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

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:12 pm
by r6d2
matt wrote:And did I mention no shenanigans? Definitely no shenanigans. At least not unless my co-conspirators can exhibit a little more subtlety than last year!

Those co-conspirators of yours should be ashamed of themselves!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:21 pm
by r6d2
pigfender wrote:Everything has a reason.

I'm trying to crack the code... My guess so far is that it's sort of an indication of NiaD previous experience.
  • ^ means 3 NiaDs so far
  • " means 2 NiaDs so far
  • ' means 1 NiaD so far

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

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:30 pm
by r6d2
pigfender wrote:If demand is sufficient, instead of turning people away as we have in previous years, we'll produce more than one version of the book!

Interesting indeed. It might even have a sort of "choose your adventure" structure.

Have you considering to allow people write two different chapters? (I don't mean two versions of the same chapter, but two whole chapters).

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

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:36 pm
by Jaysen
r6d2 wrote:
pigfender wrote:Everything has a reason.

I'm trying to crack the code... My guess so far is that it's sort of an indication of NiaD previous experience.
  • ^ means 3 NiaDs so far
  • " means 2 NiaDs so far
  • ' means 1 NiaD so far

that must leave
  • - fresh meat

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

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:17 pm
by rblunden
I'm definitely up for it. Did I see somewhere that you would like to see an example of writing of people who haven't participated before? Happy to do so.

Roger

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

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:42 am
by pigfender
Yes please! I've sent you a forum message with details.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:09 pm
by ElleDechene
Please count me in. Hello to everyone :D

~ Elle

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

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:33 pm
by FleetAdmiralO
Hey!

I'd love to be counted in for this year! Had a great time last year!

Thanks!


waldo

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

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:56 pm
by pigfender
Roger, Elle, WELCOME!
FleetAdmiralO, WELCOME BACK! Not bad. 21 participants and we've only been live a couple of days.

For those keeping score, I now have the two paragraph version of the plot, and the POOEE questions!

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

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:15 pm
by r6d2
pigfender wrote:For those keeping score, I now have the two paragraph version of the plot, and the POOEE questions!

OMG!, are we going to paraphrase one of the great Edgar Allan POE's works this year? :mrgreen:

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

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:43 pm
by shorn
Sign me up!

--Simon

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

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:55 pm
by gr
pigfender in the FAQ wrote: 2) I reserve the right to punish Matt by whatever means are available to me.


matt wrote:Making me precede or follow Bywater yet again is too much to bear.


No worries! Given this year's format, pigfender ( :twisted: ) can give you the very same chapter as Bywater.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:47 pm
by BethCutter
Question: Given the new "multiple versions of a segment possible" procedure -- which sounds excellent to me -- I wonder if perhaps you could add one more option for the volunteers? Besides being able to opt into/out of gore, could we ask to be assigned to a segment with multiple writers?

The reason I ask is that at present my schedule for that time period is kind of iffy. Under the old rules I simply wouldn't sign up this go round because of the real possibility of not being able to write that day.

But if I could know that either way there wouldn't be a hole because someone else would also be writing that segment....?

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

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:15 pm
by pigfender
I think I'm going to deny that one. If the project doesn't have that horrid gut churning fear of letting everyone down... well then it doesn't have the same drive to complete, the same pressure to inspire creativity, or the joy of submission.

In other words, if you drop out, you'll still leave a hole.

I'd also reiterate that early sign-up makes my life much easier!

One thing I WOULD consider, is if a participant was inviting a bunch of people from their writing group along, then I'd be happy to arrange it so that they were all different chapters and in the same version of the book.

So yes... this year you can encourage your writing pals to join instead of keeping it a secret from them in the fear that they'd steal your place.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:11 pm
by Montree_Whiles
I'm in. Where do I sign? .... She reaches for the quill, dips it in the blood of the morning's sacrifice and writes .... "I Montrée Whiles ... yada, yada, yada."

Works out well my upcoming request for time off coincides with this auspicious day. It's not unequal in importance to Unification Day (aka: Brown-Coat Day). I've set every device in my apartment to sound the claxon on this day of all days ... .

See you all there!