Post-NaNo Update: Scene Slaughtered

Picture the writer standing in the middle of slashed pages with a penknife dripping ink all over the floor… or more accurately, sagged back in the chair as screaming electrons are sucked into place in “Save File”.

The scene. Is. Roughed.

*Thud.*

Brain: Oh, lookit pretty cover art samples over on SelfPubBookCovers.com…. what, you want me to think? Not happening.

(Picture aftermath of Worst end-of-semester Exam Ever, that’s level of braindead.)

But that missing scene is no longer missing. And Pearl of Fire is now over 75K words. From here I should be able to get back to simple edits, and from there to book formatting, and so on.

…Starting tomorrow. 😉

For tonight, I’ve now got In the Cat’s Ear up on Fanfiction.net if anyone prefers it over there.

12 thoughts on “Post-NaNo Update: Scene Slaughtered

    1. *hard nudge* Writing is hard enough, stop making one of our literary fixes paranoid! That doesn’t help the bunnies stick around, they’re a skittish lot for all that they can be very hardy.

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  1. Congratulations on getting the scene roughed.

    Sometimes getting through writing is like trying to hack one’s way through a jungle. With a butter knife. And no insect repellent.

    Picture aftermath of Worst end-of-semester Exam Ever, that’s level of braindead

    The kind where it feels like someone put your brain in a blender and hit puree?

    Or just somehow managed to turn it into porridge?

    From here I should be able to get back to simple edits, and from there to book formatting, and so on.

    Fingers crossed that another scene isn’t missing and only decided to turn up NOW while you are trying to edit.

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    1. >Sometimes getting through writing is like trying to hack one’s way through a jungle. With a butter knife. And no insect repellent.

      *Fistbump of solidarity* Indeed.

      Huh. Brain was more like, “stuck in neutral, will not engage, try again later.”

      And yes. Hoping very much this is the last missing bit. Gah…..

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      1. Brain was more like, “stuck in neutral, will not engage, try again later.”

        Mine does that. But brain-dead tired is sometimes accompanied by migraine for me. Probably from eye-strain since anything that requires that level of concentration tends to involve small print.

        I’m near-sighted but my vision is terrible so on the computer requires the glasses – the screen is too far away for me to see it clear enough to work on anything. Something more physical like a book or a test page – I usually end up having take off my glasses because trying to read something small and close with them on gives me a headache. Doc so far claims that I don’t need bifocals.

        (I have to take them off to do any embroidery too – scrip’s too strong for something that small and close. But needs to be that strong so I can things beyond a foot or so with any clarity).

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