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Doing Nano to try and get back into writing original stuff. Maybe finish Second Oath (Lovecraft story). Current wordcount is 2,050.

Nanowrimo

Oct. 4th, 2010 11:38 pm
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To break a winning trend, I think I will abstain for Nano this year. Yes, I still have AIoM to finish, but to be honest I don't think there enough left to write to justify a full Nano. I've dragged the story to roughly November 1944, which only leaves me two months to write until Auschwitz gets liberated, prompting the whole endgame sequence and the last chapter, which I've had written in my head for the last two years. Then bomchakalaka, its all over bar the editing. Which fucking hell there will be a lot of.

One nice thing, after all the editing I've done so far, I discovered that bar a rather rubbishy sub-plot that served no purpose and was eliminated to much rejoicing, the story was a lot better than I remembered. The whole OMG I'm writing a holocaust soap-opera I hate myself was probably just the writing blues. I cut out a few superfluous things about the characters (a shame, I was getting quite into them) to keep the story focused, and eliminated any use of Mengele's actual name. There was one part in which the characters dwelled dangerously long on him, but it's to be expected and since they didn't do it again, it was ok.

So yeah, no Nano, I need to focus on this, then hopefully I can free myself for something else, like that really warped story about me if I was a witch and evil, or that one about zombie and tanks. Or just a Sherlock Holmes fanfic because I really need a new fanfic project.

Nanowrimo

Oct. 4th, 2010 11:38 pm
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To break a winning trend, I think I will abstain for Nano this year. Yes, I still have AIoM to finish, but to be honest I don't think there enough left to write to justify a full Nano. I've dragged the story to roughly November 1944, which only leaves me two months to write until Auschwitz gets liberated, prompting the whole endgame sequence and the last chapter, which I've had written in my head for the last two years. Then bomchakalaka, its all over bar the editing. Which fucking hell there will be a lot of.

One nice thing, after all the editing I've done so far, I discovered that bar a rather rubbishy sub-plot that served no purpose and was eliminated to much rejoicing, the story was a lot better than I remembered. The whole OMG I'm writing a holocaust soap-opera I hate myself was probably just the writing blues. I cut out a few superfluous things about the characters (a shame, I was getting quite into them) to keep the story focused, and eliminated any use of Mengele's actual name. There was one part in which the characters dwelled dangerously long on him, but it's to be expected and since they didn't do it again, it was ok.

So yeah, no Nano, I need to focus on this, then hopefully I can free myself for something else, like that really warped story about me if I was a witch and evil, or that one about zombie and tanks. Or just a Sherlock Holmes fanfic because I really need a new fanfic project.
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60,000 words done and done. I kept lagging behind, November is not the best month for me to do this in (birthday etc) and the plot keep fuckign derailing, and eventually feel over entirely when Johannes decided that he could make things a lot easier for him (and totally fuck over the plot) but not telling Mirek a small but vital piece of information. So I said 'fuck you I'm moving this to Birkenau' and they were like 'WTF?' and Mengele was like 'OMG yes! Finally!' So the sick fuck got his look in and Mirek got to work in the medical baracks and instead of finshing the story I'm still lagging miles behind. Fuck.
Still, I can just about see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's a light made of burning cities and crematoria and death trains coming stright towards me, but it's still a light, no?
Fuck me.

*goes back to ferreting out Terminator slash fics*

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60,000 words done and done. I kept lagging behind, November is not the best month for me to do this in (birthday etc) and the plot keep fuckign derailing, and eventually feel over entirely when Johannes decided that he could make things a lot easier for him (and totally fuck over the plot) but not telling Mirek a small but vital piece of information. So I said 'fuck you I'm moving this to Birkenau' and they were like 'WTF?' and Mengele was like 'OMG yes! Finally!' So the sick fuck got his look in and Mirek got to work in the medical baracks and instead of finshing the story I'm still lagging miles behind. Fuck.
Still, I can just about see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's a light made of burning cities and crematoria and death trains coming stright towards me, but it's still a light, no?
Fuck me.

