2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

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2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

Postby TeriasM » 19 Oct 2010, 23:32

I'm still waffling between attempting my hand at a true blue romance -it's pretty far out of my usual genre- or plotting out a sequel for one of my previous novels. When it's such a race to the finish, I know I'll give myself a better chance if I already know the characters going into the game but... I'm also curious to see how far I can push myself out of my literary comfort zone. Chances are, it'll end up some crazy mutation of the two.
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Re: 2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

Postby PaulaO » 20 Oct 2010, 05:05

That's the nail on the head. Out of your literary comfort zone.

In a way, it is a good time to try something new. To push beyond the "but..." and try it out.

In another way, it's not a good time because if you get stuck, there's not much room for procrastination.

It is like testing the water of a pool. Do you just jump in and get the pain over with or do you slowly slip in, adjusting as you go?
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Re: 2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

Postby TeriasM » 25 Oct 2010, 22:39

Urgh. I think I may do something incredibly foolish. I might actually try to write two at the same time.

With all the manuscripts I have to edit, November tends to be the one month where I can forcibly push aside the rest of my projects and just write. I'm determined to wring out the highest word count that I can and splitting my attention between two projects might keep the writers block away. (I can hear my somewhat muted voice of reason cackling maniacally in the background.)

I think I should go buy shares in a coffee company now...
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Postby PaulaO » 26 Oct 2010, 03:45

Yer nuts.

Did I type that out loud? LOL

Keep in mind, though, that if you wish to "win", it has to be 50K in one manuscript.
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Re: 2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

Postby TeriasM » 26 Oct 2010, 04:47

Oh yah, I'm talking two full 50k's.

Which is why by the time December rolls around you may see a little more of this :yikes:

I've pounded out some crazy word counts over the past years, if I keep my eye on the prize, I should manage. :scared:
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Re: 2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

Postby deej » 26 Oct 2010, 04:57

Good luck.
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Re: 2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

Postby TeriasM » 29 Oct 2010, 22:52

I think I've got my problem solved. One novel is going to be the sequel to my series, which I've been dragging my feet on doing because I knew I'd need a NaNoWriMo plot. The other, the romance, is going to be a fanfiction. That way I don't have to worry about developing characters/worlds from scratch. I can concentrate on the 'writing a romance' part of it. I've also done something that I've never really done (stuck to) before. I plotted each novel out in 5 page chunks so I know exactly what the characters should be doing and when. Hopefully that'll force through any writer's block that may pop up before my brain shuts down completely.
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Re: 2010- Terias M- I have no freaking clue :S

Postby TeriasM » 02 Nov 2010, 23:26

Finished Day 1 with just over 1700 words on each novel. Not going to lie, that romance fanfiction is not coming to me as easily as I hoped. Today should be a bit better though, finally starting to get into the good part.
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Postby deej » 02 Nov 2010, 23:43

Congrats. Well done, seriously. Good luck today.
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Postby PaulaO » 03 Nov 2010, 04:40

Way cool! Congo rats!
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