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An apology - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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An apology
Sorry, claudia_yvr, there isn't going to be a new chapter of "Life in Shadow" for your birthday after all. It's just not flowing well enough, I'm having to do too much scrubbing and rewriting, and I can't possibly get it done in time.

Another day or two at least.

Current Mood: embarrassed embarrassed

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appomattoxco From: appomattoxco Date: February 20th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't think she was reading her flist anymore. BtW I pimped Roxyverse to a friend do I get get a cookie?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 20th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know for sure if she's reading or not. I had the impression she'd probably pop in specially to spiketara on her birthday just to read the chapter; alas, I'm having to disappoint her.

Yes, you definitely get a cookie. A fresh from the oven white chocolate chip cookie.
appomattoxco From: appomattoxco Date: February 20th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
wickedplum21 From: wickedplum21 Date: February 20th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry that the words aren't flowing for you, but I'm very glad to hear that you're continuing this story.

*Kicks mental block of S2C*
How dare you keep his words from flowing!
*Mental block whines and departs, leaving S2C with thousands of flowy words.*

Feel better now? I know; if only it were that easy.
Just wanted to let you know that whenever you post, I know it'll be worth the wait.

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 20th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's not really a mental block. It was just that it was coming out fairly devoid of jokes and funny business, but not particularly dramatic or angsty either. Basically, it was boring. And I don't do boring.

The trouble is that I often write with the relevant episode playing on DVD in the background, so that I have the soundtrack setting the mood for me. But this episode is -

claudia_yvr From: claudia_yvr Date: February 21st, 2005 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, please don't feel bad! These things cannot be rushed, after all. Take your time and post it when you're satisfied that it's just right.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 21st, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The trouble is that in this chapter Tara and Spike have to move from point A to point B; but they finished the last chapter at point C. I can do the A to B move, no problem, but resetting them from C to A is not coming over convincingly. I had it clear in my head back in December but when I do it now from my notes it comes over as contrived rather than a natural development.

I'm going to take a break, get the current crazy plot bunny out of my head, and then start afresh on "Life in Shadow" on Wednesday (my day off work).
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