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Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Some of you may be familiar with NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, an open challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days during the month of November. This is a relatively daunting task, but the whole point is to just get it out! Lots of people have ideas and want to write stories, but they never get around to getting them penned. As such, NaNoWriMo is about quantity over quality, where word count matters more than content or theme or plot or whatever else. Editing can always come later, but you have to write the words first!
In a similar spirit, SoSuWriMo is 'Souls Super Writing Month! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write 50,000 words worth of posts in 31 days from midnight EST January 1st to 11:59 pm EST January 31st. At an average of 350 words a post, that's a little less than five posts a day for thirty-one days. c:
If you intend to participate, please reply to the participants thread. For the duration of the month, keep track of your word count per post for each thread, then link each thread, and your overall total. All posts you write count, so it doesn't matter how many characters you have, it doesn't matter if you're using Preybot, and it doesn't matter if you write in LASKY. In years past, many people made use of Google Docs Spreadsheets to keep track of posts and word counts, and a tutorial on how to do so is provided in the next post.
Though NaNoWriMo champions reckless abandon in terms of quality, for SoSuWriMo, we highly encourage you to try and maintain quality while still busting out hardcore for quantity. After all, whereas novel-writing is a one-person task, roleplaying is a collaborative effort and it would be unfair for your thread partners for you to sudden skimp on quality.
All participants that manage to net 50,000 or more words during the month of January will receive the following: