This past weekend we had a team word war between Clio and Erato. I have the results!
Team Clio wrote 6,726 words and Team Erato wrote 42,778 words.
The winner of round 1 is a Team Erato! But who will win the next round? Only time will tell.
This is the sign-up page. How does it work? Well, we have three teams. Team Calliope, Team Clio, and Team Erato. When you sign-up you get placed into one team. If you were on a team last year and still want to be on that team, then you will get to be on that team. However, you must still sign-up! If you don't want to be on a team, do nothing.
To sign-up, all you do is reply to this post in the comments section, with the following information:
1. That you want to be on a team.
2. Whether you were on a team last year.
2(a). If you were on a team last year, tell me which one and whether or not you want to remain on it this year or be transferred to a different one.
3. Leave your NaNoWriMo username, or better yet, a link to your profile on the NaNo site.
Sign-ups close Oct.30th
How it works
How the teams work is we have three teams: Team Calliope, Team Clio and Team Erato. The teams compete with each other during NaNoWriMo. The winning team is the team with the highest percentage of people who reach 50,000 words (since that is the goal of NaNoWriMo). The teams will also compete in word wars for prizes and goodies. A lot of people have found that being on a team helps motivate them to reach that 50,000 word goal.
Do you have to be on a team? Well, no. There are some people who prefer not to be on a team and that's okay as well. I plan to have some individual contests as well.
I am also looking for sponsors! If you have a prize to donate, or have a service to offer, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes can include gift certificates, icons, clothing, a critique of a novel. We've had some great prizes in the past like free paid livejournal for one year, jewelry, and books as well.
Also if you were on a team last year, you will be on the same team (that's if you want to), but you still have to sign-up when the page comes up.
This past weekend, we had a team word war with all teams competing.
Team Calliope wrote a total of 23,619 words.
Team Clio wrote a total of 24,625 words.
Team Erato wrote a total of 56,748 words.
The winner for this round is Team Erato!
Nov. 29th + Nov. 30th we'll have another round.
The winning team for the month will be decided by percentage of winners (i.e. everyone who has made it to 50K or over and verified - so with a purple bar!). Who will win? Only time will tell...
It's been brought to my attention that people are having trouble accessing the Clio Community. Membership is moderated and we have only 2 maintainers, both of whom have been inactive for a couple years now. I've messaged the community owner to see if they will transfer ownership to me or at least make me a mod. LJ policy won't let me request ownership unless we start having spam and harassment issues with posts in the community.
To that end, I can either make a new community or you can feel free to message me or reply to this post if you need to report word counts for future word wars in the 2013 NaNoWriMo.
Let me know if you have a preference either way! Otherwise, Happy NaNo'ing!
It's Day Three, hopefully you're still on that surfboard and writing like the wind!
Don't forget Team Reporters to email me tomorrow with your team's word counts to be found on the NaNo site! If I remember correctly we have Kibet and Zurizip. I have to catch a bus in five minutes so I'll have to check on that later.
This weekend is also the team word war between Team Erato and Team Thalia. Can Erato defeat the joined forces of Team Thalia? Can the joined forces defeat the smugness of Team Erato? Only time and words will tell...
So what's your word count today?