Tuesday, February 04, 2014

"The face of Boe they used to call me."

 Wherein Jack takes you through her writing and editing process.
 In pictures.

 Disclaimer. I am not Tom Hiddleston - sorry to burst your bubble. I am also not a boy, just because every now and then this needs to be said as there are some out there who refuse to believe me. I am a girl, and I don't think I look anything like Hiddleston, but I keep using Loki pictures, so why not Hiddleston's? (P.S. WHY DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME HIS NAME HAD AN I INSTEAD OF A U?!)

 Realizing I have a new, working, plot idea


Opening a new document and titling it

Writing the first draft

Realizing I love the characters


Realizing some of the characters are going to die


Begging the characters to live

Realizing they are going to ignore me and do what they want


Realizing they are plotting to overthrow me

Pretending I am still in control

Giving up control 


Getting to the part where I love the book so much I begin to dress like the characters



Realizing the plot is now so much cooler than when I first started

Preparing for the final battle scene

Writing the final battle

Trying to decide what to do with the bad guy

Writing the last word




Enjoying a break

Remembering I now have to edit

Beginning the editing

Realizing it isn't as bad as I feared

Getting to the parts I feared

Getting to the parts which make me hate the book and getting the what has been termed my "grumpy look" as I try and figure them out

Considering killing the book in slow, painful ways

Deciding it can't get away that easily and I will finish it or die trying

Reaching the final draft and hitting publish

All of the work to get it ready to publish

Feeling like a real Author

Plotting the day I am world famous and someone is contacting me, asking to make my book into a movie.

 The end.

 And all of that was so accurate it should scare you.

 Friday I have another character reveal!

 Right now, I have a book calling.

 If you don't know where the quote is from, you need help, my friend.

 Allons-y!

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29 comments :

  1. This was my favorite post yet. XD I kept scrolling and scrolling and still there were pictures and I ended up cracking up.

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    1. I am glad you liked it 8-D I probably had more fun writing it than I should have. *Smirk*

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  2. The Hiddleston! He works perfectly for the emotions we authors go through. I love the picture with the characters spying on the author... Kermie! He's in the new Muppet movie that is coming out soon... (Tom Hiddleston)

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    1. I think it is a British thing, they are good with expressions.
      He is?! Oh, that makes it even more exciting! I'm hoping to go and see it

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  3. THIS POST. I APPROVE. ANOTHER. (Because, you know, I just couldn't resist that reference.) I'm glad you clarified that you weren't Tom Hiddleston before writing this post. Because otherwise, I might have had my doubts...you know. How are your Loki tendencies going?

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    1. I understood that reference.

      Hm....my Loki tendencies....well, I still an aspiring to take over the world, of course. And I still go around talking to people in a sneering, booming voice and saying things like, "You are all of you beneath me!" But I've not threatened to step on anyone for awhile...so, maybe I am getting a bit better.

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  4. I love this post so much.

    "Realizing they are going to ignore me and do what they want" <--This made me laugh out loud. Because it's so very true.

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    1. It is VERY true. I had it happen to me yesterday in fact. I should learn to just give up by now

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  5. This is amazing, beautiful stuff. 'Nuff said.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to destroy Jotunheim.

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    1. Is Jotunheim a person or fortress? If it is a fortress then..."Have fun storming the castle!"

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  6. I love the 'taking a break one,' and the "grumpy look one." But my favorite is "dressing up like the characters." :) I wish the computer would load all the pictures; this was a fun post. :)

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    1. Evil computers. "Nasssssstty computerssssss."

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  7. Lovely post, Jack. But I'm not so much worried about you being Tom Hiddleston as I am worried about you possibly being Jack Harkness, Jack Sparrow (Captain Jack Sparrow), or maybe even Jack who climbed the beanstalk. :)

    ~Robyn Hoode

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    1. The greatest mystery of our time...or, the not so greatest...the truth of which Jack I am. I have a beanstalk out back I climb every morning for eggs, but I also have a ship...and a really long coat. So, I don't think that helped any.

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    2. Hmm... have you ever jumped over a candlestick? Or fallen down a hill? Or... You might be Captain Jack Aubrey (if you've never see Master and Commander, please do so. But be warned that it does get rather gory in places.)

      ~Robyn Hoode

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    3. I jump over a candlestick every morning. I've got very good at it. I fall down hills a good bit too, every other day. YES! I have seen that, but it has been so long I don't remember it. I've been meaning to re-watch it for so long.

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  8. JACK! You can make your OWN sword! This guy made his out of cardboard/foamboard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLeQpIOLuqo

    There are also templates for Orcrist and Sting.

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    1. Oh! That is brilliant! 8-D Thanks for letting me know about it! This will be great

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  9. I like your getting ready to publish image!

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    1. Thanks. I took a picture while I was publishing Abolished

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  10. This post made me laugh quite literally. Or I suppose the cool kids say LOL. whatever. your posts generally do make me laugh, I mean that last line ? Please.
    Its good to know your not Hiddleston, I can now stop imagining you as looking like him. :)))) But those pictures are indeed uncanny how accurate they are.
    Or is it just how accurate we want them to be.
    kudos at finding a way to incorporate hiddleston into every aspect of a blog post, good show.

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    1. Good, I like making people laugh. 8-D
      Yes, I don't really have his nose, but I wouldn't mind his hair. it would be an improvement over mine...all wild and refusing to do anything I like.
      I think it is a British thing, their expressions fit so well into so many things

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  11. That's awesome! It's amazing how those characters take over and do whatever they like! :)

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    1. it is...I'm taking evil Overlord lessons from them

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  12. This made me laugh so hard. Hiddles makes some great expressions and you employed them in a most amusing way. lol.

    I DID TELL YOU IT WAS WITH A "U" AND NOT AN "I"!!!!

    Anyway. lol.

    I've been a terrible commenter, and I shall be better, I swears.

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    1. You did? Okay, I take back my yell from you and you can share the pie with Sammy.

      You have been!!! Just kidding, but there, I gave my yell back. You can bottle it in a jar and sell it. Bottled Jack Yells, it will be fantastic.

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  13. I think that Tom Hiddlestone makes an excellent explanation for what goes on when one is trying to write a book! (The internet proves itself to be useful in another aspect once more, I suppose!)

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