Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

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rdale
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:33 pm Post

StilaWebb wrote:
pigfender wrote:Well, you've got FIVE HOURS. Plenty of time. :)


five hours? What?!?

In you brief, this link is included:
http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to ... sive&swk=1
… in case you were feeling a little too relaxed. :twisted:
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:40 pm Post

rdale wrote:
StilaWebb wrote:
pigfender wrote:Well, you've got FIVE HOURS. Plenty of time. :)


five hours? What?!?

In you brief, this link is included:
http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to ... sive&swk=1
… in case you were feeling a little too relaxed. :twisted:


Yeah, I see that. I didn't realize it was all based on London time. I just opened it an hour ago. Talk about having a deadline.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:04 pm Post

StilaWebb wrote:Yeah, I see that. I didn't realize it was all based on London time. I just opened it an hour ago. Talk about having a deadline.


Haha don't worry. I thought this was next weekend, and only opened my writer email on a complete whim, luckily.

1020 words down! Should be 1500+ by the time I finish what I want to say :)

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:12 pm Post

Done and sent.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:19 pm Post

CharlieNovak wrote:
StilaWebb wrote:Yeah, I see that. I didn't realize it was all based on London time. I just opened it an hour ago. Talk about having a deadline.


Haha don't worry. I thought this was next weekend, and only opened my writer email on a complete whim, luckily.

1020 words down! Should be 1500+ by the time I finish what I want to say :)


Yeah, I'm still trying to put the scene together. I have 84 words so far. It'll go fast once I figure out what's going to happen. I'm only panicking a little.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:26 pm Post

I've got tea, pie, and four hours of sleep. Time to finish this baby up. I feel like I'm going to be brushing right up against the deadline at this point. Heavy lesbian subtext takes a lot of work.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:39 pm Post

Well... I have bad news for everyone. Piggy's system is going to die. I just sent in my "final" version.

I would like to apologize for the poor editing. Voice consistency will have have Ahab, Hugh and anyone with a brain hating it (Vick and nomnomnom should be ok with it). I think the basic premise is good and it reads "right". I'm just out of time.

I did produce something that I feel is true to my "vision" and the the NiaD spirit. I did not bail on my commitment to Piggy or the rest of you.

I hang my neck stump in shame.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:48 pm Post

I googled what tribes would have been there in the 1860s and got...well...I got a lesson in anthropology and natives politics...

Just curious if the White locals would have known the difference between the various tribes or just clumped them all under the semi-generic "Apache" or Yumi tribes. (In reality, there are about a dozen sub-sets and different minor tribes in that area)
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:54 pm Post

Kingstonmike wrote:I googled what tribes would have been there in the 1860s and got...well...I got a lesson in anthropology and natives politics...

Just curious if the White locals would have known the difference between the various tribes or just clumped them all under the semi-generic "Apache" or Yumi tribes. (In reality, there are about a dozen sub-sets and different minor tribes in that area)


They probably would have just called them Apache if they called them anything other than "Indians"

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:55 pm Post

Woot! Hit my 1500. Gonna get the last paragraph or so in, scan it for whatever and then it's your's Meister Piggenfelder.

Pacing myself this time helped, that and getting up five hours or more earlier.

Whoa! Native Americans? Huh? Someone got Native Americans and I had to make due with Smurfs? What's the dealeo with that? Do you know how hard it is to make it believable that a Smurf is wearing a six-shooter rather than dragging it on the belt behind them. But, I think I did it passably well. I'll leave judgement to the rest of ya'll. I feel sorry for whoever got the purple dragon.

And yes, the 'ya'll' is truly all I could muster in the flavor of the genre.

Oh, and Meister Piggenfelder, tee shirts were a great start last year. I'm looking forward to the full roll-out of the Infinite Monkey fashion line.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:00 pm Post

I think I can get finished in time, but 1900 words so far, and I've only just got to the climax of my assigned chapter.

Anyone got a theremin I could borrow?

And I may have a shortage of f***in' contractions.

Oh dear, I keep typing "Flintstones"...

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:02 pm Post

I feel like the quality of my chapter is only getting worse from this point onwards.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:10 pm Post

Had my beta reader go through it with a fine toothed comb. He offered some constructive criticism (consarned little scalawag.) Sorry for the harsh language. One more rest period for the little gray cells to do their work. A last reread and then it is all yours dear Mr. Pigfender.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:13 pm Post

Wolf_Baginski wrote:Anyone got a theremin I could borrow?


Mine's on order. But I keep hearing the background music to the good, bad and ugly.

https://youtu.be/h_zeiKrRTuk
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:17 pm Post

Ok, 2,500 words and the draft is done...

If it reads strange, I admit that I wrote it while listening to Reggae...I DID resist the urge to have the Laceys shoot the Sheriff, but not the Deputy.

Gonna make lunch for the kidlets, come back and edit/fluff then off it goes via the magic airways to Ol' Blighty and Rog.
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