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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Writing Challenge #1

Welcome to the world of writing-awesomeness. Since you have read this you must now participate. ;)

Tonight I will be hosting my first writing challenge on this blog. Inspired by author Wayne Thomas Batson the challenge will go like this;

Post your current word count on any project you happen to be working on before or during the hour and a goal of words you'd like to meet.

Then, when the bell rings at 8:30 EST write nonstop, full steam ahead, for one hour or whenever you decide to quit.

At the end post your final word count and if you made your goal or not.

That's the gist of it, so who's in?

18 comments:

ellie said...

creative writing project! 250 words. or less. hooray.

Anonymous said...

chapter 2- current word count: 1,485... haha, i will see how much time i have while at a friends house... :)

Jacob R Parker said...

1,380 words. I hope to reach 70,000 by the end of the hour. But if I only get 60k, I'll be satisfied. Yeah... I'd be scared too. :P

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Woohoo Ellie! I'll work on that 250 one as well and then onto the novel.

Chapter 47 - The Final Charge, current word count: 2,150 shooting for 1,000+

Hail Anon (as I will call you until I find out your name ::laughs::) Welcome aboard!

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Oh Jacob, I need to change my goal. I cannot be beaten by a mere dwarf. :P

100K. yeah...I'm writing a novel in an hour :P

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Nathan R. Petrie said...

And their off! Write your hearts out guys!

Chris said...

Right. 4k to rewrite. Wish me luck.
=)
Chris

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Good to see ya Chris! Enjoy that pot pie ;)

Anonymous said...

Rofl u guys are a hoot. Wish I had tried, I've been crawling under my house filling me overalls with insulation :O.

Millard
(I don't want to bother with google)

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Go ahead and hop on in Millard! Come on. I'll write with ya at least!

Hope you guys are all writing away! I've just finished my story for school with a total of 500 words.

On to my novel!

Anonymous said...

Hmm Perhaps I shall start a story. I have an inkling of an idea that might be fun to explore, yet dinner, and a quest await me. And I feel the need to post a comment on Rein's blog on somthing that was said.

Millard

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Eat and write, tis what Chris is doing ::laughs::

Rein has a blog? hmmmm

Take care man!

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Drop your fingers/pencils/pens/feathers!

How'd you all do? I only got 734 words done, but I had quite the case of writer's block lol

Jacob R Parker said...

Okay, hours up. I got 1,010 words. But man... the writing is terrible!

Chris said...

I'm done for the night. I covered chapters 6 and 7 again. Second time today... I'm getting kinda sick of them. lol
Thanks for hosting this, Nathan! It was fun!

Nathan R. Petrie said...

haha I know the feeling Chris. I'm on draft like...16 of this chapter ::laughs:: Glad you enjoyed the challenge!

Jacob, far cry from your 70K :P I know...you were going easy on us all :P

Anonymous said...

hehehe, lol guess i forgot to sign my name... >_>
haha, didn't get much done in chpt. 2... but hey, 300 words is still progress...

SA

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