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19 October 2006 @ 11:31 am
like pulling teeth...  
One. Slow. Word. After. Another. Forty. Thousand. Times.

Having a bit of rough going getting it *one* thousand times, much less forty. I've got this sloggy bit here and I'm convinced, CONVINCED I TELL YOU, that if I can just bloody well get through it that the rest of the book will just fall into place and I'll charge through the writing of it. I think I've been thinking that for a hundred and twenty pages... And the aggravating bit right now is that if I'm right and once the sloggy part is past, it'll all come tumbling out, that I could potentially finish the damned book in about 3 days, because I know what happens and I know who it happens to and I'm totally capable of a 3-day, 30K stint. It's just, yargh! Maybe I'll start a countdown. Instead of looking at how many words I have left I'll just assume it's about 40K and every thousand words I'll knock that down another K, and feel like I'm progressing. :)

I've got slightly more than half the colors for Chance. Evidently they're slower-going than the colorist expected, 'cause of the quality of the pencils/inks, and he doesn't want to skimp at all. I gotta admit, that's fairly cool. And ZOMG, the page he sent last night had a frame I've been dying to see in color, and it looks every damned bit as cool as I hoped it would. It's almost impossible to tell what's going on in it in B&W, just because of all the lines everywhere, but I think it really works in color. *falls over* :)

I just put eight pages together to make a big ol' background for my desktop, and ... wow. Looking at all of them at once is ... wow. O.O It looks like a comic book. :) Man. The sub date keeps getting put off a little, but boy howdy do I want to get this submitted. I'm kind of thinking probably right after WFC, at this point. I need to finish my *books* so I can do my playtime comic editing!

Two things I thought were funny: one, at Octocon, slovobooks took the time to pause and tell me about a new Rogue figurine, just in case I didn't know about it (I'd picked it up on Friday), and last night mostlymaylone emailed me to say he'd just been reminded of me because somebody'd paid a bill with X-Men checks that had Rogue on them.

Sometimes I love my idiosyncracies. :)

Ok, back to pulling teeth writing.
 
 
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ALRUFFalruff on October 19th, 2006 09:40 am (UTC)
Act II is always a bitch. Not that I'm in a position to tell these things to a published author, but I can tell you my experience. When I wrote my two scripts and the novel, act II never quite fell into place like it should. I always start to lose my mental picture as I go into it, and often times, I opined that I wasn't quite the writer I thought I was. Jess told me she had the same thing happen.

Do you suppose that, as a culture, we don't really know that part of the story by heart?

Alex Out.