'Souls Super Writing Month (SoSuWriMo)

Premise

Some of you may be familiar with NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which is 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 wordcount matters more than content or theme or plot or whatever else. Editing can always come later, but you have to write the words first! NaNoWriMo has inspired many spin-off events including Script Frenzy in April, where in screenwriters aim to write 100 pages of a screenplay in 30 days. NaBloPoMo is National Blog Posting Month, also in November, where bloggers try to blog once a day for the entire month.

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. (This was formerly Jan 2 - Jan 31, giving 30 days instead of 31).

At an average of 350 words a post, that's a little less than five posts a day for thirty days. c:

Winners

2010

  1. Libri (1/12)
  2. Sie (1/12)
  3. Shannon (1/22)
  4. Erin (1/22)
  5. Alli (1/24)
  6. Mel (1/25)
  7. Meghann (1/27)
  8. Jacoby (1/27)
  9. Alex (1/29)
  10. Gen (1/30)
  11. Marit (1/30)
  12. Zero (1/30)
  13. Alta (1/31)

2011

  1. Libri (1/5)
  2. Shawchert (1/12)
  3. Noelle (1/19)
  4. Shadow (1/23)
  5. Sylvey (1/26)
  6. Shannon (1/27)
  7. James (1/27)
  8. Nuki (1/29)
  9. Sky (1/29)
  10. Erin (1/29)
  11. Kris (1/30)
  12. Sunny (1/30)
  13. Jacoby (1/30)
  14. Fy'Ra (1/31)

2012

  1. Libri (1/4)
  2. Jace (1/18)
  3. Elena (1/25)
  4. Marie (1/26)
  5. Ariel (1/26)
  6. Zyn (1/26)
  7. Shawchert (1/26)
  8. Fred (1/27)
  9. Mel (1/27)
  10. Gen (1/28)
  11. Sie (1/28)
  12. Nat (1/29)
  13. Raze (1/29)
  14. Nuki (1/31)
  15. Shannon (1/31)

2013

  1. Libri (1/5)
  2. Raze (1/7)
  3. Ronnie (1/8)
  4. Sie (1/11)
  5. Sammiie (1/22)
  6. Shy (1/26)
  7. Gen (1/26)
  8. Miranda (1/26)
  9. Shawchert (1/27)
  10. Aly (1/27)
  11. Nat (1/28)
  12. Stormie (1/29)
  13. Ann (1/29)
  14. Mel (1/31)
  15. Jacoby (2/1)
  16. Alex (2/1)
  • Note: SSWM this year was extended to 1 Feb due to data loss.

2014

  1. Sammiie (1/18)
  2. X-tian (1/21)
  3. Owl (1/25)
  4. Raze (1/28)
  5. Norniff (1/28)
  6. Myst (1/28)
  7. Hannah (1/29)
  8. Rat (1/29)
  9. Ariel (1/30)
  10. Gen (1/30)
  11. Jacoby (1/30)
  12. Nine (1/31)
  13. Sunny (1/31)
  14. Jace (1/31)
  • Note: SSWM this year was extended 4 hours due to site maintenance.

2015

  1. Hannah (1/15)
  2. Momo (1/16)
  3. Owl (1/21)
  4. Sammiie (1/22)
  5. Raze (1/23)
  6. Myst (1/25)
  7. Nine (1/27)
  8. Sylvey (1/29)
  9. Gen (1/30)
  10. Ann (1/30)
  11. Mandi (1/31)
  12. Jace (1/31)
  13. Alex (1/31)

2016

  1. Mandi (1/25)
  2. Rat (1/25)
  3. Raze (1/27)
  4. Salena (1/30)
  5. Amanda (1/31)
  6. Myst (1/31)

2017

  1. Sunny (1/4)
  2. Kitty (1/17)
  3. Pi (1/22)
  4. Gen (1/25)
  5. Myst (1/26)
  6. Mandi (1/26)
  7. Raze (1/28)
  8. Rat (1/29)
  9. Salena (1/29)
  10. J (1/29)
  11. Jace (1/31)
  12. Mel (1/31)
  13. Alex (1/31)
  14. Songbird (1/31)
  15. Corie (1/31)

2018

  1. Nuki (1/10)
  2. Salena (1/18)
  3. Mandi (1/19)
  4. Kitty (1/21)
  5. Gen (1/27)
  6. Sunny (1/27)
  7. El (1/28)
  8. Songbird (1/29)
  9. Raze (1/29)
  10. Jace (1/31)
  11. Silverfrost (1/31)
  12. Bones (1/31)
  13. Mel (1/31)
  14. Mads (1/31)
  15. Myst (1/31)

2019

  1. Salena (1/13)
  2. Gen (1/19)
  3. Songbird (1/26)
  4. Mandi (1/28)
  5. Vida (1/28)
  6. Dark (1/30)
  7. Sami (1/30)
  8. Mel (1/30)
  9. Myst (1/31)
  10. J (1/31)
  11. Raze (1/31)
  12. Jace (1/31)
  13. Smike (1/31)
  14. Amanda (1/31)

Prizes

All participants that manage to net 50,000 or more words during the month of January receive the following:

  • Special SoSuWriMo Champ icon
  • Sparkling OOC Catacombs Skull (year specific)
  • 'Souls Tangible Prize Pack
  • Winners' Signature Banner
  • Custom title
  • Custom avatar (by Kiri 2010-2015, 2017-2019; by Mel, 2016)

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