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Topic: Stage?
Posted By: richke
Subject: Stage?
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 9:07am
What stage of writing are you in today?  Brainstorming, writing, proofreading, outlining, restarting  :)
 
I'm still wiriting and i hope to finish tonight and then the proofreeading and critiquing begins.  how is everyone else doing?


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Heat #18 - The Darkness Within   
http://www.richardthomaskeel.com/media/18_TheDarknessWithin.pdf



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Posted By: crlncxn
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 9:47am
[QUOTE=richke] Brainstorming, writing, proofreading, outlining, restarting :)

Yeah, that's about where I am....    


Posted By: richke
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 10:35am
hahahah  :)

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Heat #18 - The Darkness Within   
http://www.richardthomaskeel.com/media/18_TheDarknessWithin.pdf


Posted By: Trillian
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 11:09am
    I'm at the edit-rework-rethink stage. And editing. Did I mention editing?


Posted By: Indieme
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 3:17pm
I have to start a complete rewrite tonight. My suspense script unintentionally veered into thriller and was almost knocking on the gate to horror. Unhappy


Posted By: johnnyd
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 5:51pm
Draft 1 done. 2800 words, but none of them in the right order.
 
Sleep, then edit.


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"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." George Bernard Shaw


Posted By: Julie
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 11:26pm

Heat 14 - Ghost Story / Tree House

As I've just emailed to Caroline I've got beyond the "Doubt Demon" stage after choosing to go with one of the few ideas I had and I'm now well into the "Prevarication Pixie" stage.
 
Now, the "Prevarication Pixie" is a much better companion than the "Doubt Demon" because I get to make lots of coffee and I would even do my ironing (if only I had an iron). The dogs are getting lots of cuddles this morning -  one of them even has a partial haircut.
 
I estimate that the "F*** This For a Game of Soldiers Fairy" will arrive sometime between midnight tonight and breakfast time tomorrow. I hate her - she really is capable of inspiring me to actually go out and buy an iron !
 
Meanwhile, I've got a character - he's called "Acorn Jack" and he's about to have a coffee with the Prevarication Pixie and myself. We might watch a bit of the Australian Open while we're about it.
 
Good Luck everyone.
 
 


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Julie


Posted By: richke
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 4:31am
Just sent mine off to three proof readers with 2518 words.  I hope it's thriller...i always seem to stray away but sort of make its way back.
 
and does anyone know if the title is included in the word count?  Because then i would be at 2514


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Heat #18 - The Darkness Within   
http://www.richardthomaskeel.com/media/18_TheDarknessWithin.pdf


Posted By: jannaelph
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 5:38am
I hear you, Idieme. My suspense story morphed into a psychological thriller and I hate to let it go. Do I rework or write another? Confused


Posted By: richke
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 6:12am
Originally posted by jannaelph jannaelph wrote:

I hear you, Idieme. My suspense story morphed into a psychological thriller and I hate to let it go. Do I rework or write another? Confused
cant suspense and thriller go hand in hand?  I wouldnt rewrite but i would have someone read it and see what they think.
 
Maybe i wrote a suspense rather than a thriller...but i was thinking i was writing a physchological thriller.


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Heat #18 - The Darkness Within   
http://www.richardthomaskeel.com/media/18_TheDarknessWithin.pdf


Posted By: Requiem
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 6:20am
suspense is a key element of both horror and thriller so I wouldn't worry too much about crossing genres as long as your story is suspenseful.


Posted By: SavageG
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 6:20am
From my experience NYCMidnight judges don't act as genre nazi's. If your drama turns into a dramedy thats fine, as long as its not an outright comedy. A thirller that is heavy on the suspense is fine as long as it maintains at least the rudimentary elements of a thriller.
 
Me I have horror, but am playing pretty loose with the genre. There are horrific things in my manuscript, but I underplay them.
 


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Not all who wander are lost, not all who wonder without wisdom.


Posted By: Requiem
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 9:49am
Horror... suspense... I'm so jealous Cry

I made a breakthrough today though. I finally have an idea... and some words!

"Once upon a time..."

That is all.


Posted By: Scott McKenzie
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 10:26am
I'm about 700 words deep.  Looking at some of you on here, I think I need to get my act together!

Anyone else from heat 2 here?  Drama/Domestic abuse is a bit serious for my liking.


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Scott McKenzie
www.dvdactive.com - www.DVDactive.com

Read my blognovel Rebirth at http://rebirthnovel.blogspot.com/ - http://rebirthnovel.blogspot.com/


Posted By: ABEAR111
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 10:54am
Originally posted by Scott McKenzie Scott McKenzie wrote:

I'm about 700 words deep. Looking at some of you on here, I think I need to get my act together!Anyone else from heat 2 here? Drama/Domestic abuse is a bit serious for my liking.

    
Oh my gosh, I would hate to have to write 2500 words on Drama/Domestic Abuse. I am feeling your pain, Scott, but you've made my day. Until I read that I was wondering if I should have entered - now I'm glad I didn't.

Good luck.


Posted By: crlncxn
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 11:08am
Well I've only written 500 words but that's cool, so stop panicking Scott. Plenty of time...Doesn't HAVE to be 2,500 words, and mine for sure will be nowhere NEAR that. 2,500 is the MAX not the requirement.

Good luck all you guys.


