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This is one of those obligatory "talk about what you're writing" posts that I suppose I have to do every once and a while to keep up my cred as a writer and not just a talker-of-shit-on-the-internet. I think the formal term is blogger, but yeah.

Right now I've just written 10,000 words on the wrong story and before that I wrote 4300 on another story that was not what I was supposed to be working on. My brain does not want to stay on task, even though I am a mere six chapters shy of finishing Soul Machines. I'm near the end! Why can't my brain just motor through this last bit of the first draft. Then we'll have all the time in the world to work on these other things!

I suppose I should enjoy the time to be slow about drafts and have no formal deadlines. When I'm all published and famous I won't have that luxury. [/foundless optimism].

So what are you working on, internets? Tell me about your projects and plotlines. Is your brain staying on task any better than mine?

Date: 2010-03-31 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fantasyecho.livejournal.com
Uhm. Sort of. I wrote a query letter I like, but I'm back at editing my YA novel for what feels like the bajillionth time. (The first draft came out great, because I snowflaked the shit out of the outline before getting started.) There're also like, two other stories I want to be writing but somehow it's not coming out.

Also, the book I normally write by hand in is all grossed-up by a leaky chocolate milk bottle, so =/

Date: 2010-03-31 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fiction-theory.livejournal.com
Oh, I totally know that feeling! It's like "when can I stop editing?" when you've got a draft, because it feels like you constantly think of something else you should be doing with the manuscript or something else that's wrong and you don't want to send out anything but the best.

I've had the beverage-on-paper thing happen, too. It's the worst because it warps the paper. Though it's nice to meet another writer who does things by hand as well!

Date: 2010-03-31 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fantasyecho.livejournal.com
Well, I think I should be fine after this re-read? It almost feels like it's an excuse not to be working on other things >_<

Erk, yeah, paper warping is one thing, but this is like, a book? And the milk is making the sides STICK. Instead of several pages it feels like a single piece of cardboard =(

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