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I've met my goal for the day: 4090 words. I have had to let go of my desire to write something that is actually good. I think it's far better this way, just to write and keep reminding myself that it can be pure schlock and it doesn't matter at all.

Anyway, the real writing is in the editing. Right, Jackie??? How's that editing going???

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jackiejj
Mar. 3rd, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
You're right, Judith, to keep going.

My editing?

400 words. Pathetic.

I'm proud of you--you did 1,000 times better than I did!

Just keep going. Plan or not--something knows where you're going. Let your intuition have the reins when you're not sure where to go next.

Tomorrow's another day.
judith
Mar. 3rd, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
Well, actually, I didn't phrase that right. That's my total so far: 4090 words in two days. If I can keep up that pace I'll be fine. I know it will get harder but I keep telling myself it's all inside me somewhere. Even though my main character is totally out of my world.

How do you count words when editing? Did you add that many?
jackiejj
Mar. 4th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
I got in over a thousand today--I know only because I had cut about two thousand, and now I am back 1000.

I'm thinking about writing on a blank document tomorrow, then pasting it in. It's such a drag trying to scroll down and find my place.

Where I am: I have the ending in place. I'm in the final year of school with her--it's October, and I have to make it to May, then The End.

I figure--build up to crisis

Crisis at Christmas, then denouement, then The End, thank God.

No happy ending. Just life going on.

That's what I cut out before--the stupid happy ending. Life isn't like that, and it felt wrong.
judith
Mar. 4th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
Oh so true. We can try to force it but it never fits. That's a lot of work for one day.

I have no ending in mind. I have no idea where I am going. This is a wee bit of a struggle but in a way I suspect this may be the hardest time for me. A kind of hump that I need to get over.
jackiejj
Mar. 4th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
Hard--it's hard, but we are carrying on.

Good for us.

I think it's hard for everyone, really, so that's all right!

The hardest part for me is not liking what I write.

I have to ignore that mean voice in my head and keep going.

Once I'm past that wave of shame/embarrassment/loathing, it starts to get easier.
judith
Mar. 4th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
I'm not liking what I've written, but when I started it I did rather like it. Now I too have to draw back and not criticise myself. There is just no other way to go on.

I really hope that it doesn't keep getting harder!

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