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Things I've discovered: you have to know your character before even writing by the seat of your pants can work; knowing your lead character is harder than it looks; we're still arguing over her name because what she wants wasn't in usage until long after the story takes place, by about 400 years, so maybe she's from a different story or I'm taking the easy way out in telling this story and she's trying to fix that.

Otherwise things continue as normal, for the new kidless normal.

Date: 2013-06-13 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janni.livejournal.com
I take all sorts of tangents, and worry about consistency in later drafts. I'm definitely on the chaotic end of the spectrum for my own process.

Date: 2013-06-14 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galeni.livejournal.com
Ah. That makes sense. Hmmmm.

I knew you were out on the edge of the Pantsing-It/Outlining bell curve, which is why I knew you were the person to ask. Thank you.

Hmmm. (This would mean no more getting stymied by research, since I don't know for sure I'll need it anyway and I could follow your example and just keep telling the story and make the details match in a later draft.)

I am trying hard to use the adage that insanity includes repeating the same behaviour and expecting a different result. So I'm trying different things until I find what will work for me. Have nothing to lose at this point.

Thank you!

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