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Restructure [Oct. 6th, 2006|07:54 am]
Jade
Cut to spare your f-lists...



So... I have been slightly debating whether I should try NaNoWriMo as it would be my first try... and right now, I've decided not to. Instead of setting the goal of writing a new complete novel of at least 50000 words in one month, I've decided to focus myself on writing 50000 words in one month in these arenas:

1. My novel-in-progress. It is actually (first draft-wise) closer to 100000 words, but I have been lazy and procrastinating and had writer's block for a while. So, I need to get my butt in gear and FINISH the second draft. I'm stuck on Chapter 10 (I think... it's either that chapter or Chapter 9) and as I was completely revising the entire ending (minus the epilogue), I ought to FINISH it. I think with that chapter, and the ones following it, that will amount to perhaps 30000 of the 50000 words.

2. When I get #1 done, I will use the remaining 20000 words to draft the proposal/query/pitch for the book (aka cover letter, summary, outline). And maybe even work on the third draft (as I'm not sure if I'm re-writing the prologue or completely dropping it).

3. Focusing on writing is my main thing... so with #1 and #2, whenever I feel my other muses, I will dabble in my RP fic for Ali *GLOMP & LUV* and my CC and DC fics... I really want to finish those prompts - I don't want to leave them hanging. Because it is a good feeling to having had completed something!

In the midst of all this, I will still keep my other responsibilities. AKA:

A. Drafting/preparing/posting my lesson plans for arithharmony and astrolharmony, and being active in hogwartsharmony

B. Reducing my threading in TG (mainly threading with Ali, of course) since...

C. I will be joining another RP comm to continue writing/threading with the other gals and guy; although since it is for 'fun' and not for 'points', I won't feel stressed...

D. And of course, RP with Ginny. Since I promised, and because I think it will help me in #3.

We'll see what RL has to deal me... but I think I can manage. It just means more time management. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-10-06 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about this novel-in-progress...
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-06 03:35 pm (UTC)
hehehe... it's juvenile / young adult, sci-fi / fantasy.
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[User Picture]From: traceria
2006-10-06 04:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds right up ladybluestar's and my alley, then. ;D
(That's not to say we are juvenille, just that we don't mind and sometimes go in for some childrens and young adult lit.)
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-10-06 05:02 pm (UTC)
Well...that's vague.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-06 05:09 pm (UTC)
hahaha... it crosses off mystery, horror, suspense, and self-help books off your list ;D
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-10-06 06:01 pm (UTC)
You, writing a self-help book...now there's a comical idea.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-06 06:07 pm (UTC)
hahahaha...

I would have no idea what topic to write self-help about ;)
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-10-06 06:08 pm (UTC)
I think I've got a new discussion topic for ravenharmony...
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[User Picture]From: rindiggfelt
2006-10-06 04:07 pm (UTC)
NOVEL!!! Jade, if you get published, I want a free book >_>

Oh man, writer's block. Tell me about it. I've been stuck in my fic-writing process for one whole day. Guh. So not fun.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-06 04:36 pm (UTC)
Do you want it autographed too? ;D

One day? I've had writer's block for hmm.... a year! ;P
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[User Picture]From: sevarem
2006-10-07 12:01 am (UTC)
*thinks* I never see you online anymore. Or in h_e anymore. Where are you?
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-07 01:10 am (UTC)
Whenever I go on AIM, it usually crashes on me! *pbbt!* Do you have Gmail? so we can GTalk? And I kinda haven't been keeping up with H_E except for sorting and marauders, because I haven't had time to participate in the contests...
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[User Picture]From: aescapes
2006-10-07 05:13 am (UTC)
so ambitious and so MOTIVATED.
man, i heart you so much. *loves upon.*
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-07 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try. :)

Where are you? Haven't seen you in a while! Hope everything's going good! :)
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