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Jay W. Friks
Oct 4, 2016

Six of one, half dozen of another.

Grimey Drawer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/...a9zFAN0Rt8/edit

17510 for the current novel I'm writing.

The rest of the 20k come from edits on my lovely first novel.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/...dit?usp=sharing

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Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

1500 words in TD

https://thunderdome.cc/?story=6598&...+and+the+Devout

rewrote an old story, no idea how much is still the same from the first draft but it's nearly twice as long now and I did a lot of editing (and need to do a lot more...). Gonna count that as 2k words.



working on draft 3 of another short story, got about 3200 words into that



all in all, well over 5K words

for 5k in july

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

Long Walk 2018: July

Sitting Here 5k
Spectres of Autism 17k
Hungry 20k
Clipperton 20k
Mocking quantum 5k

RECORD OF THE FALLEN 2015-2018

CLIPPERTON... DIDN'T MAKE IT
CHTHONIC BELL/A PAINTED BIRD... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X4)
KILLFAST37... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
REDTONIC... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
KURONA BRIGHT...DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
SITTING HERE.... DIDN'T MAKE IT (X2)
SURREPTITIOUS MUFFIN.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
SKAANDSCREENPLAYS.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
MORNING BELL... DIDN'T MAKE IT
DR KLOCTOPUSSY... DIDN'T MAKE IT
BOMPACHO... DIDN'T MAKE IT
CRABROCK... DIDN'T MAKE IT
MARTELLO... DIDN'T MAKE IT
THEHOMEMASTER... DIDN'T MAKE IT
JONKED... DIDN'T MAKE IT
ANIME WAS RIGHT... DIDN'T MAKE IT
MAG7.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
IRONIC TWIST.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
TEQUILAJESUS.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
ANOMIEATTHEGATES.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
ANGELOPPORTUNITY.... DIDN'T MAKE IT
SPECTRES OF AUTISM....DIDN'T MAKE IT
FLERP....DIDN'T MAKE IT
NEWTESTLEPER....DIDN'T MAKE IT
SITTING HERE....DIDN'T MAKE IT
GUINNESS13....DIDN'T MAKE IT
IRONIC TWIST.....DIDN'T MAKE IT
UNFUNNY POSTER.....DIDN'T MAKE IT

sebmojo fucked around with this message at Jul 5, 2018 around 07:23

Hungry
Jul 14, 2006



Okay, I'm back in with a for 20k. This is working great for me but I need to cut down the amount because I have to do so much editing this month.

Clipperton
Dec 20, 2011


Grimey Drawer

20k for me too, also I think I still need to get banned for June

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

It's in the mail. See you on the flip flop.

MockingQuantum
Jan 20, 2012



Unlockable Ben

I'm having trouble getting back into the habit of regular writing, so I'm gonna be gentle on myself and 5k words, in any project.

Veni Vidi Ameche!
Nov 2, 2017

YOSPOS


Question: sebmojo is who we have to satisfy, so only sebmojo needs to see it, right? Iím not sure I want to share widely if I write, because

1) The only thing Iíve written in 20 years is a short story I wrote a few weeks ago and posted in the submission thread, which no one read (or at least no one commented on)
2) Iím not a very good fiction writer

I want to write something, but being both out of practice, and not very good to start with, makes me kind of reluctant to do it if Iím going to have to widely share the result.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk

Naw, just post a screen shot of your wordcount. I can recommend thunderdome once you've got your feet wet, its a great way to get over worrying and get ink on the page.

I'll have a look at your story, too....

Oh right, i remember that one I think. Pleasant but eh, iirc. A little 'why are you telling me this?' But ok words.

sebmojo fucked around with this message at Jul 6, 2018 around 12:33

ibntumart
Mar 18, 2007

Good, bad. I'm the one with the power of Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton, and Mehen.


College Slice

sebmojo posted:

I can recommend thunderdome once you've got your feet wet, its a great way to get over worrying and get ink on the page.

Thunderdome has started to help me with that. I spend so much time handwringing over how to start a story that I just never do.

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MockingQuantum
Jan 20, 2012



Unlockable Ben

So this will sound silly, but this is what a writer friend of mine does, and I've found it strangely helpful too: Start a story badly. Or write something in early on that is intentionally very dumb and bad, like a character doing something totally unmotivated or just an awfully constructed sentence or something. Then tell yourself, "eh I'll fix it in the edit." Then keep writing, and when you're worried about whether the story is good or if you're starting it right or if you're ending it right, just tell yourself "eh I'll fix it in the edit."

It's totally a dumb mental trick thing, but for me it got me over my perfectionist tendencies. "Pre-marring" the story like this kind of forces me to accept that it's not going to be right until I do some edit passes anyway, and that I may as well just pound keys until its done, since I won't know what the final product looks like when I start it.

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