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[Oct. 25th, 2006|09:43 pm]
Silicon Rose
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Finished my outline for NaNoWriMo. I used Writer's Cafe, which is sort of like the index card idea I had except on a computer. I'm pretty happy with it so far, though we'll see how the entire 'outline' thing works for me overall. I've got around 48 scenes across four storylines making this up, which should be enough to make novel length.

Still need to fill in some character details, though, and finalize some motivations and plot details.

Here's to hoping for a successful NaNo this year.

[User Picture]From: froborr
2006-10-26 11:47 am (UTC)
Good luck!

I... really probably ought to be writing an outline, shouldn't I?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2006-10-26 04:59 pm (UTC)
No plot, no problem?

I wrote Familiar without an outline. It just tends to mean that you have craploads of editing to do later.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2006-10-26 09:47 pm (UTC)
The problem is I *have* a plot, it's just all in my head.

Besides, I'm at the point where I feel like it's time to get a career started, and that means I can't waste my time with things I can't publish.

...despite the powerful lure of Xenosaga fanfic drawing me in... That siren call, "You could write your own database"... *whimper*
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2006-10-27 03:25 am (UTC)
~snerk~ Sometimes fanfic can get you back into the habit, though... but yes, I understand where you're coming from. I prefer original fiction too - though mainly because there are so many stories I want to tell, which I don't believe anyone else ever will.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2006-10-28 12:10 am (UTC)
You're right about the habit thing. I've been channeling my urges to work on Der Wanderer und sein Schatten (yes, I even picked a Nietzche book to yoink the title and a couple of themes from) into working on Telchar Gap and my D&D campaign, and now I've got a complete outline for the former and a concept for a dungeon I can build Sunday that will take the party all of November to traverse, meaning I can carry on the campaign without disrupting NaNo.

I share with you the story-telling thing... I write the things I want to read, that it doesn't seem like anybody else is. The problem is that some of the things I want to read are set in other people's universes, or otherwise unsellable, and I have to control the urge to write those if I ever want to have even a chance of shedding the day job.
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[User Picture]From: ketsugami
2006-10-26 01:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I'm doing the "well planned" thing too this year.
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