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02 March 2011 @ 11:44 pm
writing is hard work, y'know?  
I need to vent about writing for just a second. Don't mind me.

I am writing in third person limited from the perspective of a character who uses very casual, blunt language. I realised, midway through, that I am using the kind of language that he wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole. There's no salvaging any of it, it's all ridiculous and... not flowery but stylised. And it's not bad writing, either. I don't want to have to go through all of it again but I can't in good conscience let myself continue in this vein. Alas, the woes of the competent self-editor!

I know it's important to kill your darlings when it's for the good of the writing, and I know I need to do it, and I'm going to do it, and it'll turn out for the best in the end. I'm just going to complain about it until then.
and today's emotion is: aggravated
to the tune of: Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
Kirbypurple_chalk on March 3rd, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm having this problem-- exactly the same problem, the tone-in-limited-third POV and Stop Using Your Vocabulary No I Don't Even Care-- with a friend of mine whose writing I'm editing, and it's a constant struggle. At least you get to kill your own darlings, instead of having some bitch beta coming in nd trying to do it for you? Idk, hard stuff, man.
(Anonymous) on March 22nd, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
Hello, nice to be here!
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya
[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

(Anonymous) on April 9th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
Looking Forward To Getting Involved
Thanks...this looks really interesting. I am looking forward to having my says!
raxiruga on April 14th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Great, I never knew this, thanks.

Uesugi Mayumi 上杉繭美: CV1shinigami_yumi on June 27th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
So after the longest hiatus ever from LJ, I return to find that you are now the mod/creator of a kink meme for my latest fandom? Rock. XD

All I know is that you've moved back to California and this post. How have you been?