Moose's progress journal

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  1. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Some more chpt 25 written last night WC 67325

    question for caden - do you want everything at once or multiple smaller portions ( ETA that came out dirtier sounding than it did in my head)

    (given that we are looking at 17k or so since I last sent anything your way)
     
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    *laughs* I hope you got my answer.. am still waiting for yours ;)

    Router still not there o_O
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    I'm basically without internet most of the time , per the pm i just sent you.

    progress wise ive just completed chpt 27 - wc 72796
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    After a bit of a stall caused by some shit I have going on in my life at present have now completed chpt 28 wc 75,203

    ETA stopping for the night, halfway through chpt 29 wc 76,509
     
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    Chpt 29 complete wc 77242
     
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    Chpt 30 finished wc 78886
     
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    After another depression/antidepressant inspired hiatus finally got started again, finishing for the night halfway into chpt 31 - wc79446
     
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    This isn't in a subforum I frequent (kind of like my story, which I don't frequent either) but it's an inspirshaming thread. Inspiring as in: damn, you're just trucking along, and shaming as in "C'mon, Iain, you set a 7k word goal just a few weeks after this started, had a six week paid vacation, and...."

    And?!?

    Keep on truckin', Moose, I'll be right behind you...someday.
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    after another blockage ( I don't really believe in writers block, but I haven't been in the right mood to do much -would that be the 'write mood' ? - I have now finished chpt 31 . WC 80442

    Its quite a short chapter so I reckon i'll aim to finish Chpt 32/33 as well before i send them to the scythe of Caden
     
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    I am already sharpening my blades :D
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Halfway through chpt 32 , Wc 81227

    ETA Chpt 32 complete WC81924
     
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    Halfway through chpt 33 WC 82436
     
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    When can I Alpha read this piece of art?

    Gimme gimme. I'll be honest and open.
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    It depends on how good you are at ignoring spag errors - there are currently a lot, Caden is going to edit for me when i get to the end, so if spag bothers you you might want to wait and beta read.

    If you can look past the spag to the storyline plot/character/setting etc then you can have it in chunks any time you're ready.
     
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    Slight rejig on what I wrote last night - still at the same place in the narrative but WC now 82569
     
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    Pft, SPAG. So long as the font's not weird and it goes in Adobe.
     
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    Cool - once I've redrafted the first chunk based on caden's comments i'll send it over to you
     
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    And another rewrite of the same bit WC now 82721

    I really need to stop tinkering with this bit and write the next scene
     
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    So I didn't make my Xmas deadline and I suspect I'm highly unlikely to finish first draft by new year either ( I estimate I'm about 15k away). I need to get back into my 2k per day habit.

    On the plus side I know in my head how the story goes from here to completion (which is as close to planning as I come) I just need to get my head down and do some writing.
     
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    I've been there! Keep plugging away. I used to get 2-3k words out a night easy. Nowadays, theres so many little changes to make iy feels like I'm not doing anything.

    You know your story. Thats enough.
     
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    Chpt 31, 32 and first half of 33 rewritten yet again - I am finally happy with these , Wc now 82600

    I shall submit to Caden's tender mercies once I have finished chpt 33
     
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    Looking forward to it! :twisted:
     
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    Another few hundred words tonight - wc now 82898. I seem to be struggling with this bit, i think because its a between action sequences section, and i tend to write too much showing every step then go back and cut it out - I may bin the whole planning scene ive just wriiten for example and instead open in the thick of the next mission.
     
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    And as predicted I've just deleted nearly everything I wrote yesterday - too wordy, too info dumpy can be skipped over anyway , blah ( I give that critique a lot in the workshop so its frustrating that I wind up doing it myself) WC now 82584

    :supermad::cry:
     
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    Well I've crashed through the block like John Wayne driving a wagon load of nitro - I was right earlier I just need to skip the boring bollocks and open in the heat of the next mission Wc now 83255
     
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