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Discussion for Platinum members about the current Page Turner Writing Contest

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Postby RedBaron » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:20 pm

I've finally decided to give this a shot, in between all the other projects I've got going.

But, now I have to decide -do I go with the story that's been rumbling around in my brain since high school? or do I got with a fresher, newer idea sparked from one of my challenge entries??

If I do the old one, I'm going to pretty much start over, just use the same characters and basic plot but make a LOT of revisions -which isn't too hard, since most of it is still in my head. I never finished writing it out, but the characters are like old friends now.

Or the new one - where I still need to develop the characters, but it'll be a fresh and exciting adventure.

SIGH....Decisions, decisions.....
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Postby Kiwigirl » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:19 am

I can smell the smoke from here! :mrgreen:

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Postby Valora » Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:06 pm

I know the feeling Shari. I mulled this one over for months before this contest. I went for the one that's been burning a hole in my brain for a few years! Best to get it out of there before it causes permenant damage! :lol: I have three chapters written now. It has just flown from my fingers. Go with the old friends. The new ones will wait.

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Postby kspil » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:23 pm

Mine is an old one that is already written down so I am almost done doing a first edit and then I will work on that first chapter and make it come alive. I am actually enjoying this process because I can see where it can be better in spots so it is making me work on it more so I can get to it. That doesn't make any sense does it.

Oh well, I have a fried brain. I didn't go to sleep till one last night. I am NOT a night owl at all.
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Postby Sparrow » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:58 am

Sounds like a good plan. It feels good to know that you're finally getting to an old friend and introducing them to the world.
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Postby klebak018 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:34 am

good idea Shari. I think that's what I'm gonna do. I actually wrote about a third my novel (about 80 pages on my computer), and I read over it very recently and hated every bit of it.

I still loved my charcters and I loved my plot, but it needs some serious, serious re-vision.

In fact, I think I'm gonna just scrap it and start again.
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Postby RedBaron » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:14 am

Cool. Thanks for all the input folks. I'm going to dig out my old character notes, what little I had written out, make some serious changes (a bit too "dated" lol) and bring my old friends to life :)
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Postby RedBaron » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:06 pm

Oh -brain storm!!! I may have found a way to work both stories into one book!!!!! Oh.... it just might work -blending the old with the new...... just maybe.....
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