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I have months and months and months of material I've generated on this story that kind of gets out of sight, out of mind, and I wanted to sift through it before I really started to draw a picture of what my plot was going to look like. I started going back over it all, pulling out the bits I like and gathering them up with the intention, when I'm done, of organizing them into something resembling an outline.

That was last week, and that's pretty much how I spent this week as well. I finished up the gathering phase and started the organizing phase, which is going to keep me busy for a while. Especially since, having neglected The Destroyer all week, I need to get back to that in the coming week.

I'm not sure all of this is going to result in an outline at the end. I think some of folks who responded to my last entry have an idea that's more workable for me--having a general idea where I want the characters to be at the end of the story, and then letting them lead the way as I actually write.

So right now I'm gathering all the ideas I've generated in the past year, both the ones I decided to keep and the ones I decided to discard, with the hope of reaffirming the choices I've already made, but also just to have everything in one place as I start to write to draw from or ignore as I choose, but nothing that is set in stone.


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Sep. 19th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
as always good luck
Sep. 19th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm gonna need it, time-wise.
Sep. 19th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
i hear you on that account
Sep. 20th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Good luck to you, too!
Sep. 20th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
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