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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 8:24am
Originally posted by justmel justmel wrote:

Originally posted by sootfoot5 sootfoot5 wrote:

...some people didn't even write for challenge one!  Perhaps they forgot it was that weekend, maybe some important life event came up -- heck, maybe they saw the prompt and thought, "I'm not writing historical fiction! No way!"   
 
This was me last year, but it wasn't for lack of trying.  I drew Hist fic in Ch1 and Spy in Ch 2 (shoutout to Group 6).  In Ch1, I was paralyzed with anxiety (omgomgomg how can I do histfic in 48 hours this is impossible), but I managed to force out three pages before I bailed on the story a few hours before the deadline ("I HATE THIS, HALF OF IT IS FACTUALLY INACCURATE, IT HAS NO PLOT, AND THE DEADLINE IS 4 ½ HOURS OFF— I’M BOWING OUT, ADMITTING DEFEAT, BUH BYE").  In Ch2, I was less than a full page into it when I gave up ("THIS IS STUPID, ALL DIALOGUE, AND DUE IN TWO HOURS.  STOP FOOLING YOURSELF"). Anyone who winds up not submitting, for whatever reason, has my sympathy.  It happens.
 


I have not submitted once - SPY!  But, also, I was in the middle of a trip, my excuse.  I hate SPY.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SnasonJoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 8:34am
No. To be clear he's saying that IF PEOPLE IN YOUR GROUP DROP OUT then it gives you a better chance of scoring.

Ex: 30 writers in a group. The 15 who didn't get scores decide not to write. That leaves only 15 in the group. The math means you're guaranteed at least 1 pt. If 20 drop out that guarantees a low score of 5. Etc.
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 All true, but the remaining challengers will be fierce. As it should be..
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As a newbie, I'm glad I read this post!

Also, as a newbie, I'm glad I read your round one!
Thanks for the inspo!
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