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I'm going on an adventure!






Just booked my hotel. I'm off to Gettysburg tomorrow, for two days of R & R (research and writing).

research and writing - compressed

I've never worked so hard on a manuscript (or scrapped everything and started again so many times) as I have with Abraham Lincoln Stole my Homework. On the bright side, I've never been so excited about an idea, or been so happy with the improvements I've made. I'm especially pleased with the results I've gotten after changing from third person pov to first.

How about you?

How's your current WiP going?


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msstacy13
Nov. 26th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Can we write to you at your Gettysburg Address?
:)

And since you ask,
the only semblance of progress I can honestly report
is that I will probably be receiving a new second-hand computer later this week,
and will probably get the new wiring done within the next two weeks,
and hope to resume actual writing before year's end.
jongibbs
Nov. 26th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan :)
blood_of_winter
Nov. 26th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
o0o0o have a good time!

personally i'm frustrated....how do you know when to scrap everything and start over and when to just scrap everything?

jongibbs
Nov. 26th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
I sympathize, Krista.

I've never been afraid to quit on a story, but thankfully, the question never came up with ALSmH. Every time I've made big changes, it's been as a result of one of those 'You know, this would be even better if..." moments, as opposed the usual 'Oh crud, this thing just isn't working' kind.
temporus
Nov. 26th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Point of View fixes everything.

Have fun in GB.
jongibbs
Nov. 26th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
'Point of View fixes everything.'

It certainly does at home. my life became so much easier once I agreed to see everything from Senior Management's point of view ;)
temporus
Nov. 26th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Anything in particular you are researching in GB? I've got contacts with locals there, and can ask on your behalf.
jongibbs
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, Ed. I'm visiting Little Round Top and the David Wills House in particular, as well as researching the town, as it would have looked in 1863.
clarionj
Nov. 26th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Researching can be hard but so fun too. I love the title of your novel. Hope to read it one day when it's published!
jongibbs
Nov. 26th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Pat. I find it really hard to come up with titles after the story's in my head, so these days I start with the title and go from there.
ladysaotome
Nov. 26th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Have fun. I love the title, too. It's so mischievous!
jongibbs
Nov. 26th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kat :)
wendigomountain
Nov. 26th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I got to go 20 years ago. It was really an amazing place. Be sure to catch that house where you can see daylight from the other side, where a cannonball passed all the way through.
jongibbs
Nov. 26th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
After twenty years, I'm sure they've patched up the hole by now, Clint ;)
wendigomountain
Nov. 27th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
LOL
mnfaure
Nov. 27th, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy yourself. It sounds like great fun and a great opportunity.
jongibbs
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I've ceertainly picked up a lot of excellent info on day one :)
bogwitch64
Nov. 27th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oooo! Must be the Lincoln novel. Will you have Daniel Day Lewis star in the movie version of yours too? hehehee!

Current WIP is on hold while I finish this edit. Then it will be on hold again when I have to finish my own edit for the book coming out next September/October. Come February, it's all MY stuff. Mine, mine, mine!!!
jongibbs
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Lol, at least it'll keep you out of mischief for a while ;)
birdhousefrog
Nov. 27th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
Goodness! You'll be so close, relatively speaking! We're about 60 miles south of Gettysburg, closer to Antietam, actually. I know how difficult it is for you to get away, so I don't want to importune you with visits. You need to focus on feeling the history. The kid (your fan) went with her 6th grade last year and was a corporal from VA marching in the valley below the accursed Yankees with their cannons (cemetary hill, I think). She died, dramatically, with most of her classmates, some 350 kids.
jongibbs
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
'[E] went with her 6th grade last year and was a corporal from VA...

I should think that was great fun :)
Uta Burke
Nov. 28th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
MY WIP
Unfortunately, since my father's death 2.5 months ago, my mind is blank. No ideas, well, some, but just enough to fill up a couple character sheets, no writing, no elated feelings. I'll just wait and read a lot in the meantime, coupled with daily, hourlong walks. Hope the muse comes back soon, I miss writing!!
jongibbs
Nov. 29th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re: MY WIP
Reading is always fun, and it's a great way to get inspired :)
angeladegroot
Dec. 6th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
That's an awesome title. I hope your field trip was productive.
jongibbs
Dec. 6th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
It was excellent, thanks :)
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