Novel-in-a-Day 2: The Revenge

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:34 pm Post

HOMEPORT: Yeah, Emily appears later in the book as well. :)

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:50 pm Post

Finally dragged myself out of bed, now sitting on the couch, tea at the ready. I've imported the documents into my "Short Shorts" project for short fiction, have read the comments from last night (my time) to now. According to my calculations, I've got 5 hours till my soft deadline, but that seems off somehow. I'll try to pound this out in a couple of hours regardless.

Now off to read the briefs and character sketches. What a wealth of info!

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:02 pm Post

4 hours to the soft deadline of 8PM London.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:03 pm Post

Yay! I've finished! Pigfender, I have emailed my chapter to you, so do let me know if it doesn't turn up.

I have really enjoyed this. Brilliant fun. Thank you.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:09 pm Post

One more read through and I will send out my part.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:20 pm Post

Just sent a barrage of questions your way via email. Didn't want to spoil anything for anyone. Am now pondering if I will switch between crew & Mission Control POVs, or just stick to MC.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:25 pm Post

RDG: I've just replied.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:38 pm Post

I've sent my chapter! Now I realize I've been missing a lot of info by not being here in the forum, drat! Oh well, it's done.

This was really fun, I'm VERY glad I dared to join this project. It was worth it! Every second!

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:54 pm Post

:)))))))))))) almost done, as last year pigfender this has been great fun for me, even though flu jab this morning, and a growing lump on my arm has tried its hardest to put me off lol.

Thank you for organising this and for all the hard work you yet have to do formatting it.
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Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:18 pm Post

Okay, I have a question. Why is everyone on the crew so short?
"You can't waltz in here, use my toaster, and start spouting universal truths without qualification."

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:36 pm Post

There are actually height requirements to be an astronaut, A quick google search just now indicates the range as 5'2" to 6'3" for NASA pilots and commanders, for example. It's so they can reach all the controls from the seats in the cockpit.

I didn't know that when I wrote the heights though, I just googled it now.

I picked shorter heights as I figured a lot of astronauts would come from the Air Force. Fast jet pilots have strict maximum height requirements because otherwise you can lose your feet if you had to eject.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:43 pm Post

At 5'11", I"m often referred to as tall. The mean height of the crew is 5'10", which is only 1 inch shorter than me, a "tall" guy. Admittedly, on my father's side, I'm the shortest man (they range all the way up to 6' 7", but my wife's family (mostly Irish), make this crew look like pro Basketball players by comparison.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:45 pm Post

Okay all done and sent back to you by email. Now I can have that glass of wine:))

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:49 pm Post

In my first-ever job as a technical author, in a dim and distant past, I was involved in writing the documentation for the ejector seat of a fighter pilot plane. Never mind losing your feet, we were told that you were almost certainly going to die if you ejected from a fighter pilot. I've never been overly impressed by ejector seats since then, although my husband maintains that large numbers of people do survive ejections.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:06 pm Post

oh, piggy dear, just wondering. :D :p sorry, couldn't resist. uhm, i'm toying with sending you both an .rtf file and the scrivener project file. do you have a preference? the scrivener project fill will allow you to drag and drop content. it's worked for me before between the laptop and the desktop when transferring just the project file via flash drive.