Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 5 of the Go Teen Writers Word War



Shannon here. YOU GUYS! I'm nearly 200 pages into my edit and I am so excited. I'm cutting words now, trimming things up so they look all pretty, but these past few days have had such a huge impact on my story. PLUS! We're having far too much fun for three girls who are supposed to be holed up with nothing but words and chocolate chip cookies. Tahoe has been very good to us. 

And we're checking up on you guys whenever we can! Again, our WiFi situation is complicated. But, we're SO STINKING PROUD OF EVERYONE giving this thing a go!

Keep writing, friends. We're almost there.

If you're just joining us on the word war (or if today's the first you've heard of it) here's a quick recap: 

A word war is when you and another writer (or in this case, lots of other writers!) compete to see who can write the most words in a designated period of time. 

This word war began last Thursday and will end tomorrow night. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's not too late to join us!

The goal is to buckle down and focus on our manuscripts whenever we can, make good use of our writing time, and encourage each other as we do. Hopefully you'll be meeting new writers and deepening friendships as the weekend goes on!

Here's how you can connect with each other:
1. In the comments section of the blog. Something as simple as "Just wrote 1,000 words in the last hour!" is fine. There's strength in being able to encourage each other and in knowing that others are hard at work too.

2. On Twitter, using the hashtag #GTWwordwar or on the Go Teen Writers Facebook Group. (This is a closed group, so if you're not a member yet, apply to join and then shoot Stephanie an email telling her so that she can get you approved pronto.)

Looking forward to a long day of writing with you!

178 comments:

  1. I have school today, but I can't wait to WW after!

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  2. Tahoe looks beautiful! Congratulations on editing your book, that's awesome. I'll be on later this afternoon for more Word Wars!

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  3. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!! :) Keep it up! :D
    I was only able to write like a hundred words yesterday, but hope to bump my word count up at least a couple hundred words. ;)

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  4. I was only able to write 452 words. But I think considering it was Sunday I did pretty good. I can't wait to ww with some of you guys later today....after I finish my school. ;)

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  5. I only got 564 words yesterday, what with church and AWANA and youth group and other stuff. Hoping to do better today.

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    1. Oh, you do AWANA? So do I! But I have it on Thursday.

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  6. Ok, so yesterday I ended up with zero words, and the day before that I got 134. I got really distracted reading an awesome book, The Maze Runner. After I finish my school, I am going to get writing!

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  7. I got 870, which I think is really good considering I was busy some of the day. Going to go eat breakfast and then start writing again!

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  8. Ready to really get out some words today. Wrote 843 this morning and hoping to get a whole lot more out this afternoon and night. I have had a crazy busy schedule lately with church and a baby shower yesterday.

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  9. I got a total of exactly 1,500 words yesterday. Word war anyone?

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    1. I can! Though, for right now, I'm just going to be typing up :)

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    1. I'm not sure if Jessica and I are doing one, but I'm sure the three of us could do one! :D

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    2. My computer didn't show you two's comments til after I had commented. Really computer!? lol

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    3. lol. Do you want to do :20 to :30? It would just be the two of us, though, unless Jessica comes back :)

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    4. Lets start at :30 and go till :45

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    5. Emily, I read your comment at :20 or :30 not to. Sorry. :-\

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    6. Okay! And there you are, Jessica! :D

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    7. Jessica: Glad you could join!

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    8. 166. Last sentence (incomplete): The owner is the person that the Book

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    9. 249 (keep in mind, I was typing up stuff up that I've already written). And my last sentence:

      Valarie looked over at Washington, a worried look on her face.

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    10. 312 for me, and my last sentence is. 'She smiled to herself and taking a step forwards she walked gracefully down the hall.'

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    11. Great job you two! Do either of you want to do another one?

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    12. Nice job, you two! And YES! :D

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    13. Start at :55 and going til :05?

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    14. 166. My last sentences were: (they went together :p)

      My eyes widened. If they know who we are, did they 'kidnap' us on purpose? Or did they just happen upon to us by chance? What Miriam said next answered my question.

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    15. I got 229 and my last sentence was: Helen sat her tea down on the table.

