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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wild Writing Abandon, Part III: One More 5K Day

So we have Jolie, Vivian, Kim(!), Jaime (finishing 3 paintings), and me.

The countdown has begun...(well, for me, it begins at about 10 or so).

Check back for comments, encouragement, and to see if we really are crazy enough to do this One. More. Time.

[Update: final word count, 5551. Hoo-waaah!)

35 comments:

  1. Ooo. I wish I wasn't at work today, so I could join in. Congratulations on your last 5k day (I am so impressed & proud of you), and GOOD LUCK today!

    Not that you need it.

    Because you are going to ROCK it.

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  2. keep plugging along
    Shelli
    http://faeriality.blogspot.com/

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  3. Stephanie, I wish you could, too.

    Thanks, Shelli!

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  4. We are going to have to plan another when on a day Steph can join in...really!

    Here I go...the stickies are stuck...I now begin the race at 10:13!

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  5. First check-in...first 1000. My reward? A trip to the little girls room. That will motivate you to type a little faster.

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  6. I'm not checking in, Holly. I'm just here to say I love your new layout! It's beautiful!!!!

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  7. How funny about our 10:13 starts...really, that is kind of strange and freakish! Okay, I've just had a lunch break after breaking a little past 2000. And the race against the clock is not for me FOR SURE!

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  8. Uh-oh! I'm a little over 1,400 words right now. Little One has been providing background music and dancing.

    Thanks for checking in.

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  9. That's ok - me, too! I'm currently at 1500 - which is great, for this time of day. I usually putter a lot more before getting started. Hopefully I won't be scraping those last words seconds before having to go pick up you-know-who.

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  10. You girls are persistent! Glad to hear you all are accomplishing some marathon writing!

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  11. OMG! I see my name in red lights at the top of this post. The pressure is on. I started a sketch this morning for the My Lullaby Moon book...but then I got distracted and then I had to pick up D from school. They're watching a cartoon now so back to work....Crrrack!
    I have till midnight to finish right?

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  12. Thanks, Lorie Ann! Though I wish I could figure out how to do a column on each side. Anyone know how to do that?

    Hi, Kelly! Thanks for the encouragement!

    I just hit 2k, but no rewards for me. I'm too far behind! Eeek! 3 hours...3k words...can she do it??

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  13. Sure! Welcome, Kim! Hopefully it's pressure AND fun. ;)

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  14. I love this Holly! I'm one of those who always seems to do my best work under pressure and it's fun! Thanks :)

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  15. Okay, I'm rounding up. Another 240 words.

    I need to take a break to make dinner for the kiddies.

    How are you doing?

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  16. Great, Vivian!! I'm so glad you joined us today! I popped dinner in the crock pot this a.m., so let's hope it will be yummy by the time I finish. It's starting to smell good, and I think I'll pause for my cherry caramel (3100 words and counting!).

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  17. Uh oh.... Steve just brought a bottle of red wine home. He's cooking dinner now and entertaining the kids while I paint. I'm taking small sips:) Then it's a nice pot of coffee after dinner and painting on through the night....
    That's the plan and I'm sticking to it!

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  18. What a sweetie! Always nice to have a guy bring you wine and watch the kids. Hmmm. That's a pretty good plan!

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  19. Shoot...somehow my last post didn't get through. I said something like...

    Go, Holly...Go,Kim...Go, Vivian...

    I've hit 5,024. Woohoo! Thanks AGAIN for cracking the whip. Now I'm off to my next marathon!

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  20. Whoah, Jolie! You are so fast. We've gotta chat about that some time - I'd love some hints! I still have 1200 to go.

    Good luck with the rest of your day! Knock 'em dead tonight!

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  21. No way Jolie! You're like a machine. Was that coffee fueled? What kind? I'm drinking some now.

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  22. Wow! Congrats Joie!

    And you're doing great Holly!

    I have 2,300 left to go.

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  23. I hit just shy of 4900 before having to go pick up you-know-who - which means I might just have to bribe her with an Angelina video...ack, the animated babysitter. Bad mommy! Good writer...

    Keep at it, Vivian!

    I plan to go for the 5K goal Monday and Tuesday - anyone is welcome to join me. Your goal doesn't have to be 5K, esp if you are not working on a wild and wooly first draft.

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  24. I did it! Thanks for keeping me on track.

    And I'm in again on Monday.

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  25. Wow! I hope you're not too tuckered out from all that writing to host Poetry Friday. I have to leave my link now, as I'm leaving for work early in the morning and I'm not sure when I'd get a chance to otherwise.

    It's a review of Hermann Hesse's Poems and a few thoughts on the ethics of translation.

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  26. Just a warning - Kelly has you listed on Big A little a as doing the round up today . . .

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  27. Sounds like you are pretty busy with the November Novel, but I'm in for Poetry Friday with Not Exactly a Poem over at The Drift Record -
    http://julielarios.blogspot.com/

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  28. Glad I'm not the only early riser!

    Thanks for hosting the round-up, Holly.

    I have Elizabeth Coatsworth's "Swift Things Are Beautiful" and a lesson on writing opposites poems.

    http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2008/11/amok-in-third-grade-day-3.html

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  29. It's like a party around here!

    I'm in for Poetry Friday: Dog Music by Paul Zimmer.

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  30. I know this is a Poetry Friday comment on a completely unrelated post, but I'm afraid I'll forget to send you the link... :)

    I'm in with Driving Through by Mark Vinz.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  31. Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday! I'm in with 15 Words or Less Poems at http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/112097.html and Karen Craigo's poem, "Escaped Housewife Prefers the Term Cosmetologist" at http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/112151.html

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  32. Ooops, I made reference to my post above, but didn't add the link:

    http://bookmineset.blogspot.com/2008/11/readers-diary-417-hermann-hesse-poems.html

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  33. I'm leaving my Poetry Friday link here, too: http://www.semicolonblog.com/?p=3236

    I hope the writing is going well.

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  34. Love your poem on 11/21 post!
    I can't seem to leave my link there so I'm going to leave it here, if you don't mind.

    Poetry to Read Aloud: Big, Bad and a Little Bit Scary: Poems that Bite Back!
    http://www.jillcorcoran.blogspot.com/

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  35. I'm in the home stretch! I got my egg timer out and a buttload of coffee. I even timed my shower and my pouring coffee break today to have them be as short of a time out as possible.

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