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Write-a-Thon: The Third Chapter [Jul. 1st, 2009|12:54 pm]
Roz Clarke

Hi all.

I should have made this post yesterday. I'm not sure what happened to yesterday.

Chapter Three of Moss & Feathers falls due on Friday, which is July 3rd for those people who love actual dates.

Unfortunately, due to family commitments on Friday, I really need to have it done for tomorrow. I say 'unfortunately' because I've only tinkered around the edges so far, it's the biggest chapter of the book anyway, plus I shunted the action-esque scene from the end of Chapter 2 into it because it really felt like Ch. 2 was getting unwieldy and a break was needed.

And I don't want to do it. For the first time in a few weeks, my book-energy is at zero. My back hurts, my hands hurt, and the characters have abruptly stopped talking to me. It's like I've made some terrible faux-pas, something worse than farting in a lift, but they're not telling me what the problem is. In the last ten days I've been through employment despair, relationship rows and my dad being hospitalised with a collapsed lung, and not had the slightest problem picking the book up. Why does this happen?!


Tally a measly $14. Help me out, here! For this chapter I will triple all donations.

[User Picture]From: melindadansky
2009-07-01 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hey, Roz!

I'm running late on some contract deadlines, so I can't read the novel right now, but I have a deal for you: If you can finish zee whole novel by September 1, I will read and crit the whole thing and give $20 to CW in your name.

Consider yourself nagged!
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[User Picture]From: zora_db
2009-07-01 05:28 pm (UTC)
Have I told you lately that I love you?

I'm aiming to have it done by August 1, so September should be a cakewalk. You're on.

Tally $17 \o/
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[User Picture]From: kate_schaefer
2009-07-01 06:21 pm (UTC)
Whoosh, do you ever have excuses. Nevertheless, I hereby nag you to write write write. Whap your characters upside the head, or speak to them gently, whichever works best.
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[User Picture]From: neile
2009-07-02 12:00 am (UTC)
I ditto Kate.

The work will save you! Work!

I may be lying, but then again, I may not! Only you can tell.
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[User Picture]From: kate_schaefer
2009-07-02 02:28 am (UTC)
And when I say excuses, what I mean is completely valid reasons which justify book-energy being at zero, at which point it's up to your support staff to lend you some book-energy.

If only you could simply book some energy when you want it...
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[User Picture]From: zora_db
2009-07-02 09:15 am (UTC)
Hurrah for you guys. I'm still not moving forward with this chapter (an awful lot of staring at the screen is getting done) but the support is much appreciated!

Tally $23
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[User Picture]From: ninja_turbo
2009-07-03 02:35 pm (UTC)
I'm having trouble getting started on revisions today, as well.

But we must persevere! For great awesomeness! And writerization!
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[User Picture]From: zora_db
2009-07-05 12:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're fighting the demons off, too. I hope it's gone better over the weekend - I see you have a new laptop, may it bring you many hours of sparkly writing joy!

I suffered Epic Fail on Friday and yesterday, but I'm back in the saddle today. \o/
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