Novel-in-a-Day 9½ - SPECIAL APOCALYPSE EDITION

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Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:38 am Post

Velviit wrote:Oh wow!
The book covers and titles are cool..
Can you explain why the 1/2 part of 9 1/2
:)


A typical NiAD is held in October and October 2019's one was NiAD 9, but desperate times call for desperate measures call for desperate (rational) numbers labelling desperate NiADs for desperate people running desperately low on desperate supplies needing a desperate outlet for crying out loud desperately and that desperate outlet is called NiAD 9½.

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Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:13 am Post

thegirlclaudia wrote:
Velviit wrote:Oh wow!
The book covers and titles are cool..
Can you explain why the 1/2 part of 9 1/2
:)


A typical NiAD is held in October and October 2019's one was NiAD 9, but desperate times call for desperate measures call for desperate (rational) numbers labelling desperate NiADs for desperate people running desperately low on desperate supplies needing a desperate outlet for crying out loud desperately and that desperate outlet is called NiAD 9½.

And it seems each book will be only half the length of a normal NiaD book!

I'm not participating, I'm afraid. I have never read any apocalyptic fiction, nor watched any apocalyptic films, so any contribution from me would be totally pedestrian and stylistically inappropriate.

Also, in spite of being nearly 75, I am fully occupied with other projects—in the general sense—one of which is a very difficult translation project with my collaborator, assuming she gets the go-ahead and funding for it.

Mark

Edited to remove idiotic typos!
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:03 pm Post

thegirlclaudia wrote:
Velviit wrote:Oh wow!
The book covers and titles are cool..
Can you explain why the 1/2 part of 9 1/2
:)


A typical NiAD is held in October and October 2019's one was NiAD 9, but desperate times call for desperate measures call for desperate (rational) numbers labelling desperate NiADs for desperate people running desperately low on desperate supplies needing a desperate outlet for crying out loud desperately and that desperate outlet is called NiAD 9½.


So desperate are we to explain the inexplicable!

Truth is it takes nineteen shots of espresso in twenty-four hours to fuel one NiAD — that’s why Pigfender’s bristles look like that when it’s all over. For a half-N’AD, it just takes nine and a half shots. Clearly.

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This one is a NovELLA-in-a-Day, folks, that is a NAIAD if I ever saw one or my name’s not Robin Goodfellow.
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:16 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:
thegirlclaudia wrote:
Velviit wrote:Oh wow!
The book covers and titles are cool..
Can you explain why the 1/2 part of 9 1/2
:)


A typical NiAD is held in October and October 2019's one was NiAD 9, but desperate times call for desperate measures call for desperate (rational) numbers labelling desperate NiADs for desperate people running desperately low on desperate supplies needing a desperate outlet for crying out loud desperately and that desperate outlet is called NiAD 9½.

And it seems each book will be only half the length of a normal NiaD book!

I'm not participating, I'm afraid. I have never read any apocalyptic fiction, nor watched any apocalyptic films, so any contribution from me would be totally pedestrian and stylistically inappropriate.

Also, in spite of being nearly 75, I am fully occupied with other projects—in the general sense—one of which is a very difficult translation project with my collaborator, assuming she gets the go-ahead and funding for it.

Mark

Edited to remove idiotic typos!


It's the heart crying out for help and tearing itself out of its chest that drives that desperate genre of fiction. Like my now slashed young adult dystopian trilogy had key elements that reminded some of my critique semi-partners of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, even though I've never read Atwood myself. Veronica Roth turns out not to be my cup of tea and Suzanne Collins' triple narratives sucked me in so deeply I didn't get to analyse the literary devices in time. I haven't begun Ally Condie, merely ended it.

So take heart, Mark. That organ is all you need for that fateful day of writing. (Or should we call it "fateful day of reckoning in an alternate and just-as-terrible reality"?)

(We need our heads to stay safe and healthy in this reality, though!)

