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LoperDoper's avatar

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Progress: 1,500 words on a blog post.
Desi the fuzzy fluffhead
@Loper:
What's your blog going to be about?
Lucky. It usually hit and miss for me. One time I ordered a textbook late and it took as much time as possible getting here.
And thank you. ^^
The post in question was a little art help buying guide.
Must just be good luck.
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Feral Lunatic

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I wrote a big post last night and Firefox crashed and eated it. D=

Desi: Mr. Mumbles certainly doesn't hate me. She keeps climbing all over me and making it impossible to get anything done. gonk Normally I'd keep her out of my room when writing, but the other animals are freaked out by her paper-plate collar and keep harassing her. sweatdrop

Funny you should say that about the ponies... One of the characters is a feminine gay guy. XD (I feel like saying "Oh yes, there will be rainbows..." twisted )

I'm the opposite. I hardly ever find YA that interests me, but with the age of my protagonists, I think that's where my latest couple projects would go. =/ Not that this is an unusual pattern for me. When I wrote fanfiction, it was all romance, even though I read mostly horror and thrillers and no romance. XD

Ah, that can be a problem with some series. Some authors even get repetitive in their stand-alone books. @_@ But variety is good. =3

My Progress: Uhh... not much. A few paragraphs. I'm trying to finish up a scene and can't get it to work out the way I want. Blergh. And I'm suffering heavy doubts about whether or not the story's any good or publishable, etc. *sigh* I hate low self-esteem. -_-;
Alberic of Krufton's avatar

Shadowy Regular

Thought about writing last night, started fiddling around with transferring my conlang from a spreadsheet into a dictionary format. Gonna be a long process unless I find a better way, but it's the fun sort of tedium I enjoy. Not proper writing, I suppose, (didn't bother with a word count,) but it makes me wanna do other things.

Considering that I have EMI today and tomorrow, I should have some time to sit down and write (or lurk on Gaia) between mustering for signatures around site.

Re: kitties -- aw, that's what my Nancy used to do, get all up in my lap or sit in front of the computer monitor because she was jealous of the thing my attention was on. I miss that cat, but yeah, it's tough to type around their fuzzy butts. xd

Re: standalones -- I've noticed that with some authors; they write the same book over and over again...
Desi the fuzzy fluffhead's avatar

Tipsy Prophet

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You did it!
That's quite a feet, Miss Fox.
Finishing something after so long is such a weird feeling. Maybe wait a minute and figure it out later. Just bask in the feeling of done-ness for a while or do something short.
Hope you get some good responses from the bridge. ^^

Probably.

@Loper:
Whootnes! That's a ton of words.
Sounds like a good topic. Haven't really thought about that before.
Maybe it's good karma.


@Miyoa:
A good editor is hard to find. D:
Then life gets busy for them and they're just gone sometimes. I found my beta on the NaNo site. She's purty awesome.

@Flea:
Firefox is a jerkhole. :donotwant;
xD That's so sweet through! When does she get the plate off?

"Oh yes, there will be rainbow..." I lol'd. lol
That needs to be on a t-shirt.

Well the age doesn't always determine if something is YA or not, it's more the content. So it might be an adult book, or hanging out on the cusp or whatever.
I think it's because people like what they like and they just don't realize that it's getting a bit predictable. Like that vampire slayer one. *forgets name* By Laura Hamilton.
A few paragraphs is good. It'll be publishable one day.

@Alberic:
Have fun with the conlang. It's weird how just messing around with words can be inspiring.
Hope you get to some writing or do some intense lurking. ^^
EMI: Extra Military Instruction or Extra Mocha Ice-cream or something else?

My Progress:
I got a new beta male, and he's male, and he's a mystery writer/reader.
My baby cousin is going to be here soon-ish . Starbucks may or may not be included in this bundle of joy. ^^
Woohoo!

