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Oct. 23rd, 2011

Head hitting desk.  Wall.  Keyboard.

Grumbling while man-child Dev snickers at the conversation I'm having with myself.  Searching ancient languages for a word that can replace a perfectly good English word that is, evidently, putting readers off.  Giving up because using search-and-replace at some future point will be far more productive than wheel-spinning right now.  Deciding to completely skip looking at the novel's opening, reserving the right to determine its fate at a later date.  Gnashing teeth when subsequent chapters also refuse to cooperate.

Resisting the urge to paint my kitchen instead.

Then New Guy taps me on the shoulder and lets me know he has an idea, if I'm interested.  The idea ain't perfect, but it's better than what I was working with.

Chapter 1 done.

Really missing the ability to walk out the back door, tromp upstairs, and talk it over with a bunch of writers.

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jazzfish
Oct. 24th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
There's a handful of us on Twitter, and we even talk about writing occasionally. It's really not the same, but it helps some.
thanate
Oct. 24th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
what he said. Though the twitter stream is a time investment in and of itself.

Sounds like you've got something sorted, though, so that's nice. :)
blairmacg
Oct. 25th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
I have yet to jump into Twitter, mostly because I'm terribly distractable. (Squirrel!) I can spend hours on sff.net alone. Now I've added LJ, email groups, AW... I'd never get any writing done! :-)
sartorias
Oct. 24th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! A solid start!

(I am back wrestling with my troublesome chapter yet again . . .)
blairmacg
Oct. 25th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
It is a start, yes. New guy is cooperating, though he really, really, really despises Benkil. Must keep a lid on that, yes.
aanna_t
Oct. 25th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
We're here! We're here! Now you don't actually have to go outside: just email or message us. =)

YAY on the chapters you've started!
blairmacg
Oct. 25th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Very true. And it does make me smile.

(Even though I'll have to fetch my own gimlet, bake my own cookies, and get my son to play guitar in the backround. ;-)
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