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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:23 pm
by vic-k
pigfender wrote:What did people think of the final book?
Up to Chapter 8. So far 'Astonishing!!'
Well done Rog
Vic

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:52 pm
by Montree_Whiles
Reading through comments and couldn't resist. Teenage vampires? Only if they sparkle in the sunlight. :p

Foxtrot wrote:How about something with teenage vampires :-)

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:57 pm
by AmberV
I've updated the front page post with links to the downloads, so if anyone is hunting through this large thread for links, just go to page one. :)

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:22 pm
by Foxtrot
Not everyone shares our enthusiasm for NiaD

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24912

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:44 pm
by Fluff
Foxtrot wrote:Not everyone shares our enthusiasm for NiaD
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24912
Young Master Foxtrot, don't fret yourself, some folk have no sense of occasion.
Fluff

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:36 pm
by Montree_Whiles
One thing sticks out for me with the book. The chapters, so far, are really blending together nicely from end to beginning.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:28 pm
by r6d2
Montree_Whiles wrote:One thing sticks out for me with the book. The chapters, so far, are really blending together nicely from end to beginning.

I second this opinion! Currently at chapter 17 and enjoying it all over. Definitely.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:35 pm
by r6d2
matt wrote:Just like Mr Union What's It and his box of you-know-whats.

Well, matt, a Union guy who owned a laptop in 1962 might as well have anything on that box anyway ;-)

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:50 pm
by pete340
pigfender wrote:First thing first... Pete, I'm sorry for the extra words at the end of your chapter. I have rectified and uploaded so if you re-download you'll find it should all be as it should be.


No apology needed. These things happen when you work against tight deadlines.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:53 pm
by pete340
Foxtrot wrote:Not everyone shares our enthusiasm for NiaD

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum ... =4&t=24912


I'm not deeply concerned with people who can't read a message title correctly. "Novel in 3 days"? What a wimp!

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

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:44 am
by r6d2
pete340 wrote:I'm not deeply concerned with people who can't read a message title correctly. "Novel in 3 days"? What a wimp!

Well, I wouldn't be so harsh on anybody about that. In fact, it's very hard to assimilate that a novel can be written in one day, whereas on the other side, it's common knowledge that any novel cannot take longer that three days to be written. Hence the source of confusion. ;-)

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

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:56 am
by Montree_Whiles
I'd like to run that thought by JRR Tolkien or George RR Martin just to see what either has to say about the length of time to write a novel being only 3 days. Hmmmmm. I'll have to hold a Séance for the one, however. Wonder if he'll show?

r6d2 wrote:. . . it's common knowledge that any novel cannot take longer that three days to be written. Hence the source of confusion. ;-)

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

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:01 am
by matt
r6d2 wrote:
matt wrote:Just like Mr Union What's It and his box of you-know-whats.

Well, matt, a Union guy who owned a laptop in 1962 might as well have anything on that box anyway ;-)


I told you I don't do history. I never lived in a time without computers.

Pig - when you get the chance, can you delete my 1960s laptop (and any iPods I threw in for good measure), and instead steal a what... a tea cosy?

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

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:42 am
by r6d2
matt wrote:I told you I don't do history.

At least with the nice suit you certainly made history!

BTW, I've just finished reading the novel. It was a real pleasure to enjoy it all, and see how things actually did manage to fit.

I didn't get Gallagher on my chapter, so I resorted to a reference "in absence". I see now that I was not alone. But of all the nice suit references, I'd like to say that I enjoyed the Alfred joke the most (by Victoria). Just both brilliant and funny.

I'm also glad to have found out that, fortunately, none of the gambles I took (when adding stuff of my own to the script) ended screwing up the story ;-)

What a funny, enjoyable and fruitful experience this has been. In fact, a good subject for a future novel indeed.

Best regards and thanks a lot to you all.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:30 am
by michaelbywater
Daurmith wrote:I agree (so far). The whole book feels smoother. Maybe it's easier to find a "voice" for this particular genre, I don't know.


A bit of fecking swearing can paper over the fecking cracks in even the structurally most fecking fecked-up fecking shite, don't you find?

Well I fecking do.

FECKING EDIT: Feck. That's shite. I meant "stylistically," not "structurally". Structurally it was immaculate, on account of fecking Pigfecker's labours. Diligent fecking arrse.