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[Nov. 13th, 2005|12:48 am]
Silicon Rose
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MiaC: 27,078/26,645
Familiar: 65,608/65,553

I've written 39,973 total words so far, which puts me at just short of halfway of my final "goal" of 80,000. Of course, as I have said before, the goal is 30,000 on Familiar (1,000 words/day) or finishing it, and it's beginning to wrap up.

Bleh. I'm too tired to be coherent. I finished this over three hours ago, then watched the last disk of KareKano and then genedefect and I worked on wedding planning.

Vegas has never looked so appealing.

Picked up a few more anime things today, like the first and fourth disk of Kyou Kara Maou!, which I was sucked into by the attractive looking limited edition case. It is, unfortunately, not as good as it looks. Oh well. Er. Also picked up the second disk of Fafner, and the 'box set' for Avenger, and the Ghost in the Shell Official Log V.1 LE.

Anime queued up to watch: Wolf's Rain, Gunslinger Girl, Stellvia (in one more bloody month the last disk will be out).

Collecting: Fafner, Gankutsuou, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig, Genshiken, Kyou Kara Maou.

No SO3 for me today, but I did manage almost 3,500 words.

It's sort of depressing that my word count is only going up 2/3 of the rate it 'should' because I'm writing on two things at once. It's my competitive nature, I suppose.

MiaC... probably needs some serious chopping. I wonder if people will find the first 27,000 words boring. Time for a change of venue, anyways. I'm doing final exposition of the last things to happen, then a conversation scene, the characters split up, and the protagonist needs to handle a whole new set of issues, while trying to discover what exactly is going on.

I hope that this is not an idiot plot. I do have worries about balancing that sort of thing, because the writer knows what's going on - they just have to make a vague guess as to whether the characters would be able to figure it out, and it happens to be convenient to assume they won't.
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[User Picture]From: tigerphoenix
2005-11-13 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah...honestly, I know how you feel about that idiot plot thing...I'm hoping I'm not doing that with Awakenings, 'cause if I do...feeling sheepish will be the least of my worries...
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[User Picture]From: benabik
2005-11-13 06:57 pm (UTC)
Vegas has never looked so appealing.

I understand what you mean. I honestly lost track of the number of times btoblake and I looked at each other and one of us said "can't we just elope?" Especially when you look at the budget spreadsheet and realize you forgot to add in an entire column of stuff. O.o That was fun.

But it all worked out and was quite wonderful. I'm sure yours will be very nice too.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-11-13 10:40 pm (UTC)
As I learned with my brother's wedding, planning a wedding is a nightmare. This, I am convinced, is in order to test whether your relationship can handle high stress levels.

The bright side: tradition mandates a vacation afterwards. Often paid for by other people.

As for the idiot plot... I dunno. Is The Lord of the Rings an idiot plot because nobody thinks of taking an eagle ride to Mordor? I would generally argue that if a single character possesses all the clues, AND TIME TO THINK ABOUT THEM, yet fails to come up with the answer, that's an idiot plot. Also if any character has useful information they conceal for no reason, that's an idiot plot. But if no one character has all the information, EVEN IF the characters as a group have it, or if they don't have time to sit and think, then no, it's probably not an idiot plot.
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[User Picture]From: cyfis
2005-11-14 07:49 pm (UTC)
If you're worried about idiot plot, find a beta and get a second opinion. Someone who's not you won't have the plot written out in their head and is more likely to recognize whether or not the characters are making sense.
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