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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2012 edited
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    Personally, I feel that counting emails, forum posts, and blog posts is cheating a bit. However, this is largely because I already usually put more than 100 words a day in to these things, and I don't think that this would be a very interesting challenge if I counted them. Your mileage may vary.

    EDIT: Up to five days now. Each time it's like pulling teeth, until I'm finally sitting down to do it. Easy from that point on.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2012
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    Far be it from me to offer a "but I'm different!" but... My project of the day isn't writing fiction, it's collecting a buttload of information as fast as possible and disseminating to the people who asked for it. I'm a dramaturg this week and the emails I write, when they're answering the questions of the people who asked me to fulfill this role, are the content I've created.

    Another way of saying this is, I should feel like blogging more now that I'm doing this task that is so right up my alley. But I don't. I feel tired and worn out and when I sleep I have hangover dreams about the French Algerian war and a sort of nightmareish Our Town-ish underworld. (See my request for HALP in the Can HAz Halp thread.) It's weird to be filling my brain with so much and not having any RAM left with which to write.

    But that's enough whining. Is there any reason we should make ourselves stop at 100, or is that a reason and more = better? and should we post what we're working on here to spur people to check out our blogs/LJ/tumblr/whatever? I'm doing dramaturgy for Jean Genet's play The Screens.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2012
     (10450.23)
    @Raz You write as much as you want, having a minor goal is there to help people actually step back for a minute and take that time to write. If you are on a roll just keep on plugging.

    @Morac I agree with most of that. I spew thousands of words through forums, e-mails, and facebook and twitter but I don't count those because those, to me, don't function the tools to BE A WRITER. I started the blog because last night I could think of nothing creative to write and rather then write FART 100 times to fill a gap would not be the same as hitting a goal. I started the blog because there was something I wanted to say. That being said, the point is to write, whether it is in the form of a novel or comic, or a tale in TELL US A STORY or a well rounded rant in SPLEEN VENTING, writing is writing.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2012
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    Yeah, I think that what you end up counting for this challenge really depends on what you want to get out of it. I'm not counting emails/forum posts because I don't need encouragement to go on at length with them. Writing fiction every day, on the other hand, is something I am still trying to develop habits around. It's not because I think that these other forms of writing are lesser in any way. If I had a blog I was more interested in maintaining, I would probably count that, but for me, I really want to get off my ass and start writing some stories.

    As for the 100 days thing, I'm going to keep going on for as long as I can until I feel that I don't need a counter to keep going. It'll probably be past the 100 day mark (presuming I get that far).
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    Well I did a hundred today, but in micro fictions... and blather... Not a good day all told (but my house is cleaner than in a fair while 0-0 )
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    I like this a lot. I've always been kind of a slow writer in need of ways to kickstart the fingers into tapping. I'll definitely try this.
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    Fell off over the weekend... why do weekends do that?
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
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    @Littlepurplegoth: Blarg, me too. Oh well.

    <Michael Cain>Why do we fall, Master Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up again. </Michael Cain>
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    Yay - did some yesterday!

    Now onto todays...
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012 edited
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    I'm chucking mine up on a previously neglected Tumblr. Keep me honest, and that.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012 edited
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    I can see that evil git Bendis laughing now that he has us trapped in a exercise of self discipline and brutal inner honesty.

    Say i got to day ten and,for whatever reason,i didn't do my 100 then starting again wouldn't be too bad.But if i got to the 90 day-zone and blew it then i daresay i would be
    tempted to be a sneaky little rat-fuck and cheat.Be a horrible specimen who would come here giving it "I done my 100 days.Am i not great?"

    Well,to my inner shithead i say "Nay!"

    100 words a day is nowt and i have to admit this a great idea.It's a good excuse to mind-splurge gibberish...even if i don't feel like doing it on a particular day.I reckon i'm not going to try and write a story or even attempt to do something that has a whiff of sanity to it-throw caution to the wind and let the floodgates of mental chaos dribble their contents into a dairy of dementia.

    Then burn it.

    Club 100.I'm in.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2012
     (10450.32)
    I've done todays:well over the mark but i can see the value of limiting it to 100(ish).It's made me examine what i wrote and i'm actually looking forward to see what i can come up with tomorrow in relation to today's.

    Club 100.Whitechapel homework...graded by yourself.
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    right... going to have to ressurrect an old blog and stick each days ramblings there, because life is disrupting getting 'stuff'done far too effectively!

    Might make me actually write properly as well, as a couple of times the 100 has been random ramblings as I sort out my head about people/things/life and those I won't be sharing, lol!
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2012
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    Heh. Missed a day ...
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012
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    Day three...and it's weird.

    Has anyone ever done a chain story/script on W/C?Just for fun,of course.
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    Got a much needed kick this morning from a tweet...

    "To write well & fluently, you first have to begin by giving yourself permission to write badly"

    Which has actually been useful - in that I finally got a glorious arc/outline down to screen yesterday evening (its been haunting my dreams and really really bugging me) and I look at it today going 'Where the feck do I start?' in terms of actually turning it into something resembling an actual piece of prose.

    So I have resorted to Transcribing a Childrens' Cartoon from the TV, in an attempt to work out how its actually structured and how much actual story there is. I keep watching it going 'I could do this' and in my current 'stuck' state its as good a time as any to find out! (plus any suggestions for 'books' that contain 'instructions'/'rules' would also be gratefully accepted!)
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
     (10450.37)
    I have decided to jump in and try this out as well. I was shooting on trying and finishing up an old project that has been waiting to be finished up, and instead leapt head first into a story that has been just an idea for a week or so now. Was a big help! Only got 300 words down that were actual prose, but it is a start, and I jotted down some actual notes for an outline so can get this actually going. Will check in again later this week with hopefully more positive results. Hope everyone who has started before me is keeping up with Club 100.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
     (10450.38)
    I'm still kicking, although, sometimes it seems like a chore. I'm glad I have submittable projects that I can work on.
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    I was going really well (8 days straight), but then I got Stockholm Syndrome (that's what they call it when you're in Stockholm and get a brutal stomach bug, right?), missed a couple of days and my discipline went to shit.

    Settling in to the UK now for 6 months, so won't have constant shuffling between cities as an excuse anymore.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
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    Got through 16 days but I'm having to admit the weekend hangover + poor planning + a spate of second guessing & lack of confidence (+ little to no cheering on the posts left on my LJ) = I don't want to push myself any more. Give it up. I don't know if I could even start again. Man. How weak. The idea is you get back on that pony. But what for? So another hectic weekend pushes me off? I could keep putting off restarting. It'll start at 1 if it's tomorrow or next month. Or never.

    also it's nearly six am and I haven't slept yet and this keeps happening. I want to hit the hay but then I remember I still have to do this and I just hate myself...

    Ugh. Gotta sleep before I think, probably.