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 126 Jackerel, Thu, 7th Apr '11 3:59:30 PM from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Well, the one I'm writing (besides the World War II thing) involves The Dude, Frylock, Heavy Weapons Guy, and David Wong fighting murderous Agent clones, zombies, and demons in Gensokyo.

The worst thing is that everyone acts as they were in canon.
 127 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 4:58:45 PM from Alameda, CA
Wrote about five hundred words.

I should stop focusing on character studies and backstory so my actual novel can get done.

Away on the wind~
Hmmmm... Hit a bit of writer's block on one of my stories. Considering whether to work on scenes or a new story.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 129 Jackerel, Thu, 7th Apr '11 5:25:45 PM from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Ugh, yeah. Especially since I'm far behind on the Script Pages...
 130 QQQQQ, Thu, 7th Apr '11 5:34:06 PM from Canada
I wrote around 1, 000 words for my story — I'm having these bad doubts again if what I'm writing, others would find it as dull drivel. Nobody seems to want to comment much on my work (outside of these critiques), let alone read it, and asking the question if I'm doing well seems to have people frowning. Is it alright to feel a bit angry about this? That not knowing if you're good enough.. charming enough.. if you're going to always wind up on the mediocres.

edited 7th Apr '11 5:42:23 PM by QQQQQ

All done. Yayyyy can barely contain my excitement. Time to get to actual work now.
Away on the wind~
Its alright to feel disappointed.

That's the way writing goes, though.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 133 QQQQQ, Thu, 7th Apr '11 5:46:02 PM from Canada
I am not disappointed. I am.. a little hurt, the fact that all anyone said when I wanted to have something a look at was "This sentence threw me off." and that's that. To me.. it's like having someone spit your face for even trying.

edited 7th Apr '11 5:46:32 PM by QQQQQ

I'm really sorry. I never really felt insecure in my writing until I joined TV Tropes and starting reading the Writer's Block forums...and I haven't even posted anything on here yet. I'm almost too afraid too. I know that this has probably been said a hundred times before, but it seems like too many people around here that want to post their work, concept, or ideas, but aren't interested in reading or understanding what anybody else has to say.

Could you possibly re-post or link to the piece you wrote so that I can read it and give you some real insight?

 135 Major Tom, Thu, 7th Apr '11 5:51:20 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
I finally took a hammer to my writer's block and busted that block into tiny bits. Then I took my drill and pierced the heavens but that only resulted in a part of panty-clad cartoon legs showing up out of nowhere.

Anyhoo, I've gotten to a decent stopping point in my new chapter (and it's supper time so I'll resume after that), and this is roughly the situation the events describe.

“We must have inflicted over a hundred casualties by now, they’re really not wanting to give in are they?” Mat said clicking his M-3 to recharge and slinging it back over his back.

He picked his M-5 back up now fully recharged and looked for a better position but to no avail. Bright flashes from the fighting elsewhere seemed to grow closer as a flight of six Mirais appeared in the sky to the northeast.

“Get down!” Jessie yelled seeing the approaching fighters open fire with several missiles.

Two of them slammed into the wreck of the Valkyrie blasting its remains into scrap as the rest scattered about blasting the road just behind them to high heaven the shock tossing the four onto the ground.

Mat got back up wiping the mud off his cheek. “Tenchi!”

“Yeah?” Tenchi said picking himself back up to his feet and rejoining the battle.

“Get us some air support, broken arrow!”

Tenchi swapped channels on his radio. “Overwatch! Kilo Five requesting air support for fire mission at map grid Echo-Golf four-two-two-three! Our situation is broken arrow! I repeat we are broken arrow! Broken arrow! Preyaran armor and infantry advancing in multiple directions from the north, we are pinned down! How copy over?”

The six Mirais returned strafing around them with their 30mm cannons adding to the stress of bracketing tank and rocket artillery bombardment.

“Broken arrow confirmed Kilo Five, stand by we are diverting air support to your location.”

“Finally!”

“Kilo Five, Stallion 4-1 is on station near your airspace standing by to engage. Out.”

Quite the hairy situation no?

edited 7th Apr '11 5:51:51 PM by MajorTom

Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 136 Mr AHR, Thu, 7th Apr '11 5:51:29 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Wrote 1, 600 words today, even if it was a scene I don't need to write for a very long time. Was nice to get it out of my system.
 137 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 5:55:56 PM from Alameda, CA
QQQQQ: Indifference does hurt, but dealing with it builds character. You will likely face outright rejection by various publishers before someone decides that your book is the right one for them, so best get used to it now.