Finished a short chapter of my novel, second chapter rewritten, short fic for a contest written up and the week's not yet over.
Progress: Done with editing for now. I have 44,978/65,000 words on Dark Angels. 20,022 words to go. Whoo! Hoping to get it done by the end of April, maybe even quicker. Yay!
Alberic of Krufton's avatar

Shadowy Regular

Desi the fuzzy fluffhead
I think it's because people like what they like and they just don't realize that it's getting a bit predictable. Like that vampire slayer one. *forgets name* By Laura Hamilton.

Anita Blake? Oh god, why do I know that...?
Desi the fuzzy fluffhead
@Alberic:
EMI: Extra Military Instruction or Extra Mocha Ice-cream or something else?
The former, unfortunately. Doing a signature scavenger hunt to prove that I am actually capable of showing up to muster... During the day. Waking up's the hard part, but I have a sleep study scheduled for Monday morning, so Medical may be able to help me fix my problem. EMI's not actually all that bad, except for tonight and tomorrow being kinda shot as far as previous plans were concerned. Oh well. There's Sunday, at least. And apparently my class director is super harsh, because folks from older classes are shocked that I have thirteen musters to attend... sweatdrop

I really need to write. Tempted to do some more conlanging, but I'm also kinda exhausted and really need to wake up so I can go to my 0700 muster. Ah, so tempted to just stay up all night, but yeah, that's a bad idea these days. Probably settle for maybe half an hour of writing or attempting to write after I'm done co-closing out the classroom. Take some melatonin before I sit down, so's I'm able to fall asleep right afterwards. I'll let ya'll know how that turns out.

@Gut Punch: nice! Small progress is still progress, especially over several projects. 3nodding What's your novel about?

@Sanjifan: third of the way to go. biggrin How do you like editing? Always seemed kinda relaxing to me, but some people hate it.
Desi the fuzzy fluffhead

I think it's because people like what they like and they just don't realize that it's getting a bit predictable. Like that vampire slayer one. *forgets name* By Laura Hamilton.


Predictable or porn?
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Feral Lunatic

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I took kitty's plate off to let her scratch and groom a bit, and I thought she was going to leave her tummy alone. Turned around five minutes later and she had the stitches out. @__@; It's been 7 days since the surgery, though, and the wound looks fairly okay. There's a stretch of skin that looks pink and raw, but that might be where the stitch crossed. I'm just gonna keep an eye on it for the next couple days, and if it doesn't get infected, I think it'll be fine. Hopefully. >_>;

Desi: YA is confusing. I've seen some disturbing stuff in YA books, worse than many adult novels have. But on the other hand, I hear a lot of adults saying they prefer YA because it's more "wholesome", so it really depends on what you choose to look for, I guess. It only matters to me in terms of how I'll market it and whether or not I'm matching up to audience expectations. >_>;;

I think it's more that an author falls into an easy pattern and then dashes off the books without thinking about how to spice things up. That's one reason I'd never want any of my series to become 20+ books or anything. At that point, it's hard NOT to be predictable.

As for that writer, from what I've heard, the problem was actually that her stories changed. People liked what the series was, and then it became something else and they were disgruntled. I guess the books also could've been repetitive, but mostly I hear people complain about the changing. THE CHANGING. *spooky swell of music* XD

Congratz on getting the beta! =D

Alberic of Krufton

Re: standalones -- I've noticed that with some authors; they write the same book over and over again...

Yeah. It's one thing if an author has certain themes or character types that reappear. I kind of like that, but it's irritating to feel like you've read the same story before.

And my cat isn't content with simply sitting in front of the monitor. She also likes to sleep on top of it. Then her tail hangs down, or she falls off only to get right back up, or she wakes up and starts trying to chase the cursor... She's crazy. X_X;
Da Flea

Desi: YA is confusing. I've seen some disturbing stuff in YA books, worse than many adult novels have. But on the other hand, I hear a lot of adults saying they prefer YA because it's more "wholesome", so it really depends on what you choose to look for, I guess. It only matters to me in terms of how I'll market it and whether or not I'm matching up to audience expectations. >_>;;


I love Ya because it's a nice grab bag and the 'wholesome' stuff feels nostalgic and the adult stuff is on my level. It's a genre bigger than fantasy or sci-fi, so you could put nearly anything there short of porn or kindergarten picture books. I also love the pacing most have.
Alberic of Krufton's avatar

Shadowy Regular

Jeez, haven't read YA since I was maybe ten... Maybe a few here and there, but it never interested me. Kinda went through Stephen King phases and classic French / English / Russian literature phases instead. sweatdrop Might be worth it to check some out, I guess. Normally just read what sounds good.

