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    Posted: 10 Apr 2021 at 2:10am
...and since I'm up and about, I'll start. How's everyone doing? I have 400 words and a rough sense of where I'm going, but some gaping holes I haven't worked out how to fill yet.
By the way, is there a beta list anywhere? It's looking like I might have time to use it for once.


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Nice! Hope you continue to make good progress. 

Today was mostly research and an outline for me, since my genre is historical fiction. Definitely feeling prepared to start the story itself tomorrow. 
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Originally posted by SoapySuds SoapySuds wrote:

Nice! Hope you continue to make good progress. 

Today was mostly research and an outline for me, since my genre is historical fiction. Definitely feeling prepared to start the story itself tomorrow. 

I’m so happy I didn’t get historical fiction for just that reason - all the research, especially in the shorter time frame!  Good luck to you!

I’m at 1400 words but I don’t know if any of then are actually suspenseful, but I also don’t know how I want to end it yet either...
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I have a second draft. I finished the first draft thinking I needed to scrap the whole thing but I'm feeling better about the second draft.... so I guess we'll see.
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I have about 500 words and outline for the rest. Going to try to finish a first draft tomorrow morning.
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I can beta, not made into the second so I have the time. I need it in PDF file format though.
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I have a first draft done. It was written on very little sleep with half the names being inspired by my parents' house and shed as a consequence (this makes more sense in context). I suspect when I read today with fresh eyes, it will be heavily edited.

However, I may actually have it done in enough time to try to get it beta read. Normally what I wroie isn't in any useful shape till shortly before the deadline so I never get it beta read. Except getting a mate once to tell me if an ending came from too left field. Hmm 
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Not even a glimmer of an idea, sigh. Busy workday yesterday, but oddly, the prompts remind me of my script for screenplay.  Weird! The entire story fits. So now trying to come up with something else that is not about siblings (last two entries have been about that) - but that's tough when the character is "stepsister" LOL
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First draft done. Going out for a coffee to clear my head before second draft! First draft landed at 2,400 words, so I'll be hacking at the chaff upon my return...!
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First draft - less than halfway through my plot outline but more than 1200 words already, so definitely going to be cutting heavily.

I'm struggling a bit with fairy tale as a genre. My approach feels stilted and unoriginal, but I don't have enough time to start over because I am already swamped with other life responsibilities at the moment.
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