On someones LJ, the question was asked, what do you do at work when you're bored. Mostly I mess around on LJ. I'd really like to take the oportunity to write (hey, I'm at a computer with nothing to do), but since my department moved my office to a more public area and I'm now required to interact with co-workers, that's a little hard for me to do.
When I write, I don't stay grounded here. Writing's a little hard when I have to also pretend I'm doing something else, like, I don't know, um... working. In my other office, one floor up, at the end of the hall of a department I didn't work for, I could do pretty much anything I wanted. Like, um...write.
I've been rewriting my WIP. As a new writer, rewriting my first really big endevor, the experience has been interesting:
- I didn't expect it to change so much as I rewrote it
- I didn't expect to go, "Oh, crap. Now how do I connect those dots"
- Or, "Gee, I hate to loose that much writing, how can I possibly make it work?" Only to find out I can't make it work and it really has to go
- Or, "Oh, crap. I have to compeletly rewrite the beginning and the MC is not the MC I started the book with, but a different character all together." Um...how did the story get to be about him and not her :::scratches head:::
- I didn't expect to have to put so much background down on paper. I thought I could let it float around in my head. And as I put it down on paper, it's changing too because I'm finding logic that doesn't work or ideas that weren't well thought out. "Just because" will only get you so far
- I actually had to go back to my source material. Which I had to find and d/l off the internet because my lap-top is on the edge of death
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