Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski
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The Wall

Right now, I'm at the 40k words wall in "Between Earth and Heaven." It's kinda like being stuck at 40th level and not earning XP for anything. The going is just slow.

I think that it's time to return to my literature project, which is to listen to or read other writers and take in their prose style. I have substance, which still needs ironing out, but I also need those parts of writing that are only part of writing. This is the part that is beyond technical details and encyclopedic monologues. This is the part which is about people, about place, and about meaning. This is the part where the story changes from cartoon into life.

Yeah, this is the hard part. It's the level 40 grind.
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