SYTYCW – Week 1 Round-Up

27 Aug

Quick administrative stuff – Guys, read the posts – there’s actual info in them. I promise. So:

  1. Everyone who was not in the bottom three moves to the next round
  2. The link for the next round opens today and closes Monday evening
  3. If you want to know your ranking from yesterday, email me with your number
  4. Anyone can vote
  5. If you want to subscribe to the blog, the button is at the very bottom. Yes, I will take you off the list at the end if you email me to

On to the round-up!

We had 28 entries and a totally of 206 votes! Nice – can’t wait to see if people keep voting!

So, of those 28 lines:

  • The shortest entry was 4 words
  • The longest entry was 40 words
  • The average entry was 18.8 words
  • 3 were dialogue
  • 6 included the character’s name
  • 12 were 1st person
  • 10 were 3rd person
  • 6 you couldn’t tell the POV yet
  • 3 had “creative” punctuation. I write like this too, but I do always wonder 😉

The top 5:

  • The shortest entry was 16 words
  • The longest entry was 29 words
  • The average entry was 21.4 words
  • 2 included the name
  • 2 were 1st person
  • 2 were 3rd person
  • 1 you couldn’t tell POV yet
  • 1 was creatively punctuated

The bottom 4:

  • The shortest entry was 10 words
  • The longest entry was 12 words
  • The average entry was 11.25 words
  • 1 included the name
  • 2 were 3rd person
  • 2 you couldn’t tell POV yet

The votes were split like this (# of votes / # of entries)

  • 1 vote   / 4 entries
  • 2 votes / 6 entries
  • 3 votes / 5 entries
  • 4 votes / 3 entries
  • 5 votes / 3 entries
  • 7 votes / 1 entries
  • 8 votes / 2 entries
  • 9 votes / 1 entries
  • 10 votes /1 entries
  • 11 votes /1 entries
  • 12 votes /1 entries
  • 13 votes /1 entries
  • 79 votes /1 entries

So, what does that tell us? Um, I’m not sure, but I thought it was interesting 🙂

Feel free to discuss, but do so kindly.

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