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

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:00 pm Post

JacquelineM wrote:Btw I’m also doing Campnanowrimo, but I shall add this word count to my total. :o


Too right!

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:04 pm Post

All right, officially dropping the pen and calling it done on a lazy 2347 words! Sending the email through now—boy oh boy, this really stretched the limits of my American knowledge (and my general writing skills)!

It's also really interesting to think about how people might react in this type of a crisis, seeing as we've all had a pretty intensive vision of how people will react to a crisis when they DO still have their distractions/devices...

Thanks for the initiative and the excuse to dive into something challenging and new, Pigfender!

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:10 pm Post

gr wrote:
Jaysen wrote:Ok... maybe I am a nutcase ...


I feel I was just waiting for that other shoe to drop.

the question really is "how many feet does jaysen have?"
Jaysen

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:28 pm Post

Finishing up my final brief and will send soon. Just waiting for my heart to settle since I got quite the scare. Been doing research on the White House security systems, looking for floor plans, trying to see if there’s anything that might help when I got a loud knock on the front door, followed by the ringing of my doorbell. I jumped to my feet, told my 12 year old daughter who’s sprawled across the couch to go hide in her closet, while I hid in mine. Turns out my teenage daughter ordered a package and Amazon was just delivering it.
Now that’s a way to start one’s day. :lol:
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:32 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
gr wrote:
Jaysen wrote:Ok... maybe I am a nutcase ...


I feel I was just waiting for that other shoe to drop.

the question really is "how many feet does jaysen have?"

22. And they're all pink and clicky.

See what this social isolation is doing... madness. Jaysen really only has 3 feet
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:37 pm Post

All righty! I just sent it off. (With 25 minutes to spare! LOL)

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:39 pm Post

TerryTalksFiction wrote:
JacquelineM wrote:Btw I’m also doing Campnanowrimo, but I shall add this word count to my total. :o


Too right!


I wonder how many of us are doing Campnanowrimo as well?

I find Write A Novel In A Day cures my procrastination while also causing insomnia and a nervous breakdown! :D Just joking. But I was up most of the night trying to decipher the brief and thinking, “What am I going to write about THIS?!!!”

I thought this was just going to be a simple story about people suffering during an apocalypse, not a project on security at the White House!

The bit I enjoyed most was inventing a popular Republican American President. :lol:

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:40 pm Post

In! And before the 8.00 p.m. deadline, too.

W00T! :D

A vast swarm of thankfulness beasties are on their was to Mr. Fender for the outstanding organisation and fun!
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:47 pm Post

Yay!
So happy.
I have just completed my chapter.
I had a lot of fun with it. :D

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:49 pm Post

JacquelineM wrote:
TerryTalksFiction wrote:
JacquelineM wrote:Btw I’m also doing Campnanowrimo, but I shall add this word count to my total. :o


Too right!


I wonder how many of us are doing Campnanowrimo as well?

I find Write A Novel In A Day cures my procrastination while also causing insomnia and a nervous breakdown! :D Just joking. But I was up most of the night trying to decipher the brief and thinking, “What am I going to write about THIS?!!!”

I thought this was just going to be a simple story about people suffering during an apocalypse, not a project on security at the White House!

The bit I enjoyed most was inventing a popular Republican American President. :lol:


Yes I agree I really though it was going to. Be apocalyptic. I have never written anything like this before.
Such fun.

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:50 pm Post

did it!!!! 12 minutes to spare :) Yay!

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:00 pm Post

Done. 5 minute before deadline.
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:03 pm Post

Made it with a minute to spare. I had one of the easier chapters but still.

Ugh.

Oh well, it was much better than my last attempt at NiaD. There is that.
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:08 pm Post

Done, with two minutes to spare!

I figured I'd go with exactly 1,500 words since I was pretty close.

Looking forward to see if anybody else built out the steam-engine plot, and how well the supply lines for coal held up.

Can we do citations and acknowledgements?

I'd like to credit this study of food self-sufficiency in Washington DC. I bumped up their schedule from 2050, but got to add in the elephants from the National Zoo:
https://challenges.openideo.com/challen ... 9cdbb036d3

And the Go-Go soundtrack to my chapter would need to be "acousticized" with, yes, a little merengue accordion. But it might sound like this right here:
D.C Go Go mix 1
posted by Brother John's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7HOVFJM5f4

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Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:57 pm Post

Also made it before the deadline, and also doing a Camp NaNoWriMo. This was more fun. Thank you, again, Mssr Pigfender!
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