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by Evil Overlord
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

gr wrote:Okay, now where do I go to read the Review-in-a-Day (NIADRIAD)? You know, where reviewers from all over the world -- each of whom reviews every version of but a single chapter -- collectively review a whole NIAD novel in a day?


I love this idea.
by Evil Overlord
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

It's only on re-reading the final version that I realized a) typos, and b) I have three different characters with very similar names that aren't typos. Oops.
by Evil Overlord
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

Getting down to reading,! One more newbie question: the colors - are they different only in who wrote or also some parts of the script were different? They're just written by different people. So if, for example, you wrote chapter 10 in book Yellow, the people who wrote Chapter 10 in the other book...
by Evil Overlord
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

The honest answer is that I'm intimidated by the sheer amount of world building required to do fantasy well and not have it be, well, just another story where the characters just happen to be hobbits and it's mentioned once and never discussed again... That's not to say that I won't get over that, ...
by Evil Overlord
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

pigfender wrote:There can’t be that many genres left! :D


I didn't claim to know about very much...
by Evil Overlord
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

Done! The benefit of being in this time zone is that I have lots of time to mull my concept. The drawback is that I have to start writing as soon as I wake up. This year's genre was ... my spouse's favorite. One of these days, I swear the story will be about something I know about (and will have no ...
by Evil Overlord
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

Evil Overlord wrote:No brief yet. No brief yet. No...
Where IS it?

And where's that handy counter? I've moved time zones so much lately that I have no idea when my chapter (based on a non-existent packet) is due. Twenty hours from now, some say. They probably have their packets.


Oh. There it is.

Panic averted.
by Evil Overlord
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

No brief yet. No brief yet. No...
Where IS it?

And where's that handy counter? I've moved time zones so much lately that I have no idea when my chapter (based on a non-existent packet) is due. Twenty hours from now, some say. They probably have their packets.
by Evil Overlord
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

Just want to let you know we were hoping to close on a great house we were buying Friday which means my Saturday would have been filled with moving, yelling at family members, and straining my back. However, we aren't closing so the NiaD here I come!!!! Are you buying my house, whose sale was suppo...
by Evil Overlord
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 323
Views: 14012

Re: NiaD X

I'm in. I look forward to this every year - especially the often epic mismatch between my knowledge and the genre or context. :-)
by Evil Overlord
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 38820

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

With no electricity working, I don't understand how I'm having so much fun reading all the chapter versions on http://gbrish.net/niadweb/2020X/ (Thanks, gr)
by Evil Overlord
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 38820

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

After all the work Roberta has put into seducing her way to the top, I just hope she's not killed off by some spoilsport in a later chapter. Who is Roberta? Did she work in security at the White House? Was she involved in an Apocalypse? I can hardly wait to find out what was really going on! Robert...
by Evil Overlord
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 38820

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

Done! I have seldom felt more thoroughly out of my depth. US politics I understand (or at least can talk about), and there are floorplans of the White House online (didn't find anything for the PEOC, shockingly), but I made up a bunch of stuff about the Secret Service. On the other hand, I did learn...
by Evil Overlord
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 38820

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

One request: tell people how many chapters there are, and which chapter they're writing. Last time, I got instructions that made me think mine was, perhaps, Chapter 2 of 20, and wrote it accordingly. If I'd known it was a much later chapter, I would have changed the end of the one I wrote. Knowing ...
by Evil Overlord
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 38820

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

This sounds great, I'm in.

And I want to point out that in my official role as Evil Overlord, I'm highly qualified for this Apocalypse edition.