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Writing Problem #999

Ok, I’m sure plenty of people have this problem, but honestly, I just need to say that I am TERRIBLE at maintaining a reasonable word count. Like. Really bad.

I’ll fastidiously plan out what I want to occur in each chapter, and suddenly—bam, I’ve written over 3000 words and I haven’t even gotten through 10% of what I want to say. Even in the editing process I struggle to cut down (if anything, I just add even more stuff on).

I suppose having a longer word count isn’t always a bad thing, but sometimes I worry that I’ve left in too many unnecessary details or descriptions, and that people will get bored reading it.

So…. yep. Basically, this post was inspired by the very likely possibility that the next chapter of Sixteen Rules is going to surpass the 7k word milestone (which isn’t even a record for me). Uh. Yeah. That’s pretty much it. Thank you for listening to my rambling.


((This kind of reminds me of a post @itsladykit​ made a while ago when she did her Drabble Night Short Story Weekend. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who suffers (sorry Kit).))

Now that I think about it, i’m surprised there hasn’t been an episode about Greg dating someone else. Usually in shows where the main protag has a single parent, there’s at least some mention of that parent’s love life. But with Steven Universe there’s nothing. (Ok there’s Pearl and Mystery Girl but we’ve yet to hear about that relationship’s development, if there has been any) It feels as though Greg’s whole life has been at a stand-still since Rose’s death/ Steven’s birth. His character development is done entirely through flashbacks with the gems. We’ve been shown how he became who he is but we still don’t really know who he is. Much like Garnet has become the “fusion expert”, Greg has been and seemingly always will be the static “every-man” who isn’t even allowed to move on from his lover’s death.

anonymous asked:

aside a several impulsive decisions, light generally has the patience of a saint. idk. it's just that when i imagine a high maintenance genius like him surrounded by people like ryuk, misa, and L 24/7, i think they will just go yolo and kill them asap because screw the consequences they'll have their peace right now.

Aside from the fact that he uses it exclusively for efficiency in mass murder, Light’s patience is one of his most admirable qualities, that is true.

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