30 March 2011 @ 04:26 pm
Get with the program!  
Bad guys don't carry clipboards any more, they have tablet-PCs. Or evil smart phones. Highly evil. This is so important to remember, we don't want no clipboards with their brown-ness, and their ancient metal clips that grab fingers, and certainly not a pen attached with a STRING (heavens!) wandering on stage.

No paper, either, probably. Bad guys, especially science-y bad guys are far too advanced for paper and shun the thought of natural products in their places of evil science.

I'm working on original fiction at the moment for class, (can you tell?). The first 10,000 words of a novel. It's quite strange for me to be returning to standard prose after working on scripts for so long, plus it's hard to gear down from one creative project (script) and gear up for a different one that, while it's been sitting on the back-benches for years, hasn't really had my attention in a long time.

Part of me wishes I could be writing the middle ten thousand words of this novel, or even the end. I don't know about other writers, but I almost always have a very sound concept of how a story will end, and all the drama involved, long before I have a clear grasp on the rest. Beginnings are the worst, because I actually have to convince the readers to love these characters as much as I do, when it seems like it should be so obvious they should already know.

Meanwhile, university is in tents! I'm gonna take my camera in next week and maybe make a video, because it's just so surreal. No news yet of when I'm going to be back in my building. Working from home and glad the BF and I shifted before the Quake, coz in my old bedroom I couldn't sit at the desk, and I really find the idea of writing an entire hons thesis from bed to be a painful sounding excursion.

(I've been away lots and not replying to comments much lately. Apologies! And thank you to the people who posted on my HELP! post a while ago. Promising myself that I will improve my internet responsiveness over the next few months.)
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[identity profile] mimei.livejournal.com on March 30th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
nothing wrong with writing things out-of-sequence! but it can be a bitch to go back and fill stuff in!

tents :( i hope things get inside the buildings soon. fighting!
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[identity profile] prairie-grass.livejournal.com on March 31st, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
I know! Part of the experiment with this fic is to see what it's like to not have to go back all the time. I dunno, it's kind of terrifying to approach a piece of super-long writing like this, because I'm always second-guessing myself and being like, 'oh no! What if I change my mind about (insert arbitrary thing such as hair-colour here)?' I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not putting it online as I go so that I know I can change things. Still. Weird feeling.

Ha. I don't mind much since I don't really have formal lectures, but I think a lot of people are finding it quite a challenge. No idea what the chemistry people or such are doing!
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