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Right now I'm tripping through words/scenes/characterizations without letting myself think too much because that way lies writer's block! I'm happy to have ~21,000 words, but also worried because I have no idea how much longer this story is gonna want to be (despite being all pretty-oulined!).

How about the rest of you? Where and how are you?

I'd also thought of arranging a chat party/discussion-- the folk over at [ profile] sgabigbang did so, and it was fun. Plus, a great way to moan/find sympathy/like-minded people. Would anyone be interested?

ETA: If "yes" to the chat party, then also say when (approximate day/time) and where (irc, aim, google, etc) is good. :3

Date: 2008-11-28 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've gotten as far as... the general idea. And that's pretty lame, because I've had the general idea in my head for at least a year now.

Chat party would be A+!

Date: 2008-11-28 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't sign up for this, did I? o.O

I.. well, I thought I knew who I was writing about; that's something. Or that was something. Now I'm not so sure. Hmm.

Chat party would be fun!

Date: 2008-11-28 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have no recollection of this :P It was a pod-person, because I, with my infinite wisdom would, in no way, shape, or form, think that I was capable of writing 20,000 words.


Weekends are better, for me. I only have AIM and Google as chat programs.

Date: 2008-11-28 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't got very far (first scene, 2500 words or so, through betaing) because I've been finishing other fic; but that's done now, so full speed ahead now on this *cracks knuckles in anticipation*

I can chat on google, but I'm on the wrong side of the ocean so am unlikely to be able to find an appropriate mutual time :)
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Date: 2008-11-28 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh. I should probably just officially declare that I'm out and wrap up what I've got into a smaller story. There's no way I'm going to make it :( I'm even worse off than I was last year after deleting the whole thing, so all signs point to fail.

Date: 2008-11-28 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Chat party sounds fun. I'm in.
I've got msn and aim. Weekends work best for me.

Date: 2008-11-28 07:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sabinetzin
I'm only like, 1000 words in, half of which is probably going to get thrown out. I've got the first section outlined really well, and then sort of a vague "and then the day is saved" written in for the last, oh, 12000 words. I'm way behind, but I'm trying to stay in, because I just don't want to let this story go.

I'm paused right now, though, because I have to write about 13000 words of academic stuff and challenges before December 15. Oof.

Date: 2008-11-28 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes to chat party. I'm unemployed right now :( so anytime is fine by me.

I'm being consumed by procrastination and a ridiculous fear of success...

Date: 2008-11-30 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs you* Thanks. Fortunately, I live in CA. Good unemployment insurance. I can actually live on it. I'll have to give up my cocaine habit, though.....

Date: 2008-11-28 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm just under 19,000 words right now, which takes the word count pressure off, but I've got a lot left to write. And the first section, which is about 7300 words might work better as a prequel, so maybe not so much on the word count pressure off! I'm going to power ahead for a couple of days, but then I have to take a break to finish another story...

Date: 2008-12-01 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had gotten pretty far by november, aroun 10 000 words, but then it has been a month and only ~100 words have been written... And now I'm wondering if I've done everything wrong because it is starting to become my kind of cliché fic...
I want to delete it all!

Date: 2008-12-01 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had 21,000 words in like... September.

then i let it sit for about a month, in case i had any brainwaves.

then i said, okay, I'm done, and advertised for a beta.

and then, when i was going through correcting the obvious mistake, i decided to write another chapter (they're only 10 pages long), just for kicks.
then i sent to to my beta.

then i wrote another chapter.

and another.

and another.

and now I'm at 39,400-something, and i still have no idea if I'm going to include the "just for kicks" chapters.

but i think I'm done now.


i still need to send in my last three chapies to be beta'd...

my parentsthink instant chat is the devil(of procrastination)'s work.
: (

Date: 2008-12-04 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have a bunch of scratch written down on paper. But I have yet to type anything up. Whenever I go to do it I have such a hard time, I just...dont.

Im beginning to get worried, haha
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