TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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Bestist Frend Jane
After his best and only friend's brutal death, a seven-year-old boy sets out across the country hell-bent on fulfilling her dream. Along the way, he must overcome his deficiencies—both real and imagined—to assuage his own pain and guilt.

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Hurricane Florence on 9/12/2018 10:00:28 AM
I've never really understood the sandbagging thing. Is it to slow water from getting inside or to keep it from getting out once it's in there? When this is all over, you might consider moving way inland somewhere. All you need is a cellar that you can poke your head out of every now and then to take pot shots at passersby. Just make sure that it can stand up to earthquakes since we're getting those more and more thanks to fracking. "Today is a good day to die!" or "Live long and prosper" whichever one works best for the situation you are in now.

Hurricane Florence on 9/12/2018 9:52:40 AM
I hear ya, man. It's really tough. I've been desperately trying to come up with different ways to make a little extra off the impending tide of people that make it this far inland, but the ones that make it this far probably won't have a nickel left. I guess I could put 'em to doing yard work or something and pay 'em in sandwiches.

Corgi's EPIC Story Thread on 9/9/2018 9:25:00 AM
Fantastic! I know you'll come up with something. Anything at all will be more than what more than half of those who entered will turn in. It doesn't have to be pretty. Even a temporary summary disguised as an epilogue might work. I'm just happy that at least a few of us are going to finish.

Good news everyone! on 9/8/2018 1:33:06 PM
This isn't just good news, it's great!

EPIC Adventure Thread on 9/8/2018 1:30:19 PM
I just realized the typo. It's only 10.5K short of the minimum word count right now. And thanks guys! It means a lot to have you in my cheering section. I couldn't have done it without you.

EPIC Adventure Thread on 9/8/2018 11:17:53 AM
Sunday, September 9: Update #6 on story progress and editing plans

Story progress: Currently, I'm at 49.5K and only have six ending(and one epilogue that I threw together). I'm having trouble reaching the daily word count that I need to actually pull this thing off, but I'm slowly gaining on it. There's still 15 days left 'til the deadline and I still have to come up with 11.5K more.

Editing plans: I've been editing all along when my brain can't come up with something new to put down and I'm not sure that I'll have any time to spare to devote to strictly editing. I'll be lucky to get this thing formatted and uploaded to the site by the last minute.

I'm definitely going to give myself a round of applause for actually sticking with the same story for as long as I have and writing on it every single day.

Ogre's Contest Update Thread on 9/8/2018 11:02:38 AM
I know exactly how you feel. I have that very same problem. I've found that the best time to write is when I can barely see the page due to not having slept in over forty hours. Going cross-eyed makes it look like you've written twice as many words so if you do it enough times, your brain just takes it from there after you've slept enough to take the edge off and attempts to hit that same goal. I've been told that a good brew sometimes loosens things up, too. You've got way more endings than I have right now. I don't think I'll be able to manage half that many by the deadline, in fact. I know you can do this and I'll be seeing you at the finish line.

Do we have any musicians on here? on 9/4/2018 4:27:22 PM
I play a little classical guitar when there's no one around to hear it.

EPIC Contest - The Contest to Rule Them All on 9/4/2018 9:51:07 AM
Why did you wait until now to start? I've avoided the rush by seriously panicking since that very first day.

CYS Dev Stuff and Fixing this stinkin' site on 9/2/2018 11:59:59 AM
I guess they could join the masses that keep my phone ringing off the hook. Frustrating the heck out of telemarketers is about the only real fun I get aside from writing and this site anymore.