Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

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homeport
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:09 pm Post

Yes this is defiantly more of a challenge then a place in your imagination. Getting started was not easy, third of the way in now and getting into it. Pass the quality street if your fed up with them please:)

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:22 pm Post

pigfender wrote:If it's any consolation, I'm too young and British to notice.

BTW: The first chapter is IN!


I almost used the word "grass" for "snitch" at one point, but then I realised I had my TV shows crossed and that one came from Heartbeat and The Bill.

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:30 pm Post

Back up and at it. I realized I was losing the battle when the laptop went all snarky and I found I'd nodded off for the umpteenth time. I'd neglected connect the electric from the tangle by my bedside to the puter. Had the segment from the wall to the bed right though, so it wasn't a total loss.

Foxtrot, just don't hit the save button. I did that all the time when I first signed up on the forum. For some reason someone thinks it great sport to have the save button where one usually finds the submit button.

Foxtrot wrote:I tried to reply to pm but I can't work out if I did or not

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What, Matt? You mean they don't aire The Untouchables where you are (try hulu or netflix)? The problems arise on the realization that it's not all Italian Mafia being depicted.

matt wrote:
This one was set in a real city I've never been to, in a real country I've never been to, at a real time before I was born. I don't know what they talk like, how they sounded. I got my entire knowledge of Vegas from the original CSI and a few Casino movies, and my entire knowledge of 1960s America by trying to stay awake during Mad Men.


Putting in the fortifications. Making something called savory chicken which calls for brown sugar and salad dressing mix. Go figure!

The fingers are twitching and the old complaint is gearing up. Let's see which wins this thing!
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:35 pm Post

Sopranos aired too late and too irregularly for me too.

The only mafia I have seen on TV comes from The Simpsons... but then so much of what my generation first saw on The Simpsons later turned out to be a reference to something much more famous.

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:42 pm Post

Come on now...

The Godfather, Casino, Good Fellas... Who hasn't seen these? :)

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:50 pm Post

Aaaargh! Just HOW many cheese sandwiches doth a chapter make?

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:57 pm Post

FredInChina wrote:Come on now...

The Godfather, Casino, Good Fellas... Who hasn't seen these? :)


I have seen none of those. I also haven't seen any Star Wars, or anything at all with Sylvester Stallone or Clint Eastwood.

Matt

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:59 pm Post

homeport wrote:Yes this is defiantly more of a challenge then a place in your imagination. Getting started was not easy, third of the way in now and getting into it. Pass the quality street if your fed up with them please:)


Its too late.. they were too distracting... I had to make them disappear...

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:03 pm Post

first draft done.
time to run a few errands before i return to it.
been several weeks since ive had coffee. feelin all jittery. maybe thats good. bourbon to follow.

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:05 pm Post

*cracks nuckles*

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:08 pm Post

matt wrote:
FredInChina wrote:Come on now...

The Godfather, Casino, Good Fellas... Who hasn't seen these? :)


I have seen none of those. I also haven't seen any Star Wars, or anything at all with Sylvester Stallone or Clint Eastwood.

Matt



WHAT?! But... but that's EVERYTHING!

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:13 pm Post

Hulu, my friends, all I can say is, Hulu. Can't spell it without a Y, but I sure can say it. :D

Pigfender, if it's within the scope of what you can fit in, can we get a general idea of where all participants hail from (or is that hale)? Where's that frackin' dictionary?

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:14 pm Post

I think I have the best time zone out of all of you.

It started at 10am, so I could work straight through the day with various breaks for food and recreation. It has just passed 1am, and my 3000 words are done and submitted.

So now I get to go and sleep in through your panicked deadlines and wake up in time for the book to be delivered to read over breakfast.

Good night all, I hope you can find suitable words while I sleep ;-)

Matt

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:14 pm Post

Montree_Whiles wrote:Hulu, my friends, all I can say is, Hulu. Can't spell it without a Y, but I sure can say it. :D

Pigfender, if it's within the scope of what you can fit in, can we get a general idea of where all participants hail from (or is that hale)? Where's that frackin' dictionary?


Do you mean writers, or characters?

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:15 pm Post

matt wrote:
FredInChina wrote:Come on now...

The Godfather, Casino, Good Fellas... Who hasn't seen these? :)


I have seen none of those. I also haven't seen any Star Wars, or anything at all with Sylvester Stallone or Clint Eastwood.

Matt


Not Mad Max either? O_o
...... seriously reconsidering my purchase of Aeon Timeline here... :_