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Tanith
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:40 pm Post

Do you use chapter titles, sai Piggy? I created one to keep myself focused on my piece, but I can delete it if need be.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:49 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:Sent. As much as I "disliked" the premise, I found this one particularly easy to write. I'm sure you will once again tell me "READ thE DAMN BRIEF AND START OVER

Not “start over” but I have emailed you on one point...
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
"Piggy, I'm beginning to wonder if you are the best person to take advice from." Jaysen, 26 Sept 2014

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Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:51 pm Post

And the expected rejection letter has arrived....
Jaysen

I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:25 pm Post

So having got a first draft all the way through now (which exceeds the target, thankfully) it's painfully clear that I've filled in a lot on the first half of my chapter brief and not very much on the second half! I suspect the second half is important for setting up my successor, so the next task is to try and find the mental energy to put into the second bit and make it feel less like a random collection of half-baked thoughts...

It's fun this lark, isn't it :)

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Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:37 pm Post

I'm almost done! I just need to check it through once more, Maybe twice. Maybe thrice? Then get nervous about it before I click "send".
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:40 pm Post

Hey there Goth... If you think about most story archs I think you will find that the post climax portions are ... deflating letdowns at best. I tend to focus on the brief the same way you do. Which is setting my chapter up base on my climax. What I started to do with this year is actually write the end first THEN write the setup. There is still more to the first part ... the "fore-story" if you will ... but the climax really delivers.

Now if I could only successfully apply this to other activities....
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I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:53 pm Post

Tanith wrote:Do you use chapter titles, sai Piggy? I created one to keep myself focused on my piece, but I can delete it if need be.

We'll only have the chapter name and your author byline.
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
"Piggy, I'm beginning to wonder if you are the best person to take advice from." Jaysen, 26 Sept 2014

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Tanith
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:07 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
Tanith wrote:Do you use chapter titles, sai Piggy? I created one to keep myself focused on my piece, but I can delete it if need be.

We'll only have the chapter name and your author byline.


Understood, thank you. I'm about halfway through!
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tanyareed
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:22 pm Post

First draft all done. Now, I'm going to take an hour break, and that will leave me three hours for editing. (Hopefully, it will only take me one!)

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hallda01
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:27 pm Post

Sorry to all writers, I didn't mean to cause a curfuffle with my early submission, I just have a flight to get on and didn't want miss the deadline!
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:32 pm Post

Done!

This was fun and challenging, as always. Now to look back and see who else has finished. I know I'm not first, but there's always the chance of a car accident. I can do better next time around...
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:50 pm Post

I’ve finished. Just need to go through and edit the chapter and check some Chicago references.

Spent an hour in middle of the night watching YouTube videos about Chicago. I didn’t use many of them but it was necessary research. *sigh*.

As I was working for part of the day, I wrote my first draft in longhand from about 6am until 7.45am. This is a big deal as I am NOT a morning person.

What I want to know is, if I can do this, why can’t I finish writing my novels?
Answer: not enough planning and too much procrastination.
Having a deadline helps but am trying not to get too stressed!
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:08 pm Post

JacquelineM wrote:I’ve finished. Just need to go through and edit the chapter and check some Chicago references.:


I felt a bit like a cheater. I lived in the Chicago area for ten years, and was actually writing my chapter from my Sister's house in Indianapolis. I had quite the head start.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:14 pm Post

I've finally submitted my chapter too! It's obviously about a sex scene right?




Just kidding. Although it could have gone that way down the slippery slope.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:16 pm Post

hallda01 wrote:
JacquelineM wrote:I’ve finished. Just need to go through and edit the chapter and check some Chicago references.:


I felt a bit like a cheater. I lived in the Chicago area for ten years, and was actually writing my chapter from my Sister's house in Indianapolis. I had quite the head start.


I had to Google to check the weather. I hope I didn't get that part wrong...
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