Tolkien, artist

Speed with One Finger

So I've been using my NookColor at the shop to continue writing my Ardor story and it's growing and growing. I have to keep reminding myself that I am not writing a novel here, just a story, but the characters are not cooperating with that. Also, they are playing games with me. For instance, one character was supposed to be wounded. But when the scene played out under my very fast finger on the touch keyboard, it turned out that it was the other main character that got injured instead. WTF? The characters are determined to write their own story and I'm just along for the ride. It's turning into a fun ride though. Since life is a roller coaster, I have included roller coaster pics today...

I leave on Tuesday for the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee. The shop, of course, remains open and it will be Chickie's turn to work with my Manager instead of mine. They'll work it out, they always do. But it's a tough thing sometimes, especially when we get a lot of people in the store at the same time. We've all been doing this for years though, so we know how to handle things.

I'm trying to figure out what to pack. I have two classes that I am taking - Tool Making and an enamel class. So I'll need to pack appropriately for equipment and flame, but I also will have breakfast and dinner meetings and will hopefully also get together with a friend, a fellow fanfic author, and her husband and furry beasties. I'm starting to look forward to my trip, and my DH is starting to moan about my going away and leaving him. *sigh* Life goes on....
  • Current Location: On time? Late? Both?
  • Current Mood: weird weird
  • Current Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3
My trips are essential for my own peace of mind. If he gets bothered...too bad :-) My absence is always good to remind him of all I do when I'm home.

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, these ones certainly do *sigh* and they just won't be quiet :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Characters do have a way of pushing the writer out of the way, sitting down and typing the story they want.

Enjoy your time in Milwaukee. Sounds fun.
Oh, they are SO doing that. However, I'm quite sure that parts of this can be eliminated without destroying the story or the flow. Therefore I will write it through to the end and then start a serious edit process. Since it already is at 19 pages and I'm barely halfway through the story, I think I really need to get a handle on this - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
Sometimes they just need to do their thing. =D Though if there are stipulations for story length, I can understand your desire to ruthlessly edit after they've done their thing.
I don't mind length if it is all pertinent and all builds up properly. Then it is as it is. The only requirement on this is that the story be more than 2000 words, so I'm really not going to have any problem with that. But I want it to be good - not a lot of chaff. So red pencils are important even if the length will end up longer than I had originally anticipated :-) *hugs* thanks for the support :-D

- Erulisse (one L)
Ah, I see. Haha, minimum word lengths have rarely been a problem for me either. I tend to get very involved in the characters' psychology and perception; I often find my own chaff comes in the form of them repeating their observations and sentiments quite a bit. The longer my works get, the more this occurs and the more I need to edit.

thanks for the support :-D
You are always welcome. =]