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February 10th, 2005


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04:49 am - Writing, not fighting.
859 words tonight. That was it. The only rule was that if I got stuck, I let it go and tried to move on to the next part I knew I needed to write. (It's only an outline. I know what needs to go where.) But still I clawed through every sentence, fought every clause and hacked my way through every paragraph. It felt more like a battle than an attempt to actually write.

Still, it's better than just staring at Word and daring something to happen.

Hi.

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From:betweenstations
Date:February 10th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
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And that's good. You need to write first, revise/throw out later. Just keep writing. Even when you know it's crap.

You can ask Vy, if you need to. This is always the first principle taught in any writing class and in any workshop. It's the core of books like Writing Down the Bones.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 10th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)

Keith

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Help me kill Mama.
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From:derspatchel
Date:February 10th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Keith

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The night was... humid?!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 10th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Keith

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You lied to me! (CLONG)
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From:mcduff
Date:February 10th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Dude, we've all been there. This latest thing over at McDuff Towers constantly fights back.

Here's to having a bigger gun than the language.
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From:antiquated_tory
Date:February 11th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
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My friend Bill is a great fan of one book on writing by a successful hack for aspiring hacks. Its most elemental advice is to always target 500 words a day. It isn't that much and after a year you'll have a 180,000 word novel. But it has to be a minimum of 500 words every day

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