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19201 nrjxll15th Apr 2013 06:28:47 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Breaking my temporary absence solely to say this: ohsointocats, you literally have a crisis of confidence about your writing every couple of days. If it really isn't fun for you, then maybe you should give it up, but this current situation doesn't sound like it's any different from the norm.

/resumes break
19202 Jabrosky15th Apr 2013 06:43:55 PM from San Diego, CA
Madman
@ Oh So Into Cats

I know what you're going through, having been down that road myself on multiple occasions. May I inquire as to how you got interested in writing in the first place? Maybe re-examining your motivations for writing could help you decide whether or not you really want to pursue it as a career.

In my case, I tend to see writing as an artistic medium analogous to drawing. I've always had this creative streak which I usually express through drawing, but sometimes if I can't draw a certain concept that pops up in my head (e.g. a complex scene), I like to write it down instead. Admittedly this approach works better for short stories or vignettes than full-blown novels, but then I have a short attention span.
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19204 JHM15th Apr 2013 09:34:25 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
I would also like to add that a two-week lull is pretty small in the greater scheme of things. Given that you generally knock out a pretty prodigious number of words each day on a good week, a short lull, even if it seems long, is not going to seriously dent your overall productivity. But that said, if you still think that you need to keep up work on a project even when you can't figure out what to do next, then why not take the opportunity to edit what you have already? The process might bring out some good ideas that you didn't think were in you before.
19205 ohsointocats16th Apr 2013 01:33:14 AM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Um.

Wow.

I meant for this individual story.

Typically when I "lose" pursuit of something I can't get back onto it again. I don't go back to things. I find it impossible. And I find this one about 99% lost right now.

edited 16th Apr '13 4:03:00 AM by ohsointocats

19206 JHM16th Apr 2013 12:02:39 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
Frankly, thinking of what you do "typically" is stupid and unproductive here. Acting as if you don't have control over yourself means that you won't have control over yourself. If it's not helpful to you completing your work, then what you "typically" do can shove it. But you are the only person that can tell it to go shove it.
19207 Masterofchaos16th Apr 2013 05:52:17 PM , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
I AM AN ANIME
Has anyone here heard of Charahub? It's basically a place where you post your characters and your story elements and leave them up for others to critique. I haven't made an account yet but I'm considering it. The site's here.

19208 Khantalas16th Apr 2013 08:42:53 PM from ((Not actually a creepy adorable little girl.))
Creepy adorable little girl
It is good to know that when I wake up from an erotic dream, my first thought can be "oh gods I'm horrible at writing gay sex how will I handle when Steele and Firefly do it?".

I'm thinking of writing a ghost writer just for those scenes. I wonder if Oscar Wilde is available.
"Be mine, dear big brother."
19209 TeraChimera16th Apr 2013 08:53:54 PM from somewhere out there
Cool Celtic Composition
"Specicide" seems really awkward as a word. Anyone know a better one for deliberately trying to kill an entire species, or should I just go with extinction?
"The Uncertainty Principle isn't about uncertainty and it isn't a principle; other than that, it's perfectly named." — David Van Baak
19210 ohsointocats16th Apr 2013 10:53:59 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
When you're talking about sapient species, xenocide is popular. If you're talking about non-intelligent species, then you should probably go with extinction.
19211 DeMarquis17th Apr 2013 05:00:00 AM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
"I'm thinking of writing a ghost writer just for those scenes. I wonder if Oscar Wilde is available."

Oscar Wilde sucked.

Sorry, somebody had to say it...
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
19212 Khantalas17th Apr 2013 05:29:28 AM from ((Not actually a creepy adorable little girl.))
Creepy adorable little girl
Eh, it was a bad joke anyway.
"Be mine, dear big brother."
19213 MajorTom17th Apr 2013 06:20:49 AM , Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Yesterday I made notice of an iPhone's ability to write notes. I had the idea of how to rename one of my book's technologies and what it worked with and didn't work with.

Specifically anti-missile countermeasures known as MTC's (Multiple Threat Countermeasures) previously referred to as counter-drones.

If I didn't jot that down there, I might have forgotten much of that before I got home from work and jotted it down in Notepad.
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
19214 Khantalas17th Apr 2013 06:35:43 AM from ((Not actually a creepy adorable little girl.))
Creepy adorable little girl
I use the iPad's Notepad a lot. Maybe I should use it more for writing notes and less for which comics or albums to check out.
"Be mine, dear big brother."
19215 montmorencey17th Apr 2013 07:23:36 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
Did somebody here claim that Oscar Wilde sucked? ´O_O`
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
19216 demarquis17th Apr 2013 11:31:43 AM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
That was me.

You know, Major, they invented these things called "notebooks" and "pencils" that are really awesome, they don't even need batteries!
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
19217 montmorencey17th Apr 2013 11:33:31 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
I'm afraid I must now challenge you to a duel. At the riverbank. At dawn.
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
19218 demarquis17th Apr 2013 11:37:24 AM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
A verbal one? Bring it.
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
19219 montmorencey17th Apr 2013 11:43:45 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
Sharpen your tongue well, Sir! Who shall be your second?
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
19220 TeraChimera17th Apr 2013 05:00:49 PM from somewhere out there
Cool Celtic Composition
*om nom nom* Oh, don't mind me. I'm just watching.

On another note, how come during Right Behind Me, the speaker's reaction is always, "Aw, crap." and never, "Oh, you're here? In that case, let me continue."?
"The Uncertainty Principle isn't about uncertainty and it isn't a principle; other than that, it's perfectly named." — David Van Baak
19221 Masterofchaos17th Apr 2013 05:10:08 PM , Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
I AM AN ANIME
-gets video camera-

[up]

Because either A) They're talking trash, B) They're giving out important details and didn't want the other person to know, C) They just came out of nowhere and they didn't expect them to show up, or D) All of the above

edited 17th Apr '13 5:30:47 PM by Masterofchaos

19222 ohsointocats17th Apr 2013 05:11:11 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
If you're talking trash, it's usually preferable to be stabbed in the front.
Insert witty title here
I'm desperate to roleplay on tumblr. I was thinking of roleplaying characters from a story I intend to write, so as to learn how to write them.

Is that a bad idea?
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker
19224 CrystalGlacia17th Apr 2013 05:55:59 PM from Cedarpointland
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Why not? If you choose wisely, roleplays can make for pretty good writing practice.
Insert witty title here
Chose wisely?
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker

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