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Whatcha Workin' On? #3

Posted by Ali on April 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I've made progress on the dragon story, but it's not finished yet.  I'm working through plot structure and trying to figure out how I want to arrange the scaffolding.  Once I head in one direction, I decide that a different one would work better, or maybe that other one...  So, my progress has been circular rather than linear, but I'm getting there.


In other news, I ended up with a snow day on Tuesday, so I went on a bout of spring cleaning.  So, on the domestic front, I'm feeling pretty productive just now.  Lots of laundry done, even more laundry put away, things tidied, buttons re-sewn, three pairs of sunglasses re-discovered, a bathroom cleaned, and two bags full of old documents shredded.  Also, I did my taxes.  Not too shabby.


I'm taking a different approach this go around and setting my goal in terms of time, since this story is proving more labor intensive than I originally estimated.  This week, I'm going to spend at least two hours working on the dragon story.  If, by chance, it takes me less than two hours to wrap up the story, I'll move on to another project.


How about you?

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Reply Debbie Meldrum
3:29 PM on April 12, 2013 
Let's see, did write 2 chapters of D&D. The creaking from the rust wasn't so bad this time around. Did not do any more on the outline, but I figured out the problem. I'm using a "pretty" notebook and felt like everything that I wrote in it needed to be golden. Hoping the realization solves the problem.

This week? Two more chapters and we'll see if I can brainstorm on the outline.
Reply Ali
11:22 PM on April 12, 2013 
Pretty notebooks are the best! I love how the physical objects of writing can have such an impact.

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