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try it on for sighs
I think the reason I'm having problems getting this next chapter going is I have so much I want to do, or rather, that I think I should do, and I'm feeling bogged by it.

This is going to be a situation where everyone is present, and I wonder if I have to show every single interaction that could possibly happen, because wouldn't so-and-so talk to what's-her-name, and shouldn't that be important, and wouldn't it be weird if they didn't, and how could I possibly have their conversation happen across the room and hand-waved while I focus on someone else's conversation.

Does every person have to talk to every other person? I need to decide which interactions are most important, or have the most potential for being interesting or funny, but then I feel like not letting some characters actually speak isn't realistic, even if it's implied that they do talk at some point.

And I feel like it's just going to be looooooong, and that's not even counting the first part of the chapter that I want to do which doesn't even take place at the party.

Then there's a whole other thing that needs to happen in the following chapter, but does it need to be brought up here first?


Current Mood: frustrated frustrated
Current Music: that's what you get--paramore

4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 16th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can do it. Don't think too much, plausibility, realism, etc. More and more I find myself willing to bend things a bit for the sake of entertainment and output.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 16th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The other problem I realized after this is the POV switching. There's going to have to be some serious POV switching going on, and that's going to make it a mess. I'll have to figure out at what point to switch it and how to indicate it.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: August 19th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Why not just write out the whole darn long messy thing and then go back and fix it afterwards. It sounds like a lot of work but it will get you past the hurdle. Don't think about it too much, edit after it's done.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 19th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm thinking of just writing out the conversations I want to happen and then figure out how to arrange them later.
4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence