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    Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 2:37am
How is everyone feeling? I really liked my Rd 1 piece and I'm just not feeling great about this one. My normal beta readers all bailed and I just struggled to find a unique and interesting plot for my prompts. I'm a mess; I just feel like I let myself down after making it through (and just barely, coming in fifth in my Rd 1 heat).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LyndaD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 3:01am
I'm in a similar situation. I hated my story until after my one beta (another one flaked, and my third doesn't do horror ) suggested some revisions and gave me some positive feedback.
Now I just actively dislike it.
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An improvement! That's a start! Lol
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Really good, actually.

Spent *hours* on Friday trying to force out a story for my prompt (ghost story/a graphic designer/a homework assignment) and was hating almost everything I was writing. Had my mom read what I had written at that point and she couldn't even muster any classic mom enthusiasm, so I knew it was a mess. ("Did you like it? At all?" "Uh. Well. Um. I... so, why did you name the main character 'Clyde?'") :|

Scrapped it, went out for coffee, figured out what I was going to do, came back and wrote the entire thing in two hours, then took a victory dance lap around the house (while ignoring the stink eye my boyfriend was giving me for disrupting his quiet time).

In sum: the lowest of the lows, then the highest of the highs. Woo.
R1 H24 Broken Little House: http://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic14024_post168106.html#168106

R2 H4 Anna: http://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic14597_post174420.html#174420
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Hey fellow heat 4 writer! Alison, wanna trade stories? I'm curious :)))
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AMOSD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 3:31am
I scored my least favourite genre (romantic comedy) and managed to write something that is possibly less funny than a eulogy. My beta reader described it as tawdry and sad and I'm not sure I managed to improve things from there. I'm feeling like I've wasted a place that should've gone to someone more flexible in their writing.
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Just because you didn't nail a particular genre the very first time you tried it, doesn't mean you're not a flexible writer! That's like saying that I'm not a flexible athlete because I can't play water polo: of course I can't, I've never tried and I don't know the rules. But if I made the effort to learn and practise, I'd get better :)
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I'm really disappointed this round, myself. I literally spent the entire day on Friday in denial about my genre. This is my fourth ghost story in 5 prompts and I am so ridiculously burned out on the genre. (One I never write unless assigned) I've done the helpful ghost. I've done the scary ghost. I've done the possession thing. I really struggled to find something different.

Then I had an idea that I could work with. Lunchtime yesterday I realized that I really needed 4k words to tell it properly. I felt committed and shoehorned it into 1998. This morning I hate myself for not scrapping and doing something else... I'll be shocked beyond words if I move forward. But on the bright side, really looking forward to reading other folks stuff - it's my favorite part of the competition. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AllyM84 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 8:48am
I think everyone has pretty much summed up my feelings. 

I was excited about Fantasy at first. Love reading it, watching it, the longest thing I've ever written was Fantasy, etc. But that was a novel. With an entire world built in. 

Got nervous when I realized how hard it was going to be to fit it in 2,000 words. Even more nervous when I realized how it hard it would be to come up with something original. 

Had a draft. Scrapped it. New idea. Draft. No ending. Changed POV from 3rd to first....that helped. No ending till about 7:30 last night. Now I actually kind of like it and think I could turn it into some serial short stories. The writing could definitely be improved though and I have no clue what the judges will think. So, even if they don't like it, I have a potential project. 

Ugh. Emotional Roller Coaster. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote plkphoto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 9:41am
And the best bit... If you do make it through... then next time you get to squeeze that entire emotional sequence into 24-hours. Wink
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