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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:22 pm
by Evil Overlord
pigfender wrote:Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.


Right. I'll send in a new version with double spaces, and assorted, unmarked tweaks (the shape of the elves' ears, and how much of the town is overrun by orcs). You'll work it out.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:29 pm
by rdale
pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.

If only there were a one-button solution to that problem. :roll:

I take it you're not sending confirmation emails once you receive, and that the only person you're just waiting for Indy Robitaille?

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:31 pm
by nom
I've sent in two versions - the first to get one in as close to deadline as possible; the second to fix the bits I missed in sending the first as close to deadline as possible.

Since I sent each one to both emails, you should have 4 copies from me – if you have a choice, go for the one that says "EDITED".

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:34 pm
by Kingstonmike
pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.

Admits I might be guilty of that. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:35 pm
by nom
xiamenese wrote:Well, it's in, but I don't suppose it reads like a chapter of any known Western!


Is it in English? :shock:

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:35 pm
by nom
jake0 wrote:Rog replied to my email with "looking forward to reading what you came up with," and it occurred to me:

How the HELL is Rog supposed to read THREE novels in the next few hours. He must be some kind of literary God-Man.


Oh, no. Guess what will be on the testimonials. We'll never hear the end of this... :roll:

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:51 pm
by pigfender
Look, there's 55 of you. If I spend 3 minutes a chapter each, that's still all the time I have to get them in the Scrivener Project and have time to compile. And I'm *still* not only reading them but also correcting punctuation, spelling and in a couple of cases slicing conflicts out and drafting short paragraphs to drop in here and there to fix continuity (and sending to the authors for notification and approval, of course).

If Jake wants to revere me, I say you shouldn't crush his dreams! :D

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:52 pm
by xiamenese
nom wrote:
xiamenese wrote:Well, it's in, but I don't suppose it reads like a chapter of any known Western!


Is it in English? :shock:

Yeah, but it reads more like Jane Austen with gratuitous swearing.

Mr X

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:52 pm
by Kingstonmike
pigfender wrote:Look, there's 55 of you. If I spend 3 minutes a chapter each, that's still all the time I have to get them in the Scrivener Project and have time to compile. And I'm *still* not only reading them but also correcting punctuation, spelling and in a couple of cases slicing conflicts out and drafting short paragraphs to drop in here and there to fix continuity (and sending to the authors for notification and approval, of course).

If Jake wants to revere me, I say you shouldn't crush his dreams! :D


pigfender superstar!!!!!

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:53 pm
by Peytonic
Finlay got my submission sent in. Hopefully I wasn't to late. :shock:

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:56 pm
by nom
xiamenese wrote:
nom wrote:
xiamenese wrote:Well, it's in, but I don't suppose it reads like a chapter of any known Western!


Is it in English? :shock:

Yeah, but it reads more like Jane Austen with gratuitous swearing.

Mr X

Sounds good to me. I'd probably read more Jane Austen if she included gratuitous swearing... :D

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:01 pm
by vic-k
nom wrote:Sounds good to me. I'd probably read more Jane Austen if she included gratuitous swearing...
Worrabout gymnasticated honkey-tonkin'? :twisted:

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:02 pm
by Kingstonmike
nom wrote:Sounds good to me. I'd probably read more Jane Austen if she included gratuitous swearing... :D


And the adaptations could star Samuel L Jackson, so win/win, I say.

"Say Prithee one more time, Muthaf****kah, I DARE you."

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:04 pm
by StilaWebb
pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.


Double spaces never left me. ^_^

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:15 pm
by nom
StilaWebb wrote:
pigfender wrote:Can I also say... Double spaces after a full stop definitely seem to have made a come-back.


Double spaces never left me. ^_^


We all have our cross to bear.