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Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
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Chapter Twenty-Three (A Trick of the Firelight) just went up. Fixed some typos, added a couple more horrifying thoughts to Remus's internal monologue at the Three Broomsticks. I also put the remaining chapters up at HB last night. alkari will be happy to know that I had Sirius clarify exactly what choice Sirius is giving Remus about going to the Ministry: "...You can let me go, or you can make me waste my time finding out how many people I really can curse at one time." I pasted it all into a file, and it's 455 pages, single-spaced at 10pt Arial, approx. 190,000 words.

I'm really not good with the Stephen King theory of revision--cutting down after the initial writing. I know it's supposed to make things leaner and meaner, but it doesn't fit my writing style. I'll tend to write quickly and get the basic shape down, then go back and add some depth. So I'll keep doing things my way, I think, and ignore my Wise Mentor Figure in this matter.
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leelastarsky From: leelastarsky Date: March 17th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm really not good with the Stephen King theory of revision--cutting down after the initial writing. I know it's supposed to make things leaner and meaner, but it doesn't fit my writing style. I'll tend to write quickly and get the basic shape down, then go back and add some depth. So I'll keep doing things my way, I think, and ignore my Wise Mentor Figure in this matter.

Oh yes! I tend to add far more than I edit out when I'm reviewing my own fics.
chocolatepot From: chocolatepot Date: March 17th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I tend to start out with a lot of dialogue and some action. Then I have to go through and add a lot of description and (what would you call it?) abstract thoughts? Things that are in characters' minds about their surroundings and people near them, but they aren't necessarily thinking it at the time.
czgoldedition From: czgoldedition Date: March 20th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, it's you! I did not know you had LiveJournal. ^^ *excited* Just whizzing by to say that I positively adore your fanfiction writing.. particularly your Star Wars and Harry Potter stuff. *would ramble about why precisely, but doesn't want to make a fool of herself* ^^;; Anyway.. suffice it to say that you amaze me, you rock, and thank you for producing such wonderful stories to keep us all on our toes. <33
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