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temporus
Sep. 27th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
I call this phenomenon: My brain wants to kill me.
jongibbs
Sep. 27th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
It's the second time the little beggar has done this to me this year :(
authorwithin
Sep. 27th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
I hate it when that happens!! And it happens WAY too much with my brain too. I feel your pain.
jongibbs
Sep. 27th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Joan. I know it'll work out better in the long run. I just wish the old brain would have spoken up sooner :)
isleburroughs
Sep. 27th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Can you fix it or will it be like writing the novel all over again? I hope I don't find great fixes after my novels are published.
jongibbs
Sep. 27th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
It's a first draft, so no lasting harm done, but it'll be tricky. The same thing happened with Barnum's Revenge last winter. It took about four months to weave the sub-plot into the book in (what I hope will prove) a seamless fashion.

I think I need a brain whisperer :)
isleburroughs
Sep. 27th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
lol! That sounds difficult. I hope it doesn't take as long.
ladysaotome
Sep. 27th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Aw! Isn't that always the case? Just try to console yourself by concentrating on how much better your book will be after you're done.
jongibbs
Sep. 28th, 2012 09:44 am (UTC)
Lol, I certainly hope so :)
jennygordon
Sep. 28th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC)
Oh no! :O(

Sympathy (and empathy!)
jongibbs
Sep. 28th, 2012 09:45 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jenny. I'm trying to look on it as a good thing :)
sallymn
Sep. 28th, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
Oh I so feel for you... the evil twin inside the skull strikes again!!!
jongibbs
Sep. 28th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Sadly, the evil twin is also the smarter one :)
clarionj
Sep. 28th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Hahaha, so true!
jongibbs
Sep. 28th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
:)
angeladegroot
Sep. 28th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm feeling pretty frustrated too. Stupid revisions!
But thanks for the laugh. Love sardonic humor.
jongibbs
Oct. 1st, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
I know it's going to improve the ms, so I'm sure I'll look back on it as a positive thing...eventually :)
snapes_angel
Oct. 2nd, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
Hear, hear!
jongibbs
Oct. 2nd, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
If only it did, but I suspect it isn't listening :(
snapes_angel
Oct. 2nd, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
Ah, and now that I finally went into LJ and manually tracked down the post, it stops giving me a service error message. But you will at times hear me refer to my own WIP as either "The Behemoth" or "The Monstrosity". This is part of the reason why. It is also why I'm spending a lot of time playing World of Warcrackcraft now, partly because I enjoy it, partly because I'm studying the world-building, as MMO-RPGs are still new things to me (hades, I never even played a computer-type game until I was the tender age of 35). It's to, sort of, back away a bit from my obsession with that storyline, take a breather from it. Sometimes, you need to back away, and do something else, to gain a fresh perspective on it. I think the story's worth it but, with all he subplots, and the side plots, and the gardening plot,s and so forth, what started out as a piece of microfiction in 1993 became... something other that what it originally was intended, which was a one-shot joke. And I need to try to find something key, ot put it all back into perspective. That means I have eto let my subconscious take over plotting for a while (again - since it is the fault of my subconscious that this thing grew so monstrously huge, in the first place).

That is to say, from subplot, upon subplot, upon subplot, upon, well, you get the idea. Hopefully, by the time it's done, it will be the better story for it.

Edited at 2012-10-02 03:32 pm (UTC)
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