We are just over the halfway point of the Clockwork Storybook 30 Day Writing Challenge, and though we have only seen the work of Mark Finn so far, the rest of the Tick Tock Men are busy working behind the scenes.

How far have they progressed, who is in the lead, and who is way behind?  We’ve got the CWSB Scorecard, after the jump.

WritersWork StatusWord Count Totals
Bill WilliamsStill programming VCR19556
Bill WillinghamDeep in the "It's all complete shit" stage.30810
Daryl GregoryFiring on all two cylinders17000
Dave JustusHas neither "work" nor "status."15179
Marc AndreykoLiving a lie.0
Mark FinnFixing his Math so it make sense to everyone.25875
Matt SturgesKeepin' on keepin' on.26211
Sean WilliamsWorrying about how the rewrite is going to take longer than the first draft29670

Uh-oh. Marc Andreyko is really far behind… will he end up serving a fancy dinner to the rest of the crew, or will he spend the next 14 days playing catch-up?



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  1. The Great NateO on

    So I guess the real question is –

    Who is using performance enhancing tools to get their writing done, or is there such a thing in this sport?

    • I’ll admit to relying on a steady stream of coffee. As for Willingham, I really have no idea what his word-enhancing drug of choice is, but I need to get on it as well. The rest are all last-place-losers, so who really cares?

      • The Great NateO on

        I was not thinking of drugs, more like word recognition and auto typing programs or a monkey with a typewriter. But what ever gets the job done, I know I could never do what you guys are doing. I am more then happy to watch the carnage from a far.

        • I’m not aware of anything that makes writing that much easier. I know Word and other programs have some auto-complete functions, but I’ve only ever used them for super-long names and the like. And they don’t really save that much time, they just feel like they help out a little bit. And in a marathon like this, every little bit helps.

          Hope the carnage is at least entertaining! Having a public side to this whole challenge has made it simultaneously that much more serious and fun.

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