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Rolling Up Sleeves, Back to Work on The Stupid Novel

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During my annual DC2K Writers Group dinner with Ann Crispin at Dragon*Con, I whined and ranted about how close I was to finishing The Stupid Novel. The main scenes are in place, but I’m missing bridging scenes—essentially the bricks are all there, but there’s mortar missing. ‘Course without mortar, you don’t have a wall; you have a pile of bricks stacked in the general shape of a wall just waiting for an excitable wolf to come along and blow the whole thing down.

So Ann set me a deadline of the first of November to finish it. And now I’ve procrastinated as much as I can, fiddled with tasks totally unrelated to writing, and hit the o-my-god-this-is-so-late-maybe-it’ll-go-away-if-I-ignore-it break in my to-do list. I don’t think I can put it off any longer. It’s time to start up The Stupid Novel again.



Originally published at EugieFoster.com. You can comment here or there.

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On September 20th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC), mouseferatu commented:
Even though we've discovered in the past that my writing process and yours are about as different as they can be--I cringe at your mention of having written main scenes, but not bridging scenes, for instance ;-)--I'm always happy to talk novel-writing shop if you need suggestions/advice/venting time.
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