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    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by Imaginarily, Sep 18, 2015.

    Yay, a place where strangers can pester me to get the things done!

    Okay, so. I love this. Here are some basic goals I have for my work.

    1. Start brainstorming the ending for my still-secret novel thing. (How many pages make a novel? It's only like 100.) I'd like to have ideas rolling around by October.
      • This is gonna take hella work. Hear me? Hella.
    2. Explore some conflicts for Jack so I can write his story by myself. Trying to RP him out has been a massive disappointment.
      • @Shadowfax had a really neat idea for this. I want some more options, but I will explore the thrill-seeker thingy anyway.
        • Write at least the intro scene (and post for critique) by the 25th.
     
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    Imaginarily, get things done :)
    Kidding. Is this secret novel the one you were asking advice for? The one with the French tattoo?

    Good luck with your project!
     
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    A novel is generally about 80,000 words. Young adult can be as short as 50k. Anything less than that and it's probably a novella, but the lines aren't clearly defined and it's genre-specific.
     
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    Pester pester. Pester pester. Get it done! Hehehe! Also, 80,000 words is not that much. It about 280 pages of double spaced 8 x 11" papers. At least get it started before Nanowrimo if you can.
     
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    Got the intro scene for @Shadowfax 's thrill-seeker idea down! Just need to polish it up a little and then wait to be eligible to post for critique.

    What section does vampire fiction go under? :bigeek: Fantasy? Thriller? Horror? Mystery? The setting is present-day.
     
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    Also, my secret novel is 106 pages (single spaced at size 10 Times New Roman) in Google Docs, with just over 51,000 words. There is a lot of work to be done on it, so I presume that figure will grow.
     
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    I'd say it would be fantasy. 51,000 words, 106 pages in 10pt. Lot of dialogue?
     
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    A fair amount. It clips along, and there is a lot of room for filling in between the dialogue.
     
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    Updated goals:


    1. Start brainstorming the ending for my still-secret novel thing. (How many pages make a novel? It's only like 100.) I'd like to have ideas rolling around by October.
      • This is gonna take hella work. Hear me? Hella.
    2. Explore some conflicts for Jack so I can write his story by myself. Trying to RP him out has been a massive disappointment.
      • @Shadowfax had a really neat idea for this. I want some more options, but I will explore the thrill-seeker thingy anyway.
        • Write at least the intro scene (and post for critique when I'm eligible)
    3. Fix that god damn sex scene so it's not rape. I dunno. Like, today.
     
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    *beats female protagonist over the head with a frying pan, repeatedly*

    Stop. Shrinking. Away. From. Him! HAVE SEX GOD DAMN IT. :bigmad:
     
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    Ha, I am more like "stop having sex"! I have more than a dozen scenes with only one actually being rape, so be good and change it to love.:friend:
     
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    She's just being a huge cockblocker right now and it's pissing me and Mr. Man off really bad. :rofl:

    It's such a steamy scene, too! And she's just like "Nah I don't wanna." YES YOU DO, WOMAN. GET ON IT.
     
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    *cuts out the part where she's being infuriating, but saves it in a document because it's actually a cute fight*

    Now you let that man mount you, young lady, and I don't want to see either of you till morning! :bigmad:
     
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    Well it's not perfect, but at least it's not rape anymore. :cheerleader:

    1. Start brainstorming the ending for my secret novel thing. I'd like to have ideas rolling around by October.
      • This is gonna take hella work. Hear me? Hella.
    2. Explore some conflicts for Jack so I can write his story by myself. Trying to RP him out has been a massive disappointment.
      • @Shadowfax had a really neat idea for this. I want some more options, but I will explore the thrill-seeker thingy anyway.
        • Write at least the intro scene (and post for critique when I'm eligible)
    3. Fix that god damn sex scene so it's not rape. I dunno. Like, today.
     
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    3. Now, fix the sex scene so it's only from dude's perspective. By the 27th?​
     
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    Why are sex scenes so diiiifficult? :cry:

    Urgh. :dead:
     
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    And then I realized,

    I have effectively written two parallel sex scenes whilst trying to fix the original one.

    At first I thought this was a problem, but then I also realized --

    They can just have sex again later and I can put the rest of this to good use!

    It's canon. It's plausible. It's totally within the bounds of their personalities and the plot to fuck again. :bigwink:
     
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    Hit a block last night for this sex scene after having been working on it for the last, literally, few days straight.

    Gave up, went to bed, figured out what to do.

    Took like three hours to fall asleep. :dead: Dammit, poor bedtime habits and your obvious consequences!
     
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    Not at all happy with how long this god damn scene is taking to write. Got three paragraphs today, ran into a brick wall. :supermad:
     
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    You better not be still trying to a write the love scene! The whole notion of trying to write it across multiple days is rather strange to me, but maybe a different scene since you are not in the mood for love?
     
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    It's an important scene. :/ The reason it's taking so long is because there's so much in it, I guess. This is the encounter that changes the entire nature of their relationship, and with it, the plot.
     
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    One scene took me days and still isn't perfect - the one where the two protagonists meet. I don't think it's odd. You'll get there :)
     
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    Thanks for this. :-D Helps.

    I think I am burning out a little on this scene. When you were writing your scene, did you take breaks to write other scenes? Or did you just plow straight through?
     
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    I came back to it several times. :)
     
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