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Damn... [Jan. 26th, 2005|05:45 pm]
John
So, yesterday, I finished my book... and realized just as I finished, I found my big theme, so I have to zip through the chapters (for some meaning of the word "zip" that means "go through them in excruciating detail") and make sure they all support the buildup.

No biggie... it's one of those things where I realize that I know what I want to do, and just have to wrassle it into getting done. I don't know about other writers, but I imagine if feels kind of like weaving (or perhaps nitting. Or is that knitting? Damkn, I cakn knever keep those straight!), undoing a portion, then pulling in the right threads and such until it becomes a seamless addition to the fabric.
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2005-01-26 06:34 pm (UTC)
Knitting, my dear, knitting. Complete with the unraveling and re-knitting, from the sound of it.

You really are acting more and more like a Real Writer, you know. (-:
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-01-27 02:43 pm (UTC)
I was pretty sure it was knitting but you knever know about these kn words, or even the knokn-kn words; I understand a missing n cakn cause a lot of trouble.
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[User Picture]From: pagawne
2005-01-26 08:31 pm (UTC)
I trust that you will do well.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-01-27 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks; I'm feeling better about it now. when I finally came up with my big metaphor, "a war against your friends and neighbors... it's time to end the war", I felt like "YES! This is *IT*!"

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[User Picture]From: ljgeoff
2005-01-27 04:34 pm (UTC)
my online writer's group had a thread - "your novel in one sentence". It wasn't 'till then that I realized I was writing "The Wizard of Oz" meets "American Gods". The realization helped me focus.
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