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Stupid Novel Progress: Ripping Part 5 to Bits

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Well, the good news is that I do seem to have rectified the “lost my characters’ voices” problem I was having in my last foray into finishing Part 5 of The Stupid Novel. The bad news is that re-finding those voices has shown me that huge swathes of Part 5 need to be rewritten.

The story couldn’t progress, and I needed to review Parts 1 through 4 in order to see how sections of Part 5 were fundamentally flawed. So I should be grateful to my writing subconscious/instinct/laziness that wouldn’t just let me plow forward. But I’m mostly mad at myself for writing such dreck in the first place. Meh.

However, I do think it’s still possible to bring The Stupid Novel to zero draft by November 1.

Chugging along.

 

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On October 8th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC), cdennismoore commented:
And this is one of the many reasons I prefer short stories over novels. Novels are HARD, man.
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