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Old Apr 30 2009, 02:57 AM   #21
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Default Re: books too complex for their own good?

I generally have a fairly good idea of where the story is going up until some kind of resolution (end of a planned vignette/short story/novel/whatever), but sometimes not even that far (I started using outlines because of a regrettable tendency not to have a clue what was going to happen past the end of the current sentence), and when I get around to actually writing it things are prone to change without notice (for instance, in my NaNovel, the couple that was supposed to be a brief fling ended up lasting and the one that was supposed to last ended up breaking after not very long at all). Definitely not beyond that. I do tend to have various AUs and parodies running around my head though.

On the other hand, I often have all sorts of extra information on an internal timeline when I'm working with other people's characters.
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