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    16. Only 95. *sigh* Last sentence: She reached the forest with relief, and was half way through when she noticed something lying on the ground.

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    17. Love both of your last sentences. Wish I could ww again with you, but I don't want to spend a lot of time on the computer today...well not a lot all at one time. So for now I am going to take a break and play around with some sewing projects I have in mind. :) It was fun ww!

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  11. Do you wanna have a word war? Come on, I need to write. It's easier to have a time limit, where have you gone? It's-
    okay, I'm done trying to build a snowman. Word war anyone?

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  12. I made it. Finally. A little later than I wanted to, but that's life! :) Anyone around for a word war?

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    1. Awesome! Do you want to go for ten minutes, starting at :03?

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    2. Let's change that to :05. Are you good with that?

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    3. 132. Still trying to break through into writing mode. :) Last sentence: She picks up and

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    4. She ran back to the mansion without thinking and did not think which room she was going to and soon found herself back in the library.

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    5. That was the last sentence. I wrote 139.

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    6. We were so close! Are you up for another ten minutes, at :30?

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    7. 174. Last sentence: I cast a glance over my shoulder as they continue on.

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    8. 131. Last sentence (incomplete): She did not

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    1. You can do the one above if you'd like! We're starting at :30.

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  14. Would anyone still like to word war?

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    1. Okay. It seems we're the only two around today. :) :15 for ten?

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    2. 164 words! (incomplete) Last sentence: In the center of the room is a

      I'm going to go now; thanks for Word Warring with me! :)

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    3. 159. Last sentence: The text was tiny.

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    4. Great job!

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  15. Does anyone want a word war?

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    1. Ok! Do you want to start right now, or wait til the half hour to make it easier to keep track of time?

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    2. I got 412. Last sentence: If I could devote every hour to the treasures of the fifth floor, I would still never be satisfied.

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    3. 1,462..... last sentence: The suns rays mixed with the variety of colors, forming new colors and types she would never had known existed if not for the beauty of the suns setting rays.

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    4. awesome! I wish I could write that quickly. Want to go again?

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    5. I gtg for now. Looking forward to another day of writing tomorrow though! Great job and thanks for warring!

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    6. Are you guys going to do another ww?

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    7. Ok Jessica, when do want to start? Yeah, Mary, 10 min, but I'll be around longer if you want to do more after that.

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    8. So for 10 starting on :10?

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    9. 129. Last sentence: I found the door, then felt my way down four flights of stairs, past the first two floors of the library, past the Healer’s Chambers, to the ground floor of the central tower.

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    10. I got 46 words. :p My dad was showing me some really cool secret passages. My last sentences is incomplete but here it is: “Well I know which one of you I am..."

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    11. 119. I started two minutes late and went an extra minute.

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    12. Last sentence: Using a magical ability they have, they cover their hole or crevice so that only humans and thing or animals that a human is touching can cross.

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    13. Good job guys! Anyone want to go again?

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    14. I'll word war! I'm writing in my daily journal, though because I'm not done plotting my next WIP, so I hope you guys don't mind if I don't share my last sentence.

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    15. That's fine Ana. Ok, how about 30 at :30?

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    16. I'll only be able to go for ten or fifteen minutes, but that sounds good.

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    17. I went for 15 minutes and got in 537 handwritten words. Anyways, I have to go now. Bye!

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    18. I wrote 401 words. I have to go now. It was nice wwing!

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    19. 265. Last sentence: My power filled me, ready to burst forth, and I held it there, waiting for a sign of action from him.

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    20. Awesome job! Thanks for the war!

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    1. Leanne, Evan left, but I'm on. Want to war?

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    2. 301. Last sentence (unfinished): The dining hall doors swung open...

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    3. Words: 169. So small... Last sentence (Incomplete) : Ivy's mother nodded, and

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    4. Leanne, How did you do? Anyone want to go again?

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    5. I'll war again!

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    6. Ok! How about 30 on :50? Leanne, want to join us?

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    7. actually, my dad just said he needs me to come for something, and it's probably going to take a little while. I'll hopefully be on again later, so if you're still writing, we can war then. Sorry! Thanks for waring!

