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

User avatar
pigfender
Posts: 2566
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:25 am
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: I share a head with a great many personalities
Contact:

Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:13 pm Post

Of course!
That's 23!

Be
BethCutter
Posts: 85
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:52 am
Platform: Windows

Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:32 pm Post

Just letting you know that I'm fine with grisly. :)

Fr
FredInChina
Posts: 130
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:19 pm
Platform: Mac

Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:36 pm Post

I just looked up "grisly approach"
Google: 'Did you mean "Grizzly approach?" '
Me: "Erm, probably not, although... "

That will be fun! :)

ma
matt
Posts: 1180
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:35 am

Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:29 am Post

pigfender wrote:I say basically, because there are a couple of constraints:
- Matt's chapter will not be immediately before or immediately after Michael's.


I've just been joking around, I really don't mind.

Just make it random... I would be amused more than anything else if it happened again.

User avatar
nom
Posts: 1857
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:02 am
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:20 pm Post

matt wrote:
pigfender wrote:I say basically, because there are a couple of constraints:
- Matt's chapter will not be immediately before or immediately after Michael's.


I've just been joking around, I really don't mind.

Just make it random... I would be amused more than anything else if it happened again.


You do realise that he has left open the possibility that you will write the same chapter. :)

User avatar
gr
Posts: 1696
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:57 am
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Florida

Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:45 pm Post

For that matter, it is not ruled out that they should get different chapter assignments which somehow both turn out to be chapter one. Pigfender could be going all if-on-a-winter's-night-a-traveller on us.

Or if-on-a-(grisly)-winter's-night-a-(grizzly)-traveller, as the case may be.
Last edited by gr on Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:51 am, edited 4 times in total.

Ch
ChiaLynn
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:11 am
Platform: Mac
Contact:

Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:44 pm Post

I'm all about the grisly.

Or the grizzly, if need be.

Fl
FleetAdmiralO
Posts: 13
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:20 pm
Platform: Linux + Windows
Location: Tucson, AZ

Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:32 am Post

Loved loved loved it last time. I'm totally down for this year again if you'll have me :)

User avatar
homeport
Posts: 182
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:55 pm
Platform: Mac

Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm Post

Happy with grisly, or anything you want to give me to write. :)

User avatar
pigfender
Posts: 2566
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:25 am
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: I share a head with a great many personalities
Contact:

Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:02 pm Post

FleetAdmiralO, welcome back! You are the 24th participant!

pigfender wrote: (for anyone new to the process, I still only have a two paragraph outline of the plot at this stage)

Well, that was 9 days ago. I've now turned the 'rough idea' into a story, broken into it's constituent elements (aka 'chapters').

pigfender wrote:The last two times I've sliced up the plot to fit the number of participants which has just happened to be 25 each time. This time I'm doing it slightly little differently: I'm going to take the plot and divide it into sections first, and then fit the number of participants around that.


The final number of chapters is indeed 25. As such we only have ONE more place to fill. After that, I'll be happy to keep a list of interested people who can come in if we have any drop-outs (and there are usually 1 or 2 people who are obliged by circumstance and life to drop out), but I won't be expanding the plot to accommodate extra numbers. This is to give me enough time to pull together all the briefing packs, character sheets, location details etc at a sensible pace rather than in the 24 hours before the day (thus avoiding the 4 hours sleep in 50 hours of previous years).

Fr
FredInChina
Posts: 130
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:19 pm
Platform: Mac

Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:39 am Post

pigfender wrote: (...) thus avoiding the 4 hours sleep in 50 hours of previous years


You really are setting very, very high expectations for yourself here ;)

User avatar
Jaysen
Posts: 5953
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:00 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: East-Be-Jesus-Nowhere SC, USA

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:52 am Post

FredInChina wrote:
pigfender wrote: (...) thus avoiding the 4 hours sleep in 50 hours of previous years


You really are setting very, very high expectations for yourself here ;)

And I'm not sure we approve. Sleep deprivation may be a key to successfully being … you.

User avatar
nom
Posts: 1857
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:02 am
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:33 am Post

Jaysen wrote:And I'm not sure we approve. Sleep deprivation may be a key to successfully being … you.


Now now Jaysen, I don't see your name on the list…






…yet.

User avatar
pigfender
Posts: 2566
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:25 am
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: I share a head with a great many personalities
Contact:

Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:59 pm Post

Sadly, I believe that the winged denizens of Upstate NY require Jaysen's Saturdays at this time of the year. And in any case, I'm certain that a good bout of sleep deprivation has been responsible for some of my finest work. Of course, I was probably sleep deprived when I re-read it too.

Good turn out of LitNLat staffers this year. Wonder if any of the others are tempted to fill the final slot...?

User avatar
MimeticMouton
Posts: 8680
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 5:39 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: city of rain
Contact:

Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:23 pm Post

I'd been thinking of it off and on until NIAD3 became reality, but I'm gone at a convention that weekend. So I'm just looking forward to reading the resulting masterpiece of everyone else's hard work. :)
Jennifer Hughes
(MM for short)