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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #140 on: June 06, 2012, 04:28:46 PM »
 :stabs: -Editing the latest chapter of KQ5, just when I thought it was done. Pacing: My worst enemy!

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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #141 on: June 07, 2012, 04:17:03 AM »
pre-emptively :stabs: GRC meeting... Just so it knows what's what!! >:( ::) :P

:stabs: Writers block
 :stabs: How incredibly stupid this article sounds. It always sounds so much better in my head.
Writers often feel that their own writing sounds terrible. ;) It's probably fine. You can't always self-read for the subjective stuff, but you should be able to be certain that it conforms to standard grammar (or at least to the registers you intend to use if you are using a mixture). :P
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #142 on: June 07, 2012, 08:45:04 AM »
:stabs: -Editing the latest chapter of KQ5, just when I thought it was done.
The last chapter of KQ5? For a wiki or something?
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #143 on: June 07, 2012, 01:08:43 PM »
I think he means his fanfic. :)
 
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #144 on: June 07, 2012, 01:24:32 PM »
Yes, the latest chapter which is chapter 4. I THOUGHT I was done, until I posted it in a message to Delling, who told me I need to work on my pacing on the fight in the desert... and for the past couple of days, I've been trying to edit it somehow so it flows better. And, I still feel stuck. I want to move onto the Gypsy scenes badly, but I also need to work on this. *exasperated sigh* :stab:

Oh, and for the record, I'm a girl. And yes, Cray has offered to put this (and I think my QFG fanfic too?) on his wiki once it is done.

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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #145 on: June 07, 2012, 01:27:53 PM »
Oh, I'm so sorry. :( That was embarrassing.  :-[

:stabs: Food poisoning. :( We went to a lovely place for lunch; it had a turret and a bell tower and cameos on the walls and a baroque garden and was terribly expensive, but we were celebrating my paper and presentation. Dessert was white and milk chocolate mousse. :P
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #146 on: June 07, 2012, 01:37:10 PM »
It's alright, Deloria! :)

*sigh* maybe I should just post the chapter anyway and move on?

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« Reply #147 on: June 07, 2012, 02:21:47 PM »
Don't feel like you need to write everything sequentially. If you want to write the part with the gypsies, write the part with the gypsies. You'll be happier and more productive and after that's done, you can go back and work on more revising. Write whatever you feel inspired to write and don't get stressed if it's not perfect the first time through. It shouldn't be. :)
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #148 on: June 07, 2012, 02:33:30 PM »
I guess I can save it for a second draft? *is slightly hopeful*

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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #149 on: June 07, 2012, 07:47:43 PM »
I almost never write anything in sequence. The plus side is it helps curb writers block.... although I tend to write in scenes and chunks and then at the end I go "Oh... wait.... there's nothing between when they're here and then later when I wrote this clever line...." :P

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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #150 on: June 08, 2012, 06:55:51 AM »
With my latest personal writing endeavor, a novel I'm working on, I've made great efforts to go in order, straight from start to finish, because that's something that's been quite hard for me, actually finishing! I'm great at getting a few chapters in, setting things up, but when the task of getting into the plot comes along is where I often falter.

It's taken a while, and without having semi-regular deadlines of submitting work to my writing group, I wouldn't have been able to make it, but I'm actually getting close to the end! Of course, I've changed dozens of details and will need to go back and rewrite and adjust the whole damn thing plenty once I am done, but I'm glad I'm finally reaching the 'endgame' section.

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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #151 on: June 08, 2012, 07:33:04 AM »
With my latest personal writing endeavor, a novel I'm working on, I've made great efforts to go in order, straight from start to finish, because that's something that's been quite hard for me, actually finishing! I'm great at getting a few chapters in, setting things up, but when the task of getting into the plot comes along is where I often falter.

I find approaching the plot as a logistic problem/project (like organizing an event) is helpful for this, but then getting the actual story written that interconnects those points is often still very difficult for me. :-X So, using lots of organizational tools like timelines, etc.,

Another problem is that actual works often DO have breaks in time where several months or years pass with only a note that this has happened at the start of a paragraph or so (IF WE'RE LUCKY!!), and I find that really difficult to do... I find it really jarring. When I enter "story-writing" mode, I want to write EVERYTHING. ::)
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #152 on: June 08, 2012, 09:06:22 AM »
:stabs: Tummies. They suck. Right Cray? >:(
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #153 on: June 08, 2012, 11:12:42 AM »
Do what I do: Eat at most once every other day. :P It's how I avoid oxycontin's adverse GI effects. :P It's much more pleasant when people think you're anorexic than when they think you're bulimic. :P

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:stabs: Getting high for the second time today because I'm having contractions and contractions really, really suck. :'(
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #154 on: June 08, 2012, 11:22:26 AM »
pre-emptively :stabs: GRC meeting... Just so it knows what's what!! >:( ::) :P

:stabs: Writers block
 :stabs: How incredibly stupid this article sounds. It always sounds so much better in my head.
Writers often feel that their own writing sounds terrible. ;) It's probably fine. You can't always self-read for the subjective stuff, but you should be able to be certain that it conforms to standard grammar (or at least to the registers you intend to use if you are using a mixture). :P

That you are right :) Luckily I'm not the only editor on the Four Winds so one of the other ones helped me out tremendously. Still not 100 percent happy but it sounds okay.
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #155 on: June 08, 2012, 11:54:38 AM »
:stabs: Tummies. They suck. Right Cray? >:(
Tummies and intestines. The worst. You don't even know :( I'm having a really painful day today. Probably sat upright too much when I was downstairs on the couch yesterday.

Probably not helped by the argument I'm having with my guild leader in WoW....
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And the fact I'm running out of money for my bills and I haven't heard anything about my TDI since I applied for it.
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And most of my friends are up in Boston for Boston Pride this weekend. Without me. :(
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And I'm bored out of my mind.

Oh, and two more things...
 :stabs: people who say "I feel your pain" -- particularly if they're talking about very ordinary menstrual cramps. No. You don't.
 :stabs: people who say "I thought you were in remission. I didn't know it could come back." Uhm, that's why it's called "remission" and not "cured".
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #156 on: June 08, 2012, 11:59:55 AM »
:hug: 'Sir Cray' * as I call you now.

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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #157 on: June 08, 2012, 12:19:44 PM »
:hug: 'Sir Cray' * as I call you now.
Inappropriately in the wrong thread!  :stabs: :P
No, I'm kidding, thanks. :)
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #158 on: June 08, 2012, 02:18:00 PM »
Oh, and two more things...
 :stabs: people who say "I feel your pain" -- particularly if they're talking about very ordinary menstrual cramps. No. You don't.
THIS!!!! Normal people do not habitually very nearly bleed to death because they don't ovulate normally and therefore can't stop the process. They do also not lie awake at night or wake up screaming because they're having contractions that never seem to end. They do not have their cycle suppressed because they would otherwise bleed to death or be hospitalised for pain management. They do not have monstrously large uterine blood clots that they have to give birth to. And they don't take narcotics every single day because they would otherwise be incapable of functioning because the pain is just too bad. People who have "bad periods" have NO IDEA what I go through every day and that have nothing to do with how my cycle is.
 
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Re: The Stabbing Thread
« Reply #159 on: June 08, 2012, 02:25:01 PM »
 :stabs: Sir Cray's and Haids' tummies

 :stabs:  :stabs: :stabs: :stabs: :stabs: Deloria's daddy and her pain in general

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