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Daily Count Challenge to cmk418!

Oops, I always forget to post these on my actual day. But my day was yesterday, and it went pretty well. I managed about 400 words on one of the bingo cards after the baby went to bed. I'm hoping this means I can actually finish a card for once!

For now, though, I am passing the torch to cmk418! Good luck! And let the words be with you!!

Word of the Day 02/19/18 Synecdoche

Synecdoche (noun)
synecdoche [si-nek-duh-kee]

noun Rhetoric.
1. a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man.

Related forms
syn·ec·doch·ic [sin-ik- dok -ik] /ˌsɪn ɪkˈdɒk ɪk/ , syn·ec·doch·i·cal , adjective
syn·ec·doch·i·cal·ly , adverb

Can be confused

Related Words for synecdoche
allegory, allusion, analogy, anticlimax, antithesis, bathos, comparison, conceit, device, euphemism, euphuism, exaggeration, expression, flourish, flower, hyperbole, image, imagery, irony, metaphor

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1350–1400; < Medieval Latin < Greek synekdochḗ, equivalent to syn- syn- + ekdochḗ act of receiving from another, equivalent to ek- ec- + -dochē, noun derivative of déchesthai to receive

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

A to Z Challenge

You can post this on your own journal, your AO3, here or wherever you archive your works. Just leave us a link here if you can.

Now everyone give me an


Monday Has Arrived!

 A little bit later than usual but eh, we're here. 

(I don't see a Monday post so if I'm blind, please feel free to delete this, powers that be)

How is your week going so far?  Apparenlty, it snowed in several parts of the valley last night and let me tell you, it was a shock when that car drove past me on the freeway this morning with snow on its hood. 

Lots of great things happening in these parts:

Word of the Day

A to Z



Weekend Challenge

Say What Friday

Slow, Sated Sunday

I'm thinking  there might be a few more, but I'm totally blanking (my template is at home, hah!). 

cmk418 has also been hosting some random word wars.  Hit them up if you're inclined to join in!

Since I'm sneaking all this in during work, I can't get fancy and list everyone but how are we doing with Big Buddy?  Are you where you need to be? 

Daily Count Challenge is here in case you need to check and see when you're next up!

Sorry for the drive by posting, but I need to get productive.  Have an excellent week everyone!
Happy Monday! Time to dust off those prompts, pull out that WIP, and sit down at the keyboard for a little bit of time to make some words.

Schedule for today:
Round 1: 8-8:25 am CST
Round 2: 8:30-8:55 am CST

Join me back here for one session or both and get the day off to a good start/middle/end by putting some words together.

ETA: For just two sessions, we did great! 1793 words total.

asphaltcowgrrl - 515
cmk418 - 989
sharpiesgal - 289

ADDED: A second set of rounds starting at 12:30 pm

Round 1: 12:30-12:55pm CST
Round 2: 1-1:30 pm CST

Results from the afternoon group - 1439 words

cmk418 - 961
simplyn2deep - 478


Word of the Day 02/18/19 Plexus

Plexus (noun)
plexus [plek-suh s]

noun, plural plex·us·es, plex·us.
1. a network, as of nerves or blood vessels.
2. any complex structure containing an intricate network of parts: the plexus of international relations.

Related Words for plexus
web, mesh, system, rete

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1675–85; < New Latin: an interweaving, twining, equivalent to Latin plect(ere) to plait, twine + -tus suffix of v. action

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily Count Challenge to flipflop_diva.

Yesterday (Sunday) I created 19 icons, 1 header and 1 love banner. :D

Sadly still no words because most of the day I was a bit too busy with "fangirling" over "Fantastic Beasts" and their characters / actors. (*awwwwwww* My cute Credence. ♥____♥) Yeah, I know but YouTube was too distracting. (LOL)

But, yay, I created arts. :D That's something, right? :D

I'm passing the torch to flipflop_diva. Have fun and good luck. :o)

Word Wars Today Starting at 1pm CST

Bring your prompts, your unfinished work, your new stuff to the table at 1pm CST today for another batch of Word Wars. Here's the schedule:

1-1:25 (round 1)
1:30-1:55 (round 2)
2-2:25 (round 3)
2:30-2:55 (round 4)

Meet back here around 1pm CST for the start. Come for the whole time or just a round and make some words.

ETA: Words made this session - 2206!

cmk418 - 1115
sharpiesgal - 440
vanillalime - 706

Join me tomorrow at 8am CST for 2 more rounds!

Word of the Day 02/17/19 Oillionaire

Oillionaire (noun)
oillionaire [oil-yuh-nair]

noun Canadian Informal.
1. a millionaire whose wealth is derived from the petroleum industry.

Origin: blend of oil and millionaire

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Word Wars starting at 9pm CST

Here's the schedule:
9-9:25 (round 1)
9:30-9:55 (round 2)
10-10:25 (round 3)

Looking forward to making words with you!

ETA: The results - 2350 words total!

cmk418 - 928
shinysylver - 726
simplyn2deep - 696
snippet from a longer wip...John Constantine and 2 original characters. No spoilers or warnings necessary:
“I wasn’t going to put it on,” groused Rafe, looking at John face to face for the first time. “Fick…it’s you…”

John arched one brow, cast a quick glance at Tamara, and then looked back at the handsome man before him. “Words like that aren’t typically in my favor,” he muttered, rubbing the back of his head, the effort to place the man’s face adding to the physical throbbing inside his skull. “Have we met?”

