chapter to what might be considered a suitable endpoint—simultaneous whoo-hoo and whew! Happy New Year to all. [face_party]
     
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  18. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    No miracle happened yesterday, but there was a lot of dough-kneading... Final count 25798.
     
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  19. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    Dough-kneading as in making oliebollen?
     
  20. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    Dough-kneading? As in making oliebollen? (Those doughballs are a tradition in the Netherlands on New Years eve)
     
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  21. taramidala

    taramidala Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nose to the grindstone since my last updated total yielded another 1286 words, which means I tapped out at 10,034. Not bad considering I started late. Happy New Year, everyone!
     
  22. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    This thread was awesome, and as there was some talk of doing this challenge again, I just want to throw my hat in the ring and say that I hope we do. I think this is a great way to encourage writers!!
     
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  23. Briannakin

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

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    Once again, please post final counts by the end of January 2nd. I will send out the PMs to to people getting colours then.

    Here is the post-race survey!

    Do you want more “word races?”
    How frequent would you participate in word races?
    What times of the years/months would work best for you?
    What would you change to improve word races?
     
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  24. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    Well, I just wrote another 837 words, but unfortunately it's too late. December has been over for almost 24 hours, so they don't count (and wouldn't help me get colors anyway). :p

    My final word count is whatever I posted earlier and is already listed on the participant list. It hasn't changed since then.

    Congratulations to anyone who met or exceeded their goal! :D
     
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  25. ginchy

    ginchy Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes; I would like more 'word races'.
    I think I would participate as time allows, especially in more 'off' times, such as around the holidays and the summer.
    I think quarterly word races could be a good idea, or less if quarterly seems too many.
    I'm not sure they could be improved on. I like how flexible it all was, with few rules. But I might not be thinking of something, so I look forward to this answer from others.
     
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