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Autumn gales have started late last night and while we have glorious blue skies where tufts of clouds chase each other, the wind is a killer. Even in the sun, it is cold as the wind chills a body well into the bones. Our small little farm house is groaning and creaking in the eaves as the storms hit it with full force.

From late last night 'til now, I have been writing the worst, most difficult scene I have written so far in all my life, typing out words, reading them, deleting them, typing words again, deleting these in turn as well. This scene was difficult to write as I wanted to have some sort of consolation but not with BIG emotions and confessions of love following it. It was either too sappy, the heroine too teary-eyed or the hero just coming off as a crazy stalker who pressures my heroine into liking him. Hopefully I have found a middle ground now where I could resolve some issues but leave them at a strained kind of impasse leading up to the smut scene and the following fall out between the two (hey they are shooting a kdrama after all LOL).

Never in my life have I taken my writing so seriously like this year. I know I'm not an outstanding writer, I have learnt early on in my studies that I will never write the great English novel of the 21st century nor will I ever make any money from my writing, but this time around I have noticed that this is not just a pleasant past time but that I want to create something genuine, something others will enjoy as well. Not because they are friends or share the fandom but because they love drama and romance and enjoy reading a good story. So I try to make this the best I can. Hwaiting!

Don't forget to sign up for the Christmas Card Drabble here I will start to write tomorrow ... so look out for sage green envelopes in your mailboxes soon :)

Date: 2012-11-25 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can relate. I can't describe my FMC's dress for the world.
But now that you have such inspiration with weather, why not use that to your advance?
Keep going, don't give up! You still got time!

Date: 2012-11-25 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well the weather is not so much an inspiration as the story takes places during spring and summer where Seoul is hot, hotter, the hottest :)

I hope to finish tonight with the 45k mark as the following week will be a little hectic with doctor's appointments for both two and four legged beings here :)

Date: 2012-11-25 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2012-11-26 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wow, congrats at least on working so hard, really putting yourself into the work! Hard as it is, I wonder if it feels gratifying when you accomplish a certain number of pages, or wrestle with a difficult scene and get through it?

Date: 2012-11-26 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh it feels very gratifying but also very sad because this novel will never see the light of day in print form even though I laboured hard over it.

Date: 2012-11-27 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
not unless you decide to self-publish or something!

of the moment

Yozora no mukou ni wa mou asu ga matteiru

ano toki kimi ga ushinatta mono wa
yozora no mukou no hoshi ni natta
nurashita hoho wa itsuka kawaite
kitto habatakeru kara


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