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All in a day's work

Spent that last three hours re-writing the "frozen" story. (I still don't like any of the possible titles I've thought of. May just leave it as "The Frozen".) Couldn't tear myself away from it long enough to take a break. It's such a relief to get into a story! Plus, I'm really, incredibly happy with all of it. All of it except the end. :P It's a tricky scene of mostly internal conflict and revelation. How you make that both subtle and engaging I'm not entirely sure. I certainly intend to put every effort into figuring it out.

Had hoped to have a workable draft to post here as a friends only thing, but I think the end needs at least another full reworking before there's any point in opening it to feedback. Should get that done within the next week, and then a few of you may have the enjoyment of picking through this lovely mess I've made myself, if you so wish. And an excerpt will be up on the site for everyone else.

For now, I think I need to hibernate a few days. All writing and no rest makes Megan a brain-dead girl.



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Mar. 30th, 2003 10:15 am (UTC)
I had never considered that use of LJ ... posting drafts as a friends only deal. I'm not sure if I'd do it, since I'm reluctant to share my latest completed efforts for goodness only knows what reason, but should I get past this neo-shyness trip, it would be something to consider.

Mar. 30th, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC)
I suffer from that neo-shyness thing, too, but I've come to realize that getting other people to read my work is a real necessity, because I never notice half the implausibilities and inconsistencies... I try to distance myself, but it's really hard when you know the story inside out, to realize that someone else wouldn't understand things that are so obvious to you. While it's not fun to think about getting criticism on a story I like, it's even less fun to think about wasting the idea because I sent it off half-baked. I figure this way only people I know and respect will be able to read it (or not, as they so choose), and it won't be in any way "published".

I also picked myself up a beta reader back when I'd finished "Horns", who if she still remembers me will hopefully be willing to give it a look, too.
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