Also known as KatzI'm also leery of putting my random stuff in the "Literature" namespace, but the site really does have all sorts. After all, the "Webcomics" namespace has everything from Penny Arcade to "I made this yesterday and I've only posted one page so far."
vigilantly taxonomishThere Is No Such Thing As Notability holds in all cases.
Bieber My BallsI'm whoring enough putting the link to my story in my signature. I'm also, you know, lazy. That's probably the bigger reason I don't make a page. It requires moderately less lazy than I'm capable of.
That all of my works will end up on the So Bad Its Horrible list. Or worse, So Okay, It's Average. At least people will be talking about them if they're on the SBIH list. SOIA means that they see my works and are like, "Meh, it's not worth my time." *shudder*
edited 4th Mar '12 10:58:08 AM by CJCroen1393
Obsidian ProboscideanI'm afraid someone will assume that I hold the same views as my characters. I have a character in one of my stories who's a classist snob, and I try to think like a snob so I can (hopefully) write him better, but (and this is very unlikely, because I'm not Shakespeare) I don't want to write him too well, to the point that someone goes, "Hey, that snob character is really convincing. It's almost as if the author really thought that way. Wait..."
I'm an elephant. Rurr.
That people will trample my work. I myself can take an insult. Insult something I love? I explode. That goes doubly for my work. I pour my thoughts, love, and soul into it. This is why I'm so jittery about it.
Responsible adult: I feel you, Black Elephant. No matter how much I tell myself "Depiction does not equal endorsement, " tell that to all the random readers out there...
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
Heresiarch CommandI'm personally afraid of being unable to properly express my own artistic vision, not being able to actually connect or otherwise make an impact on my targeted audience, and probably very unkind reviews.
Only Death Is Real
UTINNI!Where to begin... 1) Procrastination, which is probably my arch enemy. 2) Accidentally plagiarizing someone else's work. Which is a weird fear, I know, but it's something I've always worried about ever since I heard about things like teachers being able to search up to three-word combinations to see if their students copied someone else without citing them. I know it's a long shot, but it's possible, and with the increasing number of writings out there, I have this weird fear that I'll accidentally write the same thing someone else has written and be accused of trying to plagiarize their work. 3) Not being good enough to find success. Which, in part, ties into my procrastination problem. 4) Loosing control of my work and creations that I myself own (so not things that I've created for other people/work for hire stuff). Worst case-scenario type Executive Meddling or someone else legally being able to take the rights to my works away from me against my will. I'd say those are the biggies.
NemesisMy ideas and work amounting to nothing because I'm a lazy procrastinating ass who can't finish things.
A brighter future for a darker age.
Ridicule At least, unfriendly ridicule. Light-hearted mocking is fine, but something like what's in sporkings? Argh.
Be not afraid...
vigilantly taxonomishHow bad are sporkings? I used to worry about my work being ridiculed, then it actually happened (in "TV Tropes the Third"). It was kind of a blow to the self-esteem, especially when coupled with being told my poetry wasn't very good in class as well. But it also inspired me to put more effort into my work. I dunno where I'm going with this, sorry.
I hate my ADD MedsThat My characters or setting seem too unrealistic That I am making things way too big That I don't understand how I want my characters to develop That my characters may insult some people My Dialogue being generic, or my descriptions confusing people Talking about it rather than doing it The fact that I can't continue a project until someone reviews what I have done so far That I run into scenes where I can't write how the characters should react, how they can grow That I end up hating it Writers Block Plot holes Never finishing copying explanations for things Finding no one to read my works
edited 2nd Apr '12 6:55:31 AM by Ralanr
http://ralanr.deviantart.com/ My Deviant art profile, A plea for attention, cause I am bored
Also known as Katz
I'm afraid someone will assume that I hold the same views as my characters.Dear God, yes. Still not over the time someone concluded that I hated deserts because a water elementalist narrator was complaining about them. SHE IS A WATER ELEMENTALIST OF COURSE SHE HATES DESERTS.
NemesisYou can't control dumb, and the world has an ample supply. There's a degree to which one has to accept that people are going to be stupid about your work no matter what, and that the degree of such stupid you receive is probably proportional to how many people are reading it ...
A brighter future for a darker age.
Thunder, Perfect MindI thought of something horrifying. Granted, not everyone will find this prospect as mortifying as I do, but let's put that aside. I fear that I might be mocked for things that are true about me that people see in the work, but that have nothing to do with its actual quality. Specifically, there is something awful about the idea that, by merely reading your work, someone might find and point out something damaging about you that you were not previously aware of but, you realise, is absolutely true, and that this might not only damage you but despoil the reputation of your work without at all impeaching its objective quality as a piece of art. It's maybe not the likeliest thing, but it makes me uneasy.
edited 2nd Apr '12 10:01:46 AM by JHM
@Bobby: Most sporkings I've seen (Twilight, Eragon, etc) tend to conclude that the author is a terrible writer and point and laugh at all of the mistakes they make. To be fair, most don't stray into 'the author is a terrible person ', but I still hate the idea of people thinking my work is so bad it's funny.
Be not afraid...
Forum VillainI just fear being seen as incompetent. But that's something that's not just limited to writing.
"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person that doesn't get it."
ScallywagNecroing this thread. I fear about never producing excellence. Like no matter how hard I try my writings will always have noticeable flaws and no matter how many rewrites, new problems will keep on popping up.
My work actually being horrible.
Compassion is offered to us all.
What the hell, hero?I fear... nothing at all! I post because I like it and because I think people might like to know it, but mainly I write when I really feel it and no otherwise. As a writer, I don't have a "fear". Not at all.
SARATOGA NO JIKAN DAAAAAAA!!!
Carnie M.Particularly nasty examples of Magnum Opus Dissonance. On the more realistic side of the scale, that I just started out slightly ahead of what's normal writing ability for my age at the point where I first began to write seriously, but will never really get any better no matter how hard I try.
Still working on Good Style, so bear with me.
Library of useless factsHaving my work usurped from me. I.E. Someone taking my characters / story by force and doing horrible things with them and having it be accepted more as cannon than my own work with them.
All Heroes die. Some just more than others. http://dimanagul.wordpress.com
I have another fear: being eternally remembered by one bad work.
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