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Postby donduck » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:15 pm

It all comes down to time and motivation. What mood I am in. When the spirit moves me. I wish I were an octopus sometimes.
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:12 pm

Ever have a day when a song just gets stuck in your head? You try to listen to it to satisfy that trigger in your brain, and then listen to something else to get THAT song out of your head. But it keeps coming back. That happened to me today. I was having a great day, and this song didn't match the mood of the day. But as I tried to get to get this song out of my head, I saw a scene. I reached for the closest piece of paper and ink pen. It's the most inspired piece of writing I've written in years...if ever. Thank you, Michael Stipe.
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Postby JillStar » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:17 pm

I have that happen often... but there was once when I had a song that would not go away for over a week. AND... AND... I would hear it in my dreams as well.

Talk about thinking I was going to go insane!!!!
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:21 pm

Well, if this song creeps into my dreams, then I might need to discuss going back on anti-depressants. It's one of the saddest songs I've ever heard, and after I researched it...it really depressed me.
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Postby bfsooner » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:48 pm

Reading back through this thread, I am reminded of my preference of handwriting over drafting on a laptop. This is still my preference; however, at the ripe old age of 31 my hands are starting to show signs of rheumatoid arthritis. My mother was my age when she was diagnosed with RA, and I am learning to type over handwrite for comfort reasons (although I still keep a handwritten journal). After my last laptop crashed in the summer of 2009, I bought a desktop which has never let me down. However, now that I am writing so much more now, I really needed (yes, needed) a laptop. I love getting out into the world to write. Desktops don't work very well for that. So, we'll see how writing goes with a laptop, and I will try not to be haunted by the darn blinking cursor!!!
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Postby Mlou » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:58 am

I'm sorry, bf...but glad you can negotiate the keyboard...we HAVE to have some outlet! :)
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Postby bfsooner » Mon May 09, 2011 10:57 pm

Whoop...whoop!!! The writing muses have graced me with their presence again. I started a novel back in 2004 while taking a writing workshop, and have done very little with it since then. I discovered the manuscript while snowed in during the February ice storms, and a couple of weeks ago started working on it again. I've made some observations going over my first 18 pages (approximately 10,000 words).

1) It's a little painful reading back through this draft, but I have to keep reminding myself I was 25 when I drafted it.

2) There have been many edits based simply on the advances in technology. In one scene, I have my main character telling her grandmother that she took "2 rolls" of pictures. I got a really good laugh out of that one. She is also running with a Walkman.

3) My original draft is not as bad as I felt it was when I first wrote it. I really do like my main character.

Current word count in the new attempt at this draft = 4345
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Postby bfsooner » Tue May 17, 2011 10:01 pm

Whoop...whoop!!! First 10,000 words are written!!! Now on to the next 10,000...
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Postby charlesp » Wed May 18, 2011 5:40 am

Yay!!! Way to go bf.

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Postby xcheck24 » Tue May 24, 2011 8:22 pm

How did I miss this?
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Postby Mlou » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:39 am

Hey, BF, how are you progressing?? Hope you're still fired up and writing. Nothing wrong with "2 rolls of film"...if it's a period piece. lol
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