November 20th, 2005

Illustmaker me

I'm losin' her, Jim...

Okay, so the method of writing where you get people into a situation and just free associate? Not so hot for me. I was going great guns on "Evacs," as my icon indicates, then at some point, I entirely lost the thread, because it was on a different track than it started on, and I hadn't done the groundwork for the new track, and I didn't know the people, and I didn't like the set-up I'd done for Edwin, who was turning out to be more important than Ora or Livana, because the story had changed what it was about, and the adults were taking a more central role. I look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair.

Blegh. I'm not a NaNoer, I guess. Too changeable. I need to have a better plan, like I had last year, but a story that's still fresh, like I had this year. I'm not going to try NaNoing it, but I'm going to re-organize and start over, where I should have started in the first place. Except that now I'm not sure where that is... I need to think.
caladan_dd: Love in the world

Shades, Chapter Ten: A New Leaf, pt. 2

Okay. Back to Shades.

Tonks has taken back a little control of her life, first by choosing unilaterally to start repairing the Shrieking Shack, and then by tracking a Dementor to the Forbidden Forest--she is puzzling at an undamaged, spring-like oak leaf that has fallen at her feet when it appears--where she follows the wandering stream to a place that's full of sunlight in the middle of the night. She can't get close enough to see what's inside it; it keeps retreating. She talks to Hagrid, who's upset about Aragog, then goes home and realizes that she feels better thinking about things other than her loneliness. She wakes up to find another fresh and healthy oak leaf has blown through her door.

(BTW, I will edit into the last part that she, you know, tells her boss that there's another Dementor wandering around the now-student-filled school. You know, just for kicks. :headdesk:)

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