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    Starting a new page ...

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by cutecat22, Jan 5, 2015.

    Not sure if any of you write like me (in chunks from all over the timeline but starting a new page for each chunk ...)

    Anyway, I just finished some really heavy work on a section with a word count of 47085 and have gone straight on to a new section. Current word count, 53. :)

    I always feel excited when I start a new page but I also hate it, it scares me to death!

    Does anyone else get these mixed feelings when you start a new bit?
     
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    Well I'm about to start chapter 2, if that counts. And as for mixed feelings - not so much. I just end up stopping... like I've hit a block. Once the scene gets going it's just fine though lol.
     
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    I'm like that.
    Every time I start a new chapter I'm like "... break time!" cause I don't wanna start it :p
     
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    Exactly. I have 63 words for chapter 2 so far...

    Hey, you got any thoughts on the name Tyler for a dragon shapeshifter guy? It was just the first name that came to me when I first started. I have nothing particularly against the name, but I keep wondering if I should change it.
     
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    Wait, @A.M.P. - you got published? (just saw your sig)
     
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    You're published, @A.M.P.? That amazing to hear, congrats!
     
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    To the OP:
    It depends on the page, I must say. Most of the time I find it quite daunting, but sometimes it's the complete opposite: a relief to finally be able to put the words on paper.
     
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    Congrats @A.M.P. !!

    Yes, @Komposten It's kind of a daunting feel but like you said, can't wait to get the new words down. I had to stop at 64 words as I'm not not sure which way to go with the two MC's. Going to have to sleep on it!
     
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    Lol, thx everyone!

    Ill admit sometimes its the opposite, the current chapter being sluggish or even uncertin, but a fresh blank page lets me move to more famioiar territory.
     
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    Well, sometimes a fresh page frees you up to do things you couldn't otherwise do just by editing :)

    And I forgot to say congrats @A.M.P. !!
     
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    A new page? What are you, a senator?

    Joking aside, I don't really want to focus on the things that break the flow. Sure, there are chapter breaks and scene transitions, but the last thing you should want is a break (brake?) in momentum!
     
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    I don't really consider it a break in momentum as such. When I start a blank page, it's usually a new file (and therefore a different section of the book) and it's usually because I have either come to the end of or hit a brick wall in the current section that I'm working on.

    So the blank page is sort of like a fresh start but it always gives me the heebie-jeebies. I just find it really scary, that blank page staring back at me. Once I get half way down the page, I'm fine. :-D
     
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    I get stuck on new pages sometimes. Other times, it's really exciting to see that blank page just waiting to be filled with words (that is, if you have a good idea what you want to happen in the particular section). Sometimes it even helps to start fresh, to just start writing and see where it goes, and just maybe write yourself out of a block.
     

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