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

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:13 pm
by pigfender
Of course!
That's 23!

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

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:32 pm
by BethCutter
Just letting you know that I'm fine with grisly. :)

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

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:36 pm
by FredInChina
I just looked up "grisly approach"
Google: 'Did you mean "Grizzly approach?" '
Me: "Erm, probably not, although... "

That will be fun! :)

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

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:29 am
by matt
pigfender wrote:I say basically, because there are a couple of constraints:
- Matt's chapter will not be immediately before or immediately after Michael's.


I've just been joking around, I really don't mind.

Just make it random... I would be amused more than anything else if it happened again.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:20 pm
by nom
matt wrote:
pigfender wrote:I say basically, because there are a couple of constraints:
- Matt's chapter will not be immediately before or immediately after Michael's.


I've just been joking around, I really don't mind.

Just make it random... I would be amused more than anything else if it happened again.


You do realise that he has left open the possibility that you will write the same chapter. :)

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

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:45 pm
by gr
For that matter, it is not ruled out that they should get different chapter assignments which somehow both turn out to be chapter one. Pigfender could be going all if-on-a-winter's-night-a-traveller on us.

Or if-on-a-(grisly)-winter's-night-a-(grizzly)-traveller, as the case may be.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:44 pm
by ChiaLynn
I'm all about the grisly.

Or the grizzly, if need be.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:32 am
by FleetAdmiralO
Loved loved loved it last time. I'm totally down for this year again if you'll have me :)

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

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm
by homeport
Happy with grisly, or anything you want to give me to write. :)

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

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:02 pm
by pigfender
FleetAdmiralO, welcome back! You are the 24th participant!

pigfender wrote: (for anyone new to the process, I still only have a two paragraph outline of the plot at this stage)

Well, that was 9 days ago. I've now turned the 'rough idea' into a story, broken into it's constituent elements (aka 'chapters').

pigfender wrote:The last two times I've sliced up the plot to fit the number of participants which has just happened to be 25 each time. This time I'm doing it slightly little differently: I'm going to take the plot and divide it into sections first, and then fit the number of participants around that.


The final number of chapters is indeed 25. As such we only have ONE more place to fill. After that, I'll be happy to keep a list of interested people who can come in if we have any drop-outs (and there are usually 1 or 2 people who are obliged by circumstance and life to drop out), but I won't be expanding the plot to accommodate extra numbers. This is to give me enough time to pull together all the briefing packs, character sheets, location details etc at a sensible pace rather than in the 24 hours before the day (thus avoiding the 4 hours sleep in 50 hours of previous years).

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

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:39 am
by FredInChina
pigfender wrote: (...) thus avoiding the 4 hours sleep in 50 hours of previous years


You really are setting very, very high expectations for yourself here ;)

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

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:52 am
by Jaysen
FredInChina wrote:
pigfender wrote: (...) thus avoiding the 4 hours sleep in 50 hours of previous years


You really are setting very, very high expectations for yourself here ;)

And I'm not sure we approve. Sleep deprivation may be a key to successfully being … you.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:33 am
by nom
Jaysen wrote:And I'm not sure we approve. Sleep deprivation may be a key to successfully being … you.


Now now Jaysen, I don't see your name on the list…






…yet.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:59 pm
by pigfender
Sadly, I believe that the winged denizens of Upstate NY require Jaysen's Saturdays at this time of the year. And in any case, I'm certain that a good bout of sleep deprivation has been responsible for some of my finest work. Of course, I was probably sleep deprived when I re-read it too.

Good turn out of LitNLat staffers this year. Wonder if any of the others are tempted to fill the final slot...?

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

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:23 pm
by MimeticMouton
I'd been thinking of it off and on until NIAD3 became reality, but I'm gone at a convention that weekend. So I'm just looking forward to reading the resulting masterpiece of everyone else's hard work. :)