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Okay, earlier this summer...I think even before school ended (I don't remember), I drug up one of my earliest completed short stories and looked it over again.

I remember giving it to Hannah a couple years ago to edit, and when I got it back, her notes were very many. I think that her notes were longer than the story itself, but that's probably a major overexaggeration. Well, I don't know. I was quite overwhelmed by reading how much I completely sucked at my first draft.

Well, re-reading the short story, I wonder why I even bothered with writing. Okay, that's a joking self-deprication... But the point remains the same. I'm brought to remember what I've seen flamers of fanfiction say: "Stop writing now because you definitely don't know how." Wait a minute, that's not the way it works. It's like this: "YOU SUCKZ!!!111 STOP WRITING!!!!111"

It was a first draft at best, which ensures that it will completely suck. That's what editors/betas are for, and re-writing/revising is always an option. In this case, I decided to re-write because 1, I couldn't track down the original file (I only had the hard copy), and 2, I would have too much to re-type. So I decided to scrap the entire thing and start from scratch...well, the basic outline of the original.

Put it this way. The original copy was 11 pages long (including an epilogue that I don't plan to include in the re-type). Right now, I'm starting on the 11th page in my re-type. As an outline for my revision, I am only up to the equavalent of the fifth page on my original. So, put simply, I have about twice the output in my revision. And I think I know why...

A while back, I figured out that I write more toward the plot than the characters. I form plots first and create characters to fit into that plot rather than vise-versa. Because of this, I hardly wrote my characters in depth. That would be my major screw-up in this story. Of course, I wrote this in...8th grade?...so that would be another reason why it completely sucked. I had tense problems, ignorant grammar when it came to dialogue, and nonexistent character depth...

Boy, I am SO glad I learned how to write... A few important points of grammar that I know I wouldn't have learned had it not been for English majors, or at least competent people criticizing my fanfiction...

For all you reviewers, I thank you.

Was that the point in writing this entry? Originally, no. Originally, I planned on analyzing my writing style. Funny how I go off on tangents like that...

I got season one of Stargate SG-1 from the library a couple days ago... Boy, the beginning of the series can get quite boring... However, once you get out of setting the storyline, you tend to gain a liking to long-haired Daniel... Yeah... hehehe...

I want Season 7 now kthxbai... I got season six a couple weeks ago, and I hated it. Why? Jonas is an idiot, that's why.

Okay. I'm done here. I probably won't be updating for another week... lol...

Well, farewell for now...

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Who am I?

I am Kara, compulsive writer with chronic writer's block, musician who suffers from constant dealing with amateurs, student who has to deal with idiots everyday...

Most of that's here is my life and my writing, my rants and my declarations of other people's idiocy, my music and anything else I feel the need to put here.

I have two friends, Katy, my beta, and Hannah(AKA Wilson) my editor...

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