The dynamic is different, because I imagine that many of us have read those novels and know where they’re going. So much of NiaD depends on the reveal at the end.
I’d be very interested in taking part, whether there are different rules or not.
Just brain-storming … it’d be fun, but probably unmanageable, to use the forum to establish canon as we go, In a do-over, should we look for rather more continuity? There might be enough of us based in London that we could do one live in a café or pub, with scheduled writing times and scheduled times for discussing continuity … late-chapter people asking if an early-chapter person could foreshadow this, or plant that idea, and early-chapter people could ask late-chapter people to pick up this symbol or that theme…
Yes. And I promise to IGNORE all precedent as I insert pirates, dolphins and space aliens.
Soooo tempted to just lock the thread at this point.
There might be enough of us based in London that we could do one live in a café or pub
That might prevent Jaysen from taking part. But it might also tempt him to visit. Maaaaan, tough call!
What better way to have me show up on a doorstep… Lock a favorite thread but tell everyone where you will be and when you will be there! We can hang out with our peg legs, eyepatches, videos of performant dolphins, eat mahi mahi (which is technically called “dolphin”) and try to figure out which of the patrons “aren’t from around here”. Heck, I’d be a legit alien myself!
Back on topic: I don’t know how I feel about rewriting the early books. Part of me is interested (anything that gets me writing fiction has a strong start) but at the same time it seems… “wrong” somehow. Maybe it feels more like an academic writing exercise than creating something new?
I don’t know.
Then again, Pigfender has proved he’s good at this, so maybe I should just trust him to pull it off.
Honestly, when I read the finished book, I always think ‘oh, if only I’d known that…’ Then again it is spoiling an element of the fun - the magician’s reveal at midnight wouldn’t be quite the same.
Pangur has asked me to point out that certain knowledgeable entities on the Astral plane, have informed him that nom only wears trousers at his office. Whilst at home, when writing or relaxing , he wears a kimono.
Pangur thinks that’s a bit odd … but each to his own, I say.
Do take care