January 6th, 2020

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Word of the Day 01/06/20 Gusto

Gusto (noun)
gusto [ guhs-toh ]

noun plural gus·toes
1. hearty or keen enjoyment, as in eating or drinking, or in action or speech in general: to dance with gusto.
2. individual taste or liking: The boy is an imaginative charmer, with a gusto for storytelling.
3. Archaic. artistic style or taste.

zest, zeal, verve, brio, fervor, relish, savor, heart, appreciation, enjoyment, ardor, delectation, delight, taste, exhilaration, passion, pleasure, liking, appetite, palate

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Origin: 1620–30; < Italian < Latin gustus; see gust

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

Slight delay on the Final 2019 count, sorry

Where is my head? Honestly, some days it's not anywhere it's supposed to be! I completely forgot to do the count over the weekend, and now I'm at work. I have some numbers here, but I would really rather gather everything up at home as I may have previous months completed by people since my last check here, so I'll get to it as soon as I can (hopefully straight after work!). In the meantime, anyone who would like to add in anything they haven't updated, you still have time!!!
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  • kaige68


Hello and good morning!!! Or whatever time this may hit you.

So what's new? What's doing? Big plans for this year? Big trips? Big bunnies?

Well, let me tell you, I am appalled at the small number of words I produced in 2019. I'm not beating myself up. It is what it is. It felt like a busy year, and there was a lot of knitting so I don't feel like I missed out on creativity. Just looking at the number... It was lacking, and I'd like to do significantly better in 2020.

On a strangely impersonal/personal note, I had 3 people I consider myself close to loose people they are exceptionally close to at the end of 2019. Massive losses and there is so little to say or do to help, so you internalize it and think that you do need to let people know what they mean to you. It will never ease their losses, but you all should know that you mean quite a bit to me. Every time someone chimes in with a look what I did, every time someone is bit by a bunny, every time someone else pipes up with this worked for me, EVERY TIME there is a bit of excitement that I feel, there is pride that I get to be a bit of what you are all doing. There is a sense of accomplishment that WE are getting things done. So... Thank you. This people of this comm mean so very much to me. It's a wonderful feeling in the back light of a depressing December.

And on to normal Monday stuff!!!

Your flash challenge - Resolutions that won't be kept - Give me something outrageous that someone promises that will probably never see the light of day. Graphic people get me a visual of what that looks like!

Big Buddy people - We are at 19% of the month, have you hit 19% of your count?

On another note - WE HIT 5 MILLION WORDS FOR 2019!!! Let's do that again, but bigger? What do you say?

Happy 2020 to you all
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  • kaige68

A to Z Challenge

Hello there Millionwordaires!

I’m late in starting up the ABCs and 123s, but I wanted to shake things up a bit, maybe hit you with some incentive! What do you think of…
A Participation Banner
Snazzy huh?

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.
2) Get all 26 by July 15th and win a banner!

It’s that easy.
And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if you want to get ahead of it. There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

Like the Numbers challenge, if you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone give me an


  • haldoor

FINAL COUNT FOR 2019! The numbers are in!

Hey everyone, it's time for THE FINAL COUNT OF THE YEAR!!!


December was a big month for us; we had a lot of people pushng hard to get in more numbers for the final month of the year, and a bunch of you added in all your numbers for the whole year, so things are looking AWESOME! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Image word total: 2,103 x 1,000. This is up by 278 images this month; this is AMAZING!!!

Written word total: 3,069,259. This is up by an incredible 689,585!!!

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE! rat-tat-tatat-tat-dada-dadum!

1_million_words Total words for 2019: 5,172,259


[edit 07/01/20 - a few extra words and graphics added]

We're starting afresh for a new year of course, so keep those numbers safe, and I'll get the count posts up for 2020 as soon as I can! We'll also announce what's happening with monthly challenges soon, and be asking for volunteers for things as well, so keep watching!

And.... let's be creative out there!!! ;-)