 138 QQQQQ, Thu, 7th Apr '11 5:58:13 PM from Canada
I'm really sorry. I never really felt insecure in my writing until I joined TV Tropes and starting reading the Writer's Block forums...and I haven't even posted anything on here yet. I'm almost too afraid too. I know that this has probably been said a hundred times before, but it seems like too many people around here that want to post their work, concept, or ideas, but aren't interested in reading or understanding what anybody else has to say.

I will almost, always read if someone gets brave enough to post their writing on here. I think I mentioned — that we have writers but not readers here, that it's like a half-working conversation. Everyone's just waiting for their turn to talk, and nobody's listening. I'm sorry — that you're feeling a bit intimidated from this board. I'll give you my encouragement.

Could you possibly re-post or link to the piece you wrote so that I can read it and give you some real insight?

..here. Here it is. It's just four brief segments right now, and I am writing the fifth.

edited 7th Apr '11 5:59:08 PM by QQQQQ

Away on the wind~
I am not disappointed. I am.. a little hurt, the fact that all anyone said when I wanted to have something a look at was "This sentence threw me off." and that's that. To me.. it's like having someone spit your face for even trying.

Nyeh. That's the first thing that jumped out at me, and it kept drawing me back when I tried to move on.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 140 Morven, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:02:03 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
It's a lot easier to find what's wrong to point out what's right. Thus, much of the criticism you receive will be along those lines.
A brighter future for a darker age.
Thank you. And a half-working conversation...that's about right.

I'll read the parts of your story separately, and talk about them one at a time. Should I do that here or on the actual post?

@Leradny- I don't think that rejection by publishers or superiors in any ascpet of life is what's disappointing, because that is expected. The rejection of peers is the problem.

 142 QQQQQ, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:08:49 PM from Canada
Indifference does hurt, but dealing with it builds character. You will likely face outright rejection by various publishers before someone decides that your book is the right one for them, so best get used to it now.

When I watched Amadeus with that same feeling of inadequacy before, I knew just how Salieri felt when he was eclipsed by Mozart's grand, awe-inspiring genius he couldn't ever possess. What the hell sort of character does it build up, I wonder, to see people you like, you admire, don't give a damn about you while they blush and gush to that guy next to you? Deal with it? Or do something about it?

edited 7th Apr '11 6:09:38 PM by QQQQQ

 143 Mr AHR, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:09:16 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
T_T I try my best to keep conversations full, although I can only criticize so much. It doesn't help I'm vague because I myself don't know how to do something right, only how to do it wrong.
 144 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:10:39 PM from Alameda, CA
Yes. Deal with it, and keep trying to forge out a niche for yourself. It sounds callous, but there is nothing you can do besides that.

 145 QQQQQ, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:29:15 PM from Canada
@Leradny- I don't think that rejection by publishers or superiors in any ascpet of life is what's disappointing, because that is expected. The rejection of peers is the problem.

Yes.

Yes. Deal with it, and keep trying to forge out a niche for yourself. It sounds callous, but there is nothing you can do besides that.

I am not going to ever accept this as an answer to my problem. Just keep pushing my feelings down and wait it out as people keep being indifferent? (To the point where even a straight-on "Your writing sucks" will hurt me less than these stealth insults you call comments?) Hey, I'll keep writing and share it regardless, if only in the hopes to spite you off with my mediocrity. It's not a healthy attitude to take, and I don't wish to keep feeling so envious.

I'll read the parts of your story separately, and talk about them one at a time. Should I do that here or on the actual post?

I suppose you can comment in the actual thread itself.

edited 7th Apr '11 6:31:15 PM by QQQQQ

 146 Morven, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:31:02 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Be that as it may, QQQQQ, I've liked what of your writing I've seen; it's certainly had flaws to critique, but you do have solid talent in my belief.
A brighter future for a darker age.
 147 Mr AHR, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:31:52 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Q— Look, Leradny can be overly harsh at times, but she's honestly trying to help you for the better. Whether you agree or not is up to you, but no need to wish spite.

edited 7th Apr '11 6:32:10 PM by MrAHR

 148 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:31:54 PM from Alameda, CA
Dealing with problems is kind of the opposite of crushing your feelings down.

Away on the wind~
Don't expect it to actually work.

Everyone else hear deals with the same issues.

Getting pushy and irritable will only hurt your case more.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 150 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 6:38:22 PM from Alameda, CA
Also, Q, I said not only to deal with it but to keep trying. That means going to other people, not throwing yourself against the same brick walls. Or, y'know, writing something different for the same people.

edited 7th Apr '11 6:39:00 PM by Leradny

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