Friday, December 21, 2012

Winners from the 100 for 100 writing challenge

by Stephanie Morrill

Well, yesterday and this morning have involved way more math than I signed up for when I pursued writing, but here are the results of all the number crunching:

Here's the list of amazing writers who completed the 100 for 100 challenge:

Abby Miller
Abigail Hassett
Aidyl Ewoh
Aimee Rose
Alana Carter
Alyson Dow
Alyson Schroll
Amanda Fischer
Anant Hariharan
Angela Marie
Anna Schaeffer
Ashreena Mohammed
Bethany B.
Bruno Silva
Caitlin Hensley
Caroline Niesen
Deborah Rocheleau
Ellyn Gibbs
Emma King
Erynn Besse
Francesca M.
George Arkley
Imogen Elvis
Jenna Blake Morris
Jillian Kenyon
July A. Emmance
Jyllenna Wilke
Kara Suderman
Katelyn M. Shear
Kelsey Gulick
Kimberly Rae
Kristin Roman
Krysta Sorenson
Langston Jenkins
Laurie J. Curtis
Leorah Brinkerhoff
Lydia DeGisi
Lydia Grace Hart
Maddie Morrow
Mariah DeGisi
Marisa Sorenson
Marissa Suddreth
Meghan Gorecki
Melissa Weber
Micheila Thiele
Mindy Butler
Mohammed Zaid
Moriah N.
Natalie M.
Nicole Godard
Ophelia - Marie
P. Rose Williams
Rachel Casto
Rachel Crew
Rachel Kasperson
Rachel Wilson
Rachelle Rea
Rana Aboujaoude
Rebekah Hart
Reecha Patel
RJ Gould
Robin Johnson
Roseanna White
S.J. Bouquet
Sarah Robinson
Sharron H.
Sierra B.
Sunny Smith
Tiffanie B
Tonya LaCourse
Victoria Tucker

(If you think your name is supposed to be on this list, please email me and I'll look into it.) 

And, just for kicks, I looked up who wrote the most in each of the age categories. Virtual high-fives go to:

For ages 13, 14, and 15: Katelyn M. Shear

For ages 16, 17, and 18: Imogen Elvis
(Imogen also wrote the most words of all the writers - way to go Imogen!)

For ages 19, 20, and 21: Angela Marie

For the Old Fogies (22+): Sharron H.

The age group who had the most members complete the challenge: 13, 14, and 15 year olds with 37.

The age group who had the most words per person: Old Fogies with the average amount per person at 62,427 words.

(Average for 13/14/15 was 27,336. For 16/17/18 it was 49,795 per person, and for 19, 20, and 21 it was 24,586)

And now for the prizes!

The 5,000 word critique for 13s, 14s, 15s for having the most amount of competitors goes to: Jalyn

The 5,000 word critique for the Old Fogies for writing the most per person: Tonya LaCourse

The What's Your Story? necklace from Susie Finkbeiner of Inspired Novelties goes to: Alana Carter

And the 10,000 word critique giveaway for all writers who completed the challenge goes to: Jyllenna Wilke

Congratulations! I'm so proud of everyone who stuck with the challenge until the very end AND everyone who gave it a try but bowed out. Participating in something like this shows you respect your dream of writing, and we hope to have many returning and new writers join us for the next 100 for 100 challenge.


  1. Woot! Go Old Fogies! ;-) So proud of everyone for sticking with this.

  2. I wasn't a winner? I had over a ten thousand words and wrote the acquired amount for each week.

    But congratulations to everyone!!!!!!!!

    1. Let me check for you Kelsey. I'm sure I just made a mistake. Thanks for letting me know!

    2. You're on there, Kelsey. xDDD

  3. Stephanie, could you please look again at my name too? Because I had over a 69K total.

    1. The only Maddie I have on my list is Maddie Morrow. Are you listed under something else?

    2. Yep, you're on the list up there :)

  4. Congrats everyone!!!!!! It was so much fun doing this!!!! I enjoyed the challenge. I didn't have a week under 2000 words!!!!!!! {Caitria}

  5. Congrats to all who participated!
    This challenge really motivated me to just keep writing, no matter how rough my draft was. And that's a huge thing for a perfectionist to learn. So thank you, Stephanie, for this challenge!

    1. YES. Exactly the same for me. :) It was immensely helpful to me in that area.

    2. My thoughts exactly! :D It was great to have modivation to write, even on the days I didn't feel like it. :) Good job everyone!!!

  6. Yea!!! Congratulations everyone! I really enjoyed the challenge. Because of it, I have written more on a single story than I have ever written before! I am seriously just so happy I can scream! It has ALSO got me into the writing habit and has also made me put SO much time into my story, there is NO WAY I will be quitting it now! Like, I have easily put in over a hundred hours, headaches, backaches and random moods into my story and I am NOT going to put those to waste! So thank you SO much for making this challenge! I will DEFINITIVELY be joining in February!

  7. Awesome! Congrats to all the others who finished too.
    I liked that challenge, but I'll be editing in February, so sadly I'm not going to do the next one.
    Anyway, thanks for hosting such a great challenge!

  8. WHOOOOOOOO!!! YAY EVERYONE! This was such a great opportunity. Thanks so much, it was really helpful!

  9. YAY EVERYBODY!!! I absolutely loved this challenge. It pushed me to write so much more than I usually do, even though it's just 100 word a day. I'll definitely be doing it again in February. :)

    Thanks for doing this for us Stephanie!!

  10. Awesome job everyone! It was a long 100 days. xD But definitely worth it!

  11. Whoo hoo! I feel good I accomplished something! :P

    Ms. Stephanie, did you check the total for everyone and then put everyone in ranks like qho came in first, second, third, fourth, etc.? I'm curious to see where I was on the list. I got 20,326 word done!

    Thanks for doing this and Merry Christmas!

  12. Because of NaNo, I had to drop out, but I'd love to do another 100 for 100 that doesn't involve writing more words during a NaNo!
    Thanks for hosting this!
    ~Sarah Faulkner

  13. Great!! You made it you two, Krysta and Marisa!! Horray!

    Congrats to everyone else too!

  14. Congratsss, everyone! :) Can't wait to join in on the next challenge!

  15. Congratulations to everyone! This was so much fun Stephanie. I can't wait for February now. And thanks for all your hard number crunching.

  16. 100/100 Was really great! I was planning on doing a whole lot over my needed word count, but then since I decided to do NaNo (for the first time, which I completed on the 28th of November), I ended up only getting a little over 14,000 words. Still, it was great! I’m really happy that GTW decided to have the challenge, because I’ve been trying to make myself write everyday, and this did the trick.
    Thanks so, so, so much Stephanie!!! (And everyone else who helped with it.) And great job to all those top people! You ROCK!!!

  17. Congrats to everyone!!!! It really helped to be consistent in my writing and I felt like I did really well (for me anyhow) Thank you for doing this contest and I cannot wait to start again in February! Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

  18. From Amo Libros:
    I am SO doing the next 100/100!

  19. Well done everyone! Can't wait to do this in Feb! =)