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Woooooow. And then I proceed to not update for nearly six months. SORRY GUYS, not that anyone really follows this. More like sorry to myself, because posting here always gives me some kind of motivation to write and I've really been missing that.

So. In terms of updated things. I hit the 50,000 word mark for my NaNoWriMo, CIRCLING THE EDGE, but the story is kind of... resisting being finished. Possibly this is because the characterization overall is not as strong as I would like and it's more plot-driven, and I suck at plot. Oh well. I'll look back at it another time, perhaps. It's got a little bit of promise left in it, I think.

THE TEAM is stalled as well, for opposite reasons. I think it's going to end up being similar to THE AFTER ADVENTURES, with the whole apocalypse thing--more focusing on the apocalypse itself than the aftereffects, and obviously it's not going to be a children's story like THE AFTER ADVENTURES, but... clearly I need to go back to the plotting stages of that one. Both of them, actually. Oh JOY.

BURN THE DEVIL OUT is actually... okay. So I haven't touched it since like JUNE, but I read a portion of it for the coffeehouse thrown by the school's literary magazine (which I am one of the head editors for... yeah, I'm a nerd) and people really liked it so I've started kind of poking at it again. I forgot how much I really enjoyed that story, and how fun the characters were, and I can't wait to finish the first part so we can move into the second, which is one step closer to me being able to WRITE THE DEVIL. And I love the Devil in that story. So much.

HER I MUST FOLLOW might be permanently scrapped. I mean... I love the title, and I love Mat (the main character) but I have no idea what his story is. I just know that he's connected to the title. So it's kind of back to the drawing board on that one. Yeah. I have so much plotting to do over break.

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY I HAVE SUCH A BLOCK WHEN IT COMES TO THE ADVENTURES OF SIR SHAGSALOT. Seriously. I just... cannot seem to sit down and actually WRITE that thing. It's very very frustrating. Granted, I'm working through some backstory stuff for him, which is nice in understanding why he's such an asshole. Okay, not really. Whatever.

And finally, the work that is currently EATING MY BRAIN OH MY GOD is SMALL CRIMES, which is actually more like a collection of short stories about the same characters than anything else. But it's fulla sketch and I love it so much because it's so twisted.

All links for these stories (save OUT which... also needs to be reworked OH GOD SO MUCH REWORKING TO DOOOOO) can be found in my (very not shiny) profile. I will try to keep updating more often with things like revelations about characters, plot things, etc.
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I have not been writing at-fucking-all. It sucks, but there is a reason. My computer (with all my writing stuff on it--notes, actual stories themselves, MUSIC OH MY GOD ALL MY MUSIC) managed to acquire some kind of virus, which we took our own sweet time in getting fixed. Apparently the guy doing the fixing now is making progress, which sounds good because although I have all the writing stuff backed up, I DO NOT HAVE MY MUSIC. WHICH IS VITAL IN ME WRITING. I mean, I have some stuff on my mp3 player, but out of the 22 scenes with very specific music that I have planned out for BURN THE DEVIL OUT, I have only 10 songs, and they're scattered all over the place.

I did write a ficlet thing for a mix of music that I made my friend--I need to post that somewhere. I also worked on an application for a roleplay I'm involved in, Beyond the Rift, and that's been eating my brain. I've also been reading a lot more, which is good I guess.

Maybe I should try poking at THE AFTER ADVENTURES, or THE TEAM, because my brain's been really focused on HER I MUST FOLLOW and BURN THE DEVIL OUT recently. OUT has to wait until I get my computer back, because I fail at writing screenplays without proper formatting.

Mostly I'm just frustrated with myself. Rrrh.
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Exam week has once again rolled around, and I should be stuyding. I am not right now, because I don't know if I can study for this stupid English exam any more. However, I am also not letting myself write because I CAN'T. Because I should be studying. HOWEVER. There is no rule against me POSTING ABOUT MY WRITING. SO HAH.

Okay. Um. Where to begin. I have NO idea what's going on with THE TEAM. That thing doesn't even have a plot right now. It's kind of ridiculous. It just consists of Finn passing out and waking up. Not that I mind, because I love her, but.

I'm resisting writing KILLING THE DEVIL in first person. Because that's just so cliche, and it could work in third if my brain didn't insist it be in first. Or something. I don't know. It feels TOO removed in third, and it's a pretty upclose and personal story. I don't know. It's frustrating.

And then, we have the as yet untitled screenplay I'm writing based on vaguely real events for my friend for her graduation. It's about a mutual friend as an action hero, based on certain events that actually happened that I've twisted and changed the order of so it makes more sense in the context of the story. It's not a full-length screenplay by any means--just a basic breakdown of scenes and dialogue and fun stuff. But I'm enjoying it and I think it's pretty funny if you know the whole story, hah. OH. Just thought of a title. I love when stuff like that happens. A CHANCE HAPPENING. You'd... get it if you knew the whole story. Or something. The title will probably change at some point. I don't know.

OH MY GOD. I just went into my writing folder to make a file the previously mentioned screenplay, and I found OUT, which was going to be my romantic comedy for ScriptFrenzy before I came to my senses and dropped out in favor of We Write in Hell. MAN I will have no problem writing four hours a day with all these projects.

And, of course, JUMP WITHOUT THINKING is laying across the room moping at me to pls be revised. THAT IS ANOTHER SUMMER PROJECT, DAMMIT. Or something.

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Yesterday, instead of working, I went and picked out PBs for the characters in a story that as of yet has no title, but I'm calling 'KILLING THE DEVIL' in the file. Because that's... what it's about. I had a rough time finding the right faces for the right characters (THE DEVIL WAS SO HARD, OH GOD,) and they're not all perfect, but at least that's done now. Except the woman was WAAAAY too young to be married to her ghost husband. SERIOUSLY. Oh well.

I'm also making progress on The TEAM, working my way through chapter six. It's so easy to build up a word count for that thing. Really. Mostly because Finn's syntax is almost disgustingly close to my own, and there's always a lot of rambling involved.