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Exiles Update
Autumn - sunlitdays
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I began writing Chapter 7 of Exiles yesterday. That is, I re-wrote the beginning, and scrapped the one that had been sitting on my floppy disk for weeks and weeks and... I'm sure you all get the picture. It was a good scene but I realised it wasn't right for the beginning of this chapter, when I'd ended the last one on such a dramatic moment. Breaking the momentum at this moment would be stupid; more importantly, I'm not sure if I'd be able to get it back.

I don't know why I've suddenly realised what I have to do with this chapter: I've had the outline written down since LAST YEAR but it's one thing to have all the ingredients written down, another thing to actually cook with them. Nice metaphor? I think so. And so I am going to write this confrontation between the two jade boys and it will probably get very heated and punches might be thrown and objects will be broken. I actually don't think Isamu and Minako will break up in this chapter, because Isamu's just not that chivalrous and Minako's too stubborn and frankly there hasn't been any relationship on show at this point in time. But it will be the beginning of the end: you will see what is wrong with it, not just hear about it.

Song for this chapter: Foundations by Kate Nash, which perfectly describes the situation and might be responsible for rejuvenating me.

You know what's interesting? I feel so comfortable writing this chapter. I feel so happy to be back with these characters and figuring out what they will say and do. I don't think I've ever had that feeling with a story before. Interesting.

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Yeah, I'm happy and relieved, too! Wow, I made you glow...

Bah. I hate that you're right about Isamu and Minako from a story standpoint. :P But I can't wait to read it. ^^ Let me know when you're close so I can reread.

I hate that you're right about Isamu and Minako from a story standpoint. :P But I can't wait to read it. ^^

Yeah, I know you utterly hate them together. ;) But it is fun to write (and read about!) them because they seem like a great couple on the surface, it's underneath that they don't match.

I'll let you know when it's near completion.

Excellent! That is the spirit! Keep writing!

....I need to get on more often. Seriously. But I was in DC, so oh well. :p

I've missed seeing you. *hugs*

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