Words, Weights, Whatever

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

***100 Words (Twelve) Endings and beginnings***

So how do I feel about my first blogging marathon? Not much. No, let me take that back. I’m pleased with it. I set out and accomplished a specific goal. Fate was also kind enough (?) to hurl some significant obstacles: specifically, lots of work in my direction. But I paced myself and did find time to write a minimum of a hundred words every hour over a twelve hour time period. On a sad note, I won’t be able to easily use time as an excuse not to write.

Will I try this exercise again? Most likely. I’m already debating about trying such an exercise this coming weekend, maybe posting between writing sessions on Saturday. I’m also debating about increasing the wordcount to 250 words an hour. Writers will immediately recognize such a goal as a “page” and total twelve pages (minimum).

We’ll see. Now it’s time to get back to writing. Peace.

Words: 159

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  • well, you can always up it to 1000 words, and just post pictures.. as that cliche goes.... good job! sorry, I didn't get your note until I got in, so I missed the hourly action. :)

    By Blogger joe, at 7:56 PM  

  • Way to go!

    By Blogger Greg, at 8:02 PM  

  • Congratulations Joel.:)!!! You set some writing goals and stuck to them. Here is an idea for next time: Throw together some quick fiction ideas. A character, a plot or a setting without too much thought. Just think on 'paper' until you reach 100 words.

    By Blogger Leon, at 8:23 PM  

  • A very well written blog. Keep it up ...

    Hi there

    Apologies for posting an off topic question here.

    I am invitation your views on ABORTION in order to present a case to help those in the developing world.

    I personally see abortion as a NECESSARY EVIL and that unwanted pregnancy is not only a personal problem and it is also a very real problem for the society at large.

    Do you think it is right to burden say a 15 years old school-going girl with a new life when she is yet to have any economic mean to sustain herself and obviously, most girls of her age are not mentally ready for a family life. Furthermore, is it fair to rob her of her career, aspiration, dream etc., in the name of preserving a life that is yet to be fully developed.

    If you have an opinion, please email it to me at divinetalk@gmail.com or if you wish, you may post your comment here: Your Onions Counts!

    By Blogger La Bona, at 8:38 PM  

  • This was a neat way to keep us informed on your thoughts during the day Joel and to see how easy the 100 words/hour challenge would go. I really enjoyed it!

    By Blogger Keith, at 10:19 PM  

  • Hey--missed the hourly blogathon, but good work! It's a great idea that I should try sometime ... anything to get me posting more often! :)

    By Blogger Alex, at 3:27 AM  

  • Lots of reading to entertain me! I like that. Congrats on reaching your goal. I'm going to have to try this some weekend.

    By Blogger TECH, at 7:31 AM  

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