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 Post subject: Re: Writing...
PostPosted: Fri March 01, 2019 3:47 am 
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That is, uh, a fair critique. For a while I tried to write fiction concurrently with my dissertation, and it ended up being just friggin' impossible. One of my big challenges is that I don't know exactly how much I have written, so once I put together one document with an outline of where I want the characters, themes, and plot to go (I'm giving myself 2 weeks for this), my next step is to organize all of the documents I have, which I'm giving myself another month to do. I may have 200 pages written total, of which 20 are usable, you know? My mind has been changed 100 times around this.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing...
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Simple Torture wrote:
I'm finally sitting down and putting together a 10-page treatment for a story/novel/whatever that I've been kicking around for 10 fucking years. Hoping to work on that for 2 weeks or so, then to organize everything I've been working on in the interim, and then get my butt moving with actual work.

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I'm so close to the end of this thing I've been working on. It's gonna be around 50,000 words all told (first draft). But I'd love to edit it down to closer to 35,000. I'd love a proper "novella" length.

We'll see. But it's one of my favorite things I've written so far. Definitely better than my first novel.


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Where could one find this first novel for the purposes of reading?

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Alright... first draft is finally finished. The thing is called 'Miracle Grief.' It's a novella. I was shooting for 35/40,000 words and the thing bloated up to 54,000. But I'm sure editing and rewrites will get her in shape.

Feels good to have the first step completed. Looking forward to the real work now. :heartbeat:


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durdencommatyler wrote:
Alright... first draft is finally finished. The thing is called 'Miracle Grief.' It's a novella. I was shooting for 35/40,000 words and the thing bloated up to 54,000. But I'm sure editing and rewrites will get her in shape.

Feels good to have the first step completed. Looking forward to the real work now. :heartbeat:

PM it to me. I’ll proofread it.

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durdencommatyler wrote:
Alright... first draft is finally finished. The thing is called 'Miracle Grief.' It's a novella. I was shooting for 35/40,000 words and the thing bloated up to 54,000. But I'm sure editing and rewrites will get her in shape.

Feels good to have the first step completed. Looking forward to the real work now. :heartbeat:

PM it to me. I’ll proofread it.

Once the thing is ready for that stage, I might just take you up on it, m'man. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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durdencommatyler wrote:
wease wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Alright... first draft is finally finished. The thing is called 'Miracle Grief.' It's a novella. I was shooting for 35/40,000 words and the thing bloated up to 54,000. But I'm sure editing and rewrites will get her in shape.

Feels good to have the first step completed. Looking forward to the real work now. :heartbeat:

PM it to me. I’ll proofread it.

Once the thing is ready for that stage, I might just take you up on it, m'man. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Awesome

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 Post subject: Re: Writing...
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I'm finally getting around to final draft rewrites/edits on my second novel. And it turns out.... my early readers were right. I have to restructure the first segment and weave those scenes into the larger narrative and later chapters. This is gonna be a lot of work but it'll make the piece better and more cohesive overall.

Worth it. I hope. :lol:


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I've gone through the first 300 pages of the manuscript and made some pretty massive changes/adjustments. It's better.


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30 pages away from finishing the big edit/rewrite!


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durdencommatyler wrote:
30 pages away from finishing the big edit/rewrite!

Congrats! I'd love to read it someday :)

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Iholdthepain wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
30 pages away from finishing the big edit/rewrite!

Congrats! I'd love to read it someday :)

fingers crossed ;)


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Man, I haven't written a new play in forever. I want to write a new play. What should I write a play about?


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durdencommatyler wrote:
Man, I haven't written a new play in forever. I want to write a new play. What should I write a play about?

Social Justice... that typically gets the crowds and wins the awards. maybe interweb/social media-related... can get very dramatic, like a soap opera, very quickly and out of nowhere... not sure why that just came to me. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Writing...
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I'm a cis straight white middle-class American male.

Mine isn't the best voice to tackle social justice. Let other, more qualified and interesting voices take that up.


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This is not something I wanted to mention anywhere until I felt like it was rolling along, but I thought January 31st was a good deadline to put this positive thought into the world: my New Year's resolution was to write more, and so far I've written every single day of 2020. 31 down, 335 to go.

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are you counting posting on rm as writing

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 Post subject: Re: Writing...
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Thankfully no. I would hate to know my RM wordcount.

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