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Offline Yun Li

Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2017, 02:07:01 PM »
Hi, @Jmack,

A good point, thank you. The post have been edited. I hope you can really enjoy it, and the formatting was the biggest problem on the way.
Thanks for reading, anyway )
« Last Edit: May 22, 2017, 02:12:33 PM by Yun Li »

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2017, 07:41:42 PM »
so.  um.  hey guys.  sad news.

i wanted to pop in and say that after 23 consecutive monthly entries, i'm going to miss this one.  and the rest in the foreseeable future.

basically, i blame two events:

1) the grim gathering / robin hobb / peter newman trip.

2) mark's 3rd spfbo.

i actually found this wonderful place after he announced the first one back in 2015.  i'd written a few chapters of my novel and was, like, "this is my goal!!"  then, the second one rolled around, and i was still not finished yet.

it's even been two nanowrimos and i'm STILL not done.

i keep finding excuses to put it off.

and then, last month, i hung out with all these badass aspiring authors who had, at the very least, their first drafts done.  and many of them were dropping books on shelves, both virtual and physical.  i want to be them.  i want to have a finished piece, dammit.

. . . and then mark dropped the THIRD spfbo where my book wasn't even first-draft-complete.

*shakes fist*

so, long-winded-style and with a heavy heart, i'm announcing my semi-retirement from the writing contest to work on my book -- i want to get the damn thing done.

*sniff*

but don't worry -- i still love you guys!

p.s.  if anyone wants to use my creepy pied-piper-zombie mashup idea, that be cool.  the dead within earshot are up and moving while he's playing his lute.  he stops and they all collapse, scattered throughout streets and homes.  he travels town-to-town, dragging along an ever-changing army as his song-zombies kill the local inhabitants and/or get left behind.

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2017, 09:19:42 PM »
1/4 sad, 3/4 nodding with heartfelt compassion.

You'll be missed m3m! But you're not truly gone so that's alright!  :P
Also, remember to write capital letters after dots in your novel ok?  8)

Sadly not feeling the love for this topic either. Wrote two versions (1.400 and 1.200w, both unfinished) of a story starring a deaf MC and a composer/conductor, but don't feel like even the shortest version could be done well with only 300 words to spare.
Then I wrote a dystopian militaristic piece that is just god damn too depressing, 1.200w and though I could easily wrap up, it's just too dark...

Don't really know what to do with myself, and now m3m puts the finger in the bull's eye with his "should be sweating on the main project, not this" remark. *sigh*
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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2017, 09:25:05 PM »
You're not disappearing from the forums, are you, @m3mnoch? :'(
Just the contest, right?

Anyway, lots of good luck for your book :)
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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2017, 09:27:53 PM »
You're not disappearing from the forums, are you, @m3mnoch? :'(
Just the contest, right?

Anyway, lots of good luck for your book :)

yup, yup.  i love this place too much to disappear.  it's just the writing juices i want to funnel into finishing.

and, thanks!  i'll need all the luck i can get.

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2017, 02:00:23 AM »
Go for it M3m. Never give up! Never surrender!
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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2017, 02:55:15 AM »
@m3mnoch, go for it!

Mrs. JMack keeps saying I should stop with the monthly entries and write the book.
Um.
But then I would probably not write anything at all.  :P

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2017, 02:18:41 PM »
Goal: Make the next theme one @m3mnoch absolutely can't ignore.  ;)
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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2017, 03:09:03 AM »
@m3mnoch Best of luck to you! We'll miss reading your stories - maybe you'll just have to post some excerpts of your book instead?

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2017, 02:41:46 PM »
@m3mnoch Best of luck to you! We'll miss reading your stories - maybe you'll just have to post some excerpts of your book instead?

ha!  you say that like i won't be pawing around here, begging all you guys to read the thing!

be careful what you ask for!

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2017, 06:36:17 AM »
@m3mnoch Best of luck to you! We'll miss reading your stories - maybe you'll just have to post some excerpts of your book instead?

ha!  you say that like i won't be pawing around here, begging all you guys to read the thing!

be careful what you ask for!

Having gotten to read some of his excerpts, I'm gonna say we'd all be in for a treat if he dropped those on us!

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2017, 09:55:42 PM »
Umm. Only 6 stories? C'MON FOLKS!!!!!
I need some additional competition to distract from how good the others posted are, so I can sneak across the winner's line.

Except, then there might be more really good stories posted.

Okay.

C'MON, POST SOME CRAP STORIES Y'ALL!!!!!!!!
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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2017, 12:04:58 AM »
>Writes 1K of meh.
>Decides it might be up to snuff after round of edits.
>Discovers it has nothing to do with music, dancing as descriptor for fighting aside.

Good luck this month, peeps.
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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2017, 09:44:52 AM »
C'MON, POST SOME CRAP STORIES Y'ALL!!!!!!!!
 ;D
I'm tempted.  :)

Buuuut I only have a song; no meaningful story to go along with it.
Everything I wrote above is pure conjecture. I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Re: [May 2017] - Music - Discussion Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2017, 10:31:07 AM »
Well, I'm finally on to something, and 700 words in. Will probably be around 1.7k rounded down. I expect a last minute entry so hold your breath.
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