Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

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Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:20 pm Post

nom wrote:Note: Waiting until Saturday is not a plan because Saturday will happen regardless. A plan needs action.

Great quote for an epigraph! :!:
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:18 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:I will now hang my head in shame and drown my sorrows in highly caffeinated and sugary beverages.


Thanks for the reminder. I nearly forgot to down my cuppa this morning. First day of no work. Day two tomorrow. There's every likelihood I will be less late than in previous years. I'm even gonna cut my clay time short.
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:34 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
nom wrote:I have absolutely no doubt that Jaysen will correct me if I have misrepresented him and his intentions.
Darn it Nam, you are 100% right.

Foxtrot, I found the closing phrase "should rot in hell forever" (or something similar) too tempting to avoid. In my attempts at humor I realized that you may have a personal attachment to the case mentioned and my jest would likely be offensive to you. Please accept my apologies for the confusion I created.

I will now hang my head in shame and drown my sorrows in highly caffeinated and sugary beverages.


There is no need for apologies, I simply couldn't understand what had caused offence.

I do not have any personal attachment to the case but it was local and whilst I only moved here a couple of years later I am aware of the effects it had on the families and friends of the two young girls. Feelings against the murderer still run high especially as he becomes eligible for parole in 2016.
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Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:04 pm Post

Okay, we're just 24 hours away from NiaD 4.0!

I've got a silly hectic day of getting the chapters assigned and the briefing packs prepared, so NO MORE PARTICIPANTS from this point onwards, sorry.

I've got the credit names and email addresses from almost all of you now, so thanks very much! There are a handful of stragglers left so please... Check your forum messages and get back to me! :)

Thanks all. See you in just under a day! :D
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:27 am Post

For the more viz folks like myself. . .

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:35 am Post

Jaysen wrote:I will now hang my head in shame and drown my sorrows in highly caffeinated and sugary beverages.


Aspall Cyder would be more effective for that, it seems.

:lol:

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:03 am Post

pigfender wrote:Okay, we're just 24 hours away from NiaD 4.0!

I've got a silly hectic day of getting the chapters assigned and the briefing packs prepared, so NO MORE PARTICIPANTS from this point onwards, sorry.

I've got the credit names and email addresses from almost all of you now, so thanks very much! There are a handful of stragglers left so please... Check your forum messages and get back to me! :)

Thanks all. See you in just under a day! :D

Aaaarrggh!
So says a scurvy pirate.
:oops: Many apologies for causing more havoc than not. So looking forward to reading this year's work. Best wishes & hope to join next year!
p.s. Now I know that PMs stay in outbox if inbox sending to is full. -I think you mentioned this earlier- :lol:

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:42 am Post

N'ah, you're in. BUT THAT'S DEFINITELY IT.
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:07 am Post

Less than 18 hours to go.
It feels almost like Christmas, waiting for my chapter briefing.
And yes, I know I sound like a noob when I say that.

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:19 am Post

Spoiler alert:

Humans are all being used as batteries.
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:45 am Post

I am prepared to concede at this stage that there are indeed humans featured in the plot.

That's all I can say at this point.
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:47 am Post

pigfender wrote:N'ah, you're in. BUT THAT'S DEFINITELY IT.

Peytonic wrote:Less than 18 hours to go.
It feels almost like Christmas, waiting for my chapter briefing.
And yes, I know I sound like a noob when I say that.


Yippee! So excited to rip something open, too!

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:11 am Post

I admit this is more suspenseful than I expected when I signed up. I'll set the alarm clock for the middle of the night. :D

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:35 am Post

tickbite wrote:I admit this is more suspenseful than I expected when I signed up.

Imagine how I feel right now!
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:43 am Post

tickbite wrote:I admit this is more suspenseful than I expected when I signed up. I'll set the alarm clock for the middle of the night. :D

Not me. I get to set my alarm for 6pm. But then I am the token Iowan. I feel so special. :roll:
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