Posted By: Scott McKenzie
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 11:10am
Originally posted by ABEAR111 ABEAR111 wrote:

 
    
Oh my gosh, I would hate to have to write 2500 words on Drama/Domestic Abuse. I am feeling your pain, Scott, but you've made my day. Until I read that I was wondering if I should have entered - now I'm glad I didn't.

Good luck.


Haha.  Thanks (I think) Wink


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Scott McKenzie
www.dvdactive.com - www.DVDactive.com

Read my blognovel Rebirth at http://rebirthnovel.blogspot.com/ - http://rebirthnovel.blogspot.com/


Posted By: Requiem
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 11:30am
If it makes anyone feel any better (or worse haha) I've written 1200 words since my last post Thumbs Up

I can't believe I'm writing a frickin' fairy tale!

I hated it at first but now it's actually kinda fun.

Which is more than can be said for drama/domestic abuse. Bad luck, Scott, but I'm sure you'll nail it.


Posted By: ABEAR111
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 11:32am
Originally posted by Scott McKenzie Scott McKenzie wrote:


Originally posted by ABEAR111 ABEAR111 wrote:


    
Oh my gosh, I would hate to have to write 2500 words on Drama/Domestic Abuse. I am feeling your pain, Scott, but you've made my day. Until I read that I was wondering if I should have entered - now I'm glad I didn't.

Good luck.
Haha. Thanks (I think)


Sorry, let me make myself clear, I am certain that you will do a wonderful job with this genre/topic Scott, making your story both insightful and interesting unlike I would be able to do. I would like to offer you every encouragement to get r done, and I cannot wait to read the prose you come up with.

Charlie
    


Posted By: Scott McKenzie
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 11:38am
Originally posted by ABEAR111 ABEAR111 wrote:



Sorry, let me make myself clear, I am certain that you will do a wonderful job with this genre/topic Scott, making your story both insightful and interesting unlike I would be able to do. I would like to offer you every encouragement to get r done, and I cannot wait to read the prose you come up with.

Charlie
    


Don't worry, I know you were being supportive!   Thanks Smile

I've blitzed it tonight and I've broken through the 1000 word barrier.  Onwards and upwards!


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Scott McKenzie
www.dvdactive.com - www.DVDactive.com

Read my blognovel Rebirth at http://rebirthnovel.blogspot.com/ - http://rebirthnovel.blogspot.com/


Posted By: Indieme
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 1:59pm
I'm at 1 500. Hope to pass 2000 before I head to bed. So I'm happy as far as the word count.........I'm less happy with the story however. Thumbs Up Thumbs Down


Posted By: Requiem
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 3:10pm
Pia, is that you?

First Done Deal and now here. People will talk, y'know.


Posted By: Indieme
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 3:18pm
I'm not a domesticated indoor cat, Martin.

I'm a stray and I tend to go from neighborhood to neighborhood. Wink 


Posted By: Requiem
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 3:40pm
I knew there was a reason for the hood.


Posted By: dralfonso
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 8:33pm
I am so sick of this story!  Which must mean that I am close to done.  My draft just needs to be proof read.  But now that I've re-read it, it might need another major re-write tonight.  Ouch.

I was afraid to get comedy, and was really glad to get drama, but as it turns out, I might have written a dramedy. :)  I'm glad to hear the judges are not known for their strictness. 

Does anyone actually know who the judges are?

ra   

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"The unlived life is not worth examining." Zizek


Posted By: richke
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2007 at 10:35am
no we never do.

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Heat #18 - The Darkness Within   
http://www.richardthomaskeel.com/media/18_TheDarknessWithin.pdf


Posted By: SavageG
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2007 at 2:21pm
Alright I'm at 144 words!
 
Just around 2,300 to go!
 
 


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Not all who wander are lost, not all who wonder without wisdom.


Posted By: richke
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2007 at 6:48am
revised my story and having one more person read that...i will more and likely uplaod it before 5 today.

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Heat #18 - The Darkness Within   
http://www.richardthomaskeel.com/media/18_TheDarknessWithin.pdf


Posted By: Indieme
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2007 at 11:26am
You guys are lucky having people to send your script to for proofing and such.


Posted By: durden7
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2007 at 6:35pm
    By today, I only had to finish the ending. It was in bits and pieces. The first half or so felt acceptable,it was mostly just getting the end smoothed out as best as could be.

And I gave myself 4- 5 hours to do it. It worked out.


Posted By: crlncxn
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2007 at 1:07am
Originally posted by Indieme Indieme wrote:

You guys are lucky having people to send your script to for proofing and such.


Anytime Indieme. Just ask.    


Posted By: coleridge78
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2007 at 4:16am
Heat 2 here, and I agree. Not just serious, but a "genre" already overloaded with turgid lameness.

I did mine in about 3.5 hours yesterday. Decided to just pour my revulsion at the topic into it and run.


Posted By: write4life
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2007 at 7:00am
Along with other writer-community websites, I use my wife, teenage girls, and whoever else to give me feedback on my drafts. "That really doesn't make sense, Dad", and "Your character was desperate in this scene, then comes off all sweet a few minuites later....big disconnect there" are some of the statements I'm apt to hear, and welcome every one of them. It's also amazing how many "DOHs!" you pick up when reading it aloud to someone.
    



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