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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

Long Walk Redux: 2018 edition



so what's this then this is where you get to do something about writing that novel you've always had inside you and can finally get all the money respect sex nothing you deserve.

sounds cool how does it work round about the first day of every month you post in it to say how much new writing you're gonna post by 2359 PST on the last day of that month. there might be a little general leeway at the end of the month, but don't count on it and don't ask for extensions.

lol imma post one word 'lol' there I won lol there's a 4k word minimum. you can pledge more if you like, but 4k is the ante.

how many terrible words have been written through this thread and the ones before it? Around 3.5 million. Some of them might have been good? idk

what happens if I gently caress it up every promise has to have a attached. you fail, you get banned.

how should I post my stuff up to you, but a link to a gdoc with comments enabled is best that way you won't restrict your publication options later.

can I do short stories sure. It has to be new words (prose, poetry, limericks) but otherwise you can post whatever as long as you make the wordcount

can I critpost, shitpost, or shart my jorts don't really care, it's not the thunderdome so just follow the exhortations of your clotted goony heart but keep in mind that detailed crits of longform stuff aren't super useful; better to keep them general. normal CC rules apply so be harsh but helpful

is there an irc channel most of us hang out in #thunderdome

where are the previous months The last thread ran for a couple of years, you can find links to the old threads here

who checks i've done it i could just not and say i did lol you need to satisfy me, which isn't a high bar tbh, but I'll probably need to see something, up to you what that is

Long Walk 2018: January
exmond: 2 tdome entries
florp: 10k
spectacles of aut: 7.5k
sitting here 5k
sandnavyguy: 8k

RECORD OF THE FALLEN 2015-2017


CHTHONIC BELL/A PAINTED BIRD... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X4)
KILLFAST37... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
REDTONIC... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
KURONA BRIGHT...DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
SITTING HERE.... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
SURREPTITIOUS MUFFIN.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
SKAANDSCREENPLAYS.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
MORNING BELL... DIDN'T MAKE IT
DR KLOCTOPUSSY... DIDN'T MAKE IT
BOMPACHO... DIDN'T MAKE IT
CRABROCK... DIDN'T MAKE IT
MARTELLO... DIDN'T MAKE IT
THEHOMEMASTER... DIDN'T MAKE IT
JONKED... DIDN'T MAKE IT
ANIME WAS RIGHT... DIDN'T MAKE IT
MAG7.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
IRONIC TWIST.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
TEQUILAJESUS.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
ANOMIEATTHEGATES.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
ANGELOPPORTUNITY.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
SPECTRES OF AUTISM....DIDN'T MAKE IT
FLERP....DIDN'T MAKE IT
NEWTESTLEPER....DIDN'T MAKE IT
SITTING HERE....DIDN'T MAKE IT
GUINNESS13....DIDN'T MAKE IT
IRONIC TWIST.....DIDN'T MAKE IT

sebmojo fucked around with this message at Jan 8, 2018 around 13:17

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Burkion
May 10, 2012

Changeman! And Not A Moment Too Soon!


Right now I'm just in editing phase, but when I start work on my second novel I'll be back for this thread

Exmond
May 31, 2007


im doin it ma im writing

THUNDERDOME


Im to do 2 entries this month.

Done:

Exmond posted:

Tempered Sacrifice

Exmond posted:

Fleeting Moments of Comfort

Exmond fucked around with this message at Jan 17, 2018 around 04:50

crusty
Apr 16, 2015

Crustacean


What kind of ban are we talking about here...

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

the regular kind. you need to spend to post again

crusty
Apr 16, 2015

Crustacean


Well I guess it'll either go to Lowtax or some bum in the subway.

So do we have to commit for the whole year or month by month? Also, is the minimum per month?

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

this used to be a monthly thread, I'm experimenting with just having one for the whole year but I'd rather keep the toxx pledges to monthly otherwise it encourages big unrealistic promises to procrastinate on.

So just say something like "I'll write 6000 words this month " on it.

That goes for you too Exmond, would you mind tweaking yours to be 'I'll put in two dome entries this month"?

flerp
Feb 25, 2014


gonna try to do 500 words a day this month. im just gonna for 10k words to give a little bit of leeway

spectres of autism
Feb 12, 2011




7.5k for my 2nd book, easy mode cuz writing is a struggle on my current brain medicine





e: gonna try to wriggle out of this kind of actually because the affective part of my schizoaffectiveness is acting up. prolly gonna go to the hospital for it. i'll write a bunch of random poo poo there and post it as part of my wc

spectres of autism fucked around with this message at Jan 3, 2018 around 01:51

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

gently caress it. have to crawl out of this rut somehow. let's start with a softball that i'll surely beat and get to feel good about.

5k fiction words, any project, done by the end of the month

crusty
Apr 16, 2015

Crustacean


I'm loving slow, 4k minimum, that's what, a page every 2 days?

I already lost 6 days, I'll check back in a month!

sandnavyguy
Sep 12, 2015


Sure, I'll give myself a ticking clock a week into the month lol. 8k words, new fantasy project.



About 500 words a day til school starts.

I'll do google docs then, I guess. God speed y'all.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

Report in, folks - how are you all doing? How are you?

