August 3rd, 2008

Sunday Write-In

I was going to ride my bike out to rdeck's house and keep him company while anghara telescopes the night away at Launchpad, but sorry Deck--the writing group decided to have a write-in!

Starting at 7:00 a.m. Starting at whenever spencimusprime shows up with his portion of breakfast Starting NOW because Spencer just got here, I will be doing my best to trounce the wordcounts of my fellow crit group members. I'll probably update my progress during my breaks, so I apologize in advance for annoying everyone who watches this blog.

To make up for it, check out my newest fish, who is carnivorous and likes to eat bloodworms that I drop directly into his mouth from a toothpick. He's a striped golden wonder killifish. (I'm not actually sure which variety he is. I bet his name is Aplocheilus awesomica.)

Upjack will get up to four inches long, and he'll eat anything that fits in his mouth horizontally. Even live crickets and flies!

Write-in Update #1

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And here's the moment we've all been waiting for:

The scoreboard. Yeah, I think we all know who's the man now, dog.
(Audrey isn't wordcounting, in case you didn't notice.)

Our beginning numbers stay the same, but at each hour we update our current numbers. I did miss a few minutes in the last part of the noon to one hour because I was on the phone with one of my closest friends, whose Mormon (i.e. drug-free) brother was hit and killed by a drunk driver early this morning. The grotesque irony infuriates me. And I really liked that guy. Anyway, I don't mean to be depressing. Just remember not to let anyone drunk leave a party or a bar if they're behind the wheel, even if you're afraid to stand up to them. And if you are, please call the police and report them! I'd take a punch or tattle to the fuzz on my own grandma if I might save three children from losing their daddy, and I hope you all feel the same way.

Write-in Update #2

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I am creaming everyone's wordcounts, but I'm being sensitive about it because I'm also an amazingly modest person.

Want to see something cool?

56942 / 80000 words. 71% done!

...Does that mean if I abandon the project, I still get a C- in novel-finishing, or do I get an F because only the end counts?