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Note in Passing...

It boggles my mind, but it seems to happen every time. Once I start generating content, the story just comes to me, gets more and more complicated, twistier, the characters just sort of appear and the conflicts and desires get exposed. Still only a vague, nebulous ending. I'm waiting for the 3rd one to hit, the real ending, the one that isn't obvious. Word count is starting to pick up as the ideas start flying through my fingers onto the page. Go away, editor.

Frog Out

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mindseas
Nov. 4th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Yay! I can see you picking up momentum, everything around you whooshing. That's the way to NaNo
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
I had no idea Cumin's story was going to get so complicated! I thought all I had to do was figure out how fairies 'elect' a new king. Silly me. These fairies have a much more involved plot in mind than a simple succession.
kelly_yoyo
Nov. 4th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, go away editor! Just let the magic flow! YEAH!!
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Just weird stuff...apparently Connie was right and the Mouse King wants his revenge.
kelly_yoyo
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if Connie is always right. Except for questioning whether Dante should be in my book, that is.
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, exactly. Except for that. At any rate, she planted the seed of revenge and anger when I had thought the Mouse King was vanquished. As did all the fairies.
kelly_yoyo
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the Mouse King will triumph in the end?
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oh my! That would be quite unexpected, wouldn't it? Poor Blossom. Doomed to be his concubine. It would have to mean Cumin's death, poor thing, because alive he'd never let the Mouse King get away with that.
dawtheminstrel
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
That's the fun part!
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Does not happen for me very easily, that's for sure. This may be a long one as I play with several possible avenues for the Mouse King to get his revenge.
mount_oregano
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Go go go! Nothing is as easy as it looks, everything takes more words than you think, and that's how you build up the word count: with delightful complications. Go!
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
A cheering section! Yippee! Thank you, Espana.
karen_w_newton
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Where's the frickin' "Like" button!
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
"Like" button? Do tell.
karen_w_newton
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Facebook has a button called "Like." If you don't want to make a comment but you want to show your approval, you can click Like.
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
How very handy that would be at times! Since I don't Facebook, I'm wholly ignorant of these things. Thanks for the explanation.
fjm
Nov. 4th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Whereas I am working out how you walk from Holborn to the House of Commons in 1653.
birdhousefrog
Nov. 4th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
how nice to "see" you over here! Well, yes, in the normal way I would have to work that out as well. But right now it's deadly to the draft. I've already had several thoughts about how many days it takes to get to the border (where the skirmish is) and by what means and how news gets through, etc., etc., and I am pushing all that away because if I stop to think about it, I won't have crazy thoughts about female fairies fighting mice from the back of an owl in flight and revenge and torture and rescue and castle sieges and all that fun plot stuff. Good luck with yours! I admire the way you've broken it down into manageable pieces.
fjm
Nov. 4th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, there is a fair bit of "add stuff here" notes. I have a map of London for the period but I'm not getting much time at home at the moment so haven't looked at it.

I can only work in bits: I am writing 5 chapters of 10,000 words each. That way I can avoid thinking about the total.

But I doubt mine will be a patch on yours. I am suffering from a lack of plot imagination, not wholly unsurprisingly.
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birdhousefrog
Nov. 5th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
And I cheer YOU on! You may not be doing NaNo, but you're busily drafting stuff!
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birdhousefrog
Nov. 5th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, go Cumin. Poor thing. He has run afoul of my feminist tendencies, I'm afraid, and his future is not looking quite so cookie-cutter hero anymore, poor thing. But he's telling me it's ok, so I'll just keep going merrily down this garden path I've found.
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