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Working Slowly Through

So it appears that my goal of getting everything transcribed and compiled in a week was a bit...unrealistic. I have gotten through less than half of the first notebook (and it's not even a large notebook). The good thing news is that the slowness is due in part to 1) working on my dissertation prospectus, which is indeed coming along, 2) Getting Ideas as I transcribe that must be jotted down before I can move on, and 3) having social things to do. And needing to spend evenings with my husband.

I'm also realizing that I won't be able to use a lot of the early stuff I wrote, but that's as it should be, right? It means that I (and my story, and my characters) have progressed significantly since I started. And most of a first draft ends up gone or drastically changed by the time you get to a polished finished product...or so I hear. I actually started out writing a completely different novel--one which will need to be written, though whether it will be my next project I'm not sure.

So in light of this week's progress and discoveries, I've decided to revise my goals to the following:

This week: make a plot outline and start brainstorming chapter/scene divisions
Next week: solidify characters (there are characters and relationships in the early stuff that disappear later--must decide if I want to keep them/work them in or not)
By March 15: finish transcribing and compiling raw material

Yep, that looks about right.

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audrey_hok
Feb. 16th, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
Huzzah for working on your dissertation prospectus! Not that I have any idea what that means. >.> An equal huzzah for good ideas, social things, and husbands.

I've heard that said as well, and it looks like you'll have your work cut out for you. I believe in you and your ability to accomplish your goals, btw. ♥ You can do it!
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