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 So I guess this journal is now my place to go for when I have a need for writerly natterings. 

My current story idea is proving to be the most difficult thing I've ever had to outline thus far. The thing about my stories is that they've always been these big action/adventure things in which all I really needed to outline was the major events with a few details in between, and then the rest would figure itself out. But lately my stories have taken a... I guess the best way to describe it is "gentle" turn. Although there's still action and adventure it's not on as grand and epic a scale. I would even go so far as to call this stories "quiet." They're more character focused, and that means there's a lot more little details that are, in fact, just as important as the major events. 

I have what I want to happen in this current story in mind - the big stuff as well as the small stuff. The tricky part is putting it all into a semblance of order that "feels" right and that will help things move along when I do set about to write this thing. I've always said that when it comes to my writing, what comes before inspires what comes after. It's why it's easier for me if I write in a linear fashion as opposed to writing scenes as they come to mind. And the more I can get the scenes organized in an outline the easier the story is for me to write, even if I end up deviating from said outline. 

But being a slightly gentler story with a lot of important little details, I'm thinking that this is an outline that's going to take its sweet time coming together. Which is fine, there's no rush or anything. It's just... really taking a long time. I'm rather tempted to get the major scenes down and work the small things in later, but as I said those small things are just as important as the big things. Pacing is important for every story but for this story in particular I want to get the pacing to a point where it won't end up giving me trouble, later. Because if the outline is taking its sweet time I'd hate to imagine what the story would have been like if I'd rushed through the outline and dove into the story. 

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