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April 10th, 2007


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01:50 pm - Writing update
Well, I haven't been writing much fic lately. But that's because I've been making progress on my spec script. :-) Also because of Holy Week.


Some of my fics-in-progress are going to need the plotty part of my brain back. So as long as I'm slaving over my CSI spec, my Numb3rs/The Sentinel crossover will have to wait. So will my TS novel, which is nearly 2/3 finished.

I did write another page of my first 'ship-fic (Larry/Megan). I don't know that it'll be done in time for the Larry/Megan 'zine deadline I was originally aiming for (April 21), but we shall see.



As I noted over a week ago, I finished my rough draft! That was a huge step for me; I've finished prose things, but this is the first full script (even if it was a TV spec) I've ever gotten this far on. Now I know I can do it, silly as that may sound. :-)

I spent a couple of days going over the rough draft with colored pens and trying to see what works and what doesn't. Some things were obvious; others, I'm still thinking about as I work on the rewrite itself.

I have to say, I love rewriting. The first draft is jumping into unknown waters, not having a clue if you'll come out with treasure or with something you have to throw out. So far, I've been able to keep some stuff, but I'm rejoicing in the chance to toss out the crappy scenes and rework lame dialogue to bring the script closer to the snap and detail of an actual episode of CSI.

I'm not fooling myself; I will need more work on it, and my writer's group will unflinchingly tell me where. But as I work on it, I keep feeling that this is actually better than I had dared to hope, and that out of it I can make something that might be worth using to catch an agent's attention.

God knows. I just, you know, write. :-)

Current Mood: calmcalm

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From:kerravonsen
Date:April 10th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
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8-)
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From:whitemartyr
Date:April 10th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
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But as I work on it, I keep feeling that this is actually better than I had dared to hope, and that out of it I can make something that might be worth using to catch an agent's attention.

Hooray!!! That's fantastic! I'm so glad you are making good progress and feeling good about it too! Whoo! Yay God!

I am sorta starting to suss out my Ruby ending. But just kinda not feeling the show right now. Maybe 'cause I'm in Doctor Who space not Ruby... oh well. I WILL get this re-write done and handed in soon. I will.

I'm so proud of you, Sarah bear. ;) HUGGSSS!
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 11th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad you are making good progress and feeling good about it too!

Gosh, yes, me too. :-) I have more control, so naturally I feel more confident. *facepalm*

Glad to hear your Ruby is beginning to shape itself. You go, girl! You WILL get this done, and it'll be good! *HUGS*
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From:maevebran
Date:April 11th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
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Really, you like rewriting? I don't, I get sick of looking at the same words over and over. Anyway good luck with it.

God knows. I just, you know, write. :-)
The song I keep repeating is "When You Believe" from the Prince of Egypt I keep trying to cling to the belief God knows what he is doing and if I believe it will happen.
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 11th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
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Really, you like rewriting?

Yeah. From what other writers have told me, this does place me in the "slightly strange" category. :-) I think it's because my favorite part of writing is the skill of coaxing the words to do what I want them to do, and I can't do much of that when I'm trying to bash my idea/outline into description and dialogue for the first time. That just gives me rough stuff to work with; it's the tearing apart and tweaking, the fine-tuning, that really thrills me.
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From:mistraltoes
Date:April 11th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
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Sounds like you are making good progress. Yay!
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 11th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
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I am! Who knew I could? Not me, mostly. It's a relief to be in this stage. There were some weeks when I was convinced I would never get here. *shakes head*

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