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06 August 2010 @ 07:53 pm
No, seriously.  Hahaha.  I actually thought I'd get done with my babylon5_love fic by tonight, so I could edit it tomorrow.  THAT'S HILARIOUS, SHANNON.  YOU ARE SUCH A KIDDER.  When I started working on this - you know, a couple weeks ago - I said to myself, "Self," I said, "what can you write in a few weeks?  A drabble?  A fun little piece of fluff?  A slightly meatier yet still lean character study?  Sure.  You could write those things.  Or you could write a plot-dense horror action ensemble novella!  That would be so much fun!"

Based on my outline, I'm at the nadir, which puts me between the midpoint and the second act break.  (Yes, I still outline everything with a plot like it's a screenplay, because that's the only way I know how.)  Even if I wrote like a GQMF tomorrow, I'd be lucky to finish the next chapter, which puts me at the act break.  So.  I'm going to have to post a WIP, which is LAME BALLS.

However, according to the calendar, no one's signed up for tomorrow, so I whipped up something fun.  I'll post it in the morning.  I think it is awesome, and very insightful, and it will be yay.
mac_beth13mac_beth13 on August 7th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Looking forward to tomorrow's surprise at B5love from you! :D I'll leave alone now to write like a whirlwind. Though honestly your WIP is probably better then most completed stories I could come up with. :P *squishes*
Shannon: pd emerson rolls eyeskungfuwaynewho on August 7th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Well, at least it's in chapters, which gives it more of a shape than just "and then some other shit happens that I haven't written yet thanks for reading and none for Gretchen Weiners bye have a good day." So it'll be a hell of a cliffhanger (I think), but it should be okay. I just wish I could have gotten it finished finished. Blah.

Edited at 2010-08-07 02:13 am (UTC)
nhpwnhpw on August 7th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
I am awake at 5:30 (seriously, who does this on a Saturday?) feeling slightly hungover and this post made me LOL. You may not have a finished story, but there you go - at least you can have a sense of humor about it.
Shannon: sttos number onekungfuwaynewho on August 7th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
Seriously, though, I just kept looking at the folder all the chapters are in, and my outline, and my research, and was like, why the hell didn't I just write something short? What was I thinking?

And it's not like I don't know how long it takes me to write something. I outlined a motherfucking two hour movie. Even if writing prose is a hell of a lot faster than screenplay format, still. There was no way! I was never going to finish it! What was I thinking!