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by gothcabbage
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22335

Re: NiaD X

Done and sent. Shorter than my last NIAD at around 1800 words this time. I decided against the subplot as it would just have interrupted the flow. I also lost enthusiasm for a huge blob of procedural detail which I spent some time researching - ultimately I realised it didn't add much to how you fel...
by gothcabbage
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22335

Re: NiaD X

I was really concerned when I started this one that I would struggle to find things to say in my chapter. There's quite a lot of specifc detail I wanted to get halfway right, with the danger that it overtakes the business of telling an interesting story! But as before I found that eventually I can s...
by gothcabbage
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22335

Re: NiaD X

It's exciting to be doing this again. However, my desire for details to be correct is leading me to a lot of online reading (my chapter has quite a specific setting, about which I know very little!) Hopefully I'll get beyond that soon and actually start generating some words to fill in the outline :)
by gothcabbage
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22335

Re: NiaD X

I'd love to take part this year (and for a change I'm not declaring this only a few days before it happens!)
by gothcabbage
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9
Replies: 321
Views: 35330

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Yes please - I would love to do another one. And sorry for the disruption caused my late appearance!
by gothcabbage
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9
Replies: 321
Views: 35330

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Typically, here I am wandering along late in the day! I'd have loved to take part but have hesitated far too long - I'm lighting a play that opens on Saturday evening so was unsure until this week whether I'd have lots of last-minute stuff to fix for it on Saturday! In fact I don't think I will have...
by gothcabbage
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD
Replies: 336
Views: 91753

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

I've just submitted! I didn't in the end have very much detail about Chicago in it. I started out trying to do some background but it became clear that for my chapter - and how I imagined writing it - that lots of specific Chicago references would feel unnecessarily shoehorned in. I resisted the urg...
by gothcabbage
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD
Replies: 336
Views: 91753

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

So having got a first draft all the way through now (which exceeds the target, thankfully) it's painfully clear that I've filled in a lot on the first half of my chapter brief and not very much on the second half! I suspect the second half is important for setting up my successor, so the next task i...
by gothcabbage
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD
Replies: 336
Views: 91753

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

I'm assuming that between leaving school and becoming an architect in 2007, that Lucy was an architecture student rather than having a completely different career. Or am I fretting too much about detail?
by gothcabbage
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD
Replies: 336
Views: 91753

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

I'd like to sign up too. I haven't done it before - but I've completed the contact form and supplied links to material. Let me know if that's Ok or whether you want more! I have cleared the 26th of any other activities already...