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Pike Talk

Note to past self:

When writing notes on a potential story, it would be really helpful if you'd use terms more specific than:

"-tells a little, hints"


"-more explanation"


"-final battle, decision"

Seriously. Hints at what? What explanation? What decision? Obviously I knew what I was talking about when I was writing this attempted outline, four years ago, but looking at it now... *boggles*

Most bizarre phrase: "bit of Pike talk"--Pike talk? Like... Christopher Pike? Or the dude in the Buffy movie? Or... I really have no clue on that one. And I don't mention this Pike anywhere else in the notes.

The worst thing is, I know I'd figured out a whole bunch of important things about how this world works, but I don't seem to have bothered to write them down. What the hell, 23-year-old me!?

I guess I'll just have to hope what I figure out now is better than the ideas I had then!


Sep. 9th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Ugh...yes, I think I have mostly learned my lesson about TAKING NOTES...I also have a bad habit of writing, having to leave to go to work or something, but having a great continuation in mind. I think I'll get right back to it...but I don't, and I don't remember what I was going to write.
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've done that too! I'll get some idea and be sure I'll remember it and then... oh no, what was it again? I've started ending my writing sessions by jotting a few point form notes at the end of the prose where I've stopped about the things I've thought of that I intend to happen next, which has helped.

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