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Good news for the characters of Kaleidoscope - moonspinner
Good news for the characters of Kaleidoscope
I am in the mood of continuing the story soon.  I may even scribble a few things down this night.  I've been stuck in a rut for a while now, and not just because of Real life and Writer's Block.  I was in the unique position of knowing how the story would end, and not knowing how to get there.  But I've finally realized where next we needed to go in the story.   The next Act, so to speak.  Up until now, we've been very much in Act 1 - Padme, Vader and Obi-Wan on Yavin; Padme and Vader on Coruscant; and Padme and (soon-to-be) Anakin on Tatooine.  Now the settings are about to change.  Dynamics will soon start shifting.

It just occured to me how fond I am of this story.  It's not like if I don't normally, but with Kaleidoscope (and Through A Mirror Darkly before it), I'm totally writing what I want to write and how I want to write it.  It's crazy and eccentric, and a lot of readers keep complaining about how hard to understand it is.  That's great!  It's not like if I'm making it purposely difficult but... in many ways, I am telling myself a story.  Not telling them a story I've already written in my head, but actually telling myself a story as I write.  So there's no real 'plan', just a cause and effect sequence of events.  It's exciting, in a way that I don't always get when I write long stories because there's always a lot of planning and restructuring and by the time, I get down to the actual writing, there's a little 'zing' factor that's off.  But Kaleidoscope is a like a long vignette and I'm not always very sure whether the next chapter will  come out the way I started off expecting it to be.  In a sense, it's like a reading a book.  Only I'm writing it...

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laariii From: laariii Date: August 30th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Can you give me a link to this i like Vader/Padme fics.

I've had the proublem of knowing how to end something but not how to get there.
I read somewhere that the person who wrote "gone with the wind" wrote it backwards.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 30th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
O no problem there. You can find "Through A Mirror Darkly" and "Kaleidoscope" on the boards here:


or on fanfiction.net here:


It'll probably be easier to read it on fanfiction.net, but Kaleidoscope is more up to date on tfn.

Please do leave feedback, regardless of where you find it. :D I always like hearing what people think about the story, even if it's complaining about it being too confusing! :p
From: daenarrah Date: August 30th, 2006 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I like that it's "complicated". Each chapter is like a new piece to the puzzle and it all has to be pieced together to get the full picture and reach an understanding. It makes me think about what's going on and how it all ties together to tell the story. That and I love Vader/Padmé fics. So, I'm curious to find out what kind of changes you have in store.

I have a Vader/Padmé fic outlined that I was all set to start writing when Birth Rite hit me. Now I think it's going to be the sequel. That kinda gives away how BR is going to end, doesn't it? Not too much info there, though.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 30th, 2006 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no!!!! I was hoping that since you'd decided to make Birth Rite AU that it would have a happy ending. *sniff*

But wait a minute... it's still V/P - meaning P's not getting the axe? *bounces* OK, I'm in!

I'm glad you don't mind Kaleidoscope complicated. *g*
From: bobill Date: September 3rd, 2006 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehe it's cool when readers complain. That means they're thinking. It only sucks when the author doesn't finish. Have fun w/ da fanfic! I will catch up when homework dies.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: September 3rd, 2006 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, bobilll!
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