Novel-in-a-Day 2: The Revenge

User avatar
Montree_Whiles
Posts: 235
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:32 pm
Platform: Windows
Location: USA
Contact:

Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:21 am Post

okay, better late than never. sorry folks. i think the notification thing is fixed.

User avatar
vic-k
Posts: 7134
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:23 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: Protesting in the nude, outside ex Red Lion TESCO Store

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:57 am Post

To all the miscreant, ne'r-do-'ell, NIAD2ing, members of Scriveners crew: here's wishing you all the best of luck and tons of success and enjoyment.
Good Luck
Vic
Attachments
images.jpeg
images.jpeg (6.04 KiB) Viewed 972 times

User avatar
Siren
Posts: 758
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:29 am
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: U.K.

Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:00 pm Post

Thank you, Vic. I (for one) will be needing all the luck I can get! I'm beginning to wonder what on earth I was thinking of... :-)

Looking forward to it. I think. ;-)

User avatar
vic-k
Posts: 7134
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:23 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: Protesting in the nude, outside ex Red Lion TESCO Store

Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:11 pm Post

Ahh, tis the fair Astrid.
Are you well, my love?

I fear you fret needlessly.

Come, take my hand, Ill be your ghost of NIAD2-to-come.

Here we stand outside the Stevens household. We won't knock, there's no point, because nobody can see or hear us. We'll go in. Listen, Sweet-thing, hubby is in the kitchen. Let's take a peek. Bless him! He's in his frilly apron…or is it yours? He appears to be baking.

We'll leave him and go in to the writer's den. Ahh…there you are…see…reclining on the settee, in the fully horizontal position, save for your pretty head, which is propped up with a silken pillow, at well nigh 90* to your body, so as not to put undue strain on your lovely swan like neck, whilst at the same time, facilitating efficient observation of your two forefingers, prolifically pounding away at the keyboard of the MacBook Pro, resting on your tummy.

And look, too! Close by the settee, within easy reach, a coffee table, resplendent, with glass of red wine, packet of Benson and Hedges KIngsize Filter tipped, a couple of good sized spiffs, and large lead crystal ashtray. Also, stood on the floor by the table, again, within easy reach, we can see two bottles of Aldi's Winking Owl Shiraz.

Astrid, my dear child, as you can see, you have nothing to fret over.
Take care, and Good Luck (not that you;ll need it).
Vicx x

Online
User avatar
xiamenese
Posts: 4080
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:32 am
Platform: Mac
Location: London or Exeter, UK.

Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:59 am Post

[quote="pigfender"]Hey Camy.

I'm still trying to get confirmation from two, although I'm still expecting them to be in. Send me an email to rog@pigfender.com and I'll let you know if one of them drops out.

Rog[/quote]
Presumably one of the two was Montree_Whiles; who is the other? Can we know? I replied to the PM but have heard nothing since other than what's appeared on this thread and we're now only about 3.5 days away. I didn't do it last year so am not aware of the time scale for information roll-out. I just wonder if I'm the other ... my email was sent from China — I'm now in the UK, and will actually be about 10 miles from Truro — so I just wonder if the GFWoC suppressed my mail or PF's mail system junked it as having come from one of those phishing/spamming/rogue servers over there.

Mark

User avatar
pigfender
Posts: 2744
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:25 am
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: I share a head with a great many personalities
Contact:

Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:21 pm Post

I have now heard from everyone, so unless you purposely drop out at this point (PLEASE DON'T!) you are still in.

I'll be emailling out all the info packs to the addresses you have provided on or just after midnight (UK time) on the day itself... so about 00:01AM Saturday 20th October 2012.

User avatar
Siren
Posts: 758
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:29 am
Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: U.K.

Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:47 pm Post

A late night of anticipation, then, Rog... I'll stock up on espresso and matchsticks to keep my eyes open until the grand unveiling :-)

Vic, much as I love your ghost-on-the-wall impressions of my home life, it is simply outrageous to suggest that I type with two forefingers! ;-)

User avatar
vic-k
Posts: 7134
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:23 am
Platform: Mac + Windows
Location: Protesting in the nude, outside ex Red Lion TESCO Store

Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:55 pm Post

[quote="Siren"], it is simply outrageous to suggest that I type with two forefingers! ;-)[/quote]
Nahh! I was only joking about the two fingers :-) oh yeah...and the lead crystal ashtray. You'll probably have ash all over the Macbook's keyboard.

User avatar
robertdguthrie
Posts: 3075
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:06 pm
Platform: Mac
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Contact:

Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:05 pm Post

Fair warning: I won't be getting to the keyboard until about 15 or so hours into the event. I have a commitment at roughly midnight GMT (6pm Friday on my clock unless I'm getting the time difference all backward), and will have to get some sleep before I can start the words flowing. I figure you'll start hearing from me at 9am my time, which would be 3pm your time.

For the sake of my sleep-muddled brain, which cannot do math until the sun's been up a good many hours, can you tell us what major city is in your time zone? I plan to make use of my iphone's world clock, which just uses the major city & country names, rather than "GMT -6 (Central time US)" or the like.

User avatar
pigfender
Posts: 2744
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:25 am
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: I share a head with a great many personalities
Contact:

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:06 pm Post

London is the best timezone to use if you are basing your clocks on the midnight to midnight strategy.

To add some confusion, I will personally be operating on Calgary time (MST) so will be from 5pm Friday to 5pm Saturday.

User avatar
AmberV
Posts: 23699
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:30 am
Platform: Mac + Linux
Location: Ourense, Galiza
Contact:

Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:57 am Post

Should have made it even more complicated and hosted the event on a day which has multiple countries switching out of daylight savings time, but not all of them.

Meanwhile, try this. That should adjust itself depending on where you click from in the world, so the universal time is on the left and the local time window is on the right.
.:.
Ioa Petra'ka
“Whole sight, or all the rest is desolation.” —John Fowles

User avatar
pigfender
Posts: 2744
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:25 am
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: I share a head with a great many personalities
Contact:

Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:28 am Post

London won't be on UTC / GMT on the day in question, so that link is slightly misleading. London will still be on BST until October 28th.

User avatar
AmberV
Posts: 23699
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:30 am
Platform: Mac + Linux
Location: Ourense, Galiza
Contact:

Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:30 am Post

Oops, sorry, thought it was UTC rather than London specifically. Link has been fixed.
.:.
Ioa Petra'ka
“Whole sight, or all the rest is desolation.” —John Fowles

User avatar
pigfender
Posts: 2744
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:25 am
Platform: Mac, Win + iOS
Location: I share a head with a great many personalities
Contact:

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:37 am Post

Thanks Ioa! Only 42 hours to go now!

So, anyone got any good ideas for a story that I can use?
:p

Only kidding! Will be going through and assigning the chapters to everyone tomorrow!

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

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:10 pm Post

Yippee! I somehow spaced on the time zone effect, and now I'm delighted to find that for me the 'day' starts at 7 p.m. Given that my preferred writing time is 9 pm to 2 am, this is splendid news. :)

Oh -- last year there was a thread for people to post in throughout the day, same this year?