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Oh wow. New 'Summer Camp' chapter!

Anomandaris

It's been a while since we have had one of those. Nick's stuff is great fun. Let's hope there is less than 6 months between now and the next chapter.

lee6643

Does anyone really bother to read this thing any more? I'm not sure which will come first, the end of this book or my obit! There are so many good authors on here that write compelling stories and do not leave you twisting in the wind that I refuse to waste my time waiting for him to bestow his latest missive to us. I am not writer but a consumer (wish I had that kind of creativity), but in any successful project there is an outline of what needs to be done, a plan of attack, a timeline, and a vision of the final product. I have decided to follow and read the authors who are working here and in doing so are entertaining me and making my life so much more enjoyable. To those writers I say
THANK YOU!!!

Replies:   Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach
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@lee6643


Does anyone really bother to read this thing any more?


It's a mystery, for sure.

I'm a fan of Nick Scipio's writing (he has several excellent short stories), and I think the first two "Summer Camp" books were strong, albeit overwritten. The protagonist gets a little too dithery a little too often for my taste.

My guess is since he committed himself to four books he'll be damned if he doesn't finish the fourth. But he's clearly allowed RL to get in his way too often. I lost the plot somewhere early on in Book Three and am waiting for him to finish before giving it another go.

EDIT TO ADD: He writes a pretty hot sex scene (usually, not always), and dammit as far as I'm concerned the protagonist better nail his little sister before this is all over.

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Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Bondi Beach

he's clearly allowed RL to get in his way too often.

As far as I've been able to tell, it's no RL as much as it is his website. Like many authors who begin a website and then end up writing about writing instead of writing stories, he's so busy coming up with his erotic 'picture of the day' that he no longer has time to write anything. I'd prefer seeing his website lapse while he cranked out a new story. If a story takes that long to complete, it's a sign the writer needs to start a new story or change their approach, since they old story just isn't working anymore.

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@Crumbly Writer

If a story takes that long to complete, it's a sign the writer needs to start a new story or change their approach, since they old story just isn't working anymore.


Or they don't have the available time they used to.

There have been times over the years where if I had any ability to write I could have written almost from getting up in the morning to going back to bed for several months.

And other periods where I pretty much got up, went to work, got home & went to bed.

The old saying "Make hay while the Sun shines" is still applicable; there are only so many hours in a day, week, month, year and if I can make enough money so when I retire I can afford to live in my own house (and still afford the upkeep) instead of some public housing shithole with all the filth, relying on my pension income & pension discounts to survive then i'll choose to do the work & save some money over doing all the other things I would much rather be doing than working.

Bondi Beach

@Crumbly Writer

If a story takes that long to complete, it's a sign the writer needs to start a new story or change their approach, since they old story just isn't working anymore.


I have a feeling that in addition to whatever RL issues he may have, including his Web site, he has in fact run out of steam on the story but he's going to drag himself across the finish line no matter what.

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Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Bondi Beach

I have a feeling that in addition to whatever RL issues he may have, including his Web site, he has in fact run out of steam on the story but he's going to drag himself across the finish line no matter what.

That's why starting a new (shorter) story makes sense. Often (but not always) it'll take an author's mind off the problem and allow their mind to work thru the story's issues. If not, then at least he keeps in the habit of writing (if you pause for too long, new chapters begin to sound a little wooden).

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