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Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« on: March 14, 2015, 12:55:56 PM »
This is your thread to fess up to not writing any words when you could have.
The joy of this is that posting in this thread is a wonderful way to avoid writing words.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 12:56:46 PM »
This is your thread to fess up to not writing any words when you could have.
The joy of this is that posting in this thread is a wonderful way to avoid writing words.
I created this thread in order to avoid writing. And then I posted here to continue delaying.  ;D
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 01:07:23 PM »
I haven't been writing in a while (as in a week now).
Then again, people are reading the first version of my only recently version and I'm waiting for their reviews/edits. Bad excuse >.>

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 01:14:08 PM »
I've not written any prose since the Rogues short story...  :o

We've spent a bit of time plotting though. One sentence summary is done, two page (1k word) summary is done, now we're working on the beat sheet. Technically speaking we could start writing straight away - we have the first three or four chapters completed in the beat sheet (roughly 12-15k words) - but with just over half of the rest of it not defined to that level of detail it doesn't feel ready yet. Too much potential for major structural changes at this point  :P

So instead I've been reading, playing a couple of games, and we've been working out the logistics of shifting to the Dymaxion sleep cycle  ;D
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 01:21:50 PM »
I'm not sure that's enough avoidance @Raptori. Please do worse.  ;)
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 01:24:55 PM »
I'm not sure that's enough avoidance @Raptori. Please do worse.  ;)
Once we switch to that sleep cycle, our waking days will be 22 hours long. Imagine how much writing time that'll give us...  8)
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 03:33:22 PM »
Yesterday only wrote 1000, I could have written so much more if someone didn't introduce me to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Netflix, which is so much better than the 2003 version. I watched 18 episodes straight.

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 03:36:33 PM »
Yesterday only wrote 1000, I could have written so much more if someone didn't introduce me to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Netflix, which is so much better than the 2003 version. I watched 18 episodes straight.
Haha nice! We have the whole series on DVD  ;D
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 03:58:53 PM »
I have written nothing (in English) in a month (by fiction standards), but hopefully I will change that today.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 05:04:09 PM »
I have written nothing (in English) in a month (by fiction standards), but hopefully I will change that today.
On the other hand your 500k words novel in gibberish is coming along great.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2015, 05:21:11 PM »
I have written nothing (in English) in a month (by fiction standards), but hopefully I will change that today.
On the other hand your 500k words novel in gibberish is coming along great.

Hey! I bet some people called Tolkein's work gibberish in the beginning.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2015, 05:08:48 AM »
I wrote 29 words today. *snivel*
But hey I'm very happy with them all!
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 10:26:16 AM »
I wrote 29 words today. *snivel*
But hey I'm very happy with them all!
And you call that avoidance?  ;) ;D
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 10:51:18 AM »
Nah it's even better. Total avoidance would be too easy. Such a small performance, especially when I spent 3 hours of mindless manual labor hashing over my text, staging dialogs in my mind like a mad woman, it's pretty insolent no?  8)

I'll regret it tomorrow when I pick back work and I start reviewing the same dialogs but they'll all be less witty because I didn't take any notes
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 11:43:11 AM »
Finding new lows : spent the day writing - articles, mails.. But I. The end decided to dump an entirely finished chapter from my work and do some massive reshaping.
So I officially canceled out my days writing and worse, went into negative on the actual work writing.
Gloom gloom!!
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