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

like

spectres of autism
Feb 12, 2011




sebmojo posted:

Report in, folks - how are you all doing? How are you?

im ok. found a way to work on my book inside due to usb fuckery

what im doing is 500 words every second day and using the spare time to worldbuild/reformat/rewrite stuff

should have maybe a thou in a google doc of extra terrible words tho

Exmond
May 31, 2007


im doin it ma im writing

THUNDERDOME


I'm done, if we consider brawling to be TD Entires. Otherwise this week will clear it up.


for 2 entries in February in TD as well.

Entry #1: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...3#post481196390
Entry #2: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...9#post481603859

Exmond fucked around with this message at Feb 25, 2018 around 06:57

spectres of autism
Feb 12, 2011




k.



6.5 words for that

1.6 of gay

literally the shittiest writing of my entire life but its done

next month ill do 300 a day for 8.4k

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

Gj spectron

spectres of autism
Feb 12, 2011




thanks

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

Goal was 5K words

2400 words in Thunders Dome (one brawl, one entry; not gonna count the entry I submitted in the first week of the month because I can't remember if I'd toxxed by then).



3500 words on novel stuff. I have a whole other chapter I'm finishing up today, but I'm still working at it and I'm already over my goal.

Next month I will for 7k, dunno if it's easier if I make another post about it at the start of the month

flerp
Feb 25, 2014


sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

sandnavyguy posted:

Sure, I'll give myself a ticking clock a week into the month lol. 8k words, new fantasy project.



About 500 words a day til school starts.

I'll do google docs then, I guess. God speed y'all.

Hello fellow, you have a small and shrinking unit of time!

apophenium
Apr 13, 2009

I am a real boy.


ing for 5k words in February.

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



for 2 TD entries (minimum) and at least 2k words for a fiction short story outside of the TD prompts.

Total goal is 4k words min.

sandnavyguy
Sep 12, 2015


Clocking my walk in at 11984 words with the following breakdown:

1660 Spectre d’Mere, [Gdoc]
2018 Reset Button [TD thread]
1554 Adventures of Colin Flame Heiress on the High Seas [TD thread]
1048 A scarf’s life [TD thread]
1561 Fire Opal [TD Thread]
3881 Untitled Detective Fantasy Novel To Be [gdoc]

GRAND TOTAL FOR JAN 2018: 11,984 words

Yay, didn't fail!

sandnavyguy fucked around with this message at Feb 1, 2018 around 04:26

flerp
Feb 25, 2014


4k next month, fiction specifically

will sub 5 stories to some journals

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

flerp posted:

4k next month, fiction specifically

will sub 5 stories to some journals



Cool! Judge that brawl while you're at it!

Exmond
May 31, 2007


im doin it ma im writing

THUNDERDOME


flerp posted:

4k next month, fiction specifically

will sub 5 stories to some journals



Oh wow that is extremely cool! I'll be asking in the fiction advice on some general advice on how to submit stories! I'll ping ya!

crusty
Apr 16, 2015

Crustacean


What the heck is TD/Thunders Dome?

Guiness13
Feb 17, 2007

The best angel of all.

I need some additional motivation, so I'm in for Feb with 4k words.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

crusty posted:

What the heck is TD/Thunders Dome?

what, indeed

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

crusty posted:

What the heck is TD/Thunders Dome?

it's one of the 10000 stickied threads in this subforum, you probly saw it on your way to this thread

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3845416

Exmond
May 31, 2007


im doin it ma im writing

THUNDERDOME


crusty posted:

What the heck is TD/Thunders Dome?

It's a weekly prompt where you get a prompt, write for it and get crits on your piece. If you win the competition you come up with the weekly prompt. You should check it out! It's.... toasty.

HIJK
Nov 25, 2012

People were stupid, sometimes. They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.


no wait never mind haha I just reread the rules.

okay I'll pledge 4k words for February.

HIJK fucked around with this message at Feb 8, 2018 around 02:15

apophenium
Apr 13, 2009

I am a real boy.


Do words we write for writing exercises count?

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

apophenium posted:

Do words we write for writing exercises count?

Up to you, it's a little weak i guess?

apophenium
Apr 13, 2009

I am a real boy.


sebmojo posted:

Up to you, it's a little weak i guess?

I agree! I intend to make my goal w/o em but thanks

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

apophenium posted:

Do words we write for writing exercises count?


sebmojo posted:

Up to you, it's a little weak i guess?

I think it depends on the exercise. I have a book of ones that could easily generate a 1000 word story, so NUTS TO YOU, mod.

I'm having a good month so far, looking forward to having this short story done so goons can tell me how poo it is

Guiness13
Feb 17, 2007

The best angel of all.

Not as productive a month as I would have hoped, but met my goal.





Total of 5,432 words.

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spectres of autism
Feb 12, 2011




okay so according to this



i wrote 15k

i didn't though. but i wrote 300 words a day, 600 today to get it over with. so um Trust me?

im taking a break next month until my meds settle in and ill see if i think my writing has a future

oh but lets say a poem a day for 31 poems

spectres of autism fucked around with this message at Feb 28, 2018 around 05:08

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