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

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Jaysen
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:24 pm Post

matt wrote:
Jaysen wrote:That doesn't help when the wife is reading over your shoulder …


Where's the daughditor? Surely she'd be present for your first NIAD. College is no excuse, if that's when she's galloped off to.

Uni. 1.2K mi away. Doesn't even know I'm doing it. I'll catch hell for it.
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I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:25 pm Post

matt wrote:
Montree_Whiles wrote:Anyone know of an online app that will scan copy for UK English usage? Otherwise I'll leave well enough alone.


Just replace all your American "z" with "s" and put the "u" back in colour where it belongs and you'll be fine.

Even the poms send people to jail rather than gaol these days.

Matt

PS - I can say Pom coz I've been called a roo catcher all afternoon :-)


Thanks, matt. Looks like I'm all set. :?

On a not so serious note, I'm amused by some of the ethnic banter here. You'd think we were all being stirrd in a frickin' melting pot or something. ;)
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:25 pm Post

stopped at 4k.

Lots of edit on the fly. Will print and edit again. then will start over.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:28 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:stopped at 4k.


Sheesh. Looks like I'll have to dip into the PTO pool again so I can get through your bit and everyone else's. 4K really? :D Must have fuel and oxy in line with your fingers in the keyboard.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:29 pm Post

I'm all done, PF! Just submitted my Scriv file to you. Thanks for letting me participate!

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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:32 pm Post

Okay. I finally sent it. My daughter didn't look it over (brat), so no second eyes. I was totally out of my element on this, but enjoyed it. I watched The Blacklist the other night, so that helped. LOL.

I can't wait to see how it all comes together. :D

Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication, pigfender. :D
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:38 pm Post

scrapsandsass wrote:I watched The Blacklist the other night, so that helped.


That's on my TBW list. Is it pretty good?
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:46 pm Post

Sweet! Just sent mine in... A tad shy of 1700 words.

I hope it works :D

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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:47 pm Post

I'm homing in on the end of my chapter. Should be sliding in under the official deadline, but just barely.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:52 pm Post

Just sent mine off just over 1800 words
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:54 pm Post

Just finished my first draft. Comes in at 1.7k. So now a brief break, then a quick edit and done. :)

Liked writing this. It flowed like hot custard!
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:59 pm Post

Montree_Whiles wrote:
scrapsandsass wrote:I watched The Blacklist the other night, so that helped.


That's on my TBW list. Is it pretty good?


I love it. :) James Spader really makes the show. :) Some of it is crazy and over the top, but I still love it.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:02 pm Post

I'm completely lost by now. Do I have one more hour to edit, or has the deadline just passed?
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:05 pm Post

Sent.

Montree_Whiles wrote:
Jaysen wrote:stopped at 4k.


Sheesh. Looks like I'll have to dip into the PTO pool again so I can get through your bit and everyone else's. 4K really? :D Must have fuel and oxy in line with your fingers in the keyboard.
In honesty… it was @6k. I cut 2k out. then cut a bit more. Then added a bit. 4K was the end point post edit.

I'm a "brain vomiter". I spent most of last night planning sub scenes. Then I put them all down. Then I make them work. I actually do the whole "walk away from it" thing I suggested. I never have problems with min word counts, and rarely with subjects. max word counts… they're PITAs.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:05 pm Post

Apsley wrote:I'm completely lost by now. Do I have one more hour to edit, or has the deadline just passed?


I'm counting on one more hour.
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