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    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    Barn's Lack of Progress journal

    Discussion in 'Progress Journals' started by I.A. By the Barn, Dec 28, 2016.

    Today I cut 1000 words from my first short
    And wrote half of the third edition of the first draft of K&B's story.
    It'll be gone by tomorrow evening :D
     
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    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    I've just about finished this version of my first short but I'm reviewing it again.
    I was right about K&B's story, I got rid of it because it was daft.
    Also I'm fully outlining everything which is not fun, but it'll be worth it.
     
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    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    First short, er ehm well...
    Raf story ~around 5000 words
    K&B short story has been restarted that many times....
    Outlines all done :)
     
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    Whatever happened to your story set in 1830s England about the young woman named Martha (I think) and the social uprising? That had legs, I thought.

    That was yours wasn't it?
     
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    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    @Catrin Lewis ...No, I don't believe that is mine.

    Random short story that is never going to see the light of day and has no reason to exist and that I came up with while being very lost in a forest miles from home? ✔That was the most terrifying night of my life.
    Final version of first short? ✘You know... I'm doing 'things'
    Sequel to first short? Hell yes.
    Actual start of K&B's short story? Yessy mc yes yes (and listening to all of Yes's albums yes) I was so happy with myself because for ages I couldn't think of the damn inciting event and the characters just randomly went into the plot for no reason but now it's all okay!
     
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    Reading the small print though, there's a story in that! Lost in forest, terrifying night. Not a metaphor is it? I'm intrigued...
     
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    Oh, yeah. I just searched, and that story idea was from @Sapphire at Dawn, who hasn't been around since September. Not sure why I thought it was yours.

    I agree with @SethLoki. I too think the lost in the forest incident could result in a good tale. But maybe you need to get more perspective on it first.
     
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    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    Nope, not a metaphor. At the moment it is a stream of consciousness and I'm not really sure I should do anything with it as it's very much based upon how I was feeling at the time.
     
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    Full update since I haven't done one in a while (there is a reason why this is a lack of progress journal though, so be warned):
    Final draft of first t&b&d thingyI'm a bad parent, it's rather neglected poor thing
    'splat' versions of the next three t&b&d ✔
    'splat' version of m&s (no that's not marks and spencers)✔
    3rd draft of first k&b (working title of salt, sugar and spice)✔
    'splat' version of second k&b✔
    Reworked splat draft for army thingy (now with all new added research!)✔
    Larks (my fifth thing) is this || close to being hurled out the window. I've written a splat draft and got it to a real draft three times already and I can't get it to start right :(
     
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    OK, that's an interesting entry. Hang in there? :write:
     
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    Death's kisses is no longer a tangled mess. It has focus, I know exactly what is going to happen from beginning to end. I feel bloody fantastic. Its a character study, yes, but I don't care! Cus its gonna be the inside of someone's mind and their life and I feel amazing. I've just got to get the words in the right places now.
    Easy, right? I wish...
    Previously know as 'army thingy' and is being written very much out of order~
     
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    I guess I better update this rubbish:
    I have zero words.
    I do however have set out character profiles and have done exercises in making my characters act in character. Rather than having a set idea of how I want a scene to go, I just let my characters act in character and now I think I have a better understanding of them.
    Idk, I feel less cut out to be a writer these days. I never tell anyone I write these days. I just fuck about with imaginary people sometimes.
    My brain won't let me give up on these characters, so something will be written one day, that much I can promise. Will it be soon and good? Probably not.
     

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