Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

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Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:23 pm Post

Such a charmer! :)
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Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:21 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Such a charmer! :)

Quite. But it could end up being, 'The Very Last Niad Ever'! The best!! … but the last :cry:
Just sayin'.

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Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:08 pm Post

pigfender wrote:On the plus side, I now have someone I can talk to about the plot! :)

Oooh, yes please! :)
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Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:10 pm Post

vic-k wrote:a nihilistic, dipso, substance abusing, feckless parent? :?

Nihilistic? Moi? I have lofty ideals, I'll have you know, and many of them. Mostly contradictory, mind you. :)
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Siren wrote:
pigfender wrote:On the plus side, I now have someone I can talk to about the plot! :)

Oooh, yes please! :)
Piggy is rushing in t' this one with his eyes wide shut!! He's gonna gerra real eyeopener :shock: … I'm tellin' y'

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vic-k wrote:a nihilistic, dipso, substance abusing, feckless parent? :?

Nihilistic? Moi? I have lofty ideals, I'll have you know, and many of them. Mostly contradictory, mind you. :)
Why doesn't that surprise me? :? :(
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Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:25 am Post

vic-k wrote:I was playing with ripe :lol:
Yours: 8. Coarse or indecent; vulgar: the comic's ripe language.
Mine: 9. Emitting a foul odor: "The mountains of ripe bushmeat in every camp"
Courtesy of The Free Dictioary.


Well, however you like your ripeness, it's all good. Just be sure to supply the gas mask as per your number 9. ;)

I'll supply the earplugs for my number 8. Yo, ho ho, you useless sailors ... start cher blushin'... .
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Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:27 am Post

pigfender wrote:Deadline is 8pm. :D


... which is 2AM for we 'uns (as opposed to wee 'uns) here. Or, is that 2PM? Ugh!
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Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:33 am Post

pigfender wrote:Oh no! :(

You're going to miss out on the LAST* NIAD EVER! :(
(* - just like last year and the three before that).

Thanks for letting me know in plenty of time, though.


Thanks Pigmeister. My heart skipped a beat, fell to the floor, and now I have to wash, dry, fluff and fold then put it back from whence it came. Can we refrain from that sort of teasing? :roll:
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Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:17 am Post

Montree_Whiles wrote:
pigfender wrote:Deadline is 8pm. :D


... which is 2AM for we 'uns (as opposed to wee 'uns) here. Or, is that 2PM? Ugh!

It's a very healthy 2PM if you're in the Dallas / Fort-Worth area.
How 'bout dem Cowboys!

I've added links to the various times in your local timezone to the first post in this thread.
Montree_Whiles wrote:Can we refrain from that sort of teasing? :roll:


Sorry. :D
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pigfender wrote:
Montree_Whiles wrote:Can we refrain from that sort of teasing? :roll:


Sorry. :D

NO you're not. you do it EVERY YEAR. By your OWN admission.
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Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:06 pm Post

Love this idea - I'm looking at my calendar - But one thing - Is there some sample of Chapter Information sheets from previous years posted in the forums? Love to get an idea of what kind of information you start it off with ..
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Count me in - been waiting for awhile for registration and almost missed it with the move from Florida to Austin.

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Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:30 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
Montree_Whiles wrote:
pigfender wrote:Deadline is 8pm. :D


... which is 2AM for we 'uns (as opposed to wee 'uns) here. Or, is that 2PM? Ugh!

It's a very healthy 2PM if you're in the Dallas / Fort-Worth area.
How 'bout dem Cowboys!

I've added links to the various times in your local timezone to the first post in this thread.
Montree_Whiles wrote:Can we refrain from that sort of teasing? :roll:


Sorry. :D


Is that 2:00 PM, or do we have up until just before 2:01PM? When does 2:00PM really start anyway? :P
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Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:26 am Post

I'm just so excited that we are getting closer to kickoff!


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Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:24 am Post

BKLA wrote:Love this idea - I'm looking at my calendar - But one thing - Is there some sample of Chapter Information sheets from previous years posted in the forums? Love to get an idea of what kind of information you start it off with ..
Thanks
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Hi there, Brian. Thanks for the kind words!

Yes, not only can you check out the briefing packs from previous years, you can actually download the entire Scrivener project to see how everything was pulled together. Each of the previous year's books has it's own "download" page in this forum (check out the library for them all) where you can get free copies of the books and the projects used to create them.

I'd advise starting with Section7, last year's effort. You'll see just how little information you're given (and therefore just how much freedom and flexibility each of the participants have to come up with their own take on their chapter. I wouldn't normally draw attention to a specific individual's chapter*, but take a look at Matt Tobin's chapter from Section7 (Chapter 11 from Book Red) for a good example of "filling out" a brief.

* - I'm allowed to single out Matt, because he can be trouble :D

There's also some good info in the FAQs, which -- while admittedly long -- are well worth a read.

moody wrote:Count me in - been waiting for awhile for registration and almost missed it with the move from Florida to Austin.


Hey, moody! Check your forum messages for the next steps!

rdale wrote:Is that 2:00 PM, or do we have up until just before 2:01PM? When does 2:00PM really start anyway? :P

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Everyone is strongly encouraged to submit their chapter early, because then I'll actually read it instead of just pasting it into the final book!
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But, you know, see that FAQ (or the forum threads for previous years) for just how relaxed I am.

scrapsandsass wrote:I'm just so excited that we are getting closer to kickoff! :mrgreen:

Yay! It's gonna be great!
<looks at amount of planning still to do>
<looks at countdown clock>
<looks again at amount of planning still to do>
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