I miss my kitties. crying As annoying and pestersome as they can be, they're awesome to have around. Especially the slightly crazy ones. 3nodding

Re: series and repetition -- I got a little sad reading some of Brian Jacques' books, (only up to High Rhulain) because they felt like every other Redwall novel he'd written. I loved those things as a kid, but reading them at eighteen or so, I wondered if the earlier ones were actually good, or if I was just more easily impressed back then. Possibly a combination of the two, but you definitely saw a formula in his later stuff, and hell, even in the earlier ones, too. Not to say that some stood out more than others plot-wise, but he liked feasts and food a lot, among other things. Supposedly he got a little more mature with his last books, (Doomwhite I heard was kinda dark?) but I haven't gotten around to reading them.

Part of it is probably marketing, part is probably just running out of steam or ideas or both. Hey, time to write up a new book to sell, but what to do? Take something that's worked in the past, recycle it, and there you go. The fans will love it.

Not to say that some people just aren't creative to begin with, but there's the market to think about, too.

Re: writing -- not happening tonight. Nearly 0100, gotta sleep. G'night, you guyses.
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Wheezing Lunatic

Desi the fuzzy fluffhead
@Chouryou:
He should be. Do you have any stories that you're looking at for models for character driven?
And whootness about the thousand words!
Pff, Chronology? What do you think they invented Cut and Paste for?
I felt really awkward writing it, like I was invading my character's personal space. Not to mention I'm writing from the male POV, so I felt all sorts of inadequate. >.>
Ultimately, I think I may chose the fade out for this scene.

How did you manage to describe someone eating another someone, even if they are a different species?
Ah, I know that feeling! Mine, I opted for the fade-out because I thought the scene would be crappy if I went into details.

I was actually sort of inspired by a novella by Dean Koontz, entitled Chase. It was about a war veteran being hounded by a troubled man. Sadly that's just one of the few character-driven stories I have at hand. Still looking for short fiction in the 'Net.
Yes, cut-and-paste is a savior!

I haven't really described the act of eating, but I had him chop at the body, failing largely because he had never cut things up (the victim was a hairy beast, and had a tough hide), then finally just giving up and choosing the thigh. He didn't like the taste because it was eaten raw.

Progress:
Had to redo one of the scenes I've written, because I had written a sexless character into something clearly feminine.
Tarnish On Your Tongue's avatar

Dapper Capitalist

400 words and counting.
It's nothing more than a spew of creative buildup that happens when I can't sleep.

Progress...

The main character has been introduced, three paradoxes effectively written, and houses have been personified.

My life is complete.
LoperDoper's avatar

Questionable Streaker

Progress: While in a restaurant for lunch, I wrote some down on a napkin. Not sure how much though, but a couple of paragraphs.
Desi the fuzzy fluffhead
@Loper:
Whootness! That's a ton of words.
Sounds like a good topic. Haven't really thought about that before.
Maybe it's good karma.

My Progress:
Starbucks may or may not be included in this bundle of joy. ^^
My wrist was so painful after that episode.
It just struck me that people might know how to use mediums, but not what to buy when using them outside of clubs/schools/etc.
I hope it is and that it continues.

Yay! Starbucks makes the world go round. Eh, it's a coporate world, why not?
Finally started a chapter after weeks of contemplating how I was to go about it.

Wrote 1,009 words today. Should get me back into the groove for a little bit. More than halfway done with the first draft of my first book. Super excited!

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