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Winner! (30 Nov 2003 at 01:47)
Over 20 hours early (perhaps a new record for anything I've ever done with a deadline), I crossed the 50,000 word mark in the 2003 national novel writing month challenge.

winner!


Even though I crossed the mark, I still have a bit left to write, which I'll try to fit in tomorrow. After that the book will be on the web soon, first as the "contest version", and slightly later as a more polished edition that has actually been read through and edited, and given cover art, etc.

In general, this was a really fun, and really tough exercise. I recommend it to anyone for next year. (On the other hand, I feel almost ready right now to commit to not doing it again after a mere 11 month resting period!)

Word count: 50,034 (done!)
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nothings (adsl-63-203-74-132.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net) – 11.30.03 04:06:30
Congrats! I ended up punting this year (which was unfortunately incredibly easy since I'd completed it last year--somehow it's not the same burden or obligation).
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Tuuur (supercow.kabel.utwente.nl) – 11.30.03 04:15:12
Allright! Looking forward to reading your unreadable novel... :-)
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Marc (adsl-69-0-14-32.adsl.snet.net) – 11.30.03 09:40:12
I don't get it, why does the title and picture say "winner!"?
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Tom 7 (pcp01253016pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 11.30.03 10:34:29
Anyone who crosses 50,000 words by the end of the month is a "winner." The competition aspect really helps, actually.
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one of your roomates (h-66-167-250-12.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.01.03 00:26:42
Heather beat you.
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-250-12.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.01.03 00:58:27
Yeah, well, I have more words now!
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chris_wass (207.227.21.162) – 12.02.03 12:07:28
Congrats, my brother in pen! I am also a winner. I scraped in at midnight on Sunday with 50,017 words. It was defiantely a valuable project to be a part of, but I'm not sure that I'll do it again.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 12.02.03 13:10:21
Hey, sweet! I tried to convince a bunch of friends to do it, but I think that most of them gave up after the first week or so... ;)
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One of your girlfriends.... (cobamide.bio.pitt.edu) – 12.02.03 14:27:38
Yeah, I am glad you told me about the progect Tom. I had fun.
and ... I beat you to 50,000 words! hooray!
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One of your girlfriends... (cobamide.bio.pitt.edu) – 12.02.03 14:28:45
damn... proJect.
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One of your girlfriends.... (cobamide.bio.pitt.edu) – 12.02.03 14:29:38
Yeah, I am glad you told me about the progect Tom. I had fun.
and ... I beat you to 50,000 words! hooray!
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 12.02.03 18:51:23
My words have more spelling.
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