November 25th, 2016


Weekend Word Wars - leave comments with preferred times ...

Howdy folks,

Planning on running some weekend word wars - I'm about 7.5K from the NaNo finish line and would love to get that knocked off by the time I hit the hay on Sunday.

I'm not available today/tonight as I have work, but will be running my usual Saturday AM one. I'm willing to run one more on Saturday and up to two on Sunday - I'll update this post with confirmed start times.

Saturday 6AM Pacific 14:00 UTC

Remember all are welcome whether you are working on NaNo, mini_wrimo or other writing projects you want to clear off your plate.

Good luck with all the words!
NSYNC::fan for life

Word of the Day 11/25/16 Nictitate

Nictitate (verb)
nictitate [nik-ti-teyt]

verb (used without object), nictitated, nictitating.
1. to wink.

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Origin: 1815-25; < Medieval Latin nictitātus, past participle of nictitāre, frequentative of Latin nictāre to wink, frequentative of nicere to beckon; see -ate

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
CELEB: RDA b&amp;w

NaNoWriMo and Mini_WriMo checkin

For those that celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday - have you recovered?

I know some folks are still wrapped up in holiday/shopping things, but we are down to the last 5 days of NaNo and mini_wrimo.

How's everyone doing? Are you on track to finish by Weds? Will you be making a big push on your projects this weekend?

I was feeling a little bogged down, so I went ahead and wrote the ending - it's not perfect but at least there's the skeleton of resolultion in place.

I have mixed feelings about this year's project, which is why I'll let it set for a few months before trying to revise. How about you? Will you be as happy as I am to put this year's NaNo behind you?

Chime in and let us know how you're faring.

Write all the words (plus one more for kaige68)
cats: cat paws

Weekend Challenge: The Random List of Randomosity!

Hello folks, and welcome to the Weekend Challenge! This time around I was inspired by Nanowrimo, the online gathering where millions of well-intentioned but increasingly sleep-deprived people attempt to write a 50K novel in the month of November. For many of us, the craziest ideas find their way into our stories, no matter how random they may seem at the time. So the challenge this week is...

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I have a list (that I blatantly borrowed from a landcomm) of 631 extremely random things sittin' right here in front of me. There are everything from single words to song titles to phrases, and you can pick up to five numbers to serve as your prompts this weekend. Write 500 words or create 3 images and you get a banner... use all 5 prompts in the same story for BONUS POINTS! (Bonus points = me clapping enthusiastically.)

All right, folks, step right up and get yer prompts!
Brain million
  • kaige68

Daily Count Challenge - December

Deadline December!

Comment here and I'll put you on the list! It's as simple as stepping up when your name is called and doing your utmost to meet your own daily word count (whatever that may be). When you finish, write a small bragging post and call up the next contestant!

Be accountable for one day!

We're going to stick with the assigned days, and I'll post reminders in my Monday posts. Who's in?
Big buddy
  • kaige68

Big Buddy December

Doing doing done December!

Comment here with the count you can reach in the month of November (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you every 6(ish) days to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

Your count is up to you. There is no minimum beyond what you decide. But Big Buddy will be watching you! If you pledge 100 words/images, then every 6 days chime in to tell us that you've produced 20% of them.

This is not words to be done in lieu of something else. If you have a bingo, or a big bang, or a drabble-a-day, it all counts! Words/images do not have to be posted to count, they just have to be done!

Who is in?

slashluv18 - 25,000
simplyn2deep - 5,000
agdhani - 50,000
sharpiesgal - 3,000
thtwzjustadream - 30,000
starry_wolf - 50,000
erinm_4600 - 500/250
asphaltcowgrrl - 15,000
fairyniamh - 3,100
weakmoments - 50,000
craterdweller - 60,000
severina2001 - 38,000
lasairfhiona - 1,000
dracosdreamer - 1,000
katleept - 30,000