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31 July 2005 @ 04:55 pm
 
Not much to say about real life. I'm having an exhausted day. I went from sleeping in late pretty straight to a mid-morning nap. If the laundry wasn't piling up downstairs, I would be considering going to bed again for some more sleep. I could use the time while ironing and finally finish watching 'Cyper' which I 'net rented and started watching last week.


Writing isn't going so well. If Gaia weren't prodding me, I would have given up on Vital Lies by now. I'm having a case of writers' block and I'm generally questioning the plot of the story. I think I overplotted, just like in my other conspiracy type story, where in the end I didn't quite manage to tie up all the loose ends. And mpreg is harder to write than I thought. I'm trying to work it into the story (after all that was the challenge) and I'm finding it a lot harder than I thought it would be. Vital Lies failed as a slash fic so far. Somehow, there was no time for the slash. In a lot of my fic, people have days like Jack Bauer on 24. There is no time for a love life. Those two weird ship fics that I wrote last winter are an exception. That are strange in every way. Reading them makes me shake my head. Not because they are worse than what I normally write. They are just not what I write. Not being able to write sucks. I might try playing around with another fandom, maybe I'll have an easier go there.
 
 
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~eledhwenlin on July 31st, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
kimberlychapmankimberlychapman on August 1st, 2005 02:49 am (UTC)
I don't think wrapping up all of the loose ends should be a requirement. I often find stories like that to be forced and false. Life never gets all of the ends wrapped up. You obviously need to wrap up enough that the reader feels satisfied, but I think it's fair game to leave some dangling. Heck, have the characters bitch about the dangling threads still lingering in their lives. That's reality.

But *hugs* for your block. Blocks suck. :(
Illmanillman on August 3rd, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
There is that. But I think in writing a conspiracy story, you have to do a lot of note keeping especially if there are a lot of characters involved.

I randomly picked up on old idea from my box and wrote a bit on it and actually got some writing done. It's not on any of the stories that I would like the work on, but at least it's some writing.