NiaD 6 is being postponed [from Oct 2016]

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Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:53 am Post

pigfender wrote:Hi all,

I'm very sorry to announce that we're not going to be running a Novel-in-a-Day event this October. ... -- possibly with a January event.



Oh, my. Glad I didn't hold my breath for the event like I did in previous years. By January, I'd have been an interesting and undiscovered shade of blue.

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Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:29 am Post

Take care of your plate, PF. You've done such a good job for the previous NiADs, take the time you need to make the effort the worthwhile.

I confess I was getting a little concerned about my own ability to participate this October given what's on my plate*. Given that my involvement is, technically, only 24 hours and doesn't involve plotting the overall story-arc and breaking it into self-sustaining chapters (or creating believable characters, or preparing chapter and character briefs, or calling for volunteers, or coordinating the writing, or compiling the multiple versions of the subsequent book, or distributing said books afterwards) I can't really judge you** for postponing NiAD 6.

I sincerely hope it goes ahead in January. FWIW, January is my quietest month, so I'll have the least number of excuses not to participate. Of course, whether you take that as a threat or a promise depends on your views of my previous efforts... :?

*I need a larger plate
**Well, I can, but it would make it hard to sustain any semblance of rationality I may subsequently seek to portray :roll:
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Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:13 am Post

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Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:17 am Post

nom wrote:**Well, I can, but it would make it hard to sustain any semblance of rationality I may subsequently seek to portray

Why should that suddenly bother you now? ... 's never bothered y' before ... 'as it ... eh?
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Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:43 am Post

vic-k wrote:
nom wrote:**Well, I can, but it would make it harder to sustain any semblance of rationality I may subsequently seek to portray

Why should that suddenly bother you now? ... 's never bothered y' before ... 'as it ... eh?


Well, I did say "may subsequently seek to portray". No promises. And I never said it bothered me. But if it helps you sleep better, just for you I changed "hard" to "harder" to allow for any significant challenges in this area that may currently exist.

Now, stop thinking about me so I can go back to oblivion :wink:
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Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:16 am Post

nom wrote:me so I can go back to oblivion
Do Mum-n-Maude, know you hang about in that dive?!! :shock: 'Confessions Of An Aussie Opium Eater.' hmmm, 's gorra familiar ring to it
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Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:56 am Post

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nom wrote:me so I can go back to oblivion
Do Mum-n-Maude, know you hang about in that dive?!! :shock: 'Confessions Of An Aussie Opium Eater.' hmmm, 's gorra familiar ring to it


Mum AND Maude? No.
Maude? Yes. Who else could get me in? The bouncers took one look at her, mumbled muted apologies for something they did somewhere, sometime, while trying to avoid her eyes and simultaneously shine their boots on the back of their legs. Maude didn't say a word, just made the slightest gesture of her head towards me—barely a twitch—and walked in. They nodded, looked at me in a way that seemed to suggest fear and pity at the same time, and waved me in.

Inside was very dark, but surprisingly comfortable. It was a kind of lounge bar with leather booths and couches dividing it up into discrete spaces. I was surprised to hear Miles Davis's Birth of Cool, or something of that era, playing. It was loud enough that you could listen to it, but still quiet enough that you could hold a conversation without straining. If not for the company I was in, I'd say it was stylish. Cool without pretension.

A handful of people were scattered around the bar. All in groups of two or three, and all just far enough away from the next group to avoid hearing each other's conversations over the music. Maude ignored them all and headed to a small, inconspicuous, door near the bar. The bartender, a huge bulk of a man, apparently held the key to the door, but was engrossed in some papers by the till (could have been a duty roster, or a betting tab, or sheet music of Birth of Cool – I wasn't going to ask). He seemed to be ignorant of everyone in the room until the heat of Maude's stare started to singe the back of his head. The poor guy almost fainted when he turned around. I would have felt sorry for him, but... well... the fact that he knew Maude well enough to wet himself suggests that there are people he's met who deserve greater sympathy. His face blanching, he reached under the till for a key, gave it to Maude, then retreated to the far end of the bar to clean himself up.

Maude simply took the key and used it to unlock the door – I could hear the tumblers click as the key turned. Sliding the key under her bra strap, she looked me up and down as if to reassure herself, then grabbed the door handle and opened the door...

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Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:39 pm Post

Sliding the key under her bra strap, she looked me up and down as if to reassure herself, then grabbed the door handle and opened the door...
Oblivion ..
. oblivion ... oh dear me. Are you sure you're able to handle the opiate induced hallucinatory phantasmagoria of: Kangaroos jabbering in some obscure, Northern Territories, aboriginal dialect; koalas and emus talking with broad Dublin accents; gangs of huge cane toads, dressed as morris dancers, prancing up and down the sidewalk, jumping over promenading crocodiles carrying parasols and ornate walking canes; ostriches pushing baby buggies, and coffee shops full of dingoes, tapping away on their laptops and iPads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ENUqV5-bw
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Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:31 pm Post

Take care of yourself Rog. Hope your workload eases soon.
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Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:31 am Post

StaceyUK wrote:Take care of yourself Rog. Hope your workload eases soon.


Yes, indeed.
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Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:29 am Post

Thanks for the kind remarks, as well as the enthusiasm for the event and of course the wonderful tangents.

Goodwill to others + enthusiasm + tangents? That's about as perfect a description of the LL forum as you can get?!
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Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:50 pm Post

PF, I understand completely, about the presssures of life affecting the most beloved of traditions. NiaD has become a tradition for me. And just let me say that your efforts over the past few years have been phenomenal. I have grown fond of the NiaD exercise the week before NaNoWriMo. It is the perfect warm-up for the big marathon. In the event that you reschedule for January, I would like to participate again.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:59 pm Post

Hi
As long as all is good in your world we can wait until you have the time to do this, it is something I enjoy very much and am sure many here do, and it would only be the same with you at the helm. So you take care of your rl and we will wait patiently. :)
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Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:21 am Post

Hi Rog,

January sounds great. Or February, or whenever you're back in the groove. :)
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:04 pm Post

vic-k wrote:Image Yoo hoo! Darling! Light of my life (sorry after-life). My precious jewel in the firmament, I'm
over here!Image


Vic-k, you sexy thang you!
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