On November 3, 2012, the bravest digital writing experiment of all time took place: over 60 writers attempted to write a 50,000-word novel, collaboratively, in one 24-hour period. Following the tremendous, if slightly surreal success of DigiWriMo’s
24 hours. 50,000 words. Plot, characters, setting, action.
How many words will you contribute?
The work was done inside a Google Doc, embedded right inside this post and also available
Because such an endeavor deserves some planning,
The mission, which many chose to accept, on Saturday, November 3, 2012, was to write the world’s first massively-coauthored-in-a-day, digital novel. While we didn’t quite reach 50,000 words, participants rallied as the word count increased exponentially throughout the day, topping out at 41,184 words during the 24-hour period.