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by Maerahn
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Start Wearing Purple (NiaD 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 5169

Re: Start Wearing Purple (NiaD 2017)

Huge congrats to everyone who took part - we done good, I think. :)

And it's fun to read the different versions and see how the mood and tone changes between them, even when the brief for the story was the same.
by Maerahn
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Done - and only four minutes from deadline! Which of course means I already hate it, for it not being as polished as I'd have liked it to be... *sigh*

Well done to everyone else who's submitted! I'm dying to see what the whole story is now...
by Maerahn
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Still going, but... On the plus side, I am WAY further on in my progress now than I was at this time in last year's event, so yay, I have evolved! On the downside... I'm going to have to swim to San Francisco and back to burn off all the 'creative brain food' I have consumed to get to that stage. :o...
by Maerahn
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Three chapters are in! Wow. You guys are FAST. I'm still figuring out what the [CENSORED] is going on here :lol: Me too. ;) I'm only about 400 words in, and I feel like I'd get better results just smacking my keyboard repeatedly with my head. Oh well, at least there's still around eight hours left ...
by Maerahn
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Am I first with a question? It would be JUST LIKE NERDY LITTLE ME to do that..! Oh well, here's my question. In the beginning instructions it says to use British English, but it looks like the novel is set in San Francisco, so does that still apply? Are the characters American or are they British ex...
by Maerahn
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

pigfender wrote:Okay - sign up is now CLOSED!
NOT.
LONG.
NOW.


And it's really real this time! :lol:
by Maerahn
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

It's almost here - tomorrow is The Big Day! Um.... not quite. Still a week to go, right? Twenty-EIGHTH? Deal me in either way, but I'm thinking it's next Saturday. Yes (or the 27th in my time-date zone). So I guess what Conrad is saying here is that, well, the chickens are done for. gr P.S. Unless,...
by Maerahn
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

It's almost here - tomorrow is The Big Day! Is anyone scared? I'm quite scared. But I have my chocolate and coffee supplies, and plenty of scented candles, crystals, rosaries, a few chickens and an altar if things get REALLY desperate...
by Maerahn
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 38111

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

Ooooh... errrr.... I did it back in... was it June? I really feel like I want to, but if I remember, I finished veeerrrry close to the wire (in fact, it may have even been a bit over the wire) and I whinged a lot about how terrible I thought I'd done afterwards. But I dooooo have this burning want t...
by Maerahn
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: 3 Ghosts (NiaD 2016)
Replies: 19
Views: 10629

Re: 3 Ghosts (NiaD 2016)

Thank you so much for the opportunity to take part in this! If you'd have asked me at 10 minutes to deadline last night if I would ever do anything like this again... well, let's just say that would not have been a good time to ask me. :oops: But now, today, having seen the finished results and read...
by Maerahn
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30821

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Well, I've finally sent mine in. If I said I was happy with it that would be a big fat lie, but i'm never happy with anything I write until I've tinkered with it multiple times, and I didn't get the chance with this one. I gave it my best shot and stuck to the brief, so at least there's that. Well d...
by Maerahn
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30821

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

pigfender wrote:No problem. I would ask, though... do you *have* to know all that stuff?


With the brief i've got, I need to show examples of her self-centredness. And to do that I need to know at least a little bit about how and why she'd have had lawsuits filed against her for a business she previously owned.
by Maerahn
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30821

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Thanks, that would be deeply appreciated. :) I think the problem is I have to know all this stuff about tech start-ups, and business legislation and contracts between owners and shareholders and god knows what else... and I'm floundering. I feel like I'm bullshitting into a gale that's blowing in my...
by Maerahn
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30821

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

*sigh.*

I'm going to fail. I've got less than three hours left and i'm not even into the meat of this thing yet. :cry:
by Maerahn
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 30821

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Half the day gone, and I'm just starting to look at mine. Though to be fair, I kinda expected this. I was out Friday night, and then I was sleeping -- on a 5 hour differential -- so although it's past noon in London, it's 7:30 here. Knowing I ought to finish this in 8 hours feels like tightening th...