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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1155 on: 02/04-17:18 »

Finishing one and getting right into the next. That's the way to start a new year. I have to deal with a few things before I can focus on writing again. Hopefully, everything should get back to normal by the end of next week.

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That's the plan.  I'm trying to start a new year with a new work ethic.  Even though I've really been working like this since around november.  But I just really have to get on it.  I can't keep going at the slow pace of last year.

Yes I was watching the kids and all that.  I just have to kick it into overdrive and get back on my 2014 pace.



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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1156 on: 02/07-19:38 »

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most of that was from yesterday.  Today's almost done and I've only got one thousand so far.  I need to keep going for the win!



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« Reply #1157 on: 02/07-19:51 »

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most of that was from yesterday.  Today's almost done and I've only got one thousand so far.  I need to keep going for the win!



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Still off to a decent start. Sometimes there's little you can do about distraction except take full advantage of those times there are none. I'm hoping to be able to spend more time at writing for awhile. Have one more set of financial stuff to do next month then hopefully I'll be done until next year.
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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1158 on: 02/08-11:54 »

Still off to a decent start. Sometimes there's little you can do about distraction except take full advantage of those times there are none. I'm hoping to be able to spend more time at writing for awhile. Have one more set of financial stuff to do next month then hopefully I'll be done until next year.

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3k for the win?  I filibustered for most of the day and then ground it out by 1am.  Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy.  But at least I managed a semi-respectable finish considering I had most of the day free to write.  Semi-disgusted with myself but still pleased I managed some production.  Last year was the worst.  My new years resolution is to put out four books this year instead of last year's one.


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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1159 on: 02/09-11:53 »

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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1160 on: 02/10-14:37 »

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It was 2k day yesterday and while I'd always 'like' to write faster.  two k a day will get my books over the finish line in satisfactory time.  At that pace I should be able to do 4 books this year.  That's my goal at least.



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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1161 on: 02/10-22:58 »

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3k for the day and I'm not yet done!



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« Reply #1162 on: 02/13-16:33 »

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3k for the day and I'm not yet done!



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I got a couple of paragraphs done. It's not much but it is something.
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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1163 on: 02/14-13:04 »

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Every little bit helps.



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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1164 on: 02/14-20:12 »

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« Reply #1165 on: 02/15-00:27 »

Still chipping away at it I see.

I did get five good paragraphs written only to realize I was providing too much explanation on something that didn't add to the story, though it did help fill in the nature of the civilization.  Hopefully I can get it down to a couple paragraphs.

That's been part of the problem this last year or so. I start writing away without regard to the pace or story line since I'm having so much trouble keeping it all in my head.   
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Re: Did you write today
« Reply #1166 on: 02/15-12:01 »

Still chipping away at it I see.

I did get five good paragraphs written only to realize I was providing too much explanation on something that didn't add to the story, though it did help fill in the nature of the civilization.  Hopefully I can get it down to a couple paragraphs.

That's been part of the problem this last year or so. I start writing away without regard to the pace or story line since I'm having so much trouble keeping it all in my head.   


Yeah that show not tell part is key.  Its also hard to do.  as an author you've got this mental image of the story and you want to tell it properly.  So when you come to certain points you want to let everyone know what's going on.  yet those very long info dumps are exactly what turn off readers the most.  All we can do is learn and try to weave the info in as organically as possible.
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« Reply #1167 on: 02/16-23:44 »

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« Reply #1168 on: 02/18-23:52 »

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« Reply #1169 on: 02/21-22:34 »


Yeah that show not tell part is key.  Its also hard to do.  as an author you've got this mental image of the story and you want to tell it properly.  So when you come to certain points you want to let everyone know what's going on.  yet those very long info dumps are exactly what turn off readers the most.  All we can do is learn and try to weave the info in as organically as possible.
I'm changing it so that it's a short conversation instead of someone thinking it. And after re-visiting some of my favorite books by what are considered good authors, I'm going to put back a section I had taken out of a conversation between an AI and a young man on aspects of space drives, since it is a fairly short conversation compared to the long explanations I've seen in their books.
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