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thegirlclaudia wrote:
Velviit wrote:Oh wow!
The book covers and titles are cool..
Can you explain why the 1/2 part of 9 1/2
:)


A typical NiAD is held in October and October 2019's one was NiAD 9, but desperate times call for desperate measures call for desperate (rational) numbers labelling desperate NiADs for desperate people running desperately low on desperate supplies needing a desperate outlet for crying out loud desperately and that desperate outlet is called NiAD 9½.


So desperate are we to explain the inexplicable!

Truth is it takes nineteen shots of espresso in twenty-four hours to fuel one NiAD — that’s why Pigfender’s bristles look like that when it’s all over. For a half-N’AD, it just takes nine and a half shots. Clearly.

-gr

This one is a NovELLA-in-a-Day, folks, that is a NAIAD if I ever saw one or my name’s not Robin Goodfellow.


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Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:58 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Incidentally -- has anyone else noticed how quiet Jaysen has been this time?!

I have not. Should I be worried?
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:11 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:
thegirlclaudia wrote:
Velviit wrote:Oh wow!
The book covers and titles are cool..
Can you explain why the 1/2 part of 9 1/2
:)


A typical NiAD is held in October and October 2019's one was NiAD 9, but desperate times call for desperate measures call for desperate (rational) numbers labelling desperate NiADs for desperate people running desperately low on desperate supplies needing a desperate outlet for crying out loud desperately and that desperate outlet is called NiAD 9½.

And it seems each book will be only half the length of a normal NiaD book!

I'm not participating, I'm afraid. I have never read any apocalyptic fiction, nor watched any apocalyptic films, so any contribution from me would be totally pedestrian and stylistically inappropriate.

Also, in spite of being nearly 75, I am fully occupied with other projects—in the general sense—one of which is a very difficult translation project with my collaborator, assuming she gets the go-ahead and funding for it.

Mark

Edited to remove idiotic typos!


Yes I agree with the desperate outlet nature of NIAD9 1/2

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Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:51 pm Post

...and lets not forget: pulled together in just 2 weeks!

xiamenese wrote:I have never read any apocalyptic fiction, nor watched any apocalyptic films
Sounds like you'll have a fresh take on the challenge, then!
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:04 pm Post

pigfender wrote:...and lets not forget: pulled together in just 2 weeks!

xiamenese wrote:I have never read any apocalyptic fiction, nor watched any apocalyptic films
Sounds like you'll have a fresh take on the challenge, then!

It's not hard... just imagine what would happen to the world if there was more than one of Jaysen or Vic-K ... in the same place/time. That should be apocalyptic enough.
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:16 pm Post

pigfender wrote:...and lets not forget: pulled together in just 2 weeks!

xiamenese wrote:I have never read any apocalyptic fiction, nor watched any apocalyptic films
Sounds like you'll have a fresh take on the challenge, then!

For "fresh take" read "no take at all"—as I discovered when I took part in the Western genre one! Once bitten, twice shy as far as I'm concerned. I shall watch from the sidelines …

And doing things like colour correcting an existing video, when the original editor made a bad shot of it, keeps me sitting in my chair for more time than is good for me!

But good luck to everyone, and Kudos to our much esteemed Pigfender.

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Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:50 pm Post

...and lets not forget: pulled together in just 2 weeks!

That’s pretty amazing that you do this in two weeks.
I think you said there are more contributors this time round...?so more to pull together which might make it more complicated.....

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Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:55 pm Post

Hi! Sounds like fun! I'm in :)

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Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:59 pm Post

in, so in.

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Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:33 am Post

Hi Rog,

I'm up for it if you still have space!

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Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:03 am Post

Velviit wrote:...and lets not forget: pulled together in just 2 weeks!

That’s pretty amazing that you do this in two weeks.
I think you said there are more contributors this time round...?so more to pull together which might make it more complicated.....

Did you notice some folks marked with a yellow sheriff badge on Rog's list of participants? I wonder if they're going to help shoulder some of the burden...

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Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:41 am Post

I'm in! Looking forward to the whole NiaD experience!