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Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:30 am
by pigfender
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On Saturday October 19th 2019, we’ll be taking part in NiaD IX… Our NINTH event to pool the collective talents of writers from around the world and write a damn fine book in just a single 24-hour period!
There is a well-known saying that if you give a monkey a typewriter and infinite amount of time then it will eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare.

In 2003, the staff at Paignton Zoo gave a computer to six crested macaques and categorically proved that what you actually get is five pages of the letter ‘S’ and a broken keyboard. Time, it seems, is no substitute for talent. But can talent substitute for time…?
~ from the introduction to 2011’s NiaD, The Dark

What is it?
Novel-in-a-Day is an annual event where a group of writers from across the planet get together and write a novel. A whole novel. In a single day.

If you’re new to NiaD please check out the FAQs for more details and background, but essentially:
1) At midnight (UK time) on the day of the event you'll be emailed a brief of what you need to include in your chapter.
2) You go away and write your section without any knowledge of the wider story or where your chapter fits in the book.
3) You return your chapter by 8pm (UK time) at which point it's turned into ePub, mobi and PDF books using the magic of Scrivener, ready for publication on or around midnight.

When is it?
You can check the start time and submission deadlines for your local timezone here:
Starts - countdown or time
Submission deadline - countdown or time
Ends - countdown or time

How do I sign up?
If you're up for the challenge of taking part (and have read the FAQs to know what you're letting yourself in for), let me know by posting in this thread! If you've never taken part before, you'll be contacted via private forum message with the next steps, so keep an eye out!

Please note that, while there is no upper limit on the number of participants, the event will only be going ahead if we've got at least 48 people signed up by 1st October - so spread the word and invite your writing friends to sign up too!

PLEASE NOTE - NOVEL IN A DAY 9 HAS NOW FINISHED!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:31 am
by pigfender
This post will be updated as people register their interest.

The following people have registered:
- AB17
- amyelilly
- Apsley
- ASHnovelist
- auxbuss
- Bedhead
- Bindyjones
- Calkate
- Camy
- Cdelaine
- ClaireWoodier
- clothdragon
- ConradG
- Daurmith
- Deruji
- enink
- eurasianflavour
- Evil Overlord
- FleetAdmiralO
- gr
- gothcabbage
- hallda01
- homeport
- ianhart
- IanPhilpot
- IceBat
- JacquelineM
- Jaype
- Jaysen
- jdsalt
- katlovergilpin
- Kayden
- KB
- lomythica
- Luiciferis
- Luxtizer
- Maelduin
- Monadica
- nav66
- nom
- pacifika
- paintminion
- pete340
- RedOrion1
- RonjoI
- sameagleusa
- scrapsandsass
- seedypoet
- Shift
- shorn
- Siren
- StephH
- thegirlclaudia
- Thrash
- VDGriesdoorn
- xandria
Which makes 56!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:49 am
by Daurmith
Me too, me too, please! And Daurmith makes three!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:52 am
by pigfender
Daurmith wrote:Me too, me too, please! And Daurmith makes three!

Yay!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 am
by Bedhead
Yes please.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:34 am
by missellerest
I am up for the challenge! :)

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:21 am
by pigfender
Hi there Bedhead and missellerest! Welcome to the forum!

I've sent you both a private forum message with the next steps - just a few bits of extra info we need to get you signed up!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:51 am
by Siren
I'm in, please!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:53 am
by joe crieda
I will have a go.
Joe C.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:36 am
by Jaysen
How is my name not already in there?!?!?

Clearly I need to be more forceful in my expressing my desire to participate!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:52 am
by pigfender
Jaysen wrote:How is my name not already in there?!?!?!

One doesn't like to presume!

Siren, Jaysen, yay! Welcome back! I think it's going to be a really good one this year! :)

joe crieda, I've sent you a private forum message with the next steps. Welcome to the forum!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:56 am
by Jaysen
pigfender wrote:I think it's going to be a really good one this year!
It better be!!!! I've waited nearly a year* for it!!! And the Mrs can't wait for me to be occupied for a whole day!! And the rum factory needs to reduce inventory!

And now I've used up all my exclamations points so make sure I get a boring chapter.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 pm
by Bindyjones
I would love to participate!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:06 pm
by pigfender
Jaysen wrote:
pigfender wrote:I think it's going to be a really good one this year!
It better be!!!! I've waited nearly a year* for it!!! And the Mrs can't wait for me to be occupied for a whole day!! And the rum factory needs to reduce inventory!

Yeah, it's going to be brilliant! This year, we're doing a █████████ story! A ██████ finds themselves █████████████, although ███████ is ███████████! Then, when ████████████████, ███████ has to ███████████ leading to █████████████!!!!

It's going to be great!

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 9

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:07 pm
by Jaysen
pigfender wrote:
Jaysen wrote:
pigfender wrote:I think it's going to be a really good one this year!
It better be!!!! I've waited nearly a year* for it!!! And the Mrs can't wait for me to be occupied for a whole day!! And the rum factory needs to reduce inventory!

Yeah, it's going to be brilliant! This year, we're doing a █████████ story! A ██████ finds themselves █████████████, although ███████ is ███████████! Then, when ████████████████, ███████ has to ███████████ leading to █████████████!!!!

It's going to be great!

Well played sir... well played.