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Writing Marathon - 2021

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Lindsey, Dec 31, 2020.

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  1. Lindsey

    Lindsey Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    What's this sound I hear?

    Tap... tap... tap-clicktaptaptap-

    ...Can it be?

    Yes! It is! Its-

    WORDS!!!

    Thousands and thousands of words from our dozens of members, each with a beautiful story to tell.

    Don't you want to be a part of that?

    Come join us. Join the 2021 Writing Marathon and share those beautiful, beautiful words.

    Click this google spreadsheet link, put your name in the name column, and begin your writing journey.

    Let us start the new year off right: writing, plotting, worldbuilding.

    Together, we will create the greatest of stories.

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    @Silirt, @Vira, @VereorNox, @Anarchy, @Roarian, @Blorcyn, @Halt, @Eilyfe, @BTT, @TheWiseTomato, @Frickles, @Zeelthor, @M.L., @Jeram, @Paradise, @CrackedMind, @Selethe, @Paladin, @H_A_Greene (Zenzao), @TMD, @FitzDizzyspells, @Nexis, @Ched, @TA, @Majube, @sonder, @Sataniel, @Striker, @Tsar, @Utsane, @manatee-vs-walrus, @Khaine
     
  2. Vira

    Vira Second Year ~ Prestige ~

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    Line break!
     
  3. Threadmarks: 2021 Writing Goals
    Lindsey

    Lindsey Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    2021 Writing Goals!
    Let us use this space to write down our 2021 writing resolutions! By writing it down, we will have a set of goals we can look back to and motivate each other with. For your own sanity, I suggest having a few goals, some easier than others. You want to be able to look back over the months and see the progress you've made and the goals you've hit. This will help motivate you rather than stress you out.

    Some good goals are:
    - What is the bare minimum word count you wish to hit?
    - How many days in a row do you want to write without stopping?
    - A story you wish to finish, or certain chapters?
    - Want to enter a DLP competition.
    - etc, etc.

    For example, my goals for 2021 are the following:
    - Get back into writing. It has been months since I've written anything at all.
    - Enter at least one DLP competition. I don't even need to win, just enter something.
    - Finish chapter one of my Dresden Files fic.
    - Finish my short story in my Ottoman-Harry fic.
    - Make good progress in my Ottoman-Harry fic. Half way perhaps?
    - Stop procrasinating so much when I start writing. Even if it sucks, write some words every other day.
    - beat @Blorcyn 2021 totals.
     
  4. Vira

    Vira Second Year ~ Prestige ~

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    Gonna copy and paste my writing goals over from the 2020 thread.

    For 2021:

    - Continue writing 2k a day.
    - Finish the ninth draft of my first book.
    - Write a query letter and synopsis for my first book.
    - Get an agent for my first book.
    - Finish the second draft of Autumn Key.
    - Write the first draft of Purgatory.
    - Finish the second draft of Oceania.
    - Finish the first draft of Monastery.
    - Start the first draft of Twilight if I have time.

    I may change the order of these around, but my first book comes first. It’s a ridiculous list now that I’m looking at it, but writing 2k a day allows that sort of progress. SO I BETTER KEEP THAT UP.
     
  5. Anarchy

    Anarchy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    > I hope to hit 250k this year. Less than last year, but I'm hoping my circumstances change (for the better)
    > Finish a story. That's always the hope.
    > Post a story. I don't think I posted a single story last year.
    > Try and spend some of my creative juices on something original.
     
  6. Advice Needed

    Advice Needed Second Year

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    - What is the bare minimum word count you wish to hit?
    Per day? 300. Per month? At least 5,000.

    - How many days in a row do you want to write without stopping?
    I'm going to go with 3 days so I don't disappoint myself.

    - A story you wish to finish, or certain chapters?
    Cleaved. If I can manage to update twice a month I should be able to finish it by the end of the year. Chapter summaries are mostly done and I've written interesting scenes here and there I just have to piece everything together.

    - Want to enter a DLP competition.
    Maybe, depends on my writing progress and how fast I inevitably break these goals lol.
     
  7. manatee-vs-walrus

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    My most pressing goal is to keep publishing one chapter a week. I currently have 27 chapters not yet published, so I don't think there's much risk I'll fall that far behind. But it would really suck if I did, and I definitely don't want to abandon.

    It would be great if I could finish one chapter/week (average chapter length is ~9000 words), but one chapter every two weeks is more realistic.

