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Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:22 pm
by tanyareed
If it's the reading part, yes, yes, I am. :)

homeport wrote:So we are all ready for second part tomorrow :wink:

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:38 pm
by pacifika
tanyareed wrote:If it's the reading part, yes, yes, I am. :)

homeport wrote:So we are all ready for second part tomorrow :wink:

I hope it's that! :D I'm ready too.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:51 pm
by Shift
Camy wrote:To all you lot who've finished before the deadline: how? Don't you have to sleep, or eat, or walk the cat? :roll:


My question exactly! Though, I only scarfed down a few fries last night, and only ate today after I finished re-reading and re-editing until 4:20pm EST. I did get a good 6 hours of sleep though. I'll never miss sleep.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:05 pm
by VDGriesdoorn
Submitted 5 minutes before the hard deadline. Never finished this late before.

Feel my apology was insufficient. So... Sorry again, Rog. :/

Look forward to the book though!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm
by Camy
It's winging it's way to you, Rog.

In in time, I hope, and not too many excess commas.

Much fun. Thanks! :D

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm
by JacquelineM
hallda01 wrote:
JacquelineM wrote:I’ve finished. Just need to go through and edit the chapter and check some Chicago references.:


I felt a bit like a cheater. I lived in the Chicago area for ten years, and was actually writing my chapter from my Sister's house in Indianapolis. I had quite the head start.


Lucky you! But I did a Novel In A Day a couple of years ago which was based on A Christmas Carol and set in London, so I had an advantage then.

Did you like living in Chicago? It looks like an amazing city and I’ve learned so much about it online and from YouTube in the last 24 hours. :wink:

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:28 pm
by homeport
Have visited Chicago few times visiting relatives but none helped today only things I googled was best places to go sledging I hope he got there at weekend with his daughter :D and I did check weather

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:39 pm
by JacquelineM
Kayden wrote:
hallda01 wrote:
JacquelineM wrote:I’ve finished. Just need to go through and edit the chapter and check some Chicago references.:


I felt a bit like a cheater. I lived in the Chicago area for ten years, and was actually writing my chapter from my Sister's house in Indianapolis. I had quite the head start.


I had to Google to check the weather. I hope I didn't get that part wrong...


I used Google to check the weather, too! Found out it snows a lot in Chicago, and it’s windy. But I knew that from that Doris Day song. I put some snow in the story — didn’t want to waste the research after staying up half the night! :wink:

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:40 pm
by homeport
Me too it set scene to allow for possibilities at weekend

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:43 pm
by JacquelineM
BTW have we written one book or several? :roll:

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:45 pm
by Evil Overlord
Camy wrote:To all you lot who've finished before the deadline: how? Don't you have to sleep, or eat, or walk the cat? :roll:


  • Incredibly disciplined.
  • Brilliant, rapid writer.
  • Skimped on research.

Only one of those is true.

I did take the cat out for a walk, though.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 pm
by hallda01
JacquelineM wrote:
hallda01 wrote:
JacquelineM wrote:I’ve finished. Just need to go through and edit the chapter and check some Chicago references.:


I felt a bit like a cheater. I lived in the Chicago area for ten years, and was actually writing my chapter from my Sister's house in Indianapolis. I had quite the head start.


Lucky you! But I did a Novel In A Day a couple of years ago which was based on A Christmas Carol and set in London, so I had an advantage then.

Did you like living in Chicago? It looks like an amazing city and I’ve learned so much about it online and from YouTube in the last 24 hours. :wink:


I did! It's a huge city with a ton of culture, but I love living in Portland Oregon now more. It's easier for raising a family. I do miss Chicago dogs though.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:13 pm
by nom
JacquelineM wrote:
Kayden wrote:
hallda01 wrote:
I felt a bit like a cheater. I lived in the Chicago area for ten years, and was actually writing my chapter from my Sister's house in Indianapolis. I had quite the head start.


I had to Google to check the weather. I hope I didn't get that part wrong...


I used Google to check the weather, too! Found out it snows a lot in Chicago, and it’s windy. But I knew that from that Doris Day song. I put some snow in the story — didn’t want to waste the research after staying up half the night! :wink:


For a while I lived just north of Chicago in southern Wisconsin. My memory of Chicago in winter is horizontal icicles! It’s hard to think of a more emphatic way of showing why it is known as the Windy City.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:54 pm
by TerryTalksFiction
Whew! Well, that was a scramble at the end!! Got my chapter in with ten minutes left on the countdown clock (sorry Rog!).
Man, timezones suck :'O
Hopefully it's still okay - it feels much less polished than the fiction I usually write, but then again I usually have four+ drafts of that rather than the simple two drafts I had to go with this time!
Looking forward to reading what we've all created together!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:00 am
by JacquelineM
nom wrote:
JacquelineM wrote:
Kayden wrote:
I had to Google to check the weather. I hope I didn't get that part wrong...


I used Google to check the weather, too! Found out it snows a lot in Chicago, and it’s windy. But I knew that from that Doris Day song. I put some snow in the story — didn’t want to waste the research after staying up half the night! :wink:


For a while I lived just north of Chicago in southern Wisconsin. My memory of Chicago in winter is horizontal icicles! It’s hard to think of a more emphatic way of showing why it is known as the Windy City.

Horizontal icicles, eh! I wish I'd known about that when I wrote the chapter. Did you put that in yours?
((You know that in the UK the weather is a very popular topic of conversation. Can talk about it for hours!)) 8)