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25 May 2011 @ 11:42 pm
fic update without fic  

It is sometimes a good thing to be a bit stuck on how to proceed with a fic.  I've always know *what* I want to do in the next scene of Laud and Tarnish...  I've just had a hard time figuring out *how* to do it.  I've actually been pondering how to start the scene for a few weeks now and nothing had struck me as quite right.

This evening, in the shower -- which always seems to be a good place for the muse to strike (probably because it's the only time during the day my mind really gets to free associate) -- a thought occurred which I think will work well...or at least I hope it will.  I think it's kinda cool.  But that could just be me.  Hopefully I'll be able to translate it well into writing.

Sadly, I do have to work most of this weekend, but Monday itself is a holiday, so perhaps.....

Off to write down some thoughts in my plot so I don't forget the!  The horror!

EDIT: An hour later...I have a bit more than notes...more like a very rough first draft.  Heh.  I'm *so* going to regret being up this late tomorrow at work...

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Tron Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk
farfeletfarfelet on May 31st, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Glad you found a way to go on! Did you have a productive holiday yesterday?
Beckyelisabec on May 31st, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
Sadly not writing-productive at all. I woke up way too early this morning with a nasty headache which persisted throughout the day, undaunted by several doses of meds. So didn't do much of anything today.

But I am still pondering my first draft and how to refine it. It's fairly expository right now, mostly because I needed to figure out what I'm doing and now I need to edit it to be readable but not so flat.
farfeletfarfelet on June 1st, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: writing
Sorry to hear about your headache... There are days like this.... :(
Regarding your next scene, I would offer to beta-read it, except for
a) not being a native english speaker (I've been told it shws)
b) being really really short on time these days (I can't even find the time to write my own fiction!)
but if you feel like it could help you, it would be my pleasure to try...
Beckyelisabec on June 1st, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: writing
Thanks. Thankfully the headache finally went away. Last night I did further editing and I think most of the scene is the way I want. The end part of it...I'm still working on getting the Gibbs & Blair interaction just right, and debating from whose POV that particular conversation should really be written.