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    8. Sorry, my internet is on the fritz again... I got 401. Last sentence:Two men are standing in the doorway, faces covered by green handkerchiefs, one large dark sir, and a slimmer blonde.
      I'll go again!

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    9. Okay, war you later! :)

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    10. Okay! Karli,are you warring? Did you start?

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    11. How long should we war?

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    12. Okay. Just one minute to go....

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    13. Oops! I got carried away and wrote a minute late. Words: 263. Last sentence (Incomplete):
      When they arrived back at their house,

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    14. Wait... think I got my time mixed up. never mid my last comment!

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    15. I think I might have messed you up, I meant on the hour, not at :50. I wrote for 30, and got 233, last sentence: “Why must you make things so difficult?”

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    16. Okay, now I've written 400, and the last sentence was, Ivy would have snorted, and said, “oh, we can go to sleep tonight. The Chamber of Fear isn't real,” but the moment was serious, and she didn't want to make her parents feel any more frightened.

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    17. I will war more! How long?

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    18. Your story sounds awesome!
      How about a shorter one this time? For 10 at :50?

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    19. Oh, and thanks for thinking my story is awesome! :D I actually came up with that one yesterday, but it sounded so awesome that I just HAD to write it. :)

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    20. Okay! Words: 130 Last sentence: She glanced at her calendar. Saturday.

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    21. I got 91, and my last sentence is :He has the impudence to grin.

      What's it about?

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    22. My story? Well, it's about a girl named Ivy who lives in a world where fear (and Fear the person) is your greatest enemy. She doesn't believe this, of course. But, then, she finds out that her belief about it isn't true in a dangerous and scary adventure.

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    23. Leanne, are you still there? Me, Jessica, and Kendra are going to word war below. want to join?

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  17. Anyone wanna WW?

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    1. Leanne and I are in the middle of one right now. We have 15 more min. If you want to join us, go ahead!

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    1. Sure! I was just WWing Leanne, so we should see if she wants to join.

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    2. I have to go now, but it's been awesome warring with you Karli!
      ( and I wanna read your story! :) )
      Have fun warring! *waves*

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    3. 120. Last sentence (incomplete): When a light ghost touches you while in solid form,

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    4. Okay, I got 121 words. Last sentence: She knocked.

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    5. 286. Last sentence: “Oh,” gasped the boy.

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    6. Bye, Leanne! Fun warring you, to. I might send you chapter 1 When I finish it. Seeya tomorrow!

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    7. So, shall we war again, :35 - :45?

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    8. Sure... I might start late though.

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    9. 296. Last sentence: “I don’t know."

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    10. 487. Last sentence was 'And that person feels warm'

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    11. 114, I started a minute late. Last sentence: Again, it is for these reasons that they have stayed behind.

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    12. Started late, so I ended late too. 123 words, last sentence: She grabbed a random bag from her closet, packed it with a change of clothes and her toothbrush, grabbed her sleeping bag, and raced to the door.

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    13. You guys did great. (: I have to go to bed now. It was fun waring with you (:

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    14. Okay, bye! I'm up for another word war, even though mom keeps telling me to go to bed.

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    15. Okay. Afterwards I have to get ready for bed, though.

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    16. Know what, change it to :00 to :10 ...

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    17. Okay, words: only 81... last sentence (Incomplete): "No, Mrs. Martin

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    18. 306. Last Sentence: It didn’t take as long for him to get her back to her room as it had for her to get to “Jeptha’s Hill” in the first place.

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    19. Never mind, the sentence is complete; it just doesn't have a comma. I've got to get ready for bed now, be right back.

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    20. Back! You still here?

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    21. 343 Last sentence: He sat up slowly, rubbing the sleep from his eyes, and turned to see a girl sitting not far away.

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    22. 106 words! So small, but oh well. Last sentence (Incomplete): "Yeah...." Ivy had a feeling she knew where

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    23. Hey, even a hundred words counts for something!

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    24. :) Another WW?

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    25. No, I think I'm going to turn in for the night. I'm at 1,760 words for today, plus the 1,571 I got yesterday and didn't report. I'm satisfied. I'll war more tomorrow.

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    26. Okay, bye!

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