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December has just been so busy, what little story-work I've done has been mostly scouring old stuff I've already written to decide what can be salvaged and calling that my 300 words for the day. But I'm done scouring now. So back to actual, you know, writing.

The plan for now is just to continue writing out my ass, going in any direction that feels interesting, trying to generate ideas rather than putting any structure on my story at all. Premature structure is the kiss of death, because that one great, inspirational idea that will turn this from a writing project into a labor of love may never occur to me if I put the story in a box, even a box I tell myself is "tentative." So in my plan, we are box-less.

I know from experience that the structure of the story will eventually form itself out of the various bits and pieces, and I can't just call up at that form will in my rational brain, but must allow to evolve organically.

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cornerofmadness
Dec. 19th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
good luck. i've been piddling about with the challenges at origfic_bingo just to get something out in this time frame
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 19th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Those are short stories, right?
cornerofmadness
Dec. 19th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
those can be whatever. i use it to write scenes
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 19th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Scenes from longer stories? I suppose you are required to post them somewhere?
cornerofmadness
Dec. 20th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
no you are not, just a synopsis
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 20th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Ah, that sounds cool.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 20th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
yeah since i wouldnt' feel good about openly publishing whole scenes in an unlocked setting. it's helped me get a lot of stuff for nano and hopefully beyond.
masqthephlsphr
Dec. 20th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Is that challenge still open, or did you need to sign up by October?
cornerofmadness
Dec. 20th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
you'll have to wait til Jan 1st. it's the first week of every month
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