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Hazel Mee


There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a pony in the depths of a Friendship binge.

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  • 2 weeks
    Pastrigret

    pastrigret
    VERB [TRANSITIVE] /ˈpeɪstrɪˈɡret/
    Worrying about carbs while eating a whole box of fruit pastries. Feeling grateful when they're finally gone! Then, half an hour later, making tea and wishing you had a lovely fruit pastry to go with it.

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  • 2 weeks
    Still alive...

    ...and writing. I just have nothing to publish yet.

    I've thrown down a few ideas for a sequel to The Woman, but nothing that really excites me. :pinkiesad2:

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    0 comments · 12 views
  • 14 weeks
    "The Woman": Delayed again

    Sorry but the next chapter's still in production; I decided to tinker and then had a Great Idea™ and that spun out of control and... yeah.... I should (feelers crossed) be ready to post it on Sunday. :facehoof:

    1 comments · 33 views
  • 14 weeks
    Blepharitis & Strabismus

    "Blepharitis & Strabismus" sound like a pair of Italian authors. Great friends and colleagues (perhaps lovers?) who pen the most tear-jerking, foot-stomping, send-the-ladies-swooning operas ever to grace the grand stage.

    But, no, they're grotty medical conditions affecting my eyes, mostly the right one. >.o

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  • 16 weeks
    The next chapter of "The Woman"

    It's not ready.

    I'm doing a rewrite it and, yeah, it's just not quite working yet and I have to head in to work soon. I'll hopefully have it ready to publish tomorrow.

    Sorry for the delay. :twilightsheepish:

    4 comments · 42 views
Sep
8th
2017

Hiatus for DwY · 10:25am Sep 8th, 2017

With three, maybe four, chapters to go I'm struggling with Dæling With Yt.

I have three scenes written so far in the latest chapter and I'm dissatisfied with them. I've been beating my head against them for many days and I'm still unhappy. So I've spent the last two or three days on other non-writing things and stuck DwY on a back-burner. What I've realized is that it's probably not this chapter which is the problem.

  • there's a LOT going on in the story and much of it feels disconnected.
  • the initial ideas have lost focus.
  • I still don't know what the ending is... I have a general idea, but I'm not sold on it and I'm pretty sure my readers wouldn't be either.
  • basically it's a hodge-podge of concepts, characters and scenes that don't add up to much other than being interesting... to me anyway.

This seems to be a common problem with 'pantsing' a story.

I feel a bit like a foal who's loaded up a plate with corn-on-the-cob, hay-fries, corn chowder, ice cream, a slice of pie, a cupcake, whipped creme and a hoofful of cherries. I'm watching the ice creme melt over the corn and fries, the cherries sinking into the chowder, and wondering how the heck I'm going to eat this unappealing mess of deliciousness.

I think the sensible thing to do is re-read everything I've written so far; make notes and figure out what's important; perhaps a re-write of previous chapters; figure out what the heck the ending is so I can write it.

I also have a couple of other stories I'm working on. One is another 'pantsing' story, but it's a goofy comedy so being sensible doesn't matter quite as much... that I have no idea how to end it does, so it's also currently stymied. I haven't published any of it yet so no need to hiatus it as well. *whew* The other is a post-apocalypse road-trip romance so it's much more linear, making it a little easier to get from start to finish. With the lessons I've learned in writing DwY I'm going to make an effort to be more focused with it.

Sorry for putting DwY on hiatus. I will try to make sure it's not permanent.

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