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Til Death: 697 Well I couldn’t take it.  I had to start writing something.  So I rewrote the opening scene for the eighty-fifth time, finishing up Chapter One.  Zoe’s reaction to the latest incarnation went a long way toward making up for my sucktastic day at work.  I was able to use the second scene […]

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Let’s Make A Mess

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“Revision is making a mess, not straightening up.  (Editing is straightening up).”  ~Heather Sellers, Chapter After Chapter I thought this was a great way to differentiate between revision and editing.  The chapter this comes from is all about making changes, small and large–creating different versions of something and with each one comming successively closer to […]

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I was all kinds of productive today.  Cleaned the house (not that you can tell it now that I’ve done some projects), built a mailbox post (very proud of this and will post pictures once we get it in the ground), baked a loaf of whole wheat soda bread (perfect use for spoiled milk), and […]

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The Gloves Have Come Off

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A while back, when I was still working on HOC, I wrote about how I’d kind of gone above and beyond the torture of my heroine such that I made her something of a Mary Sue.  I way overdid the angst and had to go back and more carefully pick and choose the tortures I […]

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Til Death: 1244 I’m in note mode right now.  I cut off some of those heads and as usual, more grew up in their place.  So it’s back to the plot board for the moment.  I’m going back to the root of this story and starting from there, adding in details from broad to more […]

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Well, I didn’t get any draft material written today, but Pot and I hammered out a way to tie in one of the plot threads a lot more firmly to the whole story.  It will give me a way to torture my too well-adjusted hero, which makes him more interesting, gives more interesting dynamics to […]

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Kill The Beast!

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According to Greek myth, the second labor of Heracles was to slay the many-headed hydra.  When he sliced off one head, two grew back in its place. I’m feeling like Heracles right now (well before he [or was it his cousin?] had the brilliant idea to sear the stumps after cutting off the heads so […]

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Til Death: 322 I had entirely intended to finish up the scene where Wyatt and Marin come to an arrangement about him working off his room and board, but instead, I had a new character insert himself into the mix.  As it turns out, Wyatt has some kind of long term friendship/mentorshipish relationship with the […]

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Til Death: 548 I made it through all the tweaks and changes necessary to Chapter 4.  Next up is a brand new scene to start Chapter 5.  I’m still debating with myself over whose head to put it in.  I see it in Wyatt’s, but a quick tally of all the scenes planned out thus […]