“Belfast was it? Moscow…no…” Rafe snapped his fingers, “New Orleans…”

“Only stopped in Belfast for a piss and a kip…never been to Moscow…and I’d bloody well remember if it was New Orleans.” New Orleans was one of those places that kept dragging him back, building more memories, many of them less than pleasant, then he cared to think about.

“Somewhere…I know we’ve…I mean…”

“John, this is Rafe Heiser…a friend of Rain’s. He’s here for the holidays…”

“And an occultist,” Rafe enthused, clasping John’s hands between his. “Not like this…not like you. Magick isn’t my…but history…mythology…literature…”

“So a booker then…” John looked up from their clasped hands into the other man’s blue eyes. There was something there, in the handshake, in his eyes, that confirmed to John that there might be sex if he played his cards right…a lot of bloody great sex…that would take his mind off of the other revelation he had made that he did not want to think about.

“Jersualem…that’s it.”

“I’ve never been to…”

“I’ve seen you there…and I’ll prove it…”

Bloody great sex perhaps…but the man was obviously some sort of nut…an occult fan or stalker perhaps.

Who's Up For a Word War?

Or two? Or three?

It's a long weekend for me and I've got quite a few prompts to work through, so if you're in the same boat as I am, or feel like getting a few more words on a WIP, or want to get started on a Bingo fic, please feel free to join me at one of the following times:

Today: 9pm CST for three 25-minute rounds
Sunday: 1pm CST for four 25-minute rounds
Monday: 8am CST for two 25-minute rounds

Let me know if you're interested. I'll put a post up shortly before the start of round one to track our progress.

Say What Friday

Hello all. Sorry this is epically late. Was having a day yesterday.

This week's quote is:

"To me, friendship means loving tolerance."

Robert Downey Jr.

Have fun with it.

100 words or 1 graphic will get you a drabble in a fabdom of your choice or a 100 words added to one of my wips.

Word of the Day 02/16/19 Sashay

Sashay (verb)
sashay [sa-shey]

verb (used without object) Informal.
1. to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly: She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.
2. to chassé in dancing.

Can be confused
sachet, Sasha

Related Words for sashay
flounce, glide, move, mince, strut, prance, swagger, excursion

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1830–40, Americanism ; metathetic variant of chassé

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Not a full 2k, but closer than I expect for a weekday. I'm still sorting out a bit that might add to the day but figured I should pass the torch before I forget.
dracosdreamer, I believe your next!
Good luck for Saturday's words!

Daily Count Reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

FR 15 – agdhani
SA 16 – dracosdreamer

SU 17 – candream
MO 18 – flipflop_diva
TU 19 – cmk418
WE 20 – simplyn2deep
TH 21 – sharpiesgal

Happy continued writing!

Passing the Daily Count torch to Agdhani

I managed a couple of hundred words and some editing on my challenge day - not exactly setting the world on fire, but it was something! It's all you today, agdhani !! Show us how it is really done.

Word of the Day 02/15/19 Buzzwig

Buzzwig (noun)
buzzwig or buzz wig[buhz-wig]

1. a large, bushy wig.
2. a person wearing such a wig.
3. a person of consequence.

Origin: 1810–20; buzz bushy wig (probably shortening of busby) + wig

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
I'm getting in early this week, so I don't forget later! This week's challenge is brought to you by my love of sci-fi and horror movies, and I've found 25 quotes from sci-fi movies and 25 quotes from horror movies in two separate lists (and some of the movies in the first list don't seem exactly sci-fi to me, but let's run with them). I've kept ones that seem like something you could use in a story, but if you don't feel inspired by the first quote/s you get, please ask for another. So hit me here with either SC-FI or HORROR and a number from 1-25 and I will offer you the corresponding movie quote to use as you will.

I can offer 100 words in one of my WIPs, a drabble in one of the fandoms I write in, or an icon of your choice, as a reward if you complete a 200+ word fic created from your inspiration or a set of icons/a banner/wallpaper to illustrate your quote by midnight PST Thursday next week!

Come on down, and get creating!!! ;-)

Word of the Day 02/14/19 Soulmate

Soulmate (noun)
soul mate or soul·mate

1. a person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes, and often a romantic bond: I married my soul mate; you don't get much luckier than that.

Origin: First recorded in 1815–25

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Numbers Challenge

The rules are:

1. Each post is either a hundred words or more/ or you can make a graphic/art

2. However the number influences you, go with the flow! I don’t care how you use or abuse the number! (I’ll give some suggestions/ideas/other languages to help you along if you get stuck!)

3. Post anywhere – tumblr, amazon.com, your journal, AO3, the dreaded ff.net, your bedroom wall, etc.

4. There is NO time limit.

And the number shall be ...580!

Go forth and create!

Daily count to Dreamy!

So my wordcount for today was so 2 years ago. ;) 2017. :)

So Dreamy... throw us some romantic words for tomorrow!! Good luck!!

Word of the Day 02/13/19 Gadabout

Gadabout (noun)
gadabout [gad-uh-bout]

1. a person who moves about restlessly or aimlessly, especially from one social activity to another.
2. a person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure.

Related Words for gadabout
rover, gallivanter

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1810–20; noun use of verb phrase gad about

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Wonderful World of Wednesday

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love."

~ Sophocles ~

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Daily Count Challenge to bizarra!

I challenged myself (and several of my friends lol) to write and post a one-shot for Valentine's Day just because I feel like I need the boost of posting something. With that in mind I was working on a fic and got 843 words in tonight. I think I've got most of the heavy lifting done and will hopefully be able to finish it tomorrow. *fingers crossed*

I'm passing the baton on to bizarra. Good luck!


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