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87w, 1hUpdates and a Quick Question2 comments · 111 views
So, if you've been reading Dancing Mad, you might have seen my author's note about school delaying updates. And then I stopped updating. Funny thing about that, right after I posted the last chapter, my computer broke down. Had to replace the motherboard which took some time to ship, and by the time I was back up and running, I was about a week behind on my schoolwork and was now working in catch up mode. By the time I was all caught up, I guess I sort of lost my steam for writing. I was on a roll, and then my computer destroyed the tracks. Blah, excuses, excuses.
Well, I suppose the other issue is that when I get other ideas in my head, I lose focus on the story I'm supposed to be writing. Right now, my mind is stuck on this one idea, so I'm writing a different story right now. It's a little outside of my normal writing experience though, so I'm gonna post what I have so far to see if I'm on the right track with this one.
First of all, it's a style I'm very unfamiliar with. It's all in first person from Celestia's view, and it swaps between present tense and past tense for flashbacks. The part I'm a little iffy on is the present day stuff, since I'm writing it like a stream of conscious sort of thing, minus most descriptors and dialogue tags since I don't think most people think like that. I'd rather find out now if it's worth pursuing, since I expect this one shot to hit close to 10k words when it's done. So, is this something you would be interested in reading? Is present tense the way to go here, or should I start over in past tense before I get too far? Should I scrap the whole thing? Any suggestions are appreciated.