Slayitalldown

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  1. Out of sheer boredome I decided to use the "I Write Like" online tool for a bit of fun and my result was 'Dan Brown'. *gross shame-filled sobbing* Stupid online tool.

    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Hey, at least it wasn't Stephanie Mayer :D

    2. Slayitalldown

      Slayitalldown

      BUHAHAHA! There's always a silver lining...

    3. BronxWench
  2. Working for a living is exhausting. 0/10 - would not reccomend!

    1. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      yes, it really is...

  3. Nothing like an 18 degree drop in the weather to shock one's system. Yikes. My fingers are so cold I can barely type!

  4. They say the first 20,000 words are the hardest... well the scenes that make up 16,000-20,000 are excruciating. It would be less painful to pass a kidney-stone or have a lung removed.

  5. Oh god, am I overusing modifiers instead of taking the time to write descriptions?!?!

  6. Procrastination is an evil thing.

  7. So the heat has arrived at last... jokes on you, weather, I'll be in lock-down doing a free-writing frenzy. Burn away, mofo.

  8. Happy New Year! Best of Luck with your writing in 2014!

  9. Having a world-building name-related meltdown because my long-adored fantasy name has been procurred by some miserable little soul with delusions of significance and now I'm bitter.

  10. Merry Christmas, fellow ficavores! ^.^

  11. If you're dictating, are you still allowed to say 'I am writing'???

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Interesting question! Do you mean using a transcription type software, or having someone else type while you speak? If so, then you are still the one writing, even if you don't commit the physical task of inputting. It's still your words.

  12. Reviews are nice. Nice reviews are so nice. Perfect reviews are... look at that, I have no words... just sounds... EEK!!

    1. Kurahieiritr

      Kurahieiritr

      Congrats on getting nice feed back. Now doesn't that shut the judgmental vopice in your head up really quickly? Chuckles. . .

    2. Slayitalldown

      Slayitalldown

      It does! Then I have to deal with my over-inflated ego... one day I will find a healthy balance and it will FREAK ME OUT! ^.^

    3. Kurahieiritr

      Kurahieiritr

      Chuckles. We all get there sooner or later. Feeling good is very nice, but recognizing that we can't please everyone makes it easier to find that balance between ego, and realistic self evaluation of improvements made to our writing style as we continue what we love.

  13. I got very brave and posted. Now to hide for a week...

  14. Not sure if I'm getting better or worse... but I'm getting more words so that counts, right?

    1. Kurahieiritr

      Kurahieiritr

      The ability to write well takes time and effort. More words means you are envisioning the tale. Although you may chop some to rephrase later, the raw draft needs to be written with all that flows through your mind. Let it flow onto the screen. Revision is what makes it shine with polish later.

    2. Slayitalldown

      Slayitalldown

      I am neck deep in the revision phase. I find twice as many words - some of them I even like more than the ones I used to start with - but all this experimentation comes with a constant battle with my inner naysayer. I'm going to find the little cunt one day and drown it in a bucket... >.<

    3. Kurahieiritr

      Kurahieiritr

      I have had a few episodes where nothing I use word wise can please my judgmental nothing is good enough side. I find asking for a second opinion helps to silence the judge portion because outside people do not need to demoralize me. I have a dear friend who reads the work, says it's good, or you have a couple awkward sentences, but all the rest rocks. Shuts the judge right up. Then I can revise and post.

  15. That terrifying moment when you have an awesome idea... and you're too scared to show what you've written in case it's not awesome and you need sleep... EEP!

    1. Kurahieiritr

      Kurahieiritr

      I recall a few of those moments over the years. You should sit on the rough for a few days and get calm before revising. After revision to make it even more awesome, post it. You will probably get good feedback.

    2. Slayitalldown

      Slayitalldown

      ^.^ I am mustering my bravery. In fact... today could be the day... (I work a few chapters in advance. My favourite method of coping is the 'book in the freezer' method adapted from Joey on Friends...)

  16. I like writing almost as much as I like writing about what I should be writing.

  17. I hit a writing brick wall, I hurt myself, I sat down and cried, I pouted then I abandoned my dignity and howled like a pup, then I got what I was looking for by asking politely (I was still pouting) and now I'm worn out from all the excitement. I'm not sure if looking my 'reset' button is cute or insave at this point...

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      ::grins:: I whine frequently. It usually does me no good, but I feel better. :D

    2. Slayitalldown

      Slayitalldown

      "Verbal release therapy" = its a thing! ;)

  18. My muses have gone flat. *Pokes at them with stick*. I think some of them have died. *Scuffs at another with foot*

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      My muse left also. Which is good, because it gets tiring hearing knives being sharpened all the time.

    2. Slayitalldown

      Slayitalldown

      LOL! Mine usually chatter incessantly, coming up with intriguing ideas at moments that couldn't be less convenient... suddenly, silence. *looks about suspiciously* they're going to attack me all at once... I can tell...

  19. I am saddened by the passing of Bryce Courtney this week. I knew he was ill and he did make a public goodbye with the publication of his last book but he has been such a large influence and a source of inspiration that it saddens me he has passed from our world. RIP, Bryce Courtney. Your stories will always live with me. <3

  20. YAY!! My weekend has officially started... I can feel a writing binge coming on!! ^.^

  21. American Horror Story... Like freshly-baked mud cake or my cat, Vladimira, I both love and fear it...

  22. How do you explain to your brain that you start with an idea, you write as much as you possibly can AND THEN you go back and self edit? Because my stupid brain tries to do all of those things at once, freezes, crashes and then I have writers block. My brain is Windows XP. Is it possible to get an update on my brain's operating system? Pirate Bay has that, right?

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      If you find it on Pirate Bay, please share...

    2. Slayitalldown

      Slayitalldown

      Sometimes I wonder if I'm just missing a codex, it only happens in my writing!! Not creative labour and I'm the Golden Child, spontaneous creativity to help someone out and I'm a genius but sitting down to write... Drooling mess!!! And the advice for this conundrum is "Just write!". ARGH!!

  23. There is a boot-print on my butt-cheek. Feels good.

  24. Coffee, you stuck with me through my worst, you will be credited with my triumph. You probably won't be mentioned by brand - let's never speak of the Gloria Jeans break up ever again *koff koff* *irefusetodrinkhomophobiccoffeeslashistruelove* *koff koff*

  25. I think I might need a kick in the pants... knowing better hasn't translated to doing better, its translated to doing nothing because the effort seems 'hard'. Pants, boot, nessessary force - one please!