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  •  not really a problem (2+ / 0-)
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    CSI Bentonville, breakingranks

    It’s less of an issue in books than in movies. Believe it or not (and most people don’t), ideas are the easy part. Actually writing the book is hard, and then it’s likely to take years for a new writer to sell it, by which point mine will probably no longer be in print anyway.

    (2 longer versions of this got eaten by site updates... sorry.)

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    by Swordsmith on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 11:27:00 PM PDT

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    •  I admire that, too (3+ / 0-)

      My book has been sitting in a box full of notes for approximately 10 years. I never leave a grocery slip or napkin without a note...but somehow no book. :-(

      I can't figure out what's stopping me. I know how to manage a project. I'm a decent writer. I know if I just write a little a day, it would be done in a few months. I know about the Pesky Internal Editor. I'm just missing that "shape it into a story" gene. :-(

      •  I feel your pain (2+ / 0-)
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        Swordsmith, CSI Bentonville

        Funny, I have those same scraps and bits, but lack the organization to collect them all into a single box.

        When the idea creates pressure inside you, when something in you finds it too uncomfortable to carry any longer, it will emerge. It will burst out like some of the more disgusting bodily functions. At least, that's how it happens in my world.

        We shall pay any price ... to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -- JFK

        by Coolwateroverstones on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 01:27:30 PM PDT

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