What Stace had to say on Sunday, May 28th, 2006
My New Hair

So I dyed my hair red. I took a picture. It’s not a great photo, because I photgraph badly. But there it is. I made it a little icon so take a look.

Up to 10k on my new WIP! Yay me! And once I’ve fiddled and futzed with it it will probably be closer to 11. Some people write too much and take away. I write way too little and have to go add stuff, like description. I don’t describe anything in much detail, and my first drafts are always pretty sparse. Lots of action, lots of dialogue, not much else–at least, the first few chapters. It takes me a while to get into the swing of things, you know? To get a real feel for the characters and how they think and feel and react. I always start out plot-based, and somewhere around chapter 3 or 4–so getting close to that now–the characters take over.

Then I go back and basically redo the whole beginning, taking stuff out to keep it as a surprise, putting stuff in that it turns ot we needed to know right away.

I also have some thoughts on something I read yesterday, and interview with Alan Moore on his new graphic novel, Lost Girls. I know you guys are probably wondering why the hell you’d want to read about a comic book. Trust me, you’ll be interested.

7 comments to “My New Hair”

  1. Sherrill Quinn
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    · May 28th, 2006 at 9:06 am · Link

    Great progress, December! Keep it up. :)



  2. December Quinn
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    · May 28th, 2006 at 10:11 am · Link

    Thanks, Sherrill! Hopefully I’ll be able to!



  3. Bernita
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    · May 28th, 2006 at 3:23 pm · Link

    I admire that shade of red.



  4. December Quinn
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    · May 28th, 2006 at 3:45 pm · Link

    Thanks, Bernita!



  5. fringes
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    · May 29th, 2006 at 11:30 am · Link

    I’m enjoying your space. We share a few of the same thought processes. The new hair is a flattering shade, btw.



  6. December Quinn
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    · May 29th, 2006 at 11:53 am · Link

    Thank you, Fringes! Always love to have new buddies!



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