Saturday, November 22, 2014

November Word War: Day 2

Stephanie here! Today is day 2 of our NaNoWriMo inspired word war. You don't have to be doing NaNoWriMo to participate, though! You can join in the fun regardless of what you're writing, how old you are, or where you live. We want this to be a fun day full of community and words!




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 yesterday and will end Sunday night. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's never too late to join!

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. Or you can challenge each other to word wars. 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 me an email telling me so that I can approve you pronto.)

Can't wait to see your progress!

393 comments:

  1. Yay, the second day! :) Thank you so much for hosting this, Mrs. Morrill and Mrs. Williamson!

    My novel for NaNo is currently over 46K - and I got in over 31/2K in yesterday. :) Hoping to make it to that 50K mark today, and I'm looking forward to word warring with you all again! :D

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  2. I wrote just about 2K yesterday and I'm hoping to write about the same amount or more today!

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  3. I didn't write very many words yesterday, but I hope to write a lot today!

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    1. You can do it, Emily! :D

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  4. Woo hoo! Day two! I didn't get to participate yesterday (actually I've barely wrote anything this week) but today I'll be word warring along with the rest of you. I've never done more than a thousand words in a day, and this month has been less than 700, but I'm going to break that record today. At least set it to 2k. Looking forward to it! :) :) Good luck everyone!

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  5. Anyone wants to word war?

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    1. Yes! Wanna word war?

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    2. Sure! How long do you do best with? I like 10-15 minute wars.

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    3. Great! How about :35 to :50?

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    4. Sure! :35-:50 sounds good. And yes, purpledragonwriting. The more the merrier.

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    5. Sure! The more the merrier :)

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    6. 277, and my last sentence(s) were (they go together): No. There was someone else here, and that person was under torture. Torture, perhaps, he would have to endure soon.

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    7. Oops, sorry forgot we were doing 15 minutes. I did 10. First word war :(.

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    8. Sorry...I have to go. I'll be back in 45 minutes though. Sorry!

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    9. Only got down 191 words. Last sentence was "Oh, she'll be back any minute now."

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    10. 371. Except we actually . . . ” is my last sentence. Do you want to go again, purpledragonwriting?

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    11. I gotta go now as well actually. But maybe later.

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  6. NaNoWriMo ... New here. Wtheck does it mean?

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    1. National Novel Writing Month. It's where we writers attempt to write 50,000 words in the month of November.

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  7. I didn't write much yesterday, despite having a lot of free time- only 989 words for me. :P But I got other stuff done and played LOTR Risk, so I'm not all that upset. And I'm doing better today, with 1362 words so far.

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  8. Alright. Who's up for some Word Wars?

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    1. I actually have to go... So please kindly disregard this message. ;)

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  9. Anyone up for a ten minute word war?

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    1. Sure! From :05 to :15?

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    2. Okay, I got 271, and my last sentence is : He focused hard and the flame hovered over his head till it landed on the rope.
      *Yes!*

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    3. Didn't do very well on this one, 367, had to leave in the middle, but got back to finish up. Last sentence: "They kill without heed, hating all for their own greed’s sake.”

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    4. If you two do another, may I join? :)

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    5. Sure, Emily! Interesting last sentence, Melody. Want to go again?

      Oh, and the word count is pretty awesome. I bet I could never do that much if I had to leave and come back! Or even otherwise :D.

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    6. Do you want to do :25 to :35?

      What about you, Melody?

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    7. I will have to go for now. I will be back to war later!

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    8. Okay, I got 262 and the last sentence: The floor crumpled like tinfoil and he fell through with a cry.

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    9. I got 152. (Evidently I don't write very quickly. I have tons of different ideas swirling in a whirlwind in my head, and they're fighting about which one will get to go on paper.)

      My last sentence was:

      "Without a doubt, everyone would be staring at my metal arm."

      How did you do?

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    10. Sure! Want to do :45 to :55?

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    11. Can we do :50 to :00? I need to do some editing :)

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    12. Okay, I got 130 (particularly bad) but I got a little late in starting too. Last sentence (or two): *You’re in a ship, Hull. There has to be a way out.*

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    13. Um...are you still here, Emily?

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    14. If you're still around, Jonathan, we're starting one down there. You're welcome to join!

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    15. Just saw your comment, Jo. Looks like you posted at the same time a asked to join in :). Thanks!

