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21 April 2007 @ 03:22 pm
and this, my friends...  
...this is the sound of the author slamming into a brick wall.

Me, I have to do significant edits on paper. I've been able to add a couple scenes in, tighten up a bunch of writing, relatively minor stuff of that ilk, on screen, and I hadn't really thought about having to take the printout and start really marking it up now that I have a clearer idea of what I'm doing with the story. I got through chapter 5 that way, and midway through chapter 6 went WHAM: too much to do to hold it in my head. Must go back to the printout and start cutting things (oh, God, the amount of stuff I have to cut) and start figuring out how to stitch it all together to put the new material in (oh God, the amount of new material I have to write).

I now have two printouts: the original draft from last week with its wee little markups on it, and the revision draft with the first six chapters. I'm a little leery of trying to mark up the entire original draft right now: I bet it's smarter to go through the next three chapters or so and figure out how just the next *bit* works before I try to move past that. Right. So I'm off to do that, I am.

Boy. I had vague hopes of getting through chapter 10 by the end of the weekend. If I do that, man, I will be a god among men, I tell you. A veritable god among men.

ytd wordcount: 65,800
miles to Minas Tirith: 78
Current Mood: impressedimpressed, as in, the impression one makes on a brick wall when one runs into it
Current Music: bon jovi: i am
sammywolsammywol on April 21st, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
I am sorry for you, poor impressed writer person, but have a feeling that by tomorrow night could end up feeling sorry for the wall. Go knock it to flinders you god amongst men you!
kitmizkit on April 21st, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
but have a feeling that by tomorrow night could end up feeling sorry for the wall

I hope so! But I have to write an entirely new chapter seven, or at least enough new scenes to constitute a new chapter whether they all actually end up in one chapter or not, and then after that...well, after that I'm a little fuzzy on the details. I may have to settle for getting through chapter 8, which, really, would be just fine. :)
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kit: writingmizkit on April 21st, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
You give me hope! :)
R. Scott Shanks, Jr.mnarra on April 21st, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
pshaw. Catie, luv, you are already a god among men.
kitmizkit on April 21st, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)

seems to be the only appropriate response to that. :)