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I wrote and posted a new chapter of my totally-crack-tastic A Fistful of Shepards this morning. Cue seven reviews (possibly And Counting); three "That's Fucking Awesome" and three "What the fuck did you just do?" and one "The shark has officially been jumped, my friend." So I think I did a good job with it.
Has anyone here been published?
I sent my draft to a publishing house when I was 14, but I never got any reply. Not surprising, really.
Not so much being published as having my novel be put on sale. Link to my novel's on the previous page, with a coupon code for a free copy, so yeah, there's that. Like I said, it's not a great work yet, but it will eventually be.
it's not a great work yet, but it will eventually be.
That's the spirit.
And the second draft is done! It is officially cheap beer o'clock...not to mention time for teh happy dance!
The eighth TV Tropes writing contest is going on in the Writer's Block, if anybody is interested.
Given that I'm writing a Mass Effect Peggy Sue story, I found it a little amusing to find someone yesterday who just started writing a Mass Effect Peggy Sue story, using almost the exact same starting premise that I did (if executed differently). I immediately went, "That talentless hack!" and PM'd them.
So I finally got my story started. I went with a in medias res future tense approach. It will leave off on a cliff hanger and come back to the starting point for resolution via the rest of the story.
edited 13th May '13 5:06:51 PM by TuefelHundenIV
I just started a project: Finish a rough draft for a 200+ page book in 30 days.
Depending on how it goes, I might even get it published by the end of this summer. Unlikely, yes, but definitely worth trying.
Currently titled it An Idiot's Run and it's about a dismotivated and depressed university student messing around before and during a spring break trying to find a goal in his life.
Done millions of time, yes, but hey, it has to start somehow.
roy: Do what you gotta do.
Hmm in hind site. It would be "In Medias Res" with a present tense which becomes a future tense once you go into the past tense to arrive at the present. It makes sense to me :P
Does anyone ever remember bits of writing or ideas they had while they were younger? I recall:
Yeah, I'm not a plot person, and I never was. I gave up on a lot of these because I couldn't think of what would actually happen next. I might try and recycle them.
I posted up the start of a new AU Mass Effect fanfic.
In less than five hours, it is the fourth most popular of my stories ... and might quite soon take third. Feeling soooo stoked about that right now.
So far wrote 77 pages for my novel. At least it's going somewhere.
That new fic I mentioned? When you sort my # of people following the story, it's the #49 most popular in the fandom. Hells yeah. That means I have two stories in the top 50 out of 12,000+.
I just found this outline for an Iron Man scene that I wrote sometime around when Iron Man 2 came out. It's heavily inspired by the opening to the Stark Expo, and I think this may have been a snatch of a dream I had about it.
I'm really embarrassed to read it now.
edited 16th Jun '13 1:16:10 PM by TParadox
Back to work on my novel after a long hiatus. Figured out how to fix two weaknesses in the story, and now I have to implement them. Which is more work than I planned on doing but eh - shrug - that's the business I guess.
Wrote 4k words. Now my novel is 97 pages, 40k words long.
Kicking ass and taking names on my novel. I just might make this July deadline yet!
Double post because this thread moves too slowly.
Anyhow as most of you know I -more or less- made the deadline. Now, who else is writing with intent to publish?
Drunk: I would be but my writing inspiration was killed by the cybernetic hit squad sent to kidnap a 200 year old cyborg soldier and ex war criminal. Along the way they shot my inspiration through the head with an exploding round.
Try a different genre. I was stuck horribly on my last project; I went and attempted something else, now I'm all published and stuff. Sometimes a change-up is what you need.
I am writing with an intention of getting it published. (Massive congratulations to you, my good man)
So far I wrote 145 pages, 60k words. It's a romance story focusing around conversations and shenanigans of four college students. The main character and the narrator is Paul Carson, a sophomore with a hidden violent and cynical tendency who was getting steadily sick of the persona of an honor student. The plot kicks off when he tries to murder one of his instructor, but fails when a girl stands between them. Later, he sees her again in a cemetery. There he approaches her, to find out if she saw his face or not. That's at least the point I arrived now.
edited 16th Jul '13 9:20:29 PM by dRoy
Drunk: This is the genre I work best with. My problem is I get so distracted with ideas for it that they overwhelm my narrative while I am trying to right. Too much thinking.
Teuf: Write, then hand it off to a beta reader (or several) that you are willing to trust. Let them know that you want real critiques, and that you aren't going to get bent out of shape if there are things they don't like or say don't work.
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