Word Wars?

Aug. 27th, 2010 01:06 pm
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Since a lot of us seem to be struggling to get our Travel Fair, Glompfest, and other fics done, I had the crazy idea that we might want to get together for some word wars. I'll be around most of the weekend, trying to write. Let me know if you'd be interested :)




415 / 20000 words. 2% done!

Date: 2010-08-27 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marguerite-26.livejournal.com
I'm not around on weekends... but what's a word war? :D

Date: 2010-08-27 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
It's when people get together (online, in this case) and write for a set period of time. The goal is to have the highest wordcount when time runs out. I'd lose every round, but I think it would definitely help me get going.

Date: 2010-08-27 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
I'd be very much interested for a couple of hours on Sunday. Not around Saturday, alas. Awesome idea!!!!!

Date: 2010-08-27 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Awesome :) What time (time zone) would work for you?

Date: 2010-08-27 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
GMT is fine for me. I am located in Berlin (Central European time). Something like starting noon GMT and going for four hours?

Date: 2010-08-27 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
Er ... or is everybody in the US still in bed at that time? GMT evening is fine for me, too.

Date: 2010-08-27 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Works for me. People can join in later, as well. We'll take breaks.

Date: 2010-08-27 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Ja, das geht. Ich stehe frueh auf :)

Date: 2010-08-27 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
Okay. !0 Uhr. We're on! :D

Date: 2010-08-28 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
12 Uhr, meinte ich. *iz all confused*

Date: 2010-08-28 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
Or rather: 14 Uhr in Berlin. :)

Date: 2010-08-27 11:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lokifan
I'd be up for that! I totally wanna play, even if I have no fest fics to write because I Fail At Fests :)

Date: 2010-08-27 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Yay! You can always work on something else...

Date: 2010-08-27 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emansil-08.livejournal.com
I won't be participating. I've sworn off writing for the time being. But this is an awesome idea!! I think it would be cool to even have a community for this. That way whenever anyone wanted motivation that could go into the comm, simply say "anyone up for wordwar challenge" then at the end of the designated time, an hour or 3 hours, eveyone has to say what their word count is. The winner could maybe gift a small giftee, a vgift,or a drabble, or even just being declared the winner. However, here's the catch. The winner has to be willing to share with the community their results - unbetaed and unedited. That way there'll be no cheaters.

So dumb idea, or do you think this might work?

Date: 2010-08-27 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
I think it's a neat idea. Whether it would be successful or not would depend on how many people were interested. Someone else would have to create it, though--I'm already in the process of creating a new comm :)

Date: 2010-08-27 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
*waves*

The winner has to be willing to share with the community their results - unbetaed and unedited. That way there'll be no cheaters.
Hm. I don't think that's a good idea. I for one would hate giving out my stuff unedited/unbetaed. Not that I'd even win. I am the slowest writer in the world. But a word war, I think, should go by an honour system, much like NaNoWriMo. My two cents only, of course.

Date: 2010-08-27 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Haha, we addressed the same issue at the exact same time :D

Date: 2010-08-28 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaysh11.livejournal.com
Like minds! :)

Date: 2010-08-28 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subtlefire.livejournal.com
I wish all writers were worried about posting unedited/unbetaed fic :( *hugs you for your standards*

Date: 2010-08-28 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emansil-08.livejournal.com
It was only meant to be shared among those in the wordwar communtity. Not open to the general public.

It was also an idea meant in the spirit of fun. I guess it didn't come across that way.

Date: 2010-08-28 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subtlefire.livejournal.com
Oh no, I wasn't referring to the community at all, I definitely understood where you were coming from with that. My comment just has to do with writers in general who post obviously unbetaed fic...it's like a physical pain for me to even look at some of them :)

Date: 2010-08-28 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emansil-08.livejournal.com
I can understand that. I just thought it might be fun in the spirit of trying to complete as much as possible for to see that no ones work is ready for the public until after various rewrites.

Of course fest fics are a different thing.

Date: 2010-08-27 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Though admittedly I'm not sure about the idea of the winner having to show their work. A lot of people might be interested in doing it for fest fics, in which case it would be top sekrit :D

Date: 2010-08-27 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emansil-08.livejournal.com
It was just a thought, add a bit of humour and the knowledge that even the great writers have to go through some serious editing to turn out the awesome prose.

But the part about fest makes sense as well.

Date: 2010-08-28 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dysonrules.livejournal.com
I might do if I'm on and available. Onavailable. I MADE A NEW WORD.

Anyway, no can do on the "showing your work" since I'd be working on one of a half dozen fest fics, like the one that's due in FOUR DAYS OMG.

Date: 2010-08-28 02:38 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-28 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subtlefire.livejournal.com
Heh - onavailable could apply to so much more than the internet :D

Date: 2010-08-28 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] witchyemerald.livejournal.com
I love this idea - much better then my "set the kitchen timer for ___ mins." More fun that way.

Date: 2010-08-28 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Will you be joining us, then? :)

Date: 2010-08-29 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] witchyemerald.livejournal.com
Dont have any fest stuff to work on but can work on some of my other stuff - I am good must of Sunday. Already spent most of Saturday watching season 2 of Merlin. Gotta love you tube!

Date: 2010-08-28 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mk-malfoy.livejournal.com
I like this idea. Nothing like a little healthy competition to get the juices flowing. Not sure if or when I could join in on the fun, but I'll be on and off the computer most of the day tomorrow. Sunday is out as I'll be gone all day.

I wouldn't want to show any of my work though - I never show anything unless it is ready to post for the masses (with the exception of my beta).

Date: 2010-08-28 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
I'll be on my computer most of the weekend (a LOT of writing to get done), so feel free to give me a shout whenever you're available. In fact, I'll be putting up a word wars post for that later today.

Date: 2010-08-28 04:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rubytuesday5681
This weekend is all crazy busy for me, so I can't do. But I just wanted to thank you for the fuzzy dice!!! So cute and sweet! ;)

Date: 2010-08-28 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
You're welcome :)

Date: 2010-08-28 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katelinmr.livejournal.com
If I'd write travel fair, I'd have joined you :)

Date: 2010-08-28 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
It doesn't have to be for Travelfair. You can work on anything you want--like You Know What :)

Date: 2010-08-28 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drippingcherry.livejournal.com
Are you on right now? Could use some graphics help.

Date: 2010-08-28 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katelinmr.livejournal.com
on where? yeah I'm on yahoo if that's what you mean :)

and yes I could work on you know what *G* I already was, to be honest :)

Date: 2010-08-28 03:08 pm (UTC)

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