L&L Cabin thread...or something like it

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Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:17 pm Post

Augh. Mom of my fiance is in town. So writing time is limited. :(
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Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:58 am Post

So, how's it going, fellow Campers? My aim for the month is to get properly underway with a new novel, so I'm not intending having 50k works of cohesive words by the end of July -- just the fleshed-out concept, plot skeleton, characterisation and maybe 20k or so of isolated scenes. So far, I'm pleased with progress, and I have got three lovely Scapple boards, which is proving useful to me in a way that I didn't expect. Two of these are concept boards, one for each of the themes/threads I want to write about, and the third is a plot board, in which an overall layout or plan is gradually evolving (and constantly being changed).

I've restarted several times, because my initial ideas went walkabout and planted the plot firmly and inextricably in an environment and part of the country about which I know nothing and which I don't want to write about. Sadly, this renders irrelevant some of the scenes I have written already, but I suppose it's all good practice! :)

Hope you're all getting on well, and (most of all) enjoying it!
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Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:54 am Post

Siren wrote:'ve restarted several times, because my initial ideas went walkabout and planted the plot firmly and inextricably in an environment and part of the country about which I know nothing and which I don't want to write about. Sadly, this renders irrelevant some of the scenes I have written already, but I suppose it's all good practice!
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Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:21 pm Post

Mom of my fiance is in town, so I haven't had much time. I have a hell of a time thinking up place names, so that's my area of procrastination, when I do have time. :/
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:26 pm Post

I've been ill the last several days, so not much progress has been made. I'm taking a brief pause to examine the emerging structure of my plots, because the story is beginning to fall victim to my typical first draft aimless flailing about. Maybe if I figure out what's missing, I'll be able to overcome the lethargy of the post-summer-cold I'm experiencing now.
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:43 pm Post

robertdguthrie wrote: pause to examine the emerging structure of my plots, b
Jeezzz!!!! Bob...that sounds painful. :shock:

Cold remedy: Jameson in hot water, with a slice of lemon. Don't know a cure for your structures though. :?
Get better soon.
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:35 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
robertdguthrie wrote: pause to examine the emerging structure of my plots, b
Jeezzz!!!! Bob...that sounds painful. :shock:

Cold remedy: Jameson in hot water, with a slice of lemon. Don't know a cure for your structures though. :?
Get better soon.
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Vic, I'm confused. Does the slice of lemon go in the hot bath or in the Jameson? :oops:
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Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:52 am Post

nom wrote:Vic, I'm confused.
Australian... confused. Each is synonymous with the other. Unfortunately there is no known cure. Not even Jameson, Holy Amber Distillation can help ease the symptoms... even with lemon. To quote Friedrich Engels : “Removed from the sight of happier classes, Australians may struggle along as they can”. Sorry Mate :(
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Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:41 am Post

nom wrote:
vic-k wrote:
robertdguthrie wrote: pause to examine the emerging structure of my plots, b
Jeezzz!!!! Bob...that sounds painful. :shock:

Cold remedy: Jameson in hot water, with a slice of lemon. Don't know a cure for your structures though. :?
Get better soon.
Vic

Vic, I'm confused. Does the slice of lemon go in the hot bath or in the Jameson? :oops:

I thought the bath WAS Jamesons. Vic-k needs to provide us some better assembly instructions.
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Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:03 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
nom wrote:Vic, I'm confused.
Australian... confused. Each is synonymous with the other. Unfortunately there is no known cure. Not even Jameson, Holy Amber Distillation can help ease the symptoms... even with lemon. To quote Friedrich Engels : “Removed from the sight of happier classes, Australians may struggle along as they can”. Sorry Mate :(
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Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:16 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
nom wrote:
vic-k wrote:Cold remedy: Jameson in hot water, with a slice of lemon. Don't know a cure for your structures though. :?
Get better soon.
Vic

Vic, I'm confused. Does the slice of lemon go in the hot bath or in the Jameson? :oops:

I thought the bath WAS Jamesons. Vic-k needs to provide us some better assembly instructions.

True. ButI's a bath I'll remember for a long* time.

*At least the first part of the bath. It stings a bit (& in places you don't want to sting) but after a while you get kinda numb and even the lemons seem muted. Mrs nom was unimpressed, but that was partly because we don't have a bath so I'd blown up the kiddie pool**. The hardest part was heating the Jameson's and carrying it out to the bath in buckets.
**Partly because of the pool, but mostly because she wouldn't let me drain it on the lawn so I had to drink my way out.*** In retrospect, I can understand why she wasn't impressed by that.
***Which also explains why the first part of the bath was more memorable.
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:03 pm Post

I met my 10k goal!!!!!!!!!! Woohoooooooooooo!

Doe anyone know long the Scrivener discount coupon lasts for. I hoping I'll be able to use it on Win 2.0! *cheeky grin*
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Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:42 pm Post

Yay! Someone met his/her goal. This month has been an "ugh." for me.
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Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:00 am Post

Hmmm. I seem to have got sidetracked...
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Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:35 pm Post

Siren wrote:Hmmm. I seem to have got sidetracked...

Pressures of running the World, Mistress Astrid... pressures of running the World! :(

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