Friday, July 4, 2008

The results are in!!

For our graduation I thought we ALL deserved a little fanfare. What do you think? Does it feel like a celebration now? It should. You all should be celebrating the great effort you made in June.
WE ROCK!!!!!
Look at those meters! Aren't they great? Between us we've done some serious wordage (yes I'm making up words but hey, I write fiction) and I for one am very impressed with our efforts. Now the real challenge begins. We need to keep writing, I know I've slacked off this week but hell, I'm brain dead.
So how's everyone feeling now June is over. I'm also a little overwhelmed by my own effort and I will admit to being seriously scared by the amount of writing I'm capable of when I push myself. I'm also relieved, and excited and nervous and confused and I can't tell you how many feelings are swirling around in there. After my bailout of Nano last year due to bad health I was determined to finish this challenge, so I guess I'm feeling a little triumphant too.
Today, Friday the 4th of July is for celebrating. Get out your favorite drink and food and toast yourself for a job well done. So charge your glasses because I've got a few people to thank. (you really shouldn't have given me the microphone)

First, to the person (Louise) who mentioned the idea of a challenge in June, we toast you.

Second, to Rachel B for taking her seriously and picking up the bullhorn to spread the news far and wide, we toast you.

Third, to all of those that picked up the baton and ran with it, we toast you.

And finally, to my partners in crime, the lovely Topless Table Dancing Tarts, Sandie and Diane, we toast you.

Congrats to all who came, all who conquered and all who tried. I salute you all.


Monday, June 30, 2008

The finish line!!!!

Well here we are at the finish line.
There are bodies, broken fingers, puddles of sweat and lost files littering the track behind us, but that's where it is, behind us. We made it! Some of us are in better shape than others, but we're all here at the finish line looking rather dazed and pleased with ourselves. And we should be pleased with our efforts, whether they were little or a lot, we still made the effort and that's what counts.
Speaking of counts, it's time to anti-up the full figures. I'll be up-dating the word meters until late Thursday night so leave your final total in the comments and come back on Friday for the graduation ceremony. Bring you champers and wear your best writerly outfits.
Okay, now to the serious side of things, if you could all just pick up a specimen jar on your way past the front table, the toilets are out the back. Once all the drugs test come back clean the results will be official.
Great month ladies, but don't think it's over, no...... We'll be here, editing, writing, blogging, dancing on the tables topless.... oh, no dancing on the tables topless?! Too cold you say. Okay, well I guess it's not wise then.
Catch you all at the ceremony on Friday. I promise to wear a top.

Monday Meter Maid

Okay, I'm here, I'm late I know but it's just one of those things. The cat can't pee! Yep, you read it right, my cat can't pee and I'm beginning to think the whole worlds against me. Every time I go to sit down to get on here or to join in over at the group something goes wrong. Any chance someone has a hideaway I could sneak off to?
So, the 50k. We're down to the last day and I hope we're all still writing, I know I am. I plan to go until midnight tonight to grab every spare minute I can. I had a quick look at the meters and girls I gotta say you all should be proud. What a great effort from everyone this month. Now we all just have to keep the momentum going. I'm sitting on 91,013 words for the challenge and I wanna hit the 100,000. No, I'm going to hit the 100k, if not you might not want to look in my closet, there could be a couple of dead bodies in there and the less you know the better.
So, here's how we're gonna play this. You have until midnight tonight to write, yep, keep those fingers moving. Tomorrow I will post the finish line. Actually, I'll post it late tonight so it'll be there first thing in the morning. This will be your final chance to get your word counts in. On Friday there will be a graduation ceremony on the blog and you'll want to be around for that, I've got a surprise for everyone.
Don't forget, we're still going to hang around here and at the group, some brave souls are planning to spend July editing, some will continue writing and others will be in forced editing. By forced I mean edits from an EDITOR!!!!
We've had such great news this month, as well as all the great effort but it's not quite over, so limber up those fingers and start sprinting down the final stretch.