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  1. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    Wait... are you saying there's a delete button??

    :confused::eek:
     
  2. Lafayette

    Lafayette Well-Known Member

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    Would you mind if I call my cat in new book Monsieur Whiskers?
     
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  3. Lafayette

    Lafayette Well-Known Member

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    I don't fault you for not writing these stories, for not everyone is cut out to be a writer anymore than everyone is cut out to be a doctor. I just wish you didn't do that. You may have had some good ideas that other writers (like me) could have used. It may also have been possible that even though you didn't write a word that you could have made a little bit of money from the ideas.
     
  4. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    Sounds good to me!

    And the cat says, "Why wouldn't he?"

    :)
     
  5. Phyrebrat

    Phyrebrat ba-Ba-ba-brat

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    After slicing down to 89K a few weeks ago, the WIP has now got up to 115,119

    2/3rds the way through the current era. Hope to finish over the next 6 weeks then concentrate on my SS assignment.

    pH
     
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  6. Vaz

    Vaz We're in the pipe, five by five.

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    Well, I've worked on my style/voice and am happy with where it is at now.

    Its a lot richer than my previous style and the viewpoint is a tad more distant. But, it feel's more like my own if that makes sense.

    So after hitting 35k on the Novella, time to delete and start fresh. *yanks muse by his stripy tail* "Lorenzo, make some fresh tea. Let's get to work."

    P.s will work on for another four weeks and then the Sekrit Story fun begins. Huzzaahh! :D

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  7. Phyrebrat

    Phyrebrat ba-Ba-ba-brat

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    What do you mean, delete? Why are you deleting it?

    pH
     
  8. Vaz

    Vaz We're in the pipe, five by five.

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    Yeah. I do tend to delete drafts when starting again. I always figure if there was anything good in the draft my subconscious will put it in the new one.

    Quite like getting rid of a draft. If I keep it and work from it I will definitely slack and write (even) slower!

    I'm a glutton for punishment. :D :devilish:

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  9. Lafayette

    Lafayette Well-Known Member

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    Vaz has given me an idea that I want to share with everybody on this forum.

    Unlike Vaz I don't like deleting writing material and I don't trust my subconscious. I can understand those that don't like computer clutter or writings that are in your face that disturb, haunt, annoy you and have no redeeming value and feel the need to get rid of. However there is another alternative that is a good compromise.

    My idea is make a folder for them, date them or title them, put the folder(s) onto a flash drive, and put the flash drive somewhere safe. Then go back to the flash drive in three, six months, or a year later and read it. You may discover that the idea wasn't bad, or that you can change it into a viable idea, or that you have bits of description or dialog that are intriguing, or that you were right the first time and that they are absolute garbage and deserve to be deleted.
     
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  10. Harpo

    Harpo Well-Known Me

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    I'm spending a month expanding all the ridiculous peripheral bits of my epic space opera, to see if they might actually become a book of their own. Anything ridiculous is allowed, anything ordinary is not. So far I've discovered how to create tachyons, and am well on the way to uploading the Andromeda galaxy into an extremely large robotic body. More to follow.
     
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  11. thaddeus6th

    thaddeus6th Well-Known Member

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    Working on a guest post about Traitor's Prize (out 28 July for epic/medieval fantasy fans).

    Also working on a subtle and cunning addition to the Wandering Phoenix and Roaming Tiger serial.
     
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    Harpo Well-Known Me

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    A future Earth with no electrical gadgets, with the exception of billions of nanobots that inhabit antique rugs, resulting in apparently sentient flying carpets everywhere. They roost in a vast equatorial wall which was once a space elevator until it came down (stole that bit from Kim Stanley Robinson, I confess)
     
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  13. Phyrebrat

    Phyrebrat ba-Ba-ba-brat

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    This is everything to me, right now :D

    Love it!

    pH
     
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  14. Toby Frost

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    Waiting to get some comments back on the most recent manuscript, and surprised that I'm not more nervous. Hmm.

    I'm also chipping away at the epic fantasy. Evil Prince Mavlio is about to get all pseudo-Renaissance on his enemies. He'll probably start a vendetta, pose for a painting, invent a flying machine and appoint his mad brother as head of the church. Then he'll have dinner (which will probably be poisoned).
     
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  15. Lumens

    Lumens Lesser Known Member

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    It is hot here in the old country and I find it very hard to do any writing.
     
  16. Martin Gill

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    My last full length novel effort is now with it's first reader. I'm researching Danish Jorvik and musing on characters for a new story - basically a Guy Richie style heist set in Danelaw 897AD. And work seem to want me to do loads of writing and editing sensible stuff about digital organisation and talent management, so that's occupying far too much brain space. Damn paid work... I find it takes more mental effort when I'm in a heavy work writing period to flip from business report mode to fiction mode.
     
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  17. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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    As usual at this time of year - absolutely nothing.
     
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  18. pambaddeley

    pambaddeley Well-Known Member

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    Finally finished sending the MS back and forth to my editor and now about to embark on the wonderful world of formatting. :D
     
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  19. The Big Peat

    The Big Peat Well-Known Member

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    For want of anything sensible and productive to do, I'm in world building mode. Basically I'm hoping to poke at stories until they will have no more of it and take over my brain.
     
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  20. ratsy

    ratsy www.scifiexplorations.com

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    Finished Explorations: War! Wrote a prologue and epilogue for it, and that's the first time I've put myself in any of my books. The book releases Aug 6th, and I just have to order the paperback proof, then I'm set.

    Working on a short story called 'A Time and a Space' right now, and then back to The Event sequel.
     
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