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19 August 2010 @ 12:25 am
Progress, of a sort  
I've actually worked on the YA novel for three days in a row, which is a rarity so far this year. Unfortunately, most of today's work consisted of messing with spreadsheets and Wikipedia to work out the calendar and timekeeping system of my fictional Mars settlers rather than any actual, you know, fiction. This is my comfort zone, to which I retreat when the writing itself is not cooperating. Oh well, it's valuable worldbuilding and at least I typed it into my notes file rather than as yet another expository lump in the text which would eventually have had to be either excised or smoothed into the action.
 
 
 
M.K. Hobsonmkhobson on August 19th, 2010 07:39 am (UTC)
My apologies for not getting you comments on the synopsis yet ... I have read it, I just haven't gotten my thoughts into logical order yet. Soon!
CJ Smithcjsmith on August 19th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
I look forward to reading this when it's done!

One thing I enjoy seeing, in fiction I read, is how various authors deal with expository lumps. I've found some creative approaches. I know just enough about writing to know I can't do it, but it really pleases me to be able to look at others' craft and say wow, I see what you did there! that works!
scarlettina: Write hard die freescarlettina on August 19th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
One foot in front of the other. Takes time, but it gets you there.