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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 07:01:20 PM »
Ok, I'll remind you ;D
(if I remember myself, hehe)
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2017, 07:09:10 PM »
I was surprised I'd forgotten. My phone's calendar is set up so the first of every month my phone reminds the new prompt has come out, so it should have sparked my memory. Then again I'm not the biggest fan of Fanfic February. I think I may have just turned off the alarm and not given it much more thought. (I have nothing against fanfic, it's just never been my thing in terms of writing subject)

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2017, 11:02:17 PM »
I was surprised I'd forgotten. My phone's calendar is set up so the first of every month my phone reminds the new prompt has come out, so it should have sparked my memory. Then again I'm not the biggest fan of Fanfic February. I think I may have just turned off the alarm and not given it much more thought. (I have nothing against fanfic, it's just never been my thing in terms of writing subject)

I'm with you. Its surprisingly hard to capture characters you didn't create, get up to date on the worldbuilding someone else did....  I couldn't handle that month either.

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2017, 10:11:18 PM »
Finished one story, but I'm not... thrilled with it. S'okay.
Have a second idea, but I'm not rockin' that one, either.

I re-read my "The Fishwife's Tale" and "A Sliver of the Sky."
Yeah, don't have as good an idea as those yet.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 06:26:13 PM »
Yes! yes! yes! yes!
Story #2 does everything I want it to, I hope.
Sending it off to beta readers for feedback.
Oooh, I love this hobby.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2017, 01:37:04 PM »
Slowly finishing writing the story today. Might let it stew a few days and submit late to refine the story better. It's super gloomy, rather violent and with weird choices of narration. Not a winner, I think, but a fun write. Since the MC is a type of supernatural cop, I seem to be digging the fantasy crime genre pretty well.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2017, 05:20:47 PM »
Not a winner, I think, but a fun write.
'Fun to write' is always the best.
And anyway, I think you've said that in the past and won ;D
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2017, 05:48:28 PM »
You'll notice my first win had traces of comedy in it (the demon story), one was a love story, and the latest featured people in a waiting room and a child sized god doing a fit of jealousy, without blood shed. Overall never violent stories, where people actively die or the tone is depressing.
What I'm working on right now is heavier and no one survives the ending. The tone is weird because the pov of the story is cheerful and absent minded, at odds with what physically happens. Plus it's 1st person present tense, not a fav with the locals.  :P

I've been working on this from an original one liner that I came up with, and it hasn't been fun per se, the writing is tedious and not going very fast, but I enjoy the setting and idea so spending time in the universe and thinking about the story is fun.  8)

Edit : first finished draft sits with 165 extra words, and I'm think of over-writer @Jmack and wonders how he copes! Man, you're always way past the limit and still manage to make it... What dark magic do you use? I'll be lucky if making the text leaner crops 65 words, I'd still be 100 over the limit.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2017, 02:19:21 AM »
@Nora, there are just so many words in my first drafts that don't deserve to be there.  >:( 8) ;D
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2017, 01:43:16 PM »
Come on guys, ten days left and only two stories.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2017, 06:10:36 PM »
Come on guys, ten days left and only two stories.
Eight days until Lanko starts writing.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2017, 06:14:25 PM »
Come on guys, ten days left and only two stories.
Eight days until Lanko starts writing.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2017, 11:12:39 PM »
I'm in, but I might do one final revision between now and the end.

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2017, 11:28:56 PM »
Got settled into University today. No lectures this first week, since I'm getting started on my entry. I see a few late nights ahead.

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2017, 04:27:25 AM »

Every idea I have for this is 1,500 words for regret and 1,500 works for redemption.  It's been near impossible for me to come up with something that can get both in such a short space.