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Originally posted by crumhorn crumhorn wrote:

I had a baby in between challenge 1 & 2, so I'm excited to see how extreme sleep deprivation affects my writing style. Big smile

You're going to make that baby pull his weight, right? If you bottle feed, he should beta read! LOL
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Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by crumhorn crumhorn wrote:

I had a baby in between challenge 1 & 2, so I'm excited to see how extreme sleep deprivation affects my writing style. Big smile
You're going to make that baby pull his weight, right? If you bottle feed, he should beta read! LOL

I don't know, this baby doesn't even have a clue how to use a semi colon. It's embarrassing.
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Originally posted by crumhorn crumhorn wrote:


I don't know, this baby doesn't even have a clue how to use a semi colon. It's embarrassing.

Not even a semi-colon? Just throw the whole thing away and start fresh.
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Originally posted by crumhorn crumhorn wrote:

Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:

Originally posted by crumhorn crumhorn wrote:

I had a baby in between challenge 1 & 2, so I'm excited to see how extreme sleep deprivation affects my writing style. Big smile
You're going to make that baby pull his weight, right? If you bottle feed, he should beta read! LOL

I don't know, this baby doesn't even have a clue how to use a semi colon. It's embarrassing.


I'll bet it's already a professional at colon use, however. 
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It's not an elimination round, but it is improbable that you would qualify for Round 3 if you didn't score any points in Round 1. Just glancing at last year's results, it looks like out of the 500 contestants that made it through to Round 3, only three of them scored 0 points in the 1st/2nd round, but then scored the maximum points in the other round and eeked by to Round 3 with 15 points total.

That's 0.6% of people who went through to Round 3 without scoring any points in one of the first two rounds. So, it's not impossible, but you'll have your work cut out for you.
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Originally posted by riquigley riquigley wrote:

It's not an elimination round, but it is improbable that you would qualify for Round 3 if you didn't score any points in Round 1. Just glancing at last year's results, it looks like out of the 500 contestants that made it through to Round 3, only three of them scored 0 points in the 1st/2nd round, but then scored the maximum points in the other round and eeked by to Round 3 with 15 points total.

That's 0.6% of people who went through to Round 3 without scoring any points in one of the first two rounds. So, it's not impossible, but you'll have your work cut out for you.

Data can be such buzz kills!

But if I zero out in Round 1, I'll still try my best to score points this weekend, because I'm in this to learn, grow, and write out of my comfort zone. (I figure this applies to most of us). 

Plus, I may make this an annual thing, so it'd be nice to have a "real" baseline (as opposed to an "off the rails!" score) to compare to subsequent years. 
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Originally posted by EricM EricM wrote:


Data can be such buzz kills!

But if I zero out in Round 1, I'll still try my best to score points this weekend, because I'm in this to learn, grow, and write out of my comfort zone. (I figure this applies to most of us). 

Plus, I may make this an annual thing, so it'd be nice to have a "real" baseline (as opposed to an "off the rails!" score) to compare to subsequent years. 


Zero in round one is a license to have fun with round two.  Take it places it never thought about going, use plastic straws, watch hit movies from the 60s that have since become socially unacceptable, wear a fur coat. 

At that point the contest is short, so enjoy it!
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Feeling like I've never written anything before, there's no genre I could do well, I'm a hackfraud wasting everyone's time.

This is what happens when too much time goes by without writing.
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Originally posted by crumhorn crumhorn wrote:

I had a baby in between challenge 1 & 2, so I'm excited to see how extreme sleep deprivation affects my writing style. Big smile

Congrats! And good luck! :)
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Originally posted by MrLipto MrLipto wrote:

Feeling like I've never written anything before, there's no genre I could do well, I'm a hackfraud wasting everyone's time.

This is what happens when too much time goes by without writing.

You need to write more things to keep your momentum going. Cause we all know you're good at this!
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