Monday, October 29, 2012

Wherein I VLOG without makeup and explore a conundrum - oh yeah, and dogs

Do not judge the pretty hat.

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  1. Hey sweety! Good to see you talk words, not just write 'em. ;) Love your dogs, they're adorable.

    @project - If you feel like that new idea is making up 70+ percent of your mind, and the one you're currently writing keeps transforming into the other one, than ditch the old one and move on to what makes your pen tingle.

    But if you really want to write this one, and you're just getting stuck because maybe you've not found the right plot for your idea, or you focus on the wrong characters to tell it, then maybe doing some groundwork in that area will loosen up the creative knot.

    Either way, don't worry. Every word written is awesome practice, if not material for a future story, or a story of its own. :)

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    1. I know the work on the new one still "counts" but I hate not finishing what I start, but I'm just so, meh, about it. I love the characters but it's not yet doing what I want it to.

      Ah well. I love the idea of making my pen tingle :0)

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  2. Oh wow, that was cool to see and actually hear you!! (Is it random that I never really thought you'd have an accent? That's very Cali of me, I think...) Anyhow, loved it! Also, yes, I have totally ditched projects where I've spent ages working on them. One was almost done (as in 60k) and I just got so tangled up in it and wanted to work on something else, so it's now in my drawer. Someday I'll pull it out again, when it's fresh and shiny and calling to me! I generally tend to think of those projects as "just not yet" ones--they'll be better down the road :)

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    1. Do I have an accent? I can't hear it. I should have put on lipstick for y'all but it seemed like too much work. LOL :0)

      Well that's good to know. Raven's out getting me a spiral bound notebook (along with Kerosene so I can take off the fetching hat) and I plan on doing bubble maps for this huge family I'm building. I may just have to go with the new thing.

      I sent the first 70 of the other to two betas to see if it was even worth trudging onward. Sigh. Sophomore fears I think, I'm sure you know what I mean.

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  3. I follow the notes! When the notes flow, usually the words will too. :D I'm certain that I'll be one of those writers that won't ever REALLY toss anything. It may end up in the trunk for a long while, but I'm far too sentimental to ever REALLY give up on an idea. :D

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    1. Well my betas felt it was worth trudging onward, but in the meantime, I'm going to keep taking notes on the SNI - because I think it will be exciting to write. Dark and tangled.

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  4. Great VLOG.
    Quilters learn that we can't 'force' the quilt, colors, and pieces. Either they work together, or they fight.

    I have a book--all done--that I have put on the back burner for a while. Have started two other books. We'll see how it works out.

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    1. Yep - usually when I get stuck it means I need to delete something!

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  5. When that happens to me, I put the troublesome project aside and work on something else for a while. Often when I'm not totally focussed and stressed about a project, better ideas will jump into my head. Write those ideas down, then you can go back to that project and work on it when you're ready.

    I have three manuscripts I'm working on right now, one is in the final stages and is out with the beta readers, and two are WIPs. I find the one I'm having the most ideas for is the one I should be working on at that moment.

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  6. When I get stuck, I either just went down a major wrong path or I'm about to. It doesn't *usually* mean I have to ditch the whole thing, although I've done that, too.

    The vlog was fun to watch and hear. :)

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  7. I'm stubborn, I don't like "giving" up on my projects, but we're all different. :)
    I love, love the hat by the way.

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    1. Well I'm making headway again and I'm using parts and pieces of both versions. I'm back up to 20k and happy with it again.

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