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Thread: Writerly despair and other navel-gazing nonsense: with some swears, so be warned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha's_Song View Post
    Bugger! Now I'm intrigued, and you just can't imagine what's going through my mind right now!
    Check your reps. Even I'm not stupid enough to say something like this in public.

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    So...crisis averted?

    good.

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    Oh... I'm sulking now, I want to know too. I keep imagining MSN, webcams, and... nah, I'm not saying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassiopeia View Post
    So...crisis averted?

    good.
    In all seriousness, it's...well, the worst of it has passed. I don't think it's possible for someone to feel that bad for long, or you'd just...break.

    I've been sluggish all day, still managed to get some writing done, so yes, it'll pass.

    Not one of those things I can hurry; it has to happen in its own time.

    Nature's way of telling me to slow down and be kind to myself perhaps?

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    Hehehe I don't blame you for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    In all seriousness, it's...well, the worst of it has passed. I don't think it's possible for someone to feel that bad for long, or you'd just...break.

    I've been sluggish all day, still managed to get some writing done, so yes, it'll pass.

    Not one of those things I can hurry; it has to happen in its own time.

    Nature's way of telling me to slow down and be kind to myself perhaps?
    After two weeks of not writing, and spending a few days in misery over it, I sat down last night around, oh....half past six, made myself leave AW alone and I rewrote Chapter Six, 3400(aprox) and it took until roughly two am. That's eight hours. I've found fresh material goes much faster for me but I'm rewriting a story. I have decided, it takes as long as it takes. I don't know why it is on a Sunday FF Challenge I can whip out 800 words in 20 minutes and I'm happy with it and this is dragging me down.

    I think it's dreading how really badly written the thing was in the first place. But I take breaks from it, I tell myself; crap can only be rewritten if you actually do the work and everyone is allowed to write crap, so then so can I.

    Yes, be good to yourself. Allow for those really good days and really sucky ones. And remember, sweetpea, pay attention to your limitations and don't go on sprees for days on end without rest. A crash is bound to come.

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    Last edited by Cassiopeia; 06-21-2009 at 08:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha's_Song View Post
    Oh... I'm sulking now, I want to know too. I keep imagining MSN, webcams, and... nah, I'm not saying it.
    I'm kinda curious as to what you thought it was now!

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    Much worse than the actual event. Sorry for that, I have a really filthy mind sometimes.

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    I'm kinda curious as to what you thought it was now!







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    DON'T MAKE ME GLARE AT YOU!

    This is a serious thread, so keep the naughties to rep points please.

    (Hark at me, coming over all authoritative).

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    DON'T MAKE ME GLARE AT YOU!

    This is a serious thread, so keep the naughties to rep points please.

    (Hark at me, coming over all authoritative).
    *staggers around confused*


    wot....wot....'ave I stepped into an alternate universe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha's_Song View Post
    Much worse than the actual event. Sorry for that, I have a really filthy mind sometimes.
    Pfft, can't be any filthier than SP's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassiopeia View Post
    *staggers around confused*


    wot....wot....'ave I stepped into an alternate universe?
    I told you I was mentally ill.

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    yes, S. P. Sorry, S. P. It won't happen again.







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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    I told you I was mentally ill.
    Then you are blessed...no?


    *points to signature*

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    I've answered you via a rep point, just in case S.P glares at me again...

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    Pfft, can't be any filthier than SP's.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha's_Song View Post
    I've answered you via a rep point, just in case S.P glares at me again...
    *Reads reppie.*

    FILTHY!!!

    You're my kind of person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    I don't think it's possible for someone to feel that bad for long, or you'd just...break.
    It works like pearls; you build up layers of protection against the hurt. Then you feel nothing.

    caw

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    You're my pearl, blaccy. A minor irritation that just keeps getting bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    You're my pearl, blaccy. A minor irritation that just keeps getting bigger.
    I was about to say "hey, isn't that me?", then I noticed the word "minor".

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    Hey -I hadn't seen this thread. (gotta get out of my ucp once in a while...)

    sparklepeaches.... what to say. I hope you are coming out of your funk. That is all it is. And do not react rashly. This too shall pass. What's the worse that can happen? You never get published. No one beyond your circle of friends knows you write, all alone, pouring your heart and soul into something that may never see the light of day. You'll be just like hundreds of thousands of writers out there....

    But suppose... oh suppose... you write and you publish. You get to hold your baby in your hands, with a cover, and a blurb on the back, and the fresh clean paper on the inside, and you flip through the pages and get that mediciney/pulpy new book smell, and feel the crisp edges of the cover against the meat of your thumb.... ohhh... rapture....

    or you could delete everything, have nothing to look forward to, have wasted your time and talent feeding the recycle bin on your stupid computer, and be a big, fat, selfish crybaby writer, tearing their hair out and producing nothing, that didn't have the guts to take her WIP by the balls, pull it close, soul kiss it on the mouth and breath life into it.

    your choice, punkin.
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    and that post was with total love and respect, or I wouldn't have taken the time.

    I'm fucking tired.


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    I just wangst so you'll send me epic emails, bettieboo.

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    I know this is cliche here SP... "we are our own worse critics".

    I truly believe that. I'm sorry you are going through a rough moment (or many). I remember before my move from the city I could crank out just about as much as you did the other day, every day. Heck, co wrote a book in less than 2 months with another author and it's on its 2nd revision for the last oh...4 months. Now, couldn't even form a sentence much less string two words together when it comes to writing anything that I've started WIP\MS wise since I moved except for a few days here and there since mid March.

    It's almost like the sorrows and struggles of the city were what fueled my writing and with that gone here in the country...I seem to have lost my steam. I have to find something here that fuels me...I know how you feel is basically what I am trying to say.

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    I know it's gonna happen again, it's the way I'm wired. I just wish I could see it coming, or prepare for it, or arm myself against it in some ways.

    Perhaps writing is what keeps me just this side of sane, and because I love it most, it's where I feel the pain most. When I'm depressed I can't do the thing I most want to do and...if you'll forgive me for sounding incredibly wanky, it feels like my soul's been ripped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    because I love it most, it's where I feel the pain most.
    That's how it is... Glad you survived.

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