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It's Over (For Now)
« on: August 25, 2004, 10:40:23 PM »
Well, so much for writing full-time.  Tomorrow and Friday, I have to do training at BYU all day, and after that it's back to school (two classes taking, one class teaching.)

It was an excellent summer filled with productive writing, and I completely enjoyed it.  (Which is good, since starting next summer, that's pretty much how my life will be.)  

However, for eight more months, I've gotta be a working stiff like the rest of you.  (Sigh.)
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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2004, 10:47:57 PM »
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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2004, 11:51:57 PM »
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However, for eight more months, I've gotta be a working stiff like the rest of you.  (Sigh.)


Not having been a teacher, and therefore not being able to compare it to my current full-time job, I still find that statement to be dubious.

But don't mind me, I'm cranky and stressed.
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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004, 08:57:28 AM »
EUOL, I'll trade you. I kinda like the idea of a flexible work schedule, and if it's teaching something you enjoy, all the better. I don't think I'd make a good high school teacher or elementary, but I think college would be fun. Frustrating at times, too, I suppose, but still fun.
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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004, 02:51:23 PM »
Yep, that's what I would want to do if I had to grow up.
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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004, 08:50:14 PM »
Oh, but it's so tough.  I had to get up at 8:00 today!  I didn't get to go home until 3:30, and we only had an hour for lunch (which was provided.)

Oh, pitiful me.


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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004, 09:55:30 PM »
You know, I resent you now EUOL. For that hour long lunch. But then I remember that not only do I get a 1/2 hour lunch, but two 15 minute breaks during the day (which we usually take about 20+ minutes on anyways).

I can't wait for school again.
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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2004, 10:38:46 PM »
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Oh, but it's so tough.  I had to get up at 8:00 today!  I didn't get to go home until 3:30, and we only had an hour for lunch (which was provided.)

Oh, pitiful me.


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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2004, 10:40:02 PM »
EUOL, stop. Just. Stop.

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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2004, 10:55:18 PM »
How long did it take to write Mistborn from reconception to the end of the first draft? Was that all on off time or did you start when school was still going?

Shelving Climb the Sky for now?
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Re: It's Over (For Now)
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2004, 02:49:03 AM »
MISTBORN:  Began preliminary work in December 2003.  Began writing beginning of February.  Finished mid-June.

CLIMB THE SKY:  I'm probably going to have to shelve it for a year or so.  I might slip it in between MISTBORN 2 and MISTBORN 3, but Tage keeps telling me that I just need to write a sequel.  

I agree, and so I'm going for MISTBORN 2.  I actually wrote ten pages or so prose for the first chapter, though writing will be slower until I get all of my preliminary work done.
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