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23 May 2009 @ 03:20 pm
Stargate Summer Fic update  
One of the major reasons Tartarus has taken forever (besides totally losing my SG-1 mojo, which y'know, didn't help), was because I made the wildly tragic mistake of writing out of order. So I had scenes written that were scattered all over the story and since those were always the "good parts", that left the not-very-thrilling parts that would go in between. Which, who wants to write the dull bits, right? And worse, many of them were in the beginning because I "knew" what happened to get to Exciting Moment A, so I didn't feel terribly compelled to write it. Except I NEED it, so anyone who isn't me can figure it out.

However, I am happy to report that the first 20,000 words are now HOLE FREE! I added about 4000 words and it's complete. YAYAYAY! Which leaves a few more toward the middle and one narrative black hole, which we won't talk about since I still don't know what the hell I'm going to do about it.

But at least the beginning is now a complete draft, and if I really have to, I can end the story at ~50K words. It's not a very happy place to end it, but it is AN ending.

(and yes, I'm behind. I KNOW.)
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Helenshelsmeta on May 23rd, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
\o/ Go you! Congrats on your first 20,000 words, and yay for the progress!
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on May 23rd, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
*hides from mod*

working on it, I swear! :)
Helenshelsmeta on May 23rd, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Aww! No worries! I have faith! *shares chocolate*
Merry Fivanolix on May 23rd, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I'm looking forward to this, you know. (And I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to remember this post as a reminder to keep on keeping those "good" scenes as a reward for writing the slower ones in order, rather than vice versa. ;-)
lizardbeth: Jack and Jacoblizardbeth_j on May 23rd, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
DON'T DO IT!!! *g*

I still do it, sort of, because there sometimes are scenes I have so strongly in my head I have to write them down so I don't lose them, but nothing like the pure tragedy of this one, where I had all the parts BUT the skeleton on which to hang them! d'oh!
mrsdrjackson: Yay Kermitmrsdrjackson on May 24th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Excellent! *twirls you*
Rosie: MalekTwoMindsrosiethehobbit on May 24th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! I'm so glad it's finally coming together. :)
lizardbeth: Maleklizardbeth_j on May 25th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
"finally" being the operative word there, hm? :)

but yeah, it feels good to have it closer to something readable.