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  10. Anyone available to WW?

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  11. Anyone available to WW? I'll be around for the next half hour or so if anyone's interested. :)

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    1. I'll go! I'm finishing up a few other things, so I can't promise much. But I will definitely war if you want to!

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    2. Ok. How does ten minutes at :40 sound?

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    3. Can I join in too?

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    4. Got down 281 words. Last sentence: “If your friend helps us with creating the pieces as you suggested, we should be able to make one.”

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    5. About 365. Last sentence(s): She cut herself off with a gasp. "It was because of me."
      How did you two do?

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    6. 'Kay, I got a total of 240 and a last sentence of: It was a good thing the Emperor had taught him how to read and write. What about you guys?

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    7. Nice job both of you! Do you want to go again?

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    8. I can't I have to go. :( But that was fun.

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    9. Of course, Jessica! 10 from :00?

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    10. Bye purpledragon! (can I just say that I love your name?) :D See you later!

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    11. Come on in, Jessica! It was fun, purpledragonwriting! And yeah, awesome name. I love it too :). Hopefully we'll WW again sometime. Bye!

      And...start!

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    12. I got 337... Not wonderful for ten minutes, but it works. :/ Last sentence: “Come on, Beast!” He shouted, numb from cold.
      How did you all do?

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    13. Only 125, last sentence: Shadow gasped.

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    14. Again about 365. Last sentence: "And I will not let you mock my God." My MC has more spunk than I realized. :)

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    15. Well done! (That's a great word count, Jo. One word for every day of the year! xD)

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    16. Thanks. :) Are we going again?

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    17. I didn't get much this time, just 177. My last sentence was: He raced to the end of the corridor, and before anyone could see him or the letter, flung himself out.

      Oh, and Athelas, join in! Sorry, by the time I saw your comment, the word war had already started. The more the merrier!

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    18. Certainly, Melody!
      Do you guys want to do ten minutes at :17?

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    19. Sorry guys...but I have to go. I'll be back in an hour though, if you guys are still here :D. Bye! This was fun.

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    20. 169, last sentence: “The Wizard’s Book chooses someone who is talented or has the potential to posses it, and then it appears near them.”

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    21. I got 477. Last sentence: /You can’t let this happen./
      How did you all do?

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    22. Alright, I have 669 words with my last sentence being part of dialog: “Be sure the Prince learns his place here on board, I do not take kindly to fellows like him.”

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    23. Well done, Jessica and Melody!

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    24. Love that last sentence, Jessica!

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    25. See you Jonathan!
      I wrote about 275. Not as great as before, but I got interrupted a few times. Last sentence: "Besides, the queen couldn't afford to kill everyone. She would still need some as leverage."
      Great job everyone! I love seeing all of your word counts and last sentences. :)

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    26. Well done, Jo!

      Do you all want to do it again?

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    27. I'd like to join all of you if you do another one. :)

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    28. Let's do one at :35 for ten minutes... sound good?

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    29. Thanks Athelas!
      I'm up for another!

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    30. I got 494. My last sentence was a piece of dialogue... "Liesel..."
      How did you all do?

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    31. I have 503, last sentence: “I am fine. I have suffered much worse over smaller things, indeed, that is just how Blackeye works."

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    32. 493: ( 0.0 I honestly wasn't expecting that much) Finis worked his jaw, keeping his gaze downwards.

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    33. I sat out because I had to handle something, but I'm back!

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    34. About 322. She let out a shuddering breath. "I just wish your father was still here."
      Nice work everyone!

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    35. Nice job, Melody and Athelas! We were all really close. :)

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    36. I want to join in the next one!

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    37. Nice job, Jo!
      Welcome back, Jessica. :)

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    38. Welcome back, Jessica, :) Well done, Jo!

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    39. Certainly, Anonymous! :)
      Do y'all want to do a ten minute one from :52 to :02?

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    40. Forget I said that :) Sounds great Athelas!

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    41. Hello, I'm back! Thanks to people's nice comments on my username :) I have about enough time for one round.

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    42. I've got to go for now, but I had a great time warring with all of you! I'll probably be back later. :) Thanks everyone!

      Good luck with your next ones!!

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    43. Welcome back, Purple Dragon. :)

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    44. Welcome back, and hello, Purpledragonwriting!

      Okay, Jo. Thank you for Word Warring with us!

