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They're Multiplying

I now have an "Actual Story" document, a "Character info" document, a "Not making it in...?" document, a "background and notes" document, and an "other stories from Bridget drafts" document. It kind of feels like a lot, but since I'm something of a hoarder when it comes to my writing (ask me about my journal collection sometime), I can't stand to just delete or not transcribe anything--which means everything has to have a place. Including the three version of the same scene that I wrote at different points. A scene that may very well not make it into the story. But each version has potentially useful things and characterization tidbits that should be helpful, at least. I'm trying not to get frustrated with myself for doing something silly like writing three versions of the same scene. Also for only working on this process one day this week. Which was today.

This week's slacking has been brought to you by my husband being on spring break, my continued stress over my prospectus (still not close to done, apparently), and a general propensity to waste time. I shall do better this week--I shall work on this project at least 3 days. And I shall at least start to read a book. (I'm thinking Fairest, because I have it, and I want to.)

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audrey_hok
Apr. 6th, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
I think you're awesome for having all those different documents! You can incorporate tidbits for other parts in the story or save them for new, cool stories in the future!

Good luck this week! And enjoy whatever book you end up picking.
brooke_hok
Apr. 9th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
I think you're still in the healthy range of author-specific neuroses. Good luck with the prospectus, and reading is a really good idea--fun, relaxing, and a good way to kinda sorta not really waste time. >.>
gwynne_hok
Apr. 11th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
I second Brooke. No worries about your many documents. I've got about fifteen for Chrysalis. I wish I'd done it earlier, like on my first draft, so you're way ahead of the curve. Also, never feel silly about multiple versions of the same event. I think that's pretty common. I can't tell you how many times I wrote some of my favorite scenes only to snip them out. Good for you!

Good luck on your prospectus. *cheers you on!*

Also, you'll have to let us know what you think of Fairest. I read it years ago and would love to hear your opinion!
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