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Proto Story!

Ok, one proto story is done. It came out at 10k, which surprised me. But then, I know half of it is absolute garbage that I will have to cut. On the other hand, I have some things to add. But wow. Courtesy of some emails with frostokovich about triangles and tragedy, I ended up with tension and a plot and weirdness.

It's a story in my fairy universe.

Now, back to work. I've only written 15k and the month is half over. I think I should complete the water story next. Time to "triangulate" that one, too.

Frog Out


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Nov. 16th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
I love your fairy universe. It's so clever.
Nov. 16th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
This one's weird. But the cool thing is that the ending immediately gave me the idea for another story in the universe and I think I've finally found Cumin's story. The one that belongs just to him. No plot yet, but it feels like this is going to be his story. If I say more than that, I'll give away too much about the one I just finished!

Nov. 16th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Cool deal, Oz! :)
Nov. 16th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
I don't have your pace, but that's ok. I'm just happy to generate something that has a beginning, middle and end!

Nov. 16th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Yaaaay! That's awesome! And that's a damn good word count too!
Nov. 16th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
half of it goes out. I already know that. first part of it was writing my way into it. then there are the notes to myself. stuff like that. It's how I work when the editor is shut down.
Nov. 16th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
But I mean that's a good word count nano-wise, even if you don't use them all. So, good job! -throws chocolate-
Nov. 16th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Woot for the proto story! Woot for the water story and the Cumin story! Triangulation sounds cool.
Nov. 16th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
very cool and made total sense. I'll tell you about it next weekend.
Nov. 16th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Yay! You're writing fiction!
Nov. 16th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
It *is* a yay. Nonfiction was an injection of cash, but oh, I love writing fiction so much more.
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Nov. 16th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Cumin turned out to be a very special character and has been waiting patiently for his story. This new idea has heroic proportions and that seems right for him.

So now I have two stories (Delilah's Cave and The Mouse King) to finalize and send out from the fairy universe...three if I count the Wendy story too.

Water story is science fiction so that creates some balance. And I said I wouldn't touch the half-completed gen ship story until December's writing retreat weekend.

Nov. 16th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Is the water story the idea for which you got some input or verification from the Weather Dude? Lovely to have your own in-house scientific and technical consultant.

Anyway, you have a lot of things germinating and growing. All good.
Nov. 16th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Weatherdude's weather thing has been used in the first draft of Delilah's Cave in a fantastical way. I don't know if it will stay, I want it to.

I also plan to use it in the water story in a more science fiction way because the Dude says these things occur even more frequently in dry conditions and the water story is set in an arid climate. The idea for that story came from my sister's book and stories about her research.

I suspect the one science that will be very effective in my science fiction stories will be weather. I'm more aware of how it works. And some stuff, like sun dogs, just begs to be put into fantasies.

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Nov. 17th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
yes, it had your IP address, so I divined it was you. Livejournal must have logged you out and you didn't notice.

Nov. 16th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that paid off. You owe nice Dr. Kessel a drink, since the advice originated with him. I'm merely the messenger.

Nov. 16th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Triangles
Yes and I'll tell him that he's changed my writing life forever.

But you were the one who said something about "tragedy" and I needed that. Kings are the appropriate subject of tragedies. Shakespeare said so.

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