Thursday, June 10, 2010

Word War Begins Tomorrow!!

Yes, leap for joy! It is time for a Word War, the prestigious and nonexistent-until-five-minutes-ago 'Teenage Writer Word War I'.

For those of you who don't know what it is, and for those of you who do (I'm changing things up!), here's a list of rules.

1. A Word War is simply a war of words. Whoever writes the most words in their novel/story/poem/etc. in the allotted time wins!
2.The Word War begins at five in the afternoon Central Time tomorrow. (I think that's what my time zone is called...) It ends at dawn the next day. (I know some of you; you'll write half the night.) :D
3. In order to enter the Word War, you must first a) Put in your current project and word count via the comments section, and then b) the next day, tell me how many words (through the comments section) you wrote in the allotted time.

The winner will win my completely made up award; The Smokin' Pen Award. You can save it one your computer and (if you have a blog or website) post it on the sidebar.

I will participate, writing in Sadaar, my third novel, but I won't recieve the award if I win. It'll go to second place, then. :D

Get ready for the WORD WAR!!


Beorn said...

Sometime I really want to do one of these, but first I have to get my plot and setting down. I'm sorta doing the same thing for my trilogy as we're doing for Alcryion.

Sounds like a ton of fun, and maybe next time I'll be ready with my trilogy--if not, maybe I'll start a short story instead; I've been meaning to do so. =D

Star-Dreamer said...

hmmm... I like this idea jake! (hopefully you won't mind if I steal it in the future... ha,ha!)

But seriously, I think I'd like to do this. I've been trying to bang out a word count on my working rough draft, "The Spinner's Apprentice". Sort of thrown myself into NANOWRIMO early, but it hasn't been going so well. This might be just the thing I need to get my creative juices flowing. I think I'll give it a shot! (only problem is, I may not be able to comment the day you said to... but I will eventually comment.)

Eldra said...

Don't know if I'm doing anything tomorrow, but if I'm not, then I'd love to join in!

Jake said...

Awesome! Thanks, everyone. :D

@Star-Dreamer; It's not my idea. :) It's public domain, really.

Good luck, everyone!

Anonymous said...

wait wait wait... so has it started??
*is confused*

if so, then i shall start writing...

Shadow Dawn: 1,074 words

please tell me if i am wrong on the time though xD


Jake said...


Yes, it has started. Or it did when you commented. :)

The word war is over, everyone! Please post the number of words you wrote in the allotted time.

Word count for Sadaar:

Originally 18,676.

Currently 20,123.

I wrote 1,447 words last night! :) It broke my writer's block, so thanks to everyone who participated!

Anonymous said...

i only got in 100-200 words lol. but thanks for doing this, i finally got somewhere in my outline :D haha


Eldra said...

Nice job, Jake. Writer's block is tough!

Originally - 4,440 words

Currently - 8191 words

I added 3751 last night/this morning! I have never, ever added that many words in so few hours before!

Jake said...

Wow! That's great, Eldra. :)

Good job, SilverAngel! It helped me with my writing as well. Jump-started it, you might say. :D

Andrew K. York said...

My blog address has changed to is still a 'blog' but more of a doormat to The Fourth Throne.

Jake said...

Cool, Andrew. :)

For those of you wondering if I'm going to go ahead and give away the award, hold your horses. :)

I'm still waiting for Star-Dreamer and possibly Beorn. If they can't comment by dusk tomorrow, then I'll go ahead and give away the award. But I suspect Eldra's count will be hard to beat. :D