August 26th, 2013

I'm a terrible person

Squinting at the structure of this outline...

Honestly, the first pinch could actually be the Inciting Incident. Hell, I could probably get a novel out of this Big Idea too. Because--looking at the characters and plot of the story--it actually is kind of a Big Idea.

Thing is, I don't want to write a novel. I have two of those on my plate already, one of which I'm definitely getting to when the shorts are out of the way. The other one is just... scary. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. It's sort of done, but it needs extensive filler work and a lot of whacking.

*wrenches self back on topic* Anyway. Point is, I could make this story a lot longer than my current outline will do. But I'm not going to, because shorter is better. I have an 8K limit, and I may or may not fill all of that.

In the meantime, I'll sit down and write it, and see if I think it needs More once I've got an END at the bottom.

Also, I'm seriously considering having them put "That Werewolf Writer" on my badge at conventions under my name. It seems fitting.
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My tweets

  • Sun, 17:37: I wanna know who the first person was who saw coffee beans in civet poop & thought "I bet those would be tasty cleaned up and roasted!"
  • Sun, 17:41: Prob the same person who saw a lobster & said "This is the most horrifying thing I've ever caught in my net. Bet it's tasty boiled alive!"
  • Sun, 17:47: Hubby has supplied me with a spiffy title for my coffee story. HUZZAH. I knew I kept that man around for a reason.
  • Sun, 17:50: And that one is at the betas and I can't do any more with it without further input. So now, I outline the werewolf cyborg story.
  • Sun, 18:16: Whoa, that is a ginormous herd of cape buffalo at the Nkorho Pan @africam:
  • Sun, 18:18: And babies too! @africam
  • Sun, 19:46: HIPPO! @africam on the Elephant Plains cam. He didn't stick around long, but I got a nice shot of him.
  • Sun, 22:10: I have a lot of not-so-random capitalization in this new outline. It amuses me. #amoutlining
  • Sun, 22:13: The story itself is not amusing, understand. The story itself is gritty and awful, because that is (sometimes) how I roll.
  • Sun, 22:34: And my Cyborg Werewolf outline is in the can. *rubs hands together gleefully* Man, I'd want to write this even if there WASN'T an antho.
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