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11 February 2009 @ 02:56 pm
The contagious disease of present tense  
Bah, after writing that longish thing in present tense, I keep screwing up the tenses in a past-tense fic. I'll get about four paragraphs and realize I'm doing it all in present. Again. *head desk*
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on February 12th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAH. Welcome to my world.
lizardbeth: Trucco - mine!lizardbeth_j on February 12th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
SO ANNOYING. And I just KNOW I missed some.
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on February 13th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Yeah. That's why I sometimes actually prod people for betas. (or just wait a week and re-read for the loose tenses)
captain capricious: -pingpongcynthia_arrow on February 12th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh, I hate that! It's always so hard when you transitions back to the past tense. Funny, but I don't have the problem the other way around. Maybe it's because I sort of naturally change over to the present, when I'm in the mood, but when I change back to the past, I have to force it?
lizardbeth: Julietlizardbeth_j on February 12th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
yeah, EXACTLY. Somehow I can write a zillion pages of past tense interspersed with present-tense flashbacks without a problem, but having made that mental switchover, it's hard to switch back. Weird. And annoying.