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by JacquelineM
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

Yay!

I worked out how to add the 2020 cup to my signature!

Phew! :)
by JacquelineM
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

Then, when I received it I couldn’t sleep for wondering . . . and pondering how to write about an intern researching a hit and run accident without mentioning or disclosing any details! These are the wildest sort of challenges in the NIAD! I once had a case where a woman had called in saying she ha...
by JacquelineM
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

First of all, the email arrived without the attachment containing the brief so I had to request it from Mr Pigfender, after checking that it definitely was missing. It was! Then, when I received it I couldn’t sleep for wondering what the Fourth Amendment was, and pondering how to write about an int...
by JacquelineM
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

I wonder would it be too great a technical challenge to do a Graphic Novel In A Day some year. Insanity! Crazy wonderful insanity! :D That said, I can't quite see how it would work - besides giving Pigfender the heebie-jeebies. Giving me the heebie-jeebies is good enough reason for people to want t...
by JacquelineM
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

Well, I’ve finished mine. Yay! I don’t know if it’s any good, but at least it’s done. I shall send it after one last edit. I always panic when I receive the brief and think I can’t do it, and then somehow make sense of it and a story emerges. <snip> … Thanks to @pigfender for making this such a gre...
by JacquelineM
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

Well, I’ve finished mine. Yay! I don’t know if it’s any good, but at least it’s done. I shall send it after one last edit. I always panic when I receive the brief and think I can’t do it, and then somehow make sense of it and a story emerges. I’m a terrible procrastinator so I actually spent an hour...
by JacquelineM
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

@pigfender

I guess you’re right.

Could JRR Tolkien have written Lord of the Rings in just one day?

Now, THAT would be a challenge! :D
by JacquelineM
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

Well... Piggy has my chapter submission. I swear he's giving me the easy ones. By far my shortest submission to date at 1257 words (I think my last one was nearly 5k). What? You’ve finished?! Already! :mrgreen: I haven’t even started yet! I’m still doing research. Why couldn’t we have had a nice fa...
by JacquelineM
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD X
Replies: 325
Views: 22548

Re: NiaD X

@pigfender

Hi!

Please can you put me on the list.

Many thanks! :D
by JacquelineM
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 41521

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

@pigfender OMG! I’ve just realised who you are! When I read chapter 1 in the Red book on Sunday morning I thought, “Wow! This is extremely well written. This talented writer certainly knows a lot about the plot, and it ties in remarkably well with the information Rog sent me, and which I info-dumped...
by JacquelineM
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 41521

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

But if there were 72 of us, which is enough for exactly 6 books, why are there 7? A select group of obviously talented writers are in 2 books! Because there were, as we noted, more than that at the starting gate - enough that seven books was the right number to plan for. But once you distribute the...
by JacquelineM
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 41521

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

I think there can’t be any chapter with eight versions, since there are only seven versions of the book! Or there is a secret Gold Edition I am not privy to?? :cry: I think the count went from 81 to 72 before all was said and done. The sign-on was a record high, so it makes sense the fallback in ab...
by JacquelineM
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 41521

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

Wow, just finished reading the Blue version (I bet we all read 'our' version first!) and I think it held together with the fewest contradictions of any of the NIADs I've read. Kudos to all of us! And endless gratitude to Pigfender for coming up with the idea for NIAD and leading it all these years....
by JacquelineM
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 41521

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

Roberta is Speaker of the House (aka Nancy Pelosi) and third in line after POTUS and VPOTUS. In my version, a real Mata Hari. She doesn’t appear in my brief -and there’s a huge cast of characters who work for the President. In my chapter the most exciting event was the demise of the mobile phone an...
by JacquelineM
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION
Replies: 303
Views: 41521

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...