Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

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Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:45 am Post

1) I liked the level of information given. My only thought is that the lead in and out might be more solidified for each section. Something like "the previous chapter ended with Scott standing with the key in the lock of his house. The Detective is hoping his wife is awake, afraid she is not," giving both place and time reference. The level of information would be given for the end of each section as well, such as "End with Scott driving to the 24 hour market on near empty roads."

2) Happy with the level of information.

3) My error with the time zones is my own fault. I somehow got the idea I had until noon my time to complete my section when the deadline was much earlier. I am glad I powered through and sent something even though I was hoping both to add too and edit my first stab. When the next round happens, I will find a reliable time zone chart, setting my calendar accordingly.

Just wanted to add it was daunting but also exhilarating to be so far from my normal story arc. Not one sword or time portal in sight. Makes me want to try something in the mystery vain for NaNoWriMo.

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Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:08 pm Post

[quote="pigfender"]
1) Would you rather have an idea of what the basic plot outline is and where you fit in it, or did you like having to wait to find out what happened to set up your scene, or what happened next?
***I liked the basic idea of not knowing. however, i guess in contradiction, i think some basic elements should be outlined and presented to everyone, e.g., seasons, room/bldg/dwelling layout, primary personality traits in main and secondary characters. this may reduce conflicts in the final knitting together of the chapters. also, a final and starting sentence for each chapter may lend the appearance of more congruence.

2) Would you rather have had more character sheets for secondary characters, locations etc? Were the briefs too restrictive, or not detailed enough? ***a tad more detail in the briefs would've been welcome as pertains to my answers to question one.

3) How did the different timezones work? ***they worked well, i think rolling deadlines may be an answer while still getting the novel done in a day. i liked the hard and soft deadline also.

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Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:12 pm Post

[quote="vic-k"]How about worm casts!? There's about 3 tonne of 'em on my back lawn!! Buyer collect.:-)
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please don't be offended vic-k, but i'll pass on the worm casts for now. :p

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Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:18 am Post

I am feeling like I have a giant "Loser" sign on my forehead. I didn't realize all of you were communicating with each other during the writing... but I've just finished reading all the posts and I also want to say "Thank You" Rog/Pigfender for all of your work. This was such a fun project! I haven't downloaded to Kindle yet, but can't wait to read the book. Am quite worried that I will be hanging my head in shame when I compare my chapter to everyone else's.

This was a GREAT exercise before NaNoWriMo! I most certainly want to participate with NIAD next year. I think the suggestions for next year are all interesting -- but whatever is decided is okay with me. I loved the feeling of just winging it! And the time zone difference made no difference to me at all. I was just happy to be part of the process!

Good luck to everyone doing NaNoWriMo!

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Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:12 am Post

PADARO SAID: I am feeling like I have a giant "Loser" sign on my forehead. I didn't realize all of you were communicating with each other during the writing... but I've just finished reading all the posts and I also want to say "Thank You" Rog/Pigfender for all of your work. This was such a fun project! I haven't downloaded to Kindle yet, but can't wait to read the book. Am quite worried that I will be hanging my head in shame when I compare my chapter to everyone else's.

Don't worry. There were no chapters that warranted hanging of heads in shame.

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Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:15 pm Post

Ooooooooo...

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