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22 November 2011 @ 07:51 am
NaWriSoMo Days Twenty and Twenty-One  
Sunday
The Orphan Queen: 35790 words --> Daily Total: 213 words

Yeaaaaah.  I have no excuse to offer, either. 

Monday
The Orphan Queen: 36021 words --> Daily Total: 231 words
The Fall: 24 pages --> Daily Total: 1 page

LOLOL.  Okay, it's not an excuse, but I at least know what my problem is.  I'm in the middle of a real bitch of a scene.  It's one of those where four or five things are all happening simultaneously, where everything builds and builds and then comes together at the end.  It's a Turning Point scene in a lot of respects, and it's tough as shit to juggle.  And, I'm finding, especially more so in prose.  In screenwriting format, you can direct the reader's attention simply by what you choose to write and from what POV.  It's perfectly acceptable to just skip something and not show it "on-screen" to achieve a desired effect, as long as you're not continually abusing that or letting it introduce plot holes.  So anyway, I'm struggling with it.  Those less than 500 words in two days represent about five hours of writing, believe it or not. 

Sigh.  But onward and upward!
 
 
 
Martinela_loony on November 22nd, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Can't you use that trick on the prose a little too? I mean you also have a certain POV there I guess you write from.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on November 22nd, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
No, you're right. I'm having a hard time explaining what I mean, LOL. When you're writing a screenplay, it's like you're holding an invisible camera, and when you write a scene, you're really writing "Look here, this is what's happening." And something else might be happening behind the camera you're not cutting to. But in prose, if the character's in the room, then they're seeing everything, not just what you the writer choose to show.

Does that make any more sense? Probably not, I'm confusing myself now. XD
Martine: CSI:Miami/Ryanla_loony on November 22nd, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
YES makes more sense now^^
I was thinking something completely differen before I thinkXD