Monday, January 20, 2014

January or Bust Day 7 Summary

1595 words today! Woot. I barely pulled that out. I struggled hard early in the day (some of these may need re-writing) but late night stuff turned out better. It was so rough I had to write non-linearly, i.e., not just keep forging ahead in the plot, but skip up to easier stuff. Now to go check on your guesses, and open my regular email account for the first time today, not to mention check my Twitter for the first time today.
Here were the guesses I received:
Faith B. guessed: 1543 words
Zoe S. guessed: 1542
Now Zoe, that was a neat trick, not letting Faith get away from you by guessing almost the exact same! I would call it cheap but I won't. You two were also the only pokers from today! That should solidify your lead. You were both very close, but not quite within 10 words. So you both get the +128 bonus. And the words will be divided evenly (797.5) except...
I don't want to give out half a word. So I will ask my roommate, who knows nothing about either of you, to whom I should give the bonus word.
Total scores for the day are:
Faith B. (797.5 + 128 + 1)
Zoe S. (797.5 + 128)

I won't tell you how my roommate picked, but he picked Faith. I think that means the gap is only like .5 of a word.
Time to get to bed. School night!


  1. Good for you, David!! Keep it up. I've done that type of writing before, too. For the first time a couple of months ago, I wasn't sure what to do next, so I jumped ahead. It was kind of fun. :)

    The google doc is updated: Zoe and I are now 1.5 words apart.

    And here is your poke/encouragement for the day:

    "Trust in the Lord and do good;
    Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
    Delight yourself in the Lord;
    And He will give you the desires of your heart.
    Commit your way to the Lord,
    Trust also in Him, and He will do it."~Psalm 37:3-5 NASB

  2. It wasn't cheap, it was a strategic gamble. ;)

    And great job! My, for a busy day, you sure got a lot done!