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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #255 on: December 02, 2015, 12:01:13 PM »
I wrote no words today because I revised 17,000 of them.

Not 16,987?  ;)

But, good on you. That's what I call revision!  ;D
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #256 on: December 05, 2015, 05:57:04 PM »
you guys:
    gee, chris.  what did you do today instead of write?

me:
    duh!  wrote a silly amazon author profit estimator bookmarklet thing!
    https://github.com/m3mnoch/sales-rank-estimator

you guys:
    what?

/sigh

for REAL -- i'm now going to write this stupid fight scene.  in my hour of free time i have left...

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #257 on: December 12, 2015, 11:37:50 PM »
I've went back to the drawing board and thinking about my life choices. I think I've approached all the discarded outlines for planned stories completely wrong. Even an action adventure story can not stand on just exploring a strange place and fighting a resident monster. Especially action adventures. To be a cool badass, a character needs other characters to stand above them. None of my outlines really had characters competing or trying to outsmart each other, and that's why they all sucked.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #258 on: December 13, 2015, 07:46:39 AM »
I'm in the hospital and don't have any of my WIPs here...
I know. Bad excuse.

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #259 on: December 13, 2015, 07:51:28 AM »
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #260 on: December 13, 2015, 02:44:46 PM »
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You can't delete words you didn't wrote!
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #261 on: December 15, 2015, 06:17:50 PM »
I'm in the hospital and don't have any of my WIPs here...
I know. Bad excuse.

Are you okay???

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #262 on: December 15, 2015, 06:21:51 PM »
I'm in the hospital and don't have any of my WIPs here...
I know. Bad excuse.

That's right. Get a handle on yourself!  ;)
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #263 on: January 12, 2016, 11:41:44 AM »
Plenty of time to write but haven't written anything in the past couple weeks.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #264 on: January 12, 2016, 01:03:43 PM »
Plenty of time to write but haven't written anything in the past couple weeks.

I know the feeling. I'm trying to get started on something beyond the monthly story contest here and finding it hard.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #265 on: January 12, 2016, 01:19:52 PM »
Plenty of time to write but haven't written anything in the past couple weeks.

I know the feeling. I'm trying to get started on something beyond the monthly story contest here and finding it hard.

I have all the material between the ears, so I'm not at a loss for what to write, it's just the matter of sitting down and committing time to just bang it out.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #266 on: January 12, 2016, 01:33:28 PM »
Plenty of time to write but haven't written anything in the past couple weeks.

I know the feeling. I'm trying to get started on something beyond the monthly story contest here and finding it hard.

I have all the material between the ears, so I'm not at a loss for what to write, it's just the matter of sitting down and committing time to just bang it out.

My sister-in-law (and fellow aspiring writer) had this advice from an agent who read her full novel draft before sending her back to the drawing board: "Write something for your novel every single day, even if it's a single word."
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #267 on: January 12, 2016, 01:42:18 PM »
Plenty of time to write but haven't written anything in the past couple weeks.

I know the feeling. I'm trying to get started on something beyond the monthly story contest here and finding it hard.

I have all the material between the ears, so I'm not at a loss for what to write, it's just the matter of sitting down and committing time to just bang it out.

My sister-in-law (and fellow aspiring writer) had this advice from an agent who read her full novel draft before sending her back to the drawing board: "Write something for your novel every single day, even if it's a single word."


I just need some way to hook up a micro-usb port to my brain and do an info. dump onto my laptop.  :D
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #268 on: January 12, 2016, 01:44:12 PM »
Plenty of time to write but haven't written anything in the past couple weeks.

I know the feeling. I'm trying to get started on something beyond the monthly story contest here and finding it hard.

I have all the material between the ears, so I'm not at a loss for what to write, it's just the matter of sitting down and committing time to just bang it out.

My sister-in-law (and fellow aspiring writer) had this advice from an agent who read her full novel draft before sending her back to the drawing board: "Write something for your novel every single day, even if it's a single word."


I just need some way to hook up a micro-usb port to my brain and do an info. dump onto my laptop.  :D
I think that's called "dragon dictation".  ;D
Change, when it comes, will step lightly before it kicks like thunder. (GRMatthews)
You are being naive if you think that any sweet and light theme cannot be strangled and force fed it's own flesh. (Nora)
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #269 on: January 13, 2016, 08:38:56 AM »
Plenty of time to write but haven't written anything in the past couple weeks.

I know the feeling. I'm trying to get started on something beyond the monthly story contest here and finding it hard.

I have all the material between the ears, so I'm not at a loss for what to write, it's just the matter of sitting down and committing time to just bang it out.

My sister-in-law (and fellow aspiring writer) had this advice from an agent who read her full novel draft before sending her back to the drawing board: "Write something for your novel every single day, even if it's a single word."


I just need some way to hook up a micro-usb port to my brain and do an info. dump onto my laptop.  :D
I think that's called "dragon dictation".  ;D

At this point I'm more likely to meet a real dragon than get any writing done.  :(
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