    I would love to slip back into the zone, like I was pre-pandemic, and churn out 1-2 chapters every week. I'm not counting on it, but I'll put it out there nonetheless.

    Goal for annual word count? For now I'll say 300K, and I'll revisit mid-year.
     
  8. Silirt

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    -I think 1500 a day is good. I've only been doing 2000 because of a couple different projects going on at once. There are things I like about it, like taking a break from one story to write another, but sometimes it's a bit of a load. I don't really see this as a competition to write the most out of everyone, so when I get done with this one story, I probably am not going to replace that with anything else.
    -all of them
    -I'll certainly finish book 5 of the HP series, and I've been looking forward to that. I should finish the Clannad story in the near future, but it's become a sort of daily writing exercise, and I find I don't really care if it ends up longer than a Marcel Proust novel.
    -I can't say. I don't want to give people any idea whether or not I enter any given competition, so I would prefer not to reveal what my condition is for entry. There was one time someone guessed my story on the discord and I felt like it would be against the spirit of the competition unless I made it harder to guess.
     
  9. Majube

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    -Ideally, I'd like to hit 50k this year, realistically just 20k is my minimum goal
    -Consistently a few days a week
    - I'd like to just post a story
    - Definitely enter a dlp comp, I haven't entered any so far
     
  10. Khaine

    Khaine Third Year

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    My goal for the year is rather simple as I would like to:
    - Write a story of at least 60K words
    - Post a story.
    -Write at several short stories for my worldbuilding project.
     
  11. Eilyfe

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    Inkslinger goals for 2021:
    • Finish the last arc of Rise, my current story, and with that the rough draft
    • Get Rise into better shape and cut away some of the flabby bits
    • Start publishing Rise on FF.net
    • Maybe, if the mood strikes me, try my hand at poetry
     
  12. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Finish a short story project I've been avoiding for about two years now. Deals with Little Red Riding hood and is projected to be roughly 10k long.

    Write lots of other shit too.

    Edit: Enter more of the DLP comps (though I typically enter at least one a year anyway). Everyone else should do this too - good practice!
     
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    I just wanna stick with writing.
     
  14. Story Content: Quarter 1 - 2021
    Lindsey

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    QUARTER ONE

    We have started off incredible strong with DLP writing a whopping 794,166 words since the beginning of the year with @Silirt writing almost a fourth of them alone (insanity). This has led to our all-time writing total breaking 3.9 MILLION WORDS. I want to thank all of you who've joined and participated in this last quarter and welcome anyone who wishes to join. The writing marathon is open to everyone who wants to push themselves to write more.

    Now, a round of applause for our three winners: @Silirt, @Vira, and @Anarchy!

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    @Silirt, @Vira, @VereorNox, @Anarchy, @Roarian, @Blorcyn, @Halt, @Eilyfe, @BTT, @TheWiseTomato, @Frickles, @Zeelthor, @M.L., @Jeram, @Paradise, @CrackedMind, @Selethe, @Paladin, @H_A_Greene, @TMD, @FitzDizzyspells, @Nexis, @Ched, @TA, @Majube, @sonder, @Sataniel, @Striker, @Tsar, @Utsane, @manatee-vs-walrus, @Khaine, @Niez, @Meerkats, @Golden Shadow, @Omega
     
  15. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Wooohooo! Not last!
     
  16. Striker

    Striker What's up demons?

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  17. Lindsey

    Lindsey Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    This is a reminder for those who are not on discord. I will be locking May's writing column in a few days. Don't forget to update or you won't get the chance.

    If you don't know your total word count, that is fine, just give an estimate of what you think you wrote.

    @Silirt, @Vira, @VereorNox, @Anarchy, @Roarian, @Blorcyn, @Halt, @Eilyfe, @BTT, @TheWiseTomato, @Frickles, @Zeelthor, @M.L., @Jeram, @Paradise, @CrackedMind, @Selethe, @Paladin, @H_A_Greene, @TMD, @FitzDizzyspells, @Nexis, @Ched, @TA, @Majube, @sonder, @Sataniel, @Striker, @Tsar, @Utsane, @manatee-vs-walrus, @Khaine, @Niez, @Meerkats, @Golden Shadow, @Omega
     
  18. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Update mine by 2000 words? I think it was a little more but that’s plenty.

    My computer has been down for weeks now but I did a bit on the laptop while on vacation.
     
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