Novel-in-a-Day 2: The Revenge

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:07 pm Post

Hey Guys,

Just turned in my chapter! I know I haven't been that active on the forum, but I've read what everyone has posted thus far, and I really look forward to the final product.

This is my first time participating in such a...expedition..and I had a lot of fun doing it! My chapter isn't that long, and I'm not sure as to its quality in comparison to everyone else, but I hope to participate next year if we all do it again!

Thanks to Rog for being the great moderator and compiler and...whatnot!

I hope my chapter meshes with the entire story!



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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:11 pm Post

I did get beyond the word count though...thought I should assuage any fears that I didn't meet the requirements :-)

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:20 pm Post

Okay, my entry is in - twenty minutes late, sorry about that! I sent it to your email address, so let me know if you didn't get it. Yet again I was overly long-winded, though, and ended up writing nearly 5,000 words. Most of them unnecessary ones (as usual). Sorry about that.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:22 pm Post

Okay. 2/3's down 1/3d to go. This is going so much more easily than last year. Good thing too! I had an appointment yesterday which ran about 5 hours over time. everything is on the back burner waiting to boil over as soon as I'm done with this.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:32 pm Post

Mine should be in too. (PF?)

I'm short on my entry's count but I prefer it short, sweet and tidy! I suppose Keith's 5,000 will make up for my 1,100. :D Would have liked a bit more meat to play with (no pun intended) but am certainly looking forward to the rest of the plot after delivering my section.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:43 pm Post

Mine's done. A little short, but it's been a long week.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:48 pm Post

[quote="VDGriesdoorn"]Mine should be in too. (PF?)

I'm short on my entry's count but I prefer it short, sweet and tidy! I suppose Keith's 5,000 will make up for my 1,100. :D Would have liked a bit more meat to play with (no pun intended) but am certainly looking forward to the rest of the plot after delivering my section.

V.[/quote]

I'm glad to hear that other's have low word counts as well. I don't think it would have been very interesting to read if I extended my wordcount much further than I did.

Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and I can't wait to read everyone's work.

Oh, and I hope that mine isn't a complete train wreck.

=)

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:55 pm Post

Mine's in, word count was about 2400.

Not what I expected to write, or the style I initially planned, but it seemed right for the scene. Of course, with deadlines like this, anything could seem right so I'm relieved to read that others are nervous too.

I can't remember the last time I waited for the publication of a book with such anticipation. I'm keen to know what happens (especially after the tantalising hints here).

In the meantime though, I think I might go back to bed…

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:01 pm Post

proofing now. a nap is in order once i'm done sending it in, providing there are no snafu's.

[quote="nom"]In the meantime though, I think I might go back to bed…[/quote]

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:02 pm Post

[quote="Montree_Whiles"]also, did you want indents or spaces between paragraphs? define indents pls if that's your preference, or how big the pace between paragraphs if block paragraphs are preferred. :D[/quote]

Sorry, off topic, but I wasted at least an hour trying to find how to make Scrivener put a blank line between paragraphs instead of using an indent. I swear I looked at every menu item without luck, and search the manual too.

Can it really be we have no control over paragraph formatting?

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:03 pm Post

Whoops, only put a single # between scenes. Will go fix.

BTW, when I got the assignment I could see how I could POSSIBLY write 1500 words for such a little action piece.

So why is the final count 3900 words? Ans: many many years of training in loquacity by NaNoWriMos.



Oh, and I put a 'end of chapter' line at the end you'll need to delete. Sorry, I'm always nervous about accidentally truncating stuff.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:08 pm Post

BethCutter wrote:Sorry, off topic, but I wasted at least an hour trying to find how to make Scrivener put a blank line between paragraphs instead of using an indent. I swear I looked at every menu item without luck, and search the manual too.

Can it really be we have no control over paragraph formatting?


You have full control over paragraph formatting, but hopefully, given your follow-up post, you've figured this out now. :)
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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:12 pm Post

pigfender wrote:There are actually height requirements to be an astronaut, A quick google search just now indicates the range as 5'2" to 6'3" for NASA pilots and commanders, for example. It's so they can reach all the controls from the seats in the cockpit.


But the only 6' person on the crew is Jacob, and him only just - it's a crew full of little people! :) (No offence to any bona fide little people. I have watched Elf so I have an understanding these issues.)
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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:16 pm Post

Day kind of exploded in an actual paid-gig-crisis (so I have to go to Amsterdam at dawn) and I've only just got down to it an hour ago. 1440ww in and I have to ***** the ********* in the ********* ******* which is a kind of action scene so shouldn't take too long. Expect it by 22:30 and apologies for busting the 20:00 Ideal Deadline.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:18 pm Post

PS: Single <CR> + indent or <CR><CR> between paras?