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GarandMarine

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Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« on: 08 Aug 2014, 15:01 »

Okay kids. The gauntlet is thrown. No bullshit, no games. The only rules are you write 350 words a day, every day, for a year, with the goal of walking out the door with a first draft of a novel on the other end. It's so easy a cave man can do it, albeit in pictographs, but he could pull it off if he wanted to.

Here's a link to the full blog post where the challenge was located:
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/02/20/how-to-push-past-the-bullshit-and-write-that-goddamn-novel-a-very-simple-no-fuckery-writing-plan-to-get-shit-done/

And here's the link to the G Doc for my story, which I have mentally labeled "The Terra Equation"
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wkqR0I2C10Y9FhQ5qiiuunkCapA-ET_tICahtjpLPKo/edit
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Re: Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« Reply #1 on: 13 Aug 2014, 21:18 »

Sounds fun. I'm kinda mentally gearing up for NaNoWriMo tho, 50K in thirty days doesn't leave a lot of time left to do both.
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Re: Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« Reply #2 on: 13 Aug 2014, 21:28 »

I'm currently aiming for at least 1000 words per day, but it's for my thesis, not a novel...
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Re: Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« Reply #3 on: 13 Aug 2014, 21:41 »

Noxx I'm more of a marathon guy then a sprinter.

Cesium I'd assume you have a shorter time frame for that too aff?
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Re: Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« Reply #4 on: 13 Aug 2014, 21:42 »

Yeah, I'm hoping to defend in December. Doing 1000 words per day should get me there with enough time to do revisions so it doesn't suck.
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Re: Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« Reply #5 on: 14 Aug 2014, 06:10 »

Master's or Doctoral thesis?
either way: good luck and good on ya.

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Re: Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« Reply #6 on: 14 Aug 2014, 06:11 »

Doctoral.
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Re: Writing Challenge: 350 Words A Day
« Reply #7 on: 14 Aug 2014, 07:22 »

I sort of want to do the novel writing thing in November, but I might steal my brother's idea and do it as a short story compendium where I do a new short story per day instead.
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