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Corporate Mage Thing

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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 06:53:51 PM »
ALL THE PLOT AND BACK STORY!!!!  *~FLAILS~*

But seriously...  I am still totally in love with this story, while at the same time cursing it constantly for driving me mad, but it is the culmination of all my random plot threads, suddenly pulled together into something that actually resembles a book or rather a series, because I am quite sure there is NO WAY I could fit all of this into ONE book....

We'll see what happens....

Definitely debating on trying to pull a 50,000 word sprint in April with Camp NaNo... though, I might set my goal down about 30k, really...   I do have quite a bit written at the moment, and am aiming for an 80k rough draft for the first story, which will likely expand during the polishing process, because I can be too concise sometimes and miss details that should be in it.
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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 08:19:00 PM »
...which will likely expand during the polishing process, because I can be too concise sometimes and miss details that should be in it.

........another way in which we balance out? XDDD

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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 03:32:36 PM »
...which will likely expand during the polishing process, because I can be too concise sometimes and miss details that should be in it.

........another way in which we balance out? XDDD

This is probably true. I've shown you what I tend to start out with half the time, right?  The dialogue only. Scribbled out as the conversation starts in my head. Or at the very least, I record the conversation if it is going tooo fast and I can't catch it any other way.

Those notes end up looking something like this:



and This:



Which are obviously gibberish at the moment, but they amuse me.  Both take place during the contract scene.  Welcome to give your best guess as to who speaks what.  The "No" with the two dashes next to it is spoken simultaneously, is what that note means. Usually, I then type this up with quotes and speaking breaks for the who "he said she said" stuff, and print it out double spaced and add the action in that way, rather than rewriting it by hand.  Though, sometimes I will do the latter.

I'm currently feeling there should be more over arcing plot tension scattered during this first half or so (like a poisoning or something....maybe an explosion? I don't know), but I can't figure out what.  Perhaps even Callum's brothers showing up in the city... or some subtle notes on his brothers being in the city, that aren't noticeable.  Like a printout about Lucien or Reynard being in the city (one being more worrisome than the other) Or even one or both confronting him about their different agendas.
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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2013, 06:52:00 PM »
Possibly I know this story too well, because those notes made perfect scene-bits in my head :DDDDDDDDDDD

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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013, 05:51:25 AM »
Sorted what I have written so far tucked into a three ring binder. Every set of pages I write each day get tucked into it, in some sort of order. I?m slowly seeing the gaps diminish... I have a good 70 or so pages of notes and prose and dialogue sorted, a few more pages tucked into the pockets because they don?t fit this part of the story. I?ve decided that my goal for this thing is to get the basic bones scribbled out this month, then come back and type it up next month, adding to it as I go.  (That way I have a full first draft by May, as promised, Down.)

I?ve just realised I have nearly an entire part of this missing.  This could prove interesting. I have a seminar at the academy that needs to go down. And then I need to decide if there is any type of showdown here, or just the lead up to one.....  Hm...  Decisions. Decisions....
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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2013, 07:34:21 PM »
Errol is up to some shit. And I don?t know what all he?s doing or who is in on it with him... oh dear.  I?m hoping he?s just harmless as I think I am likin him....
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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2013, 08:50:39 PM »
But, if Clef were to go out for food, don't you think it'd just be easier for him to summon some or something?  ???\

LOOPHOLES...

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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2013, 11:24:19 PM »
But, if Clef were to go out for food, don't you think it'd just be easier for him to summon some or something?  ???\

LOOPHOLES...

Well, it doesn?t work like that in this universe. Something has to exist to be summoned, and there are so many shields about Cal?s penthouse, that I doubt he could summon anything in anyway...  Not that he would want to, because food issues mean there are only a few takeways and places he CAN get food from, and even at that he tests everything religiously.

And I suppose I should have split this topic when I spun this story off into it?s own thing.  As this is now Thunder more than an AU fic...  And is complete crack still, but even I think it is awesome.  I want it finished so ~I~ can read it, because it makes me happy.  I?ve just found more twists and turns than I expected.

Things are slowly coming together as I flail at this thing.  I am SO excited right now. You have no idea. None.  OH MY!  You should see this!   But I need more ideas of things that could go down on here...  And motivation for a minor character...  Hm... Minor character also needs a name....
« Last Edit: March 20, 2013, 11:26:45 PM by Milieva »
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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2013, 12:27:44 AM »
Ah, so this is Thunder we're talking... Now it all makes sense. Minor characters are grand, I wonder what you'll name yours?
Good luck flailing at your precious AU story.

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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2013, 05:26:59 PM »
Minor character might have a name that will stick, we'll see.

I'm now stuck in a battle scene that I didn't expect to write. I haven't really written many battle scenes so I don't know what I am doing, and am just flailing out nonsense that will need fixing.  How did I end up with a golem here? What the hell?  *flails*
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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2013, 05:49:24 PM »
It's tumbling out of control, isn't it?  That's a good feeling.

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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2013, 07:38:21 PM »
I am still deeply disturbed by the backstory I uncovered yesterday.  I?ve been letting the characters work through it how they want to. It seems that by the end of it, she is willing to say what happened.

But aside from that, I am happy to say that I nearly have a full rough rough draft done. Nearly all the scenes I wanted to have are sketched out. I?m just missing a few of them here or there. I should be able to prod at those this week, so my goal of the written draft being done at the end of the month is looking like it will happen.
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Re: Corporate Mage Thing
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2017, 08:05:47 AM »
Goodness.... I need to work on this thing again.  I still have a version of the draft, but I think I need to pull it apart and do a full work from scratch on it.   

Less horrible backstory, more snark. 

Definitely still writing it as an original novel now rather than the AU it started as, but it is still glorious.
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