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KTC
07-20-2010, 09:00 PM
I am not a ZOMBIE. I just feel like one.

My goal? -to reach 50,000 words at this year's Muskoka Novel Marathon

Marathon took place between Friday July 16th @ 8pm and Monday July 19th @ 8pm.

Final word count at the end of the weekend-- 52,441.

I made it!

BAZINGA!

Kevin, who feels that much closer to insanity.

Look for HALF DEAD AND FULLY BROKEN at zero bookstores near you! :)

Bubastes
07-20-2010, 09:01 PM
You are a beast! Congratulations!

Cella
07-20-2010, 09:03 PM
I'm so happy for you! :)

It makes me want to say something like "YAHOOOOOO!!" but not that, exactly. I'm not sure what.

I'll get back to you.

scarletpeaches
07-20-2010, 09:06 PM
You should marry thethinker42 and have little book-making machine robot babies from the future with pens for fingers.

Stew21
07-20-2010, 09:07 PM
w00t!


love the title!

jennontheisland
07-20-2010, 09:08 PM
Look for HALF DEAD AND FULLY BROKEN at zero bookstores near you! :)
I've heard of self-titled albums, but never self-titled novels.

KTC
07-20-2010, 09:24 PM
Thanks, all!

Jen---I swear to God, when I picked (changed) the title at the final hour last night I didn't even think about that. (all weekend the working title was Half Dead...but with something one of the characters said near the end, the rest of the title emerged!)

But when I actually typed out the full title I went---wait a minute! that's me! (-:

Peachy...pens for fingers. I like that idea. those robots would be able to write multiple books at a time. nice. (-;

Phaeal
07-20-2010, 09:31 PM
I'm trying to get my head around that many words in that short a time. Ain't working.

Wow. Need any more bandages for those bleeding digits?

KTC
07-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Need any more bandages for those bleeding digits?

i didn't use numbers, i used letters. they did not bleed.

regdog
07-20-2010, 09:50 PM
:snoopy:

Kitty Pryde
07-20-2010, 09:51 PM
Wow, that's awesome! Please share with us mere mortals your sekrit strategies for having such an impressive word count :D

PGaritas
07-20-2010, 09:53 PM
That's amazing. Very impressive and encouraging.

AnonymousWriter
07-21-2010, 01:38 AM
Now that's impressive.

Bet you need a long sleep now. Relax and recharge.

Phaeal
07-21-2010, 02:35 AM
i didn't use numbers, i used letters. they did not bleed.

Ah, Zooey, always the hare-splitter. Poor Bessy was always picking wabbit parts out of the carpet, which was the true source of the stains thereupon.

Speaking of bunnies, I'm going to file bleeding numerals in the ideas hutch.

Chumplet
07-21-2010, 03:01 AM
Way to go Kevin! I spent my weekend driving, it seems...

Paranormal_Writer
07-21-2010, 03:30 AM
Wow way to go! I don't think I could write that amount of words in such a short space of time even if I tried! Congrats.

MissMacchiato
07-21-2010, 03:38 AM
holy cow, that's insane! you must be very proud of yourself, congrats!

CaroGirl
07-22-2010, 05:56 PM
That's great! Well done on the wc!!

I wish I could have been there. Next year...

KTC
07-22-2010, 06:19 PM
Thanks, all!

Caro...Collette was there. We were in the same room. She probably thinks I'm crazy, now. (-; Or maybe I should say MORE crazy.

YOU BETTER COME NEXT YEAR...CARPOOL WITH COLLETTE!!!!

I posted the prologue and first chapter in SYW in the YA section, if anybody is interested. (pimping self...like in siggy!)

Ambrosia
07-22-2010, 06:40 PM
Holy crap, Batman!

Congratulations, Kevin! Amazing feat.

If I could do that in one weekend I could finish this dang book. I bow to your superiority at word count. :Hail:

KTC
07-22-2010, 06:42 PM
Holy crap, Batman!

Congratulations, Kevin! Amazing feat.

If I could do that in one weekend I could finish this dang book. I bow to your superiority at word count. :Hail:

thanks! squeeeee!

BUT... you're probably more about quality than quantity. (-; that's a good thing!

scarletpeaches
07-22-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm of a mind that quality and quantity are not mutually exclusive. Yes, I know. You're all shocked. I'm raising THAT subject again. Well, it's an appropriate thread for it.

My point being (yes I do have one) is that writing is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. The more you write, the better you get. As long as you don't sprain anything and try to learn along the way of course. But writing is definitely a muscle.

KTC
07-22-2010, 10:15 PM
well...i do feel like i do my best work when i'm writing marathon style. i'm actually beginning to feel like it's the only way i can write a novel. i'm infatuated with weekend novel writing! it's not mine to judge my work, though...just mine to say that it FEELS like my best work when i write this way.

cray
07-22-2010, 11:22 PM
congrats, ktc.
and wow!

Annayna
07-23-2010, 08:10 AM
Gratz! I wish my little writing muse would play nice and not quit after a few chapters.. But ehhh 29 stories started, we're getting somewhere lol

Soccer Mom
07-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Whoa! That's as much as I can do an entire month, more like two months! I am humbled.

gypsyscarlett
07-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Congratulations! :)

PoppysInARow
07-25-2010, 10:16 PM
Holy crap, man! Congratulations.