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saintkoopa

Story trouble

I need some help figuring out some stuff. Recently someone told me my stories are too long and that he wouldn't read them because of that. He is a good freind of mine who also writes fanfictions and stories. I think he may have a point since most of my chapters are suppose to be split into 3 parts.

also now that i am working on chapter 9 i realize that my original plan for my story has basically become obsolete. A few examples of this were that Tony was not suppose to be introduced until chapter 15 or so. Dale was suppose to appear in chapter 11 and Ben  should have started school in chapter 5. Once iI finish off what I started in chapter 7 and 8 I can finally get down to what the bulk of the rest of the story is going to be. The members dealing with thier everyday lives which means sibling fighting, romance and freindship trouble.

second note I have noticed i lack explanations for alot of things mentioned in the story that I have not fully explained so i really need to clear those issues up.

now finally I have been messing with a spin off story but i have to get the Nev city timeline to line up with it before I can release it.
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plainwalk
6 years, 11 months ago
     It's all a delicate balancing act.  I know my story arc is way too long for most people to read; it's a major commitment for anyone who didn't start reading it from the first posting.  It's well over 215,000 words already!  But, you have to decide- are you writing for you and any followers are just a bonus, or are you writing to get numbers and not to tell the story you want?  I've decided long ago that I want to tell my story, put it into ink, as it were, regardless of how many people end up reading it.  Sure, I want people to read it and like it, but that's secondary.
     As far as explainations (in story), I probably shouldn't comment on that, since I know I need to work on it.  I also had my story run away on me.  Geoff and Faelen weren't supposed to figure out Nathanial was a Mage until later, nor was Nathanial supposed to find out what they were, either.  I like where it's gone, but it speeds up on me too often.  I want it to be months later, but there is so much that needs to be told where they are now.  Guess I can't offer pointers on controlling stories :)
    It's a bit late, but I hope you're feeling better (just saw your last journal entry).
saintkoopa
6 years, 11 months ago
well I realized that long chapters are something i like because if i change a detail later in the chapter i don't have to go back to earlier to make sure it doesn't conflict with anything. 1 Nev city chapter is like 5 S under D chapters. I decided to write a story with short chapters just to see which i  like better. I like both. I also started using my first story on here as way to test plots and personalities. As for explanations I think i gotten better with them and hopefully i have since i just released a new super natural story.
(I am feeeling better but the tooth remains. I had an allergic reaction to the anthestia had me bed ridden for christmas eve and christmas.)
plainwalk
6 years, 11 months ago
Eww, allergies to anaesthesia sucks.  It can be really dangerous when it happens, from what I hear (not that people get put under very often, generally speaking).  The timing sucks, too, but glad you're all right.
saintkoopa
6 years, 11 months ago
Thing is to get the tooth removed i have to be put under. So i am stuck with the pain.
plainwalk
6 years, 11 months ago
Any word on a new surgery date?  With a different anaesthetic?  As for the qualitative 'all right', I was thinking more of the 'alive and no permanent damage', as opposed to the 'still in pain'.  :)
saintkoopa
6 years, 11 months ago
nope. I went out of america to have it done in the caribbean since it is way way cheaper. But i was only there for 3 weeks not enough time to have it done or schedule a surgery date. Hopefully I can get it done before my health incurance expires in may.

plainwalk
6 years, 11 months ago
You have my best wishes, hope it works out.
saintkoopa
6 years, 11 months ago
merci
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