1. Alan Aspie

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    Aspie's Pipeline

    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by Alan Aspie, Aug 7, 2018.

    Phases:

    1. Idea
    2. Planning
    3. Structural work and character developement
    4. Writing Shitty First Draft = SFD
    5. SFD sleeps for some time
    6. Rewriting rounds
    7. Beta readers
    8. Final editing/polish
    9. To the publishing houses (or agents if it leaves Fennoscandia)
    10. To the market
    11. Market response.
    12. I don't know.

    Active Projects:

    1. AP - in phase 5 and will be for some time
    2. SH - in the beginning of the phase 3
    3. Sequels of SH - in the beginning of phase one
    4. OIT - in the phase 3
    5. HKO -
    6. KTK - in the phase 2
    7. AH -
    8. LH - in the phase 2
    9. AO - in the beginning of the phase 3.

    Passive projects…
    KH, ETV, IV, PR, RR, ET, IV, LL, TTL, TM, JH, EMK, SS, JK, MJR
    These exist but are not active just now.

    I will work with one project at time. Other projects are waiting or brewing or growing or dying or... in the background in that time.

    I think I'll start writing in monday 13.8. 2018. Probably with SH (30% likelyhood) or AO (65% likelyhood).

    I try to report about weekly.

    This is starting point of this log. My second post is about current situation. In the beginning it will be similar with this. I hope it will change when time and sweat go by.
     
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    Current situation. Will be updated if/when there are changes in pipeline.

    Active Projects:

    1. AP - in phase 5 and will be for some time
    2. SH - phase 4 going.
    3. Sequels of SH - in the beginning of phase one
    4. OIT - in the phase 3
    5. HKO -
    6. KTK - in the phase 2
    7. AH -
    8. LH - in the phase 2
    9. AO - in the beginning of the phase 3.
    10. NN - in the phase 1.

    Passive projects…
    KH, ETV, IV, PR, RR, ET, IV, LL, TTL, TM, JH, EMK, SS, JK, MJR
    These exist but are not active just now.
     
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    6-12.8 2018

    Studying character developement, rewriting and other stuff.

    Truby, Corbett, McEnerney...

    Trying to manage my tennis elbow. (Not from tennis.)
     
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    My studying style:

    I go around and around and...

    1. I read a book about writing or something closely connected to writing. I underline and write remarks.

    2. I read something else. I underline and write remarks.

    3. While reading I google things, meet people, watch youtube videos about things I am reading about. While I watch TV I pay some attention to the screenwriting behind movie/show/whatever.

    4. I go all the time to both directions - to details and to bigger picture.

    5. I just contact peoples or institutions that have anything to do with anything that might be interested. A double murderer? Of cource. Security Police organisation? Of course. An addict, drunk, career criminal? Why not 2, 3, 4, 5...? A researcher? Maybe next week. Depressed, narcissist, someone very old, a "knight", a minister of this-and-that, a political spin master, professor... Email, phone, meet, just go and talk if you can....

    Back to the beginning.

    Edit:

    Now I use to study topics after writing. Usually not more than 1-2 topics.
     
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    I started intense working with SH today.

    SH is a comedy.

    I start with structural work & character development.

    I'll try to tell weekly word counts here. I might tell daily word counts or other working also. We'll see.

    Today going through old stuff.

    Writing structure paper 803 words + JT character paper 385 words = 1 188 words today.
     
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    Sick. Can't focus on writing. Almost nothing. Some background work and 624 words on character development today. Characterr B, contagonist.

    Slow, almost sleepy start.
     
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    Sick.

    Character development and developing character development.
    Character paper of JT from 385 to 742 words = 360 words
    Character paper of MN 665 words.
    Total 1 025 words today.

    After that I will read a bit.
     
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    Now that I am working with character development I work like this:

    1. I read my background material through. I mark everything connected to this person with his/her color.

    2. I read and correct yesterdays work.

    3. I write characters paper.

    I have my own format for character building. It stresses inner things + things that are in the interface of individual and social.

    It is best to do only one main character per day.

    Today:

    - Sick.
    - Character paper of sidekick J.A. 982 words today.
    - Rest of the day I will study narrative style and character building by reading a good book that builds stories around characters - not characters around stories.

    Story is SH.
    JT is MC, protagonist.
    B is contagonist. Not a human being.
    M.N. is antagonist.
    J.A is sidekick.
     
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    Can't write anything.
    Can't do much background work either.
    I did not understand to make distance to certain kind of behaviour fast enough.
    Now I must use this day to dismantle (?) consequences of that.
    In future I must keep certain interaction barriers to certain direction very high and permanent to prevent similar disruption. And can't let anyone draw me to dominance hierarchy plays that players don't see while they play. (Because they can't let themselves see what they are really doing because it is against their own values.)

    I just can't understand certain kind clustered thinking that uses more associations and connotations than real world real data.

    But there really are elements of comedy in most of tragedies.
     
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    - Sick
    - Character development. PT (love interest with sidekick flavour) character paper 817 words.
    - Hard part was to resolve emotional & personal wound. After that things opened.
    - I did use an expert to help me with this person. And that special knowledge helped a lot. (My wife knows & understand some things I don't.)
    - Two character in protagonists team left. Several anta- and contagonists + others.
    - Looks like at least next week goes to characters & structure.
    - Many small parts of character development shout that if something was not dealt here it would make a mountain of work in SFD or rewriting.
     
