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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 12:43 PM


Preparations:

Lindt Milk Chocolate (one square for each 1000 words)

Half and Half - (Half Simply Lemonade lemonade, half iced sweetened black tea) I recommend this beverage in summer, it gives the tea a good kind of bite and plenty of sweetness to boot! I actually use sweet tea in mine instead of plain iced tea in mine, I guess it's a Southern thing

Planter's Cashew Halves and Wholes - Since I won't be eating meals, I can eat these lovely babies.

I haven't decided if I'm going to abuse caffeine or something a bit stronger, yet. Ephedra is illegal now :(
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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 02:25 PM


Wow... that could end up being a sickeningly disgusting amount of chocolate by the end of the day. Of course, I'm not that big of a chocolate fan, so it could be just my opinion. haha.

My brigade of preparation: a twelve pack of cherry coke zero [which, kill me Sunday if I actually drink the whole thing on Saturday, haha]; cheese-its, and rainbow chocolate chip cookies. I will, however, be stopping for meals because my family will srsly disown me if I don't.




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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 03:02 PM


50 squares of chocolate comes out to 1 and 2/3 of a bar :D
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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 08:49 PM


Who is gearing up? WriDay starts for me in about 3 hours :)
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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 08:52 PM


You know what, now that I'm completely blocked and pissed off, I think I'll stay on till midnight and try to participate for a bit. If anything, it'll get me writing again.



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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 09:21 PM


I'm at 2.5 hours now.

Went to the store and got Wheat Thins, Cashews, Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Raspberry Squares, Dark Chocolate covered Pomegranate Pieces, Sun Chips, and Mandarine Oranges. Add to that my stockpile of Khaos Energy Drinks, Starbucks Espresso Truffles, Pomegranate Juice, and that good old stand-by coffee, with a variety of flavored creamers. I will lose some time, probably between 8pm-11pm, because I will be in Symbia with the rest of my gaming group. Oh, well. Shot for the moon, and even if you miss you'll land among the stars.

I think our WriDay icon will have stars.





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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 10:01 PM


Yes, there are stars. There were so many icons for our WriDay, I made an album on MySpace (Shut up, I had to have one for school).

LJ Style Fake Cut

It includes icons for all stages of winning, and I'd be glad to do one for your specific word count. It also includes some icons with no numbers, including one to use during the challenge. (To bad you can't post it on your door. Well, I guess you could...)

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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 10:08 PM


I'm currently clearing out my closet because that is where I wrote my last wriday novel and I don't want to change something that works. :| Unfortunately the closet got filled with lots of crap between October and now... I still have to find some drinks, maybe these juice/pop things and a water bottle. Caffeine doesn't do anything for me.

I also have to find a plot, but I dreamed up a title and two characters last night so I'm going with that. Maybe it's fate.




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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 10:51 PM


Aw, the icons rock! :]

10 minutes 'til start for me! We're in the IRC channel [the chat hosted on this site] and warring at :00, if anyone would like to join in!




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[*] posted on 7-11-2008 at 11:29 PM


30 minutes and counting!
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[*] posted on 7-12-2008 at 05:06 AM


*BlinkBlink* 3645/50000 I'm going to sleep now. Before I die.




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[*] posted on 7-12-2008 at 10:55 AM


Sorry for not keeping hourly updates like I had originally planned D:

It's 11:00 AM for me and after 10 hours of writing/procrastinating and an hour-long nap that I just had to take due to caffeine withdrawal and no nap before I started my wordcount is...

15548. :(

I'm very behind, but I will keep trekking!
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[*] posted on 7-12-2008 at 11:04 PM


holy crap. alright. 16,886 words for wriday. and i broke 50k, so i'm the man.
and i'm stealing purple's icons! thank you!!!!




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[*] posted on 7-12-2008 at 11:23 PM


I also stole all of the icons that were appropriate for me... missed the 20k by just over 1,000 words. :[

Oh well, it's not like writing 18,739 words in one day is anything to frown at! I haven't finished JulNo quite yet, but WriDay forced me to abandon the novel I was working on that had been holding me back [after hitting 20k on it; you can't say I didn't give it a chance!], finish a short story at just over 10k that I had been working on since Spring of 2007 [started for my creative writing class] and, my favorite part, I went from #65 on the statistics to #5! Yeah, yeah!!