*goes back to ferreting out Terminator slash fics*

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Having the usual Wrimo panic of 'god I'm writing a load of crap!' moment now. Afraid I haven't made Mirek's family strong enough to act as counterpoints to Karl, but it's bloody hard because Mirek does not make human connections very well and in this fucking setting it could be constituded the wrong way. God I hate my story right now.



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Having the usual Wrimo panic of 'god I'm writing a load of crap!' moment now. Afraid I haven't made Mirek's family strong enough to act as counterpoints to Karl, but it's bloody hard because Mirek does not make human connections very well and in this fucking setting it could be constituded the wrong way. God I hate my story right now.



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"You know the punishment for. Thieves in the camp. Johannes?”

Schwartz calling him by his first name. Johannes can’t help but swallow this time. His fixes his gaze just behind Schwartz’ cap, staring at the wall. “Loss of privileges sir.”

“For inmates. Dieter. Not guards.”

His stomach clenches. “Death sir.”

“Just as well you. Are not an inmate. Yes Johannes?”

“Yes sir.”

“See that it remains that way. Your leave is cancelled. Dismissed.”

Dear Schwartz. You are evil even for an SS. Case dismissed. You are probably the most fucking evil person I have ever written, simply because you are so human.

Brrr.

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"You know the punishment for. Thieves in the camp. Johannes?”

Schwartz calling him by his first name. Johannes can’t help but swallow this time. His fixes his gaze just behind Schwartz’ cap, staring at the wall. “Loss of privileges sir.”

“For inmates. Dieter. Not guards.”

His stomach clenches. “Death sir.”

“Just as well you. Are not an inmate. Yes Johannes?”

“Yes sir.”

“See that it remains that way. Your leave is cancelled. Dismissed.”

Dear Schwartz. You are evil even for an SS. Case dismissed. You are probably the most fucking evil person I have ever written, simply because you are so human.

Brrr.

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Getting there :) Thanks to massive history fail (not my fault. How many ex- Death camp SS write their memoirs anyway?) this is basically meshing a lot of 1st draft and second draft. Fortunately I've nearly finished the rewriting and will be writing straight. Rewriting is very hard to do to a wordcount because if I cut words away I have to make them up to get a positive difference to the wordcount. Fortunately there are enough changes for me not to have to waffle too much, but I still have to cover a lot to make up full 2,000 count.
But rejoice! I have a new full scene to write tomorrow, a Schwartz and Johannes forshadowing conversation where the Morowitz Kommandant would like to know why he saw a certain inmate coming out of Johannes' quarters when he supposed to be on leave. Heinrich's practically foaming at the jaws at this moment, and Deiter's pretty much trying to walk a really nasty tightrope. Chop chop.
I love these characters. I only hope I can do them justice. I mean, they're my first real, fully fleshed characters who could go toe-to toe for realism against any of my fanfic characters and still come out heads up.
I'm actually confident about this :) :) :)

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Getting there :) Thanks to massive history fail (not my fault. How many ex- Death camp SS write their memoirs anyway?) this is basically meshing a lot of 1st draft and second draft. Fortunately I've nearly finished the rewriting and will be writing straight. Rewriting is very hard to do to a wordcount because if I cut words away I have to make them up to get a positive difference to the wordcount. Fortunately there are enough changes for me not to have to waffle too much, but I still have to cover a lot to make up full 2,000 count.
But rejoice! I have a new full scene to write tomorrow, a Schwartz and Johannes forshadowing conversation where the Morowitz Kommandant would like to know why he saw a certain inmate coming out of Johannes' quarters when he supposed to be on leave. Heinrich's practically foaming at the jaws at this moment, and Deiter's pretty much trying to walk a really nasty tightrope. Chop chop.
I love these characters. I only hope I can do them justice. I mean, they're my first real, fully fleshed characters who could go toe-to toe for realism against any of my fanfic characters and still come out heads up.
I'm actually confident about this :) :) :)

NaNo

Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:19 pm
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You know, after this long (3rd time) it's not such a panic. I've done it twice already, and even though I'm doing is at 60,000 and the first 10,000 is going to be editing (keep editing until I've written 2,000 fresh words every day), thus making it the hardest I've ever done, it's still cool.