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    45. Is anybody doing a word war now? I'd be up for one.

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    46. Right now, Autumn, for ten minutes. You're welcome to join!

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    47. OK, thanks! Should I start writing right now?

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    48. Sorry guys, I have to drop out in the middle. Need to get going, keep up the wars!

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    49. 422. Last sentence: Freidrich stared at him for a long moment. “Where?”
      How did you all do?

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    50. Only 97, my brain stopped working. Last sentence: Shadow chose a patch of grass and stared up at the stars while lying on the ground.

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    51. 438: “Shall we start with this one?”

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    52. Autumn: Oh, I'm sorry... Yeah, you were supposed to start then. I'm sorry. We'll start another one in a minute, okay?
      Melody: Okay. Good bye! Thanks for the Word Wars! :D

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    53. I only got down 96 words since I had to stop half way through to look up how trebuchets work :P And the last sentence ended u being: then (characterneedsaname) and

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    54. Well done, everyone! Progress is still progress, Jessica and Purple Dragon. :) I like how you got such a close word count. xP

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    55. I have a character who needs a name too :)

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    56. So since I can't actually write any more just now, I'm off again. Well done everyone! And all your books sound awesome. :D

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    57. Bye, Purple Dragon!
      Do the rest of you want to do another one?

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    58. Good bye, Purpledragonwriting! :) Thanks for Word Warring.

      How about another from :10 to :20?

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    60. I got 414. Last sentence: Turning her head toward the gates, Freidrich ducked in the saddle and kicked Edelweiss into a trot, slowly making her increase her speed.
      How did you all do?

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    61. 165. Last sentence: She couldn't find a spell to make it lighter that wasn't too complicated for her skill level.

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    62. 404: The man turned, interest sparkling in his eyes.

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    63. I got 306 words. My last sentence was : Grace looked into her daughter’s face.

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    64. Well done, everyone! Do you all want to war again?

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    65. Well done to all of you, girls!

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    66. I have to go now, but I'll try to come back on soon.

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    67. Okay, Autumn. Thank you for the word wars!

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    68. I got 441. How did you all do?
      Last sentence: Licking his lips, Freidrich tried a different strategy.

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    69. 139: The hills could get very high, and at one point in the distance Shadow could see mountains.

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    70. Hi everyone! I'm back :). Can I join in?

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    71. Sounds great to me!

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    72. I'm going to sit this one out, actually... I just realized I need to figure out what happens in this scene before writing it.

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    73. I'm back! I'll just start in now :)

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    74. I'd love to join you guys in the next one! :)

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    75. 113, last sentence: The children, who had once been quite excited at the idea of seeing new places, were starting to miss their
      And then it was :55

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    76. Okay, I got 327 with the last line (or two) of: One more…well, that depended. That depended a lot.

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    77. 156: Azalea glanced around furtively.

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    78. 527: ( 0.0 ) Does any of it make sense?”

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    79. Hey Jessica! :) Thank you. :)

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    80. Do you mind if I join?

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    81. Nice job, everyone!
      Go ahead and join, Linea!
      Do we want to do another Word War from the :02-12?

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    83. Welcome aboard, Linea! :)

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    84. Join in, Linea! The more the merrier :).

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    85. Sounds good to me, Katie Grace. :)

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    86. Wanna do :05 to :15?

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    87. Okay, I got 186, and my last sentence: Trials had buffeted love.

      How did you all do? :)

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    88. Writers block has caused me to write only 9 words :/

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    89. I'm sorry, Jessica. :(

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    90. Nice job, Patience and Jessica!
      And welcome, Alyssa! ;)

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    91. Okay, I got 123 and last sentence: And then she collected herself and walked away silently into the forest, leaving behind an old wizard and the air of uncertainty.

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    92. I think I'll take a break fo a bit, I'll talk to you guys later.

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    93. Great job, everyone! :D

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    94. I got 228 : I don’t know, Mum. This is really nerve-wracking.

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  12. I'm about to start writing for the day... I'm excited to perhaps finish my novel today. Is anyone around who would like to Word War?

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    2. I can Word War with you! :-) For how long?

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    3. We've been warring a few comments up!

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  14. Anyone still ww-ing??
    I want to join!!!

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    1. We're doing one from :35 to :45 right now, up in the comments!

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  15. Is anyone around for warring? I need to get some writing done. :) Trying to hit 30,000 today!

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