It was a good WriDay, even if the pace Pliny and I took wasn't enough to get us to 50k. We still kicked some hardcore WriDay butt!




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[*] posted on 7-12-2008 at 11:37 PM


End WriDay total: 8k/50k

Certainly not the most impressive showing, but between my natural sedate pace and some RL problems, it is a more than comendable effort. I'm sorry, Erin and Pliny, for abandoning you, but somethings are more important than any other commitment.

Anecdotally, for those who didn't spend the wee hours in the chatroom with us, I decided that instead of 50k, I would shoot for the more rational goal of breaking into the top 10 on the rankings (Which I did) and, if I had time, breaking into the top 5. Once that was decided, I wrote down how many words I needed to merit the #5 spot. I wrote that many words, and so am going to make myself a merit badge, despite the fact that the changes in rank caused by WriDay (OMFG, Erin! 60 places? O.O!!!) no longer reflects the victory. A Phyrric victory, perhaps, but a victory none the less.

I will be making another set of icons for those WriDayers who set for hemselves less lofty goals. They will match the ones already in the album linked above. If you want one for your specific word count or goal, or have a particular phrase you would like, I'd be happy to oblige. Just send me a U2U.

Hats off to our winners, and a big round of applause for everyone insane enough to participate! We've earned it!





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[*] posted on 7-12-2008 at 11:42 PM


I got to 25024 words on the WriDay project before I became physically ill and had to stop. After a nap I'm not quite ready to write again, but I did get a third of a brand new novel done today!

but now I have 2 unfinished products that came out of this month :/
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[*] posted on 7-13-2008 at 12:40 AM


Great job, everybody! I'm really impressed! I would have liked to have participated (I obviously have some catching up to do), but sadly I didn't find out about it till just now. :( Oh, well. Congrats again!
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[*] posted on 7-13-2008 at 02:06 AM


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Once that was decided, I wrote down how many words I needed to merit the #5 spot. I wrote that many words, and so am going to make myself a merit badge, despite the fact that the changes in rank caused by WriDay (OMFG, Erin! 60 places? O.O!!!) no longer reflects the victory.


I've been floating around tenth place or so, and managed to get up to number 3 today, but I wasn't doing WriDay... I just wrote what I felt came next and managed to get just over 4500 words written today.

I had been challenging myself to write at least as much as the person above me, but when I hit that number 3 spot and the two people above me had both hit 50K, I decided it was time to stop. No way I was going to attempt to write 22K in one day.

So, in summary, my entrance into the top 5 didn't have much to do with WriDay :)
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[*] posted on 7-14-2008 at 01:06 AM


Word, my peeps. I update the album linked in the post above (Or my sig, if you don't mind a little navigating), and there are new icons for BattleJesus, Personal Goals, and a special one for Ikasu for producing more words than any of the rest of us. Sorry you got sick.

I'm iconing that, too.





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[*] posted on 7-14-2008 at 08:43 AM


Nice icons....wish I'd done WriDay so I could have one! :P Congrats to everyone who went for the insanity!



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[*] posted on 7-14-2008 at 08:47 AM


Right, since I totally slacked on this Wriday last weekend I'm gunna do my own this weekend. We'll see how it goes. :)



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[*] posted on 7-14-2008 at 09:58 PM


What day, dreamy? I might join in for a half-WriDay or semi-WriDay, if you don't mind.



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[*] posted on 7-14-2008 at 10:01 PM


There's a full moon madness going on Friday, which'll be similar to WriDay if you wanna join in that.



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[*] posted on 7-15-2008 at 06:36 AM


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What day, dreamy? I might join in for a half-WriDay or semi-WriDay, if you don't mind.


I don't mind. I'm gunna have to do it Saturday because I work all week and I never have plans Saturday.

Anybody is welcome to join if they wanna but I really need to get going with this story.

I've been doing the procrastination dance to much.




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[*] posted on 7-15-2008 at 12:33 PM


Ooh, I'll join this Saturday, too! I missed the other WriDay b/c of Life =/



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