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Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:11 pm
by ConradG
In my chapter, the President's wife IS a saucer-piloting dolphin. Is that going to cause continuity problems?

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:13 pm
by pigfender
ConradG wrote:In my chapter, the President's wife IS a saucer-piloting dolphin. Is that going to cause continuity problems?

That depends. President of what?

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:51 pm
by Jaysen
Piggy, you ready for submissions?

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:52 pm
by Jaysen
pigfender wrote:
ConradG wrote:In my chapter, the President's wife IS a saucer-piloting dolphin. Is that going to cause continuity problems?

That depends. President of what?

NiaD 2018*

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:52 pm
by pigfender
For anyone keeping score, the first chapter came in at 9:18 AM this morning!
Once I've received your chapter and checked I can open the file* I'll send you an email and update your name not he sign up sheet to bold text.

Note, as we get close to the deadlines, it might start to take some time, especially as I often gt a lot of last minutes questions in the last few hours too!

* - yes every year there are 2 or 3 corrupt files received that won't open and I ned to chase.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:53 pm
by Daurmith
Hi everybody!

Just opening my laptop and getting on with it! My chapter is a bit sparse on details which means that I get to play around and have fun, hehehehe.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:53 pm
by pigfender
Jaysen wrote:Piggy, you ready for submissions?

Sure! Get 'em in early.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:56 pm
by Camy
pigfender wrote:For anyone keeping score, the first chapter came in at 9:18 AM this morning!

WHAT!? :shock:
Well, thanks for that, PF. Nothing like a bit of pressure to aid the digestion. I'm so much more than discombobulated I think I need to lie down.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:17 pm
by Fluff
Is Belinda Balloons a priestess ... or ... a princess? Pangur's lost his spectacles ... :oops: :

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:21 pm
by TerryTalksFiction
So, I have a soft/hard deadline query: I’ve been caught up most of the day, and it’s now hit past midnight in my timezone - by the time I wake up it’ll be about 8pm UK time... So long as it’s in a few hours after that (but not after midnight UK time), is that still acceptable (if not ideal)?
Sorry for the delay!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:23 pm
by Jaysen
Sent. As much as I "disliked" the premise, I found this one particularly easy to write. I'm sure you will once again tell me "READ thE DAMN BRIEF AND START OVER".

some things I think I did better on this year.
• Never had more then 2k words. one year I had over 7k that I cut back to 2k
• I think I had a decent character moment of realization (probably not supposed to be there but IT'S MY FORKING CHAPTER!!!
• The use of adult language was better.
• Piggy made it dang near impossible to get any livid sex in there, but vic-k will still find it.

Things I completely sucked at....
• I prefer boxers so I didn't pack briefs.
• I think I may have tried to hard to have a character moment. It feels a bit forced but I still like what's there.
• I don't have the appropriate canine companion so I kind of dumped this out with less playfulness.
• I forgot to make breakfast.

Looking forward to
1. Piggy's normal rejection of my initial submission :)
2. Seeing who barely makes it in on time.
3. Reading the collected short stories and thinking "How the fork did I go so far from what was clearly so obvious to everyone else?" Aka my normal feeling about NiaD.

Finally....

WHEN IS THE NEXT NIAD!?!?!?!

Remember to blame Grrrrrr for this.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:24 pm
by tanyareed
Halfway through my rough draft and taking a break because I have to have breakfast and take my pills. I'm hoping I don't lose my thread while I'm eating.

How's everyone else doing?

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:28 pm
by pigfender
TerryTalksFiction wrote:So, I have a soft/hard deadline query: I’ve been caught up most of the day, and it’s now hit past midnight in my timezone - by the time I wake up it’ll be about 8pm UK time... So long as it’s in a few hours after that (but not after midnight UK time), is that still acceptable (if not ideal)?
Sorry for the delay!

Midnight is the absolute hard deadline. But don’t tell anyone that as any more than just a few at that time make my life harder. :)

That said though, if anyone is coming up on the 8pm “soft” deadline and think their draft would benefit from a break for a cup of tea then another quick look over, then I’d much much* prefer people do that than send me another version at 10:45pm after I’ve already compiled an earlier version!!!

*much

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:31 pm
by Jaysen
tanyareed wrote:Halfway through my rough draft and taking a break because I have to have breakfast and take my pills. I'm hoping I don't lose my thread while I'm eating.

How's everyone else doing?

GO GO GO

This one just rolled off. Was at the writing table at 6 to do a rewrite on about 300 word to meet the first person, got that done and made coffee about 6:10. Looked up and realized... I'm one at 8:30!

God I love NiaD weekend. Piggy sets a epic quest! We all do our best version of being Fordo! Then we all get to laugh at the results! It all just reminds me how grand my life is.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:39 pm
by TerryTalksFiction
Oh good. I won't spread it around, but I can barely keep my.eyes open and figure that a coherent chapter will be better than none! You’ll have it before the hard deadline, at least :-)
Sorry for making life that little more difficult!!


pigfender wrote:
TerryTalksFiction wrote:So, I have a soft/hard deadline query: I’ve been caught up most of the day, and it’s now hit past midnight in my timezone - by the time I wake up it’ll be about 8pm UK time... So long as it’s in a few hours after that (but not after midnight UK time), is that still acceptable (if not ideal)?
Sorry for the delay!

Midnight is the absolute hard deadline. But don’t tell anyone that as any more than just a few at that time make my life harder. :)

That said though, if anyone is coming up on the 8pm “soft” deadline and think their draft would benefit from a break for a cup of tea then another quick look over, then I’d much much* prefer people do that than send me another version at 10:45pm after I’ve already compiled an earlier version!!!

*much