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Truth in advertising.

Now I've come to the point in my collection of old works being posted in this journal in which I have to start posting chapters of my only other completed long work, Mistaken Identity. I'm rather proud of this one, if only because it was my first multi-chapter story and because it's a crossover and I managed to actually fit it into both universes' canon. I plan to put up a chapter every two to three days, interspersed with other stuff (since I still haven't posted all of A Teacher and a Housemaid as well as things I haven't started yet). Anyway, chapter 1 tomorrow, or maybe later tonight.

I have another multi-chapter story that's about 80% done. I actually started working on it about two weeks before I started working on The Actor, and for a while, I was working on both of them (actually, working on them on alternating nights - for a while there, I wasn't interested in working on either of them two nights in a row). Then The Actor started really coming together and I couldn't put it down, even after it was complete and I started posting it. (The last chapter was a real problem for me, and even though I had finished writing, I kept re-reading it and tweaking it, every night, for about 1.5 months. There's a part that I re-wrote from scratch five times, not counting the extra tweaks I did after selecting the rewrite I preferred.) So, the other story has stayed at 80% done for about 3 months now. It has two chapters to go, and I really don't know what I want to do in those two chapters, so it's just stalled. I'm really hoping to get inspired on it soon.

I am looking forward to going back and editing/reworking that piece, though. One thing that seems to really help me is to print it out and edit on paper. I did that for The Actor and for some reason, it came alive a lot better for me to have it on real paper - that was the only really huge edit that piece got. I hope to do that with the new piece, if my boss will allow me to waste that much ink (I provide my own paper when I do that). Last time, The Actor took 84 pages.

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a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 14th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
Thou art doing better than I!! I have a few WIPS that have been sitting for a while, waiting for me to pick them up again...O_o Rock on with that WIP, bb!! I know you can give it the finish it deserves!

*HUGS*
shivver13
Jun. 14th, 2014 05:11 am (UTC)
I have tons of story ideas written down, and a couple sort of started, but that WIP is the most disappointing because I'm so close.

The worst part is that the two chapters are in the middle - the ending is already written! :D That happened with The Actor, too - I wrote the second adventure last.
luorescence
Jun. 14th, 2014 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you gonna be able to do great things with that wip!

Finishing it for example (which I seem unable to do with mine...)
shivver13
Jun. 14th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yes, at this point, finishing it would be a great thing! :)
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