NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:37 am Post

pigfender wrote:Thanks for the kind words everyone.

And, yes, they definitely do a whole lot more than the word 'sponsor' suggests. Aside from kindly hosting the event here, they develop Scrivener, which is the engine that powers the whole process from planning, development, producing packs, tracking input, through to producing the final books. NiaD would be impossible without it.

Speaking of which, I've just had to recompile every single format of every single version because some idiot (me) put a type on the cover (so there are new versions available now, and I've fixed some of the links that weren't working). It took less than half an hour for 12 books, with completely different content (including front matter that changes between versions and formats), formats and metadata -- which is pretty amazing!
None of which would have been remotely possible, without the the intellectual stimulation and encouragement in your efforts, of Jaysen ... would it? ... eh?
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:44 am Post

Yes, you're right Vic. Doing a shorter version was Jaysen's idea. It's all his fault!

Thanks J!
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 am Post

pigfender wrote:Yes, you're right Vic. Doing a shorter version was Jaysen's idea. It's all his fault!
Thanks J!
:shock: WOT Y'DOIN?! That was a bit of urine extraction! :evil: Y've ruined it now! :cry:
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:33 am Post

vic-k wrote:
pigfender wrote:Yes, you're right Vic. Doing a shorter version was Jaysen's idea. It's all his fault!
Thanks J!
:shock: WOT Y'DOIN?! That was a bit of urine extraction! :evil: Y've ruined it now! :cry:
HAHAHAHAHA!!!

I've managed to ruin two people's day without even trying! That how you know I'm more evil the Vic-k's alter ego.
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:14 pm Post

Just to say thank-you to Rog for another splendid evening's entertainment. Or late-evening's entertainment; I was away unexpectedly and didn't get the stuff until about 6pm & didn't start writing until *checks Get Info box* nearly 11pm. Which is why it is very scratchy and rough; unforgivably so, even for a bit of recreational work. A bit like turning up for a bike ride with a flat tyre, a dog on a chain, no food & wearing only sateen underpants and a sou'wester. Bad manners. Apologies. But... it was fun, and the Marleys are a genius notion. Now I want the WHOLE THING for myself. Thanks again, Piggy, old pig.

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:40 pm Post

ConradG wrote:
Evil Overlord wrote:A massive thank you to Pigfender for his efforts. I hope that this year was less stressful on him and that he has enjoyed it as much as we have.
So say we all! I also want to say thanks and yay! to my fellow writers in Blue. What a hoot! And also my fellow chapter 6 writers!



How interesting to browse what others did with the same brief! I wrote Chapter 6 and there must have been a muse influencing us - was it Charles Dickens himself!? - I included a sick child called Little Timmy and gave Lucas a girlfriend named Penny, so how curious that ConradG also used Tim who was Tiny, and a girlfriend called Penne.


I would like to say thanks and yay! to all my fellow writers in Red. I'm still reading all the novels but have started by reading all the Chapter 6's.

I've enjoyed participating in this. It was the first time I've done this - I only heard about it via a Scrivener group on Facebook but don't know whether anyone else from the group joined.

I was extremely scared yesterday and thought I couldn't do it, especially as I was working for part of the day. But it was such fun and has inspired me to try and finish writing my novels. Obviously, the secret is to have a plot and to know where it's going. :D

Sincere thanks to Pigfender without whom none of this would have been possible!

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:22 pm Post

I just want to jump in and add my felicitations to Mr. Pigfender, who is, without doubt, utterly AWESOME!

I should apologise, too, for any wayward punctuation I might have introduced into Orange. That aside, it was the bestest day I've spent since the last one. W00T! :D
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:41 am Post

"Nice suit."

Ahahahaha!
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:00 pm Post

Hey all... I just wanted to let you know that I have now uploaded the new forum award badge thingys!

The badge files have been uploaded to http://www.pigfender.com/NiaD_Badge/
You'll need to add the filename to the end of that address to see the image.

The files have been named according to the number of NiaDs you've taken part in. So if you took part in NiaDs 1, 2, 3, and 4 then the file name is 1-2-3-4.png (with a full path of http://www.pigfender.com/NiaD_Badge/1-2-3-4.png)

Similarly, if you took part in NiaDs 2 and 3, the file name would be 2-3.png (with a full path of http://www.pigfender.com/NiaD_Badge/1-2-3-4.png)

I've not made badges for every possible combination, only for the sequences that people have actually taken part in. If you think I've gotten this wrong, let me know. :)

To save you a few precious keystrokes, you can just paste the following text into your forum signature, adjusting, of course, the "1-2-3-4.png" part to get the correct PNG file representing the years you've taken part:

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[url=http://novelinaday.com][img]www.pigfender.com/NiaD_Badge/1-2-3-4.png[/img][/url]


Note, I've listened to the popular vote on this (one person expressed an opinion, and I followed it), and so the Novella-in-a-Day that we've just finished counts as NiaD 6. So if you've taken part in every sing NiaD, your badge code would be: http://www.pigfender.com/NiaD_Badge/1-2-3-4-5-6.png
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:54 pm Post

Hey piggy, while this is NiaD 6, the year is 2017... Can we at least get an * for that? :)
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:04 pm Post

Nope! We just did the 2016 one really really late! :D
For the 2017 one you need to take part in October!
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:16 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Nope! We just did the 2016 one really really late! :D
For the 2017 one you need to take part in October!

An *. Just an *. Right after the 6. Not that hard.

Give Tom Hanks something to do!
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:06 am Post

Hi,

So are you saying that the 17th June 2017 was actually in 2016? :lol:

Oh, well, I'm just pleased that I managed to work out how to post the Write A Novella In A Day badge on my signature.

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Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:53 am Post

Technically, I think I'm saying that a little bit of 2016 happened on 17th June 2017! :)

Jaysen wrote:An *. Just an *. Right after the 6. Not that hard.

Just hand draw it on your screen with a Sharpie*
Jaysen wrote:Give Tom Hanks something to do!

I do not get this reference. Does it have to do with mermaids? Or getting attacked on a ship? Or is it something about being stuck in an airport?



*- don't hand draw it on your screen, Sharpie or otherwise.
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:04 am Post

Jaysen wrote:An *. Just an *. Right after the 6. Not that hard.


pigfender wrote:Just hand draw it on your screen with a Sharpie*


pigfender wrote:*- don't hand draw it on your screen, Sharpie or otherwise.


Yeah, use a stencil or a stamp -- you don't want it lopsided!
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