NaNo

Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:19 pm
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You know, after this long (3rd time) it's not such a panic. I've done it twice already, and even though I'm doing is at 60,000 and the first 10,000 is going to be editing (keep editing until I've written 2,000 fresh words every day), thus making it the hardest I've ever done, it's still cool.


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October is now officially DON'T PANIC month. Waaahhh!
Especially so since this year I have decided that the standard 50,000 word limit is just too easy (done it twice after all) and I'm going for 60,000.
It's a nice round figure, it means a straight 2,000 per day.
But now I'm running around trying to iron out the last kinks in All Instruments of Measurement. Does anyone know, beloved friendlist, where the SS in Auschwitz actually lived, as in, slept? Were they in communal living quarters or had they hijacked local Polish houses? I have no idea and it's becoming a real problem becuase I don't know for certain where Johannes is living.
PANIC
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October is now officially DON'T PANIC month. Waaahhh!
Especially so since this year I have decided that the standard 50,000 word limit is just too easy (done it twice after all) and I'm going for 60,000.
It's a nice round figure, it means a straight 2,000 per day.
But now I'm running around trying to iron out the last kinks in All Instruments of Measurement. Does anyone know, beloved friendlist, where the SS in Auschwitz actually lived, as in, slept? Were they in communal living quarters or had they hijacked local Polish houses? I have no idea and it's becoming a real problem becuase I don't know for certain where Johannes is living.
PANIC
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Have broken strict vegan diet with parma ham sandwiches and box of chocolates. Am feeling dizzy just by smell of chocolate. Mirek loves dark chocolate and is doing a great deal to reddem them for me. Johannes prefers milk. Celebratory choclate choices: Mirek- Dark Chocolate mousse. Johannes- Milk chocolate caramel. Have finally hit May 1944 and Hungarian transports. All Instruments of Measurements code for 'and now the shit really hits the fan'.
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Have broken strict vegan diet with parma ham sandwiches and box of chocolates. Am feeling dizzy just by smell of chocolate. Mirek loves dark chocolate and is doing a great deal to reddem them for me. Johannes prefers milk. Celebratory choclate choices: Mirek- Dark Chocolate mousse. Johannes- Milk chocolate caramel. Have finally hit May 1944 and Hungarian transports. All Instruments of Measurements code for 'and now the shit really hits the fan'.
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Or at least the 50,000 words. Mirek finally kicked some sort of sense into Johannes, and Schwartz got his day's therapy in yelling at him. Johannes is feeling very put upon (only going to get worse, dear) and rather as though he's on the edge of a cliff that's slooowly crumbling away beneath him, and if he so much as moves it'll fall all the faster. Poor Johannes, you should have thought about that before you got the blood-group tattoo, my dear...
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Or at least the 50,000 words. Mirek finally kicked some sort of sense into Johannes, and Schwartz got his day's therapy in yelling at him. Johannes is feeling very put upon (only going to get worse, dear) and rather as though he's on the edge of a cliff that's slooowly crumbling away beneath him, and if he so much as moves it'll fall all the faster. Poor Johannes, you should have thought about that before you got the blood-group tattoo, my dear...

46,666

Nov. 28th, 2008 12:04 pm
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That less than 3,000 words left to go. Feeling pretty good, and please note that this is only the wordcount from All Instruments of Measurement. My general wordcount is probably much higher due to stuff done for class, coursework, etc. I haven't been counting my poems or the various bits of non-fiction or other fiction or anything.

Finally kicked the story out of the hole it was digging for itself (my writings have a tendancy to develop into trench warfare) and pressed my advantage by totally ignoring the chronology and skipping to March 1944 Because I Say So. So I can concentrate on external events to make the passing of time and the character reactions to it. I'm probably going to have to go back and kick some sense into the whole thing afterwards because this timeline Does Not Make Sense. However, the fences in the character's brains are slowly coming down, which is inevitable a bad thing because firstly Mirek will disover that no, the SS are not monsters but people and this means the entire human race including himself, including the people he's trying to save just as are capable of this. And Johannes will never be able to look himself in the face again.
Coursework done for today, another deadline next week, but things still relatively under control.

Relatively.

I'm feeling fine, btw.


 
46666 / 50000 words. 93% done!

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