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I have been working away at this story I am writing. And the end is in sight. I have gotten our heroes eating pancakes in bed. They have not gotten up to anything yet-- but they are in a bed (on a bed,) together.

Story ended up being a Henry lV au, set in modern day coastal Maine. (Not at all sure where that came from. And of course not sure it will be accepted for the project. I hope so though.)

Now I just have to do the sex part. You would think that would come easy. I mean I have written enough of such things for Horatio and Archie, and even for a few others: Mr Cleveland and Miss Cathcart, Mr Bush...

This is more difficult I find. Maybe because I have a dimmer visual picture on these two. That has to change.  I am going to have to make myself see them very clearly in the next few hundred words. I am going to have to feel them. One of the things I struggle with, in writing is bringing myself close enough. My initial pass through is always too far away, if that makes sense. Edits and additions are always about getting closer. Does that make sense? Do any of you have the same problem?

Long day here-- grocery and laundry day. Also writing. It was rainy and windy and delightfully grey in Brooklyn today. You had the feeling that the air was a big wet sponge cleaning everything. Now, deep in the night, the sky has cleared. The wind has died. Tomorrow will be sunny and hotter, is my guess.

Now it is very late here. I should be a sensible creature and go to sleep. Goodnight all.

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kittygamble
May. 17th, 2014 09:41 am (UTC)
*hugs* I completely understand this. I have to say, the premise really interests me! Yay Henry IV...

My NSP story (the first one) was devilishly tricky at first. Took me about five redrafts to work out where the story was and how best to tell it. Now I have a draft, but I need to edit it into something presentable.

The second one I wrote in 4 days. Still only a draft, but it came so easily. Writing makes no sense. None at all. Sometimes the words come and sometimes they don't. The hard thing is trying to tell if it's just that this story is difficult to write or if it's not working. It doesn't always mean the same thing. But while writing it it's impossible to tell...

Best of luck with your story!
eglantine_br
May. 17th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
That fact that it works that way for you too is a great comfort to me. Seems as if, when it does not come easy, that ought to be a sign to give up. Because sometimes it is so easy it is as if it is already there.
But if you have had the same experience I will take comfort and persevere.
charliecochrane
May. 17th, 2014 10:05 am (UTC)
Sounds intriguing!
eglantine_br
May. 17th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
Totally startling for me. He was never one of my history crushes.
anteros_lmc
May. 17th, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC)
My initial pass through is always too far away, if that makes sense. Edits and additions are always about getting closer. Does that make sense? Do any of you have the same problem?
Oh yes! That makes perfect sense to me. The problem I have at the moment is that I just haven't got enough time to get close enough :/

Good luck with the writing project. I'll look forward to reading it :)
eglantine_br
May. 17th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
You get closer as a writer than almost anyone I know. It is one of the things I like best bout your writing-- why I return to it over and over.

Even when I am writing something happy, getting closer to it feels like work or even a funny sort of pain. Writing Archie, for instance, feels sort of like-- remember how it felt when you were a kid and you had a band-aid on your knee, or whatever, and they made you take it off and wash your knee in the tub? Like that. Too aware, too exposed.

There is nothing sad in this one I am working on now. But it has been a challenge to put into words.
wellinghall
May. 18th, 2014 08:04 am (UTC)
Seconding the good luck, and the looking forward to reading it.
nodbear
May. 17th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
Ever interesting these writing puzzles - as indeed your reflection son them here
I can understand the need to get closer

and the writing of Archie - at which you and others excel - yse I can understnad the exposed knee image ( archie and knees are never far away with you :) I think

hope the project comes good and proves a worthwhile challenge
pollyandr3
May. 21st, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
I have a difficult time writing anything that isn't AU & OC. I try to do slash but it ends up sounding too amateurish and silly. I am afraid I need to work on it, if I do it at all.

Writing sex parts though, I have been pretty good at that too, but I have to be sensitive to the people who love the canon and the characters have to be just right too, so yeah, I get timid. Sometimes I don't even want to try.
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