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ladyhawke
Do you ever look back at something you worked on a long time ago and think, "Really? I came up with all that? Huh..."  :)

I've spent the morning going over old notes I made on a book (working title abbreviated: PR) that was Absolutely Going to be the Next Book I Wrote No Really...back before I started on TLOS. This story will not let me go. I have really good notes on it and I like the characters and the potential for conflict between them. Now I just need to figure out plot and how to tell the story. The backstory is huge and essential (I know, I know, everyone thinks that about their characters' backstories but this one really is) and I have to think creatively about how much of that information needs to get to the reader and when.

Hmmm. Time to get to work!

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triciasullivan
Feb. 12th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! This sounds really exciting, especially because finding good notes that you've forgotten about always feels like finding cash in the pocket of a coat you haven't worn in a while. Small miracles.
reneesweet
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
That is *exactly* what it feels like! :)
wordsrmylife
Feb. 12th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great project, if it will not let you go.

I did run across an old project, but it was one that left me totally stumped. Perhaps I'll return to it--but so much more is needed, I'm not sure when.
reneesweet
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
That's a little bit how I feel with this one. The story is there, somewhat, but I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle it yet.
angeladegroot
Feb. 14th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Have an incredible writing journey! I love coming across old notes for ideas I haven't yet pursued. Good luck and have fun!
reneesweet
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Angela! :) How are you?
jennygordon
Feb. 15th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
Yep, often! It's one of the things I love about redicovering old notebooks/pieces of writing. Some of it can be *yuck*, but other bits can really restore my faith in myself as a writer. It's amazing just how much we forget, isn't it?
reneesweet
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
That's exactly it - I read those notes and it restored my faith in myself. :)
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