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First draft progress: A Pleasing Shape - Elf M. Sternberg
First draft progress: A Pleasing Shape

I passed the 20,000 word mark this morning, meaning that I’ve managed to write about a half-Lake on the weekdays (less on weekends) (A “Lake” is 2500 words per day.  Jay Lake, whose work I admire greatly, manages that when he’s in novel writing mode.).  I’m noodling (20,000 words is “noodling?”) around with a silly three-way romance between my loner artist-with-no-past Darzi, his tabula rasa robot Jouet, and his chain-well-not-exactly-smoking furball of sarcasm and lust girlfriend Peren.

I’m not even sure what I’m trying to say with this story, other than that loneliness sucks and you can overcome it even if you feel like you have very little to offer the world by offering to help someone else out of their loneliness.  Still it’s nice to be writing something again, even if it’s somewhat in my comfort zone.

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lynx212 From: lynx212 Date: October 16th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good for you. I am working on what I hope will become my first large, published work of fiction. My muse is flighty at times and some days it is noting to pound out 20 pages while on other day I end up sitting and staring at a blank page only managing to write things that get filed under WTF *giggle*

Telling a complete, interesting, worthwhile story is harder than it seemed when I started, so i can feel your pain. I have read everything that I think you have up on the net so I know you won't stay in this funk long. So keep your chin up and noodle away! ^_^

BTW...loneliness does indeed suck.
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