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    - Sick.
    - Not character development to SH but idea for NN and very shallow character dev. Only 658 words.
    - Backgroundwork for NN with the topic N.
    - This NN -thing just pushed itself through everything else.
    - There is a lot of synergia between SH and NN. So this does disturb and help me at the same time.

    This weeks total wordcount:
    817 + 672 + 767 + 993 + 631 + 658 = 4 538

    Background work will take at least next week. Propably more.
     
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    - Still sick but maybe getting slowly better.
    - Character development. Story SH, female character SS. 740 words today.
    - I had some difficulties with her inner structure and how it relates to her history and personality. Had them solved.
    - Only one character from protagonists team left. Then to other characters.
    - Relations between character types and characters are forming all the time. That means that both story line and plot get plenty of raw material while developing characters.
    - Now to topics related to this story.
     
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    - Still sick. Not much. This couch & small fever -virus is tough. And it seems to be everywhere. It effects sleeping and that is not good.
    - Character development 539 words. Not easy character.
    - Storyworld development A 94 words and T 236 words.
    - Filling structure paper from 803(?) to 994 words = 191
    - Todays total word count is 1 060 words.
    - Before and after writing studying topics N and CD.

    edit

    More storyworld building. 101 words of AM. Todays total goes to 1 161 words.
     
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    - Still a bit sick. Not much.
    - Studying topic N. Then...
    - Character development. Character HB. 784 words today.
    - Back to studying topic N.
    - Also studying and reading about topic CD.
    - My character papers go like this: First 13 main topics that have


    lots of topics. Now I fill 13 first and leave 5 completely empty. Those 13 are main topics. They have 76 subtopics. Those 5 don't have subtopics, but they are complex and quite sociological.
     
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    - Character development. Character P A-R 877 words. Charcter Nameless 574 words.
    - Todays total word count 1 451 words.
    - Studying topics N and CD.
    - First time I did 2 character papers in same day. Risky, but was possible because of reasons.
     
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    - Storyworld development kidnapped me.
    - SP-org 814words.
    - T + A + AM 131 words more.
    - Character development TH 782 words-
    - Todays total 1 727 words.
    - I'll go a bit forward by studying topic SP.
    - I'll pay more attention to topic CD.

    Working goes well.

    Next thing will be story structure. There is some material, but it needs deeper thinking and checking + a bit more material before I jump to SFD.

    I'm thinkig about double layer beat sheet, where one layer is xxxxxxxxxx and second is zzzzzzzz.
     
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    - Structural work. Not much words.
    - My own beat sheet. 96 words.
    - Structure paper from 994 words (?) to 1 552 words = 558 wods.
    - Todays total word count 664 words of structural work.
     
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    Total amount of written and printed material in phases 1, 2, 3 is now 114 pages. There is also some material I have written but not printed. And of course outside source material.

    Started SFD of SH today. Todays wordcount 921.
    Total wordcount of SFD 921.


    Ok start.
     
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    Today:
    - Background work LIR 103 words, assorted 540 words.
    - SH SFD 921 => 1 323 = 402 WORDS
    - Slow start.
     
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    - Today I started with studuing topics SW and K&S (MfM in English).

    Starting SFD has shown me that I must study some topics more. I will do it through the writing process. Sometimes it slows writing. When that happens, I still try to write some amount.

    Most of this background work seems to be connected to getting real but extraordinary people who form real but extraordinary social relations, structures and so on.

    So... This is not so much about storyline but personal and interpersonal nuances. "What makes Alice tick?” "How does Bart really feel?" "Why and how Cecilia is constant and coherent even though her lifestyle and behaviour is in conflict with her larger and deeper goals?"

    I'm finding out that if I want to have complex characters it is very complex job to get to know them.


    Will edit/add text later.
     
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    1.9 - 4.9 Different things. Some working with topic HS. Difficult & brain consuming. Only partly connected to this project.

    Monday 3.9 some total BS that is very harmful in every way, but avoiding it would cost too much money.

    Very typical to autistic mind that transitions are hard and inertia takes it's toll. If I can get speed up and focus on my working and nothing else, inertia works to my benefit.

    Autistic inertia is like train. It takes some time to get speed up. That seems slow and inefficient. After that train might do a work of 20 trucks. But if you force it out of "train rhythm" to "truck mode" it is useless. And if you derail it because of some "good" reason, it takes very long time and huge amount of effort to get it back going strong.

    And reasons that out of my authority push me out of rhythm and rise the risk of derailing very much.

    That means I must stop thinking about some interesting topics that hijack my attention too easily.

    5.9 Writing 737 words for SH.
     
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    Studying different topics that are more or less important to my SFD. My main focus is getting one plotline problem solved before writing it.

    Yesterday - Holistic Security Fair. Important to my writing. I had opportunities to talk with some professionals you normally can't talk with. So... it was studying.

    It looks like background work will be double the workload of writing SFD.

    Later:

    Only 324 words BUT that is the hard bottleneck I found hard to pass.
     
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    Studying topic TP for project SH.

    Writing two episodes. 644 + 458 = 1 102 words today.

    Page number of SH:s SFD is now 21.
     
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    Studying several topics.

    Some very slight editing.

    Shitty First Draft got 1 154 words.
     
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    Fighting inertia and momentum that work against me because of reasons.

    Two kids sick. It helped me because it gave me a legitimate & honest reason to avoid something more harmfull.

    795 words today.

    29 pages of Shitty First Draft of SH now. Going very slowly but going forward.
     
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