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I'm having ice cream for breakfast because I can. It's decadent and self-indulgent, and it makes me happy. Sometimes being an adult means being irresponsible and impulsive.

Writing Stuff

On an amusing "day in the life a writer," lonewolf23 has posted an animation that captures writerly frustration. Warning: It's pretty gory . . . for a stick figure animation.

New Words: 850
Oof. I'm at 2.1K and I'm only about two-thirds of the way through this folk tale. Damn. No help for it but to finish it and see what I can cut, I suppose. I suspect the space issue is what's giving me such trouble in getting this one on the page. I knew this story was too long for 2K. Argh.

Club 100 For Writers

I'm feeling:
mischievous mischievous
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On July 13th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
From Dreamwind the Critter
Damn, I know how that writer feels... it's 12:05am on July 14 here in Australia, and thank any listening deities I'm having a day off today.

My 2 major characters are stuck in a situation that I can't resolve, and it's crucial to the rest of the story because if they don't leave home the $#%!@&!!!!! story won't progress.

And on the editing front: do a global search for "that." I have been known to eliminate over 40 words from an essay by eliminating unnecessary "thats." And with lecturers who enforce word counts with scissors, every single word counts!
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On July 14th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC), dude_the replied:
Re: From Dreamwind the Critter
"...lecturers who enforce word counts with scissors...."

Wow, that's a rather serious lecturer. "Three words over! Mwahahahah! Give me your pinky!"

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On July 13th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC), quasiskunk commented:
I eat cereal (normally Froot Loops) for dinner alot.

Yes, you are right. Being an adult (with childish tendencies) is great for the mind :)
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On July 13th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC), mtreiten commented:
"Sometimes being an adult means being irresponsible and impulsive."

A gem of wisdom that I will take with me throughout my days. Thank you.
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On July 13th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC), jackzodiac commented:
I had popcorn for breakfast and that little animation sums up my writing mood at the moment...

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On July 13th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC), dean13 commented:
Phew. And I thought I was the only one who occasionally ate ice cream for breakfast. What kinds was it?

That gruesome animation is interesting comment on the creative process. Brings to mind a quote from Gene Fowler: Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

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On July 13th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Breyer's cookies 'n cream. Yum!
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On July 13th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC), cloudscudding commented:
Why the 2K cut off? Is it because of a market you have in mind for this particular story or because it's easier in general to get published with a shorter wordcount?
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On July 13th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Both actually, but primarily the first. I aim all of my folk tales at Cricket first (and sometimes last) which has a cutoff length of 2K. I've sold stories to them that have exceeded this limit, but I try to stay in the ballpark.
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On July 14th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC), dude_the commented:
Ice Cream
Hm: ice cream. *ponders* But that means I'll have to go outside. Hm. But, I haven't had any all summer. Hm. Yeah, I think an ice cream run is in order.

And, ye gods! That's gruesome.... Excellent.

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On July 14th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC), mtfay commented:
I had Hagen Daaz strawberry for supper. Does that count? Mmmm...strawberry.
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On July 14th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC), audray commented:
That's good! You eat ice cream for breakfast if you can be after that why not! lol where do you come from??
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On July 14th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I see you're a French Canadian from your LJ user info. Crimimy, my French is really rusty. Um:

J'habite à Atlanta, la Géorgie (Etats-Unis). Où au Québec habitez-vous?
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On July 14th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC), audray replied:
J'habite à Drummondville! Une petite ville entre montréal et Québec city:P
Ton francais est plutot bon!
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On July 14th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Merci. J'ai triché avec Babel Fish. Ma compréhension de lecture est bien mieux que ma composition.
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On July 15th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC), audray replied:
I know babelfish:P
what about you?
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