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May 30th 2007

Excuse me, I'm fine with my choices. Translation: Weeeelll, I do have Friday off, so maybe I can tackle a chapter then. Yikes, this is scary!

May 30th 2007

Thanks for the Dundie/cojones, everyone. I blushed while writing it. A lot.

May 30th 2007

Just finally got done reading all 10 chapters. Lovely work, everyone. Lovely.

May 30th 2007

So, unless someone wants to jump in and write a chapter tonight or tomorrow, can we look forward to CH 11 from you lemoñadé at the end of the week?

May 30th 2007

Ch. 11: Afterglow(subtitle: Let's Do It Again!)

Really looking forward to seeing where this story goes now that the (1st)hibbity dibbity is out of the way. Naked calisthenics?

May 30th 2007

I swear, I think there are almost over seventy or something chapters in this fanfic, but they're short chapters and it's an easy read to skim. Clever idea-sometimes the characters feel a little out of place, but it's a good one for the girls. Girly-girl Truth or Dare.

May 31st 2007

Okay, Brian, I signed up on MTT. My penname is, try to remember, Single Tear. Do whatcha gotta do. Thanks.

And what's going on? Are there not many people anymore interested in writing a chapter? Or am I impatient?

May 31st 2007

You are now an official co-author, ST. I can do the same for you, Pan and Post-it Thief. Just say the word.

I'm impatient too. No one else wants to join the club? Maybe we need to close the book on this one and start a new one. We could do the same thing again with a new premise or we could each take a stab at a one-timer based on the same idea or premise. There's a lot of possibilities.

And just to entice people, this is one of the few times when you can write something, have it published AND be guaranteed a large audience. We've had over 9,200 views in just a couple of days at MTT. And the feedback has been awesome. Kinda cool.

May 31st 2007

I just came into this thread because someone was talking about it in the haiku thread. I didn't realize that so much has been going on here behind my back. I'm on page two and I just noticed that there are 8 pages to this thread already. Can someone just give me the links to some worthy fanfic reads? I know that my NA buds have one going. Link please. Pretty please?

May 31st 2007

Here you go. Feel free to write Chapter 11 while you're there.

May 31st 2007

Thanks, Brian. I really thought someone was going to tell me to stop being so lazy and find them for myself. XOXO

May 31st 2007

I just have one thing to say about the story up till now.

Naked at birth, naked at death, naked too few times in between.

What kind of weird funerals has Pan seen?

May 31st 2007

I'm impatient too. No one else wants to join the club? Maybe we need to close the book on this one and start a new one. We could do the same thing again with a new premise or we could each take a stab at a one-timer based on the same idea or premise. There's a lot of possibilities.

I have an idea for a chapter or two, but it's a pretty specific scenario, and it's not ready to happen in the current ongoing story. Maybe if this story ends up dying out it could be the starting point for another. It would take me at least a week to write though. How's that for a vague answer?

May 31st 2007

That's cool, but we're going to hold you to that. Actually, if you think your idea could be the start of a new story, then go for it. The current story seems to have run its course, and I don't blame anyone for not wanting to follow the last chapter.

I leave it to the board to vote: close this story and start anew or keep it going?

Naked at birth, naked at death, naked too few times in between.

What kind of weird funerals has Pan seen?

I got lost in the prose, but that is an intriguing question.

May 31st 2007

I think I'm in the minority but I'd like to continue to add on to the same story. I've got this crazy idea that if we continue it throughout the summer, and keep it in real time, then we could see if where we leave our characters at the end of the summer is anything close to where they all are in the season premier. I know it's a stretch, but it would feel like the show never took a break for summer.

May 31st 2007

I agree with ST that it would be cool to see the current story continue and I like the idea of keeping it in what is basically real time through the summer. I think my idea would also fit in well with that concept, much better than the start of a new story.

May 31st 2007

You just sold me on that idea. I vote for continuing too.

That shouldn't discourage anyone who has an idea they're not sure fits. Like episodes in the show, each chapter can stand on its own without advancing the story, like Product Recall or Office Olympics. Or it can be extremely plot-driven like The Merger. Or a little of both like Beach Games.

