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Dept. of Riting Iz Hard

Augggh! Timelines!

Keeping them straight! Multiple characters, multiple events, multiple locations ... even with a chart, it's ... aaauuuggghhh!

Thank you. Goodnight, America, and all the ships at sea.


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st_aurafina
Apr. 20th, 2012 07:31 am (UTC)
And if you're writing Doctor Who, multiple timelines, too. Timey wimey laughs in the face of charts.
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kaffyr
Apr. 23rd, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
You're braver than I am. I've rarely approached the issue of the three separate timelines shared by Amy and Rory, because I have enough things hurting my head when I deal with Doctor Who and Who fanfic. Heh.
kaffyr
Apr. 23rd, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
Timey-wimey! That's the ticket! I shall blame it all on that! Heh.

The sad thing is that this particular time line has no timey-wimeyness in it, in the least; just a central group of characters who've been split up by circumstance, and a non-planning author who got too far along with one character, and now has to check to see where the hell the others are, and how realistic it is to delay some of the first character's events to allow the narrative to catch up - believably - yada-yada. Sigh.
viomisehunt
Apr. 20th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Know the feeling. I've written myself into a corner as well.
kaffyr
Apr. 23rd, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Oh god, isn't that a horrible feeling? You (or at least I) end up going back and reading and re-reading what you've done before, wondering "Surely I couldn't have done that? Surely, if I read the story to date again, I'll discover that it's magically rewritten itself so that I haven't written myself into a corner ... nope. Still screwed my plot up, all by myself. Welp, damn."

I wish you luck in wielding writer's turpentine to clear a path out of your particular corner!
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 20th, 2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
My brain broke awhile back...so many fics, so little time, so many FEELINGS.

Scuse me...I have an appointment with a tall building. There is no more hope for me. Carry on, bb...
kaffyr
Apr. 23rd, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
You come down from there right now!!!

Heh.

apostle_of_eris
Apr. 20th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
OK, so stop keeping track of all those ships at sea. You really do have to draw the line somewhere.
kaffyr
Apr. 23rd, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
*snerk*

I like you.
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