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Writing. Why is it so hard?

I managed to write a little over 300 words last night. Feh. Every one of them was a struggle, all uphill. I felt like I'd written an epic by the time I was done.

There's a reason they say "write what you know". Because I only know enough about programming and code to get in trouble, use familiar words and make it apparent to anyone who actually understands the stuff that I have no frickin' clue what I'm talking about.

I'm going to need a bona fide hacker to read this fic when I'm done to make sure it doesn't have the unintended consequence of making people laugh their asses off.

On the bright side? I got writing done last night. And even after re-working it 27 times and knowing that I still need a tech beta? I was pleased. I wanted a specific set up and I have it. I have a framework in place, I know generally where I want to go and the path I need to take to get there. Now I just need to build the story to flesh out the framework. And I think it could be really good.

I am seeing, more and more, that I could grow to love Reese and Finch almost as much as I love John and Rodney. The only think I'm really missing is the ensemble cast - I like the team aspect of SG1 and SGA. Even with Fusco and Carter, POI really is a buddy show. Ah, well. It's still young, they have time to bring in additional support characters - and so far, Leon and Zoe have added lots of flavour, so I remain positive things will continue to go well.

Now, I just need to overcome my penchant to write at glacial speeds...

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retro_rider55
Feb. 26th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
I read at that rate, these days. BTW, had a great time at the co-op bash; you seem to have some very decent neighbours.
melagan
Feb. 27th, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
Yayyyyyyy! Writing that your happy with is of the good!

That's kind of how I write. I'll finish the Harlequin BB but only because I've written on it every single day. Persistence, who knew that was so much of writing?
zoemathemata
Feb. 27th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
But look at what glaciers accomplish! Slow and steady wins the race
tinnny
Mar. 9th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
Hey... :)

I just went randomly looking for people who have "John Reese" in their interests, and found you. I am looking for PoI contacts on lj, and it's a shame this fandom is nowhere to be found except tumblr.

Um, so. I saw that you're looking for someone to check your fic (when you're done writing it). I can't say I'm a hacker, but I do have quite some tech knowledge and I love beta work, so... I'm offering?

I hope that wasn't too creepy. Mind if I friend you?
Mzz. Jennifer Steel
Mar. 11th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
Shaddyr, I miss your BUFFY, ANGEL, and PRETENDER fanfic! I need a good read. A short story perhaps. I will read your stuff, even if I don't inderstand it all. Even better! Why do people think I am drunk, when I am sober? Or medicated, when I am not. I need a SHADDYR fix tonight! Recommend me a story, you think I might like, something highly addictive, please. Hehehe. I'm a junkie for PRETENDER.
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