July 4th, 2006


we don't need no stinkin' logic!

Here I am, marching along (not chugging today: not enough momentum), and man this scene's getting long and the chapter's not the longest but if this scene doesn't end soon it'll be rivaling the longest and whew, finally hit 3K for the day and chug chug ok can I wrap it up here no not really but if I go back and fix something *goes back and ...*

And wow, that transition is really ugly. Rrrreeaaally ugly. Like, ugly enough that *I* don't get what happened. Ok, how to fix that. Oh, well, hey, a scene from the other POV character would be good, and would clear up the transition problem, and ... make the chapter about six thousand words long.

*cuts the entire long scene and pastes it into the next chapter, where it no longer seems interminable*

*stares in dismay at the chapter that has now been reduced by 60%*

Ok, *logically* I know I haven't written any less just because I've moved stuff from one chapter to another, but having written 3K on chapter 11 already and now having to write another 2K on chapter 11 makes me dismal anyway.

*flops dismally*

(OTOH, I always like writing chapter 11 in any book because I figure if the book isn't going to work, this is the chapter where it will fail.

What? Don't other people think that way? I mean, come on, tell me it doesn't make sense!

...ok, maybe you shouldn't tell me if it doesn't make sense. *sulk*)
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I gave up. I got to 5200 words and nominally finished chapter eleven (and have less nominally officially hit the 1/3rd mark, YAY!), but I know that the truth of the matter is that tomorrow I'm going to have to go finish this scene, which really finishes chapter eleven, and it'll turn out that *everything* I wrote earlier today as chapter 11 is going to be chapter 12, which will be nearly finished once it's been cut and pasted into place.

Right at this moment I feel rather like grrm, who realized three quarters of the way through the latest in his epic fantasy series that he was in fact writing two books at once, because it was just too huge to be one book. The good news for him was that it meant he was halfway done with the second book! The good news for me is that this was only 25 pages worth of this sort of thing, instead of 5,000. :)

I did get a whole page of Chance written yesterday, which seems rather pathetic. OTOH, if I do one page a day I'd get a script done every month, which wouldn't be bad at all. Not that I have the *slightest* desire to do a page tonight...

Gilmore Girls is chickflick crack. I've only got one disc left in season 1. I'm failing my regulate intake roll EVERY TIME. I have !netflix movies sitting around sadly neglected while I get my GG fix!

Speaking of which... :)


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