Nov. 5th, 2012 07:45 am
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is going fine. Not brilliant, not good, but I'm not scratching at the last words over the limit either. I really like my story so far, it's very action-y, but writing it in English is kind of hard. Not in the way of writing it down, because there might be the occasional word I have to look up, but sometimes I just fill in the German one; but rather in not being able to reread anything. I know one shouldn't do that during NaNo, and I don't, but I can't even look back at the last sentences I wrote because I instantly notice so many mistakes in grammar and spelling, it's not even funny. But yeah, in itself it works fine. I managed 1k in about 25 minutes yesterday, which is more or less my "write readable/with few typos German" speed. :)

Anyway, the story is really fun. The LI is going to be introduced this chapter and yeah. All excited for that. I love writing contemporary fiction. You can describe someone by having the MC say he has "hipster hair", haha. I guess you could do the same thing for high fantasy, but I can't imagine how. "King Arthur hair"? "Dragonlord Rowan styled pompadour"? "Common soldier arm braces"? Well, I guess if you are really in the matrial you are writing you can, but so few people do.

Date: 2012-11-05 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Zeitgenössische Fiktion ist echt manchmal leichter zu beschreiben. *g* Wobei ich auch total finde, dass mehr Leute schreiben sollte jemand hatte "Dragonlord Rowan styled pompadour". Ich würde das sooo lesen. xD

Ich schreibe zwar auch zeitgenössisch, aber hab ja grade das Problem, dass ich in nem militärischen Setting unterwegs bin und mich da viel zu wenig auskenne .... *drop*

Date: 2012-11-06 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Uff, im realen Militärsetting wüsste ich aber auch nichts und das sind ja auch Sachen, die man nur richtig schwer mit Recherche rausbekommt. Das hat ja auch für einen als Autor was ganz anderes, ob man nun von irgendeinem Soldaten gesagt bekommt, ja, wir sagen XY zu dem und dem Verhalten, als wenn man selber in der (Sub-)Kultur völlig drin ist und halt genau weiß, aha, das würde jetzt jeder hier als Hipster bezeichnen und wer es nicht so nennt, sondern wie AB, der ist vermutlich so, und wer so und so, etc pp. Also halt schon eher eine komplizierte Schreibstilvariante, muss man zugeben.

Date: 2012-11-05 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're a way faster typist than me! I do 750 every day, and the fastest I've every completed it is 30 minutes.

Date: 2012-11-06 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I do use write or die and after a while, you get used to the speed. :)

Date: 2012-11-06 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah yes, I frequently pause to think for a while. That may be what slows me down.


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