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

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:19 pm Post

katlovergilpin wrote:Done and sent as well. My first year and I worried for nothing. It wasn't as hard as I thought!


Oh, this hurts me.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:22 pm Post

gr wrote:
katlovergilpin wrote:Done and sent as well. My first year and I worried for nothing. It wasn't as hard as I thought!


Oh, this hurts me.



LOL...Why does this hurt you?
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:25 pm Post

By the way, this year's Nice Suit Award goes to pete340. Take a bow, Pete! :D
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:28 pm Post

pigfender wrote:By the way, this year's Nice Suit Award goes to pete340. Take a bow, Pete! :D


Thank you. Thank you. Although the award seems rather pallid in comparison to the overall achievement of this group in writing three novels!
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:44 pm Post

Scrambled in at 2,373.83 words* and for one gorgeous moment I had the sense that I had done better this year than last, but then realized Western's are just inherently cheesier. :? Wow, look at that stray apostrophe. I gotta go sleep.

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* Didn't come out even, since some of those things are not really words.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:48 pm Post

Compared to my NaNoWriMo efforts, this was in some ways a more awkward lump that I am used to. From sundry details in my briefing I inferred it was the conclusion of the story, and however much effort the inestimable pigfender puts in, it's not the same as the ending of a story you have been working with for most of a month.

It was also a largish lump, and feels a little unbalanced. At a bit over 3700 words it was a good day, but I think in a NaNoWriMo context I would have gained enough word-count over the preceding weeks to have stopped for today, and finished the chapter tomorrow. I remember a few better days in my past, and mostly they've been earlier in the plot: days when a surge of inspiration sets me in a completely different direction to what I anticipated.

And there are details I skated over which deserved a little more time and space.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:53 pm Post

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gr wrote:
katlovergilpin wrote:Done and sent as well. My first year and I worried for nothing. It wasn't as hard as I thought!


Oh, this hurts me.



LOL...Why does this hurt you?



Because this is my third time and it is just as hard as I thought. :oops: Boy, that doesn't sound weird or anything.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:02 pm Post

In all fairness, I think my chapter was the easiest to write. I spent long waking hours and this morning, I did sent a revised version with a few minor edits that I missed from my sleep deprived state. It has been a long time since I pulled an all nighter. :) I'm just happy I was a part of this. And this board has entertained me a great deal. :)
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:09 pm Post

gr wrote:
Because this is my third time and it is just as hard as I thought. :oops: Boy, that doesn't sound weird or anything.




I sort of had the same feeling last night when the countdown clicked to zero that I had when my kids talked me into riding in the front row of the Leviathan roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland and it was chugging up the first incline on its way to a 80 degree 400 foot 160kph drop; I realised that I may have made a huge mistake, but there was nothing I could do about it at that moment.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:14 pm Post

Hey everyone just so you know... I'm still waiting for a small number of chapters (which I've been promised are due very very soon). So there's a chance the compilation will be delayed slightly (as I can't start until all the files are in).

Will keep you posted.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:49 pm Post

I bet I'm LAST IN.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:50 pm Post

Oh hold on. It's a WESTERN.

Ah.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:56 pm Post

RonjoI wrote: Reading this forum is nearly as enjoyable as pretty good sex.


This is disturbing kind of meiosis. The years fall away and I am back with the girlfriend whose vocalisations during sex could best be described, on a particularly good day, as praising with faint damns.

(She once, in what I had believed were the transports of delight, looked me in the eye and said "Are you *enjoying* this?"

The only answer being "Not any more," I suppose.)

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:57 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Hey everyone just so you know... I'm still waiting for a small number of chapters (which I've been promised are due very very soon). So there's a chance the compilation will be delayed slightly (as I can't start until all the files are in).

Will keep you posted.

Hmmmmm.....*thinks of the revisions he could have made, had he known the deadline was somewhat soft*
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:01 pm Post

neomarsu wrote:First draft done finally! 3,025 words! ...

Running through a quick edit and then sending it off. I'm also proudly stating that I tossed in an almost-gunfight and a gorram.

Mouhaha.


I was supposed to have put in a gunfight but didn't. I cut straight to the afterglow. Comes from doing films, I suppose, where you write

EXT. DESERT - DUSK
There is a prolonged GUNFIGHT involving lots of people firing different guns. Some of the bad guys get away.

CUT TO:

INT. SALOON - NIGHT

MARSHAL
Gosh that was one hell of a gunfight. You should have seen it.


--So I suppose your adventitious gunfight cancels out my circumvented one. Excellent.