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Matthew Snook
United States
Current Residence: Portland, Oregon
Favourite genre of music: Techno
Favourite photographer: N/A
Favourite style of art: Hand-drawn realistic fantasy
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: N/A
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Favourite cartoon character: Vash the Stampede
Personal Quote: Dude, Kefka's WAY better than Sephiroth.
Really has.  Likely, only one guy will read this.  Hey, Sejuay!  And anybody else who happens by.

So, I just finished my own mini-NaNoWri-Mo, though it only totalled at 16500 words, and I wanted to ask a question.  How do you come back to something you've written?

I mean, here's the thing.  We all know by now that I consider anything I write to be utter crap.  Don't waste time denying it, that's just how I feel.  This thing is the best I've ever written, by far, but I still feel that it doesn't nearly live up to its potential.  For one thing, it could actually be a full-length novel instead of a mere 70 highly-formatted pages.  I'm thinking four or five times that length.

But now that it's written, history shows that I will never revisit it.  It's done, it's down, and I will likely never even consider editing it or expanding on it, even though I know that it would be possible, even easy now that the bulk is complete.

So how do you do it?  How do you take a rough draft into a full-length production?  How can I go back to this story that already tells more than I originally intended, to make it even more?  I just can't see it.

Anyway, work's actually a blast.  I love my job!  Not fond of a couple co-workers, but all-in-all, it's a great time, and I really enjoy myself.  If you're actually interested, we can talk about it in the comments, because I just don't feel like doing one of my old epic-long-Journals that nobody would ever waste time reading.
  • Listening to: DJLiquid
  • Reading: Gai-Jin
  • Watching: The Gamestation Podcast
  • Playing: Kid Icarus Uprising
  • Eating: Caramels
  • Drinking: Milk

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platinummyr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Duct tape Gauntlets by Skyava

You need these.
Rogin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Man, those put my old one to shame...they have actual style.
platinummyr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
But yours had more duct tape.. so it's a tossup really...
Rogin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Not really!  Glove loses to gauntlet, that thing has CLAWS.
Skytric Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Happy early bday man. It's been a long time, good to see you're still around here and there.
Rogin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012

Yeah, but I've written like one thing in the last year, which I didn't post. You've been pretty busy though!
Skytric Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Yes I'm busy trying to make some work for myself here. Job finding is becoming a pain, and well if I can make some money off what I'm making and such might as well try going into something here. It's good to see you're still writing and such though.^^
Rogin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Well, like I said, just barely. The thoughts are still there, and I'm holding out hope that I'll eventually get 'em out, but we'll see. Most of my time is spent in transit for my own job over in Beaverton, but I'm moving out there next month.
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platinummyr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer

Also. It is your birthday. And I might come over tonight to get my cards and stuff. Will you be free?

And also, I hope to have a gift for you if I can find it. But it comes out next week. So I'm not sure.
Rogin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Remind me to punch you for the Game thing.
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