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I need some kicking to get first rough draft of a chapter book written quick-smart so I was thinking it'd help if someone else was also racing against time to get something finished...

I'm aiming for 12,000 words in two weeks, so around 1,000 words per day. It'll be horribly rough but at this point I just need to get those words down!

Anyone up for this two-week challenge? PM me if you are! Or post below.
#1 - March 29, 2015, 11:10 AM

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Hey Siski! I have about 10-12k left to finish off the first draft of my MG...I'd be up for a race!  :running
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Great! Ready, set... GO! Er, starting tomorrow. Ha.

I will check in here and via email to make sure you've done your 1000... probably at around 2am your time on Tuesday morning (time difference and all that). If you log on then and I haven't posted or done mine, well, feel free to  :! and  :uhuh

LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
#3 - March 29, 2015, 11:41 AM

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Woooo! Sounds good!! I need a kick to get this finished!  :poke
#4 - March 29, 2015, 11:46 AM
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I might not be able to do 1000 words a day, but I don't mind being the turtle in your race. ;)

Go, Siski and Artemesia!

Best Wishes,
Joseph
#5 - March 30, 2015, 05:19 AM

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Go turtle!!  :lol4
#6 - March 30, 2015, 08:44 AM
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792 words... and just about to do some more. There's no stopping me now!  :snowski :running :giddyup :horse2

Let's see if you're both also getting down to  :write5 Otherwise I will have to  :madcop :frypan :kickbox and :duel
#7 - March 30, 2015, 09:48 AM

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I'm still getting to know my characters and flesh out some plot issues, but I'll join you guys. I won't be posting word counts, but I can use a poke to get some of the pre-writing stuff done.  :poke
#8 - March 30, 2015, 09:54 AM

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Yay! The more people to poke, the more people to poke me back! And, for me, that translates to more words. Bring on the pressure!  :sadcry
#9 - March 30, 2015, 09:58 AM

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 :stars3 woo Siski!! great job!!

and yay Laurel! Glad to have another racer!

It's 10:35AM here in Canada, and I am just sitting down to start my 1000!

 :poke for the rest of you!!
#10 - March 30, 2015, 10:36 AM
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So I managed 1118 words today!  :dogwalk

thanks for starting this Siski! My pants needed a good kicking.
#11 - March 30, 2015, 02:33 PM
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  :hiding I've been a stranger lately and I need a kick to get back into it! I'm rewriting a mg from scratch and it will be more than 12K, but that will give me a fantastic start. (I usually do better with others poking me than when I try to do it myself.  :beating) Thanks, Siski!

1051 words tonight. Happy writing to all!
#12 - March 30, 2015, 07:07 PM

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Great job, Rae!!  :stars3
#13 - March 30, 2015, 07:12 PM
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Just joining gave me the  :! I needed. I'll be gone Thurs, so I added another 1100 in advance.

(Artemesia, I've been gone so long that I didn't know your next two Kung Pow Chicken books came out. My kiddos will be THRILLED! :love5)
#14 - March 30, 2015, 08:02 PM

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Aw, Rae!! That's so sweet! I'm glad your kids liked them!!

And another 1100!? Awesome!!
#15 - March 30, 2015, 08:43 PM
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 :yay Arty and Rae!

No words for me, but I did write two character bios - the MC and his best friend. :typing
#16 - March 30, 2015, 09:00 PM

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Awesome, Laurel!!  :hurrah
#17 - March 30, 2015, 09:08 PM
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1,559 and ongoing... I really hope I can keep this up for two weeks!
#19 - March 31, 2015, 06:56 AM

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 :yay Siski! And of course you can keep it up. Or you will feel the wrath of :poke Muahaha.

900 words this morning. They're dull, but revision will whip them into shape.
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Okay, I hit 2000 words but then I got an idea of a slightly different plot and may well have to rewrite all those! Oh well, it's all good practise, right?!
#21 - March 31, 2015, 07:51 AM

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Siski,

I know what you mean... most of the words I wrote yesterday are doomed... b/c I forgot a key element of timing and need to rewrite the scene with that proper time in mind. But like you said, good practice... and practice makes better. ;)

Best Wishes,
Joseph
#22 - March 31, 2015, 10:35 AM

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No words are wasted--maybe they'll come in handy later?

1689 today (trying to make up what I'll miss tomorrow, too), and the story is hopping along.  :bunny2
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Wow, you guys are cookin'!
#24 - March 31, 2015, 01:52 PM

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Practice is totally worth it!! It helped you work out what your plot should be, Siski! And your timing, Joseph!  :stars3

And woo Rae!!  :star2

2135 for me!!  :running

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Thanks, Rae! Totally felt on a roll today!!!  :sailor
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Did two more character bios today, but now I'm sick.  :green  How did that happen?
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I hope you feel better soon, Laurel!

1822 words. Keep writing!
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Oh no! No sickness allowed. You tell it  :grrr and it'll go away. Maybe.

Well, I have got about five minutes before I have to do a school run so I am going to have to try again later. So far today: 0 words. Eek!
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