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18 November 2012 @ 11:47 pm
Dear self …  
Ernest Hemingway could tell a perfectly good story in six words.

Of course, he was a complete wanker, but still.

Yours,
Your aching body who would like you to finally admit that the typing elves are NEVER going to visit
 
 
 
bk7brokemybrain: DanRad beautybk7brokemybrain on November 18th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Try leaving out teeny glasses of correction fluid next to the typewriter for the elves. Works for me! (Of course, what they write when high on White-Out is barely worth reading.)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
That would be worse for my laptop than my fluffy cat! (So much fine cat hair needing to be tweezed out from the keys …)
this mundane stuff called lifewinnett on November 18th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
I want some typing elves! And it is a good story. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
When I am mega-rich, I will endow worthy writers with dictaphones and a typist's allowance!
FEELS TERRORIST!: WS Bucky Watchmomebie on November 18th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
I hear being a complete wanker helps!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
If anyone disagreed with his genius, he shot them ;)
FEELS TERRORIST!: WS Bucky Forcemomebie on November 19th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
So what I need isn't practice writing, but time at the gun range? Done!
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on November 18th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
You can do it! *cheers you from the finishing last line* It's really close, too. *hugs*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
My arms are falling off! Humans aren't meant to clock 30,000 words a week. Admittedly, some of that is work, but still … OUCHIE! (Would Richard Armitage like a short woman with detached arms, do you think? I still have triangular cyclist's calves!)
spirillen: Tim Minchinspirillen on November 18th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Maybe, but your stories are far too lovely to stop after 6 words. Also, it would run something like "Harry Draco unicorn mystery/politics friends yum" and really, what kind of story would that be?

My elves like Redbull for short bursts but it does make them very giggly and then tired.

Good luck- you always get there in the end, things are always more fun if you stress at the last minute.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
"Oi, Malfoy! You, me, whaddaya say?"

There we go, done!

And oh, me on caffeine, it's not a pretty picture. (It's more a sort of Futurist painting viewed through 3D glasses and a hand-held camera …)

Thank you. I will get there, but this year has been All Stress, All the Writing, and I still have not a single novel finished. Stupid year. Next year I am finishing a bloody novel before I do anything else!
romaine24: writingrunawaywordsromaine24 on November 18th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
You have typing elves down there? I am so so so jealous!

blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 19th, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we have them, but they're drunk and recalcitrant. Bloody elves!
Nenne: Cheerleadernenne on November 20th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
You can do it!