Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:19 am Post

pigfender wrote:I will be uploading the Scriv project file, plus compile settings, but that is likely to be several days away. Not least of all because I'm sure you have better things to do, but also because I Suspect it is going to be quite some time before Mrs Pigfender let's me borrow her laptop again!

G'night all!


No rush on the Scriv project file. Thanks, as always, for the hard work! It was fun.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:32 am Post

Looks fabulous PF and niteo!

pigfender wrote:I will be uploading the Scriv project file, plus compile settings, but that is likely to be several days away. Not least of all because I'm sure you have better things to do, but also because I Suspect it is going to be quite some time before Mrs Pigfender let's me borrow her laptop again!

G'night all!

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:35 am Post

57 mentions of the S word in 24 chapters (we can't count pigfender's chapter)... although only 14 of them were nice.

Apparently there was also a "nice ring", "nice round figure", "nice bottle of wine", "nice enough day", "nice body", "nice girl", "nice line in pork belly", "nice safe new life", "nice solid profession", "nice house", and apparently someone made "nice with Bobby" and someone else managed to get up "nicely from his seat".

Wait, wait... you do all read books by looking at word counts one at a time, right?

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:35 am Post

Well done mate! We appreciate the enormous effort you put into keeping us all busy for 24 hours. :D

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:06 am Post

matt wrote:57 mentions of the S word in 24 chapters (we can't count pigfender's chapter)... although only 14 of them were nice.


I did my part to make sure "nice suit" made its appearance.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:18 am Post

Congratulations everyone, Rog especially. Now how do I add this to my goodreads bookshelf? :P

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:33 am Post

from the authors dashboard you could make a blog post and include the link. otherwise you'd have to upload it as one of your books. i don't know if there's a way to upload a collaboration.

robertdguthrie wrote:Congratulations everyone, Rog especially. Now how do I add this to my goodreads bookshelf? :P

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:34 am Post

Four chapters in, really good so far.

It's flowing together well, too. The characters seem quite consistent barring a few minor details.

Well done Rog for the organisation... Seems you've hit the mark and realised L&L have a lot of budding gangsters.

Matt

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:53 am Post

So, Pigfender, now that you are all rested up, I am sure your thoughts have now turned to next year. So, I just wanted to put this bug in your ear. Okay, wait for it. Trilogy-in-a-Day. I know! Right? Pigfender?

Medic. Medic!! Man down, man down!!

Cheers.
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:54 am Post

Very well done, Pigfender! You did a great job. I hope you catch up on the lost sleep soon.

I've just finished reading the amalgamated masterpiece, and it's good to see the plot arc as a whole -- not just a surprise ending, for me, but a surprise nearly-everything-else, too. Very enjoyable. Although I sort of expected to see more artichokes (taken from the breakdown of organised crime rackets). ;-)

About the suit thing... Part of my brief read as follows: "Marazzi tells Gallagher he looks like shit in his cheap suit and pulls off a few bills and leaves them for Gallagher and tells him to buy himself a new suit."

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:36 am Post

Well done Pigfender, you did a brilliant job again. It is so much fun, and you have to smile every time you read "Nice Suit". My contribution to that was:
"Nodding, she turned and walked away, calling out as she went, “Nice Suit”. He laughed as he watched her enter the hospital..."
The whole book really come together well, so I think you got it spot on with information and background.
Enjoy your sleep you deserve it Thank you.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:15 am Post

Siren wrote:About the suit thing... Part of my brief read as follows: "Marazzi tells Gallagher he looks like shit in his cheap suit and pulls off a few bills and leaves them for Gallagher and tells him to buy himself a new suit."


You mean, he didn't always wear nice suits? Oh well, it worked out anyway. That part, to me, just sounded like Bobby being a smart arse...


Chapter 23 appears to have been cut off somehow.


The part I'm struggling with is equating author's names and forum names. We need a breakdown of who did what chapter-wise.

Also, pigfender... When you do the Scrivener project, can you throw the original briefs into document notes or synopsis.

I am left wondering which bits were original story, and which bits extended the brief in unexpected ways.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:51 am Post

What the heck?!?!? I was writing the last chapter and I didn't even realise?? I thought I was situated at the first 1/4 or 1/3 of the book! That's amazing. Am glad I ended it the way I did. :D

Although I didn't know how much animosity had gone before and since I thought I was at the beginning of the book I downplayed the confrontation. If I had known it was the last chapter I would have written it differently I think. :) I'll have to read the book now to see if I didn't give it a bit of a weak ending. Sorry, folks. But those are the joys of NIAD. And I wouldn't have changed knowing. This was a marvellous surprise.

I did love writing for this edition. This installment was easier for me to write than both previous ones. And I enjoyed this one more too. I had a lot of fun. Thanks to Pig for once again organising this and I volunteer to help organise next year's edition. So there...
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:53 am Post

matt wrote:Chapter 23 appears to have been cut off somehow.


It got extended. Ignore the last two words.

Also, pigfender... When you do the Scrivener project, can you throw the original briefs into document notes or synopsis.

I am left wondering which bits were original story, and which bits extended the brief in unexpected ways.

Matt


Yes, I was wondering the same thing.

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Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:18 am Post

VDGriesdoorn wrote:I did love writing for this edition. This installment was easier for me to write than both previous ones. And I enjoyed this one more too. I had a lot of fun. Thanks to Pig for once again organising this and I volunteer to help organise next year's edition. So there...


Since pigfender attempted to back out of next year and nominated me last night, I have been giving it some thought.

Depending on timing when we roll around to next November, I don't mind the idea of throwing my hat in the ring for organising one also... But I will sure as hell need some story ideas that can stretch over 25 chapters, so perhaps we can work as a double team?

Actually, there's a question for everyone: what genre should the great NIAD tackle next?