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A week was not nearly long enough...

I spent most the week thinking that I should have taken off two. Back to work tomorrow... and as my work email is connected to my phone, I can already see I have 179 emails waiting for me. BLARGH.

I did not get as much writing done as I had hoped, but I broke 20K last night, which was nice. And I was absolutely correct in my initial assessment - this needs anywhere between 30-50K to really tell it. All depends on how ambitious/motivated/lazy I am.

I've been finding that I've been really stuck on blocking - where are the characters in space? Where is the placement of that bed / table / wall / staircase? how long does it reasonably take to get from here to there? How long would they have to talk before this thing happens behind them? how long do two characters in a group talk before someone else pipes in?

I typically write two, maybe three characters in a given situation. It's a lot more complicated writing an ensemble and being thoughtful about the people standing in the background, trying to envision what they would likely be doing, rather than standing there woodenly waiting for dialogue to finish. Though really, that happens in real life. People stand around listening while other people are talking.

Am hoping to get another chunk of words out today. We shall see what happens.

I have not gone through nearly as much wine as I expected to by this point. I don't know if that's been a help or hindrance, BUT I think its time to crack open a bottle of my favourite Rivaner.

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snogged
Aug. 21st, 2017 12:16 pm (UTC)
Good luck with work. :)

shaddyr
Aug. 25th, 2017 06:40 am (UTC)
Thursday night and finally caught up with work email. :)
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