Well, last Saturday we had our first Writing Marathon. Our amazing spouses gave us a WHOLE Saturday to write. Deb's husband even took the kids OUT of the house so we could gather there.
We started slow--hey, we are all friends and it takes us some time to stop talking. Then Kirk threw down the gauntlet and posed the first challenge. Who could get the most words in the next hour. I won the first challenge (hee hee). We broke for lunch. If Kirk ever offers to make you a sub, say YES. Trust him to make it his way and you will be so happy.
After lunch we had another challenge. I struggled getting started (there was turkey in that sub). And I lost to Kirk by 30 something words!!! If only I hadn't eaten that amazing food.
We had a final challenge at the end of the day. Both Kirk and I were done. We got something like 30 words for the whole hour. (Does that mean I wouldn't be able to finish a real marathon? I hit the wall and didn't break through it.)
Kirk won for the day. I only lost to him by 200-ish words. (Again, if only . . . )
We gathered later with our spouses and enjoyed a great dinner and conversation.
All in all it was a great time. We decided we need to do a marathon quarterly. Someone else will post the grand total of words written during the 8 hours of the marathon.