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order and Kaos

After a bit of a slump, I’ve been back into writing the last couple of days. Jubilation. I am not the most disciplined of writers. This is an understatement. There’s a constant war in my head between what I ought to be doing and what I feel like doing, and the latter wins most battles. … Continue reading

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Rawr and also rawr

Other than the obligatory family gathering on Monday, don’t mess with me this weekend. [scary face] I haven’t gotten more than an hour of writing in any day during the last week, and that’s not even remotely enough time to get into a groove. I want to make serious headway and that’s only going to … Continue reading

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structural integrity

Today I successfully compiled all of the scenes I’ve written for R+S into a single, chronological document. (Remember, R+S is shorthand for the fake temp title of book 1 – Rocket and Sunchoke.) This isn’t to say it’s ready for people to read yet. No, it’s got enormous gaping holes – they’re uh, between the … Continue reading

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Day 3

Today’s word count: 4179 Wrote a little over 1700 last night, which is not as high as I’d like, but still good. And content is now spawning its own content, which is even better. The material that Tailor promised would yield a chapter has become two, the other half being given over to Camille’s custody, … Continue reading

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breaking the silence

Rhys has been talking to me lately, courtesy of listening to a lot of MuteMath. For the last few months, when I’m driving around listening to music, imagining things, the people who move, the people whose faces I’ve seen, have mostly been Camille, Mac, Hayley, Kei, and Jul. But in the past week or so … Continue reading

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chaos pages

The primordial word soup I was talking about a couple posts ago has a name – chaos pages. This is my new way of sketching out a scene. It feels really right. Right now I’m working on chaos pages for the opening of R+S. I don’t want to introduce too many characters too quickly, but … Continue reading

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purpose

Been struggling lately with the ultimate purpose of two of my most beloved characters. By struggling, I don’t mean that they don’t have purpose…it’s more that I’m having a difficult time deciding which aspects of them to focus on in R+S**,what sort of purpose do they serve in the lives of the main characters, how … Continue reading