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15 December 2007 @ 02:02 pm
Writer Challenge  
Okay flist. For all of you who write and who are around today, I challenge you to write 500-1000 words today. Do more if you can. I don't care what it is. It could be original fic or it could be fanfic. If it's fanfic, pick a show/fandom. Anything. I don't care what it is. Just write.

Post your Word Count to your journal when you're done and we'll congratulate you.

Then, if you can, meet me online tonight and we can talk about it. Feel free to email me. IM me. (I'm on a few different programs.) Comment here. Whatever works for you.

Good Luck :)

ETA: If there are enough people, we can have a tenative chat, like a precursor to the chats I have planned for next year. Since this is a spontaneous event, I don't have any kind of format set and it's open to fanfic and original fic. I think most people are on AIM so we'll probably end up there tonight, but for the January related events, we'll come up with something that may be more inclusive (either an independent chatroom or IRC or something else.)

So if you can, pop online 9pm est. If not or you're shy, you can still comment stuff here or message me personally. We just want to all share in the writing fun :)

ETA2: Spiletta also has a chat - http://www.spiletta.com/chat.html
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eve11eve11 on December 15th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely going to have at least that much to write to finish the last bit of my (very late) ficathon entry. Heading out in 1/2 hour or so but I will pick it up in the evening too...
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on December 15th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Even better for you. If you can finish it, then you'll have an end product! Yay! Here's for cheering you on. :)

*waves pomp-poms*
ridin' the star mile: notepadstargazercmc on December 15th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
Taking your challenge. Let's see what I come up with.
Working for the Mandroid: and beyondmoonshayde on December 15th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Lookign forward to your results :)
Suzanne: album coversuzannemarie on December 15th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
All right fine, then. ;) You've pushed me into making a start on the story I have in mind. I'm attempting a fun, non-angsty, shortish story.

I'll also have you know that because of the creation of your Jack/Sara community, I'm mentally sketching out a tentative Jack/Sara series of stories. I'm not sure whether to thank you for that or not. (Future potential readers of said stories have the same reaction. *g*)
Working for the Mandroid: Nostalgic Lovemoonshayde on December 15th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yay! Short eh? *snickers* I don't think that word is in my vocabulary, I'm afraid. Hee.

And there is never enough Jack/Sara fic. We need more. I have a series sketched out, too, but I am slow as molasses. Maybe you'll be faster. In any event, the more Jack/Sara fic the better. I'm sure the internet agrees with me ;)
(no subject) - suzannemarie on December 15th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
dunv_idunv_i on December 15th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
This is where I remember I have a huge Latin essay due on Monday that's something like half my grade and maybe I should actually start writing it.
Working for the Mandroid: archaeologistmoonshayde on December 15th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Well, if you want, you can use this challenge to get your essay done or start it. Then you can post your results and we can still cheer you on :)
Spiletta42spiletta42 on December 15th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
If you need a room, this one's available:

http://www.spiletta.com/chat.html

You can get there through the JAVA applet, and it's on IRC: #thetackroom on webnet
Working for the Mandroid: Cagedmoonshayde on December 15th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I can advertise this up in my post, if you like. Just let me know and we'll have that option as well.
(no subject) - spiletta42 on December 15th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Traycer: thinkingtraycer_ on December 15th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Hey, this sounds interesting. I could probably write 500 words today. At least I could try. :) I was going to work on a different project, but I'll just change my schedule around and see if I can come up with something to brag about.

I don't have AIM, so I may have to bypass this evening's chat, but as you said, there will be others. I'll catch you all then.
Working for the Mandroid: breathemoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
I know 500 is a very small amount but a small amount is better than no amount and it adds up over time. So if you can squeeze it in, please do. And then tell us all about it in your LJ :)
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Working for the Mandroid: Daniel and Jack To Do Listmoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Thanks!
MegTDJ: Must Write - crymeariver_meg_tdj on December 15th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
I was actually just praying for the first time in a long time this morning about my lack of a muse, so I'm gonna take you up on this challenge, dangit! *cracks knuckles*
Working for the Mandroid: Like Mothermoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Ha! Nice :)

And where is your cool writerly icon from?
(no subject) - meg_tdj on December 16th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<: writingchris4short on December 15th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
aww man! well you all have fun! I am cooking all day and than i am working. damn. I shall do it tomorrow... case I really do need to do some writing.
Working for the Mandroid: Flower (Janet)moonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Just join right in tomorrow then. just because you misse dthe boat today doesn't mean you can't jump on tomorrow :)
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: charlie by boardsuperbadgirl on December 15th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
500 I've done already, yayz, but what I actually need to write is about 4000.

Uhm. Yeah.
Working for the Mandroid: Encountermoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Wow. 4000. But at least you're 1/4 done now.
Pepper: Yaypepper_field on December 15th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
*loves you*

I won't join in the chat, 'cause I have a cold and will be asleep, but I'm definitely going to try for the wordcount.

Hmm, decisions - original or fanfic...?
Working for the Mandroid: Runmoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
Please share with us info on what you decided :)
mehhhhhh: [SG] D/J what if?cnidarian on December 15th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
Hee! Didn't actually write anything today (my parents have just got back) but I have written just over 4000 in the last couple of days. Does that count a little bit?

You may even get to see the result. At some point.
Working for the Mandroid: Only Onemoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Cheater! LOL

I'm just trying to get people to have a reason to write. Why not post a little bit or talk about it in your journal? Conversation could spark new inspiration and make you feel compelled to keep going :)
beanpotbeanpot on December 15th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh this sounds like fun! I won't be around today though, but I did bang out a bunch of words on THursday...does that count? :P

Happy writing!
Working for the Mandroid: Fanboy Autographsmoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
LOL

Well, if you have free time tomorrow, you could always bang out some more. Really, the main purpose of this was to give people a reason to write. Sometimes just having a reason as simple as someone on your LJ daring you to move is good enough :)
Gategrrl: Goldy Drawing Icongategrrl on December 15th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oye, I'll have to see what I can do. I have enough to do with getting the kids to help clean (and earn some workbux), and do some cleaning myself. Toilets/bathrooms are next. Joy, oh boy! Toilets really get my writer mojo going!

I *have* been parsing out the scenes in my 2004 novel Land of the Dead (working title) so I have an outline I can shift around, fill out, and then rewrite.
Working for the Mandroid: Lovemoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
You need to write a story about toliets now. Seriously.

ANy writing will do. So, if that consists of messing around with an outline or revising a scene or just sketchy out something new, it's better than nothing at all :)
6beforelunch on December 16th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
Done and done. ;)

ETA: I probably won't be around to chat tonight, but if I am, I'll stop by.

Edited at 2007-12-16 01:02 am (UTC)
Working for the Mandroid: John and Aerynmoonshayde on December 16th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
It's okay. I'm glad you got some writing done!