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The_Laughing_Duchess - Un pregunta.
Un pregunta.
Has anyone ever written a fic, and I mean a long multi-part fic, where they finally finish it and think they don't really like it?

I've just finished a DW fic and there are parts that are good, but to get to those parts there's a lot of stuff to wade through. There's a lot of set up that I don't think I can cut without making it confusing. There's also very little dialogue, which kind of made me nuts. But people are in different time lines and they just can't talk. Should I scrap it? Should I try to rewrite the whole thing?

My head hurts.

I should just quit whinging and stop tinkering and send it off to be betaed (well that looks completely wrong...beta'd, beta-ed maybe?) so I can find out if it's really that bad.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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synecdoche From: synecdoche Date: July 5th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, don't scrap it entirely! It sounds like you've put a lot of effort into writing. ♥

I'd suggest having someone else (like a beta) read it over. Have a long chat with them. I'm sure you'll discover it's a really fantastic fic you've written, it just needs some polishing. :)
laughingduchess From: laughingduchess Date: July 15th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry! I just noticed there were comments here! Thank you for your encouragement, I went back and polished it up a little and sent it off for a beta. Hopefully all the little kinks will get worked out.

Thanks for the hand hold!

: )
hollywoodgrrl From: hollywoodgrrl Date: July 5th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
"What's the plural for desert? Desi"

Sorry, I couldn't resist. ;)

I'm sure your fic is spectacular! Can't wait to read it!
laughingduchess From: laughingduchess Date: July 15th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry! I just saw there were comments here, I don't know how I missed them. I polished it up and sent it off for a beta. Hopefully that will fix the kinks that are left.

Maybe I'll send it to you once it comes back for some feedback. I still think it drags a bit toward the end.
hollywoodgrrl From: hollywoodgrrl Date: July 15th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! No worries. You killed my joke though, lol. :P But yeah, I'd love to read it whenever. Clearly I dig your writing style. ;)
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