A couple of people have said it would take a long time to write a chapter. Of course everyone's different, and you should take all the time you want. But I think most people would be surprised what they might come up with in as little as 30 minutes of stream-of-consciousness writing.

May 31st 2007

maybe jlj you should go ahead and write and post yours as an un-numbered chapter in the same story. then someone along the way writes their chapter so that it ends up leading into the beginning of yours.

May 31st 2007

Continue, if at all possible. Maybe we could have short little contests/prompts, but I say we stick with this story.

Like episodes in the show, each chapter can stand on its own without advancing the story

This is a very good point. As for time, it takes me a while, but I edit as I write.

May 31st 2007

Ok, so it's been ages since I've been on this board, but I was forced to come on and see what all the hubbub was about. The First Dates story has already been mentioned on TWoP and the MTT message boards so it has to be good, right? I'll be printing it out and reading it on the train in NYC.

Just fyi, there is a "Round Robin" feature on MTT so if you don't want to have one person posting all the chapters, you can all add your own as you go. The Round Robin thing doesn't exclude any writers though so you may want to make a note at the top of chapters about who is on tap to be the next writer if you want to go that route.

And finally, it sounds like some of you have become addicted to Squirrel. Moxie has done some great multi-chapter fics so you may also want to check out her author page on MTT and read Distance Learning and My True Love Gave to Me.

OK, off to go read this NA fic I keep hearing so much about!

May 31st 2007

Perhaps , JLJ, you could let us know where the next story would need to leave off in order for you to begin with your chapter. Right now, Jim and Pam are still naked in Pam's bedroom. But if your idea needs to begin somewhere else, like the office or at corporate, you could ask someone (me, if no one else wants to) to write the next chapter to get them out of the bedroom for you and back into your preferred setting. Did that make sense?

May 31st 2007

I can work on chapter 11 tomorrow on my day off.

May 31st 2007

Yay, lemoñadé!

Didn't the last chapter end with Pam talking about going into work the next day? But wasn't it a Friday night?

May 31st 2007 edited

My idea doesn't require them to be in any physical location. It's more something that I think would happen in a month or two, after the "honeymoon" period of beginning to date and having lots of sexytime is over. I'll get started on writing it and see if anyone else comes up with something in the meantime, but it truly will take at least a week because I'm pretty busy at work, which is rare.

May 31st 2007

Didn't the last chapter end with Pam talking about going into work the next day? But wasn't it a Friday night?

I noticed this as well but didn't want to be That Guy who came in and pointed out mistakes, and I really enjoyed the chapter. But it did start with Jim happy that they didn't have to go to work the next day and end with Pam's comment about going to work tomorrow.

May 31st 2007

She was giddy, who can blame her?

May 31st 2007

loooong weekend

May 31st 2007

Maybe lemoñadé can have Jim teasing Pam at the beginning for forgetting that tomorrow is Saturday? Or maybe they all have to go in on a Saturday for this year's spring cleaning?

May 31st 2007

There's probably a few continuity errors, like Jim's Saab reverting to a Toyota, as one reviewer pointed out. These things happen in $100 million movies. I'd rather focus on being creative than perfectly consistent.

As for ending points/starting points, there's no rule that says you can't jump around. You could start with a flashback, or you could jump ahead 12 hours and have someone thinking back to the final scene of the last chapter. Whatever. It's all good.

By the way, besides the buzz I've seen on this at other sites, there's also a lot of people who are noticing what a cool place this is and what a rocking group we are. It's like we're NA's PR/Marketing Department.

First thing we should do is call a press conference. They want a story, we'll give them a story.

May 31st 2007

Maybe sometime this summer I will contribute a chapter, especially since the pivotal first-time scene has been done so well by Pan. Right now I'm enjoying everyone's writing, though. I know that writing a whole chapter - when you know other people here will read it - is daunting and time-consuming, and right now my plate is pretty full. I'm not sure how that would go over here. "No, I can't get you more orange juice right now! Momma is busy penning porn on the Internet! Now back off!"

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