oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen
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getting back on the horse

[whine] Writing is hard! [/whine]

I opened up my laptop last night, for my first fiction writing session in over a month. I didn't get far. I read over the story-in-progress and made some minor changes, then got to the end and just stared at it, and stared, and stared some more. After sleeping on it, I think I'm going to hack back the last thousand words or so and go in a different direction, since the current direction is not singing to me. I thought I had a handle on what I wanted, but I don't. So I'll try something new, because I do still want to write a story about these two characters.

I poked at a synopsis for a werewolf novel, and found I didn't have as much thought out as I'd thought I did. I'm still debating if I want to combine current pair of characters with new werewolf characters (for example, a Russian guy), so I need to make that decision before I can write a synopsis. This morning, I considered using the Russian character in a standalone story instead. Still thinking on it.

Also, having troubles with the page number field in my word processing program, and the sound card is completely dead now. Perhaps I should invest in a new laptop? This one is several years old, and was not top of the line when I bought it. I'm pretty conservative on technology, usually.
Tags: werewolf, writing process
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