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Oh, crap. I have been reflecting and analyzing the story and I… - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
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Oh, crap. I have been reflecting and analyzing the story and I realized one incredibly simple but unanticipated thing:

This isn't a nine-chapter story. I'm covering 14 years and three Hunger Games and the entire relationship of Haymitch and Effie. I couldn't do chapter three because Chapter Three as planned was... about six chapters.

So I will bite the bullet and admit it. I can't keep the 27-9-27-9 pattern.

This is a twenty-seven chapter full-length story, with nine chapters for each of the Games.

With that in mind, I'm getting back to the pre-show and not trying to figure out how it would be non-jarring to... well, if it explains why it was problematic, the plan was to skip the Games entirely. Yeah, seriously. It was a thing I was going to do. And I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working.
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mirandabeth From: mirandabeth Date: April 28th, 2014 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I was wondering how you were planning to cover so much ground in 9 chapters!

Know that your readers aren't complaining about the spoilt pattern... more for us!! :D

(And hey, maybe you could go back and write 9 chapters of Gia's life which could roughly be considered to come in between the stories, or something. And then something else after this one. Just saying...)
From: queen_bellatrix Date: April 28th, 2014 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
We're definitely not complaining!:d. And oh hell yes to Gia as a pov character; I'll admit a Gia fic is on my fantasy Fern fic list! Definitely not trying to pressure; the muse writes as she will, but figured no harm in enthusiastically seconding the motion.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: April 28th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn, extra chapters of Effie fic. Somehow this reader will endure :). I too would love a Gia fic, but obviously that's subject to your discretion / free time.

Regardless of the outcomes of the Games, having Effie manning the phone instead of Glass is probably going to lighten Haymitch's psychic burden by about two thirds.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 28th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure I speak for many when I say -- anything you write is worth it...no matter how many chapters! Excited to read the next one!
torturedbabycow From: torturedbabycow Date: April 28th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just joining in to bemoan the suffering I will have to endure reading a full 27 chapter story instead of a 9 chapter one. Woe! Alas! Such cruel fate! :P

I am excited for more. *rubs hands together gleefully*
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