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Type type type. I just wish it was all typing in the same doc.

I'm working on a story that I've been thinking about for a while, but I'm having quite a bit of trouble with it. It's outside my usual style and I'm not sure that any point it might have will come through. It also requires a lot of event description... I really don't know how to describe it. Things happen and I have to describe them, but they don't feel essential to the actual story, so I'm having trouble applying myself to writing them, but they have to happen. One of the other problems is that I'm trying to be subtle. Rather than being wordy and explicit about things that should elicit emotion from the reader, I'm saying them with an economy of words and sort of in the fashion of them being small events rather than the significant events they really are, and I don't know if it's working.

Ah, perhaps I'm just whining. Anyway, I've been doing good about working on the story a little every day, but it just doesn't feel like it's getting done. And, of course, I'm adding a few sentences and paragraphs to other stories that are in the works but I'm not fully applying myself to. So, in general, I feel like I'm getting nowhere. I can't say it's writer's block, as I'm actually writing. It's more like getting lost in a swamp.

I haven't watched the latest episode, "Sleep No More", due to a confluence of things. First was my disappointment with the previous episode made me forget that there was a new episode available on Saturday. Then we've been really busy with Guild Wars 2 this weekend. I'm starting to get upset with how much time I'm devoting to that game right now. I need to set some boundaries. And then we're also much more interested in watching classic DW right now. We watched "The Ark in Space" this weekend, which is one of my favorites. I'm a little sad that we didn't watch one that I haven't seen (omg, I'm chomping at the bit to watch "The Key to Time"), but it was good to see that again.

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a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 17th, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
Bless, sweetie...sometimes multiple projects feel like treading water (even when you are making progress!!) Never hurts to dabble outside of one's style and comfort zone, though...I'm immensely proud of you!! And definitely looking forward to the results!

*HUGS*
shivver13
Nov. 19th, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
Aaaand... I've switched over to a completely different story. I'm really so whimsical sometimes. But I'll be back to the more difficult story before the weekend, I know - I'm still thinking about it.

But it's nice to be working on things, even if what that thing is changes from moment to moment!
flowsoffire
Nov. 22nd, 2015 02:32 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the story! It sounds very challenging, but hopefully in a good way :)
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