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08 August 2014 @ 11:43 pm
Accurate Pin is Accurate  
I found this on Pinterest.



I feel it is very accurate. And, when you write like I do, with many stories going at once, you can be all all those stages simultaneously!
 
 
 
Dusty: ST. Spock + Bluedustlines on August 11th, 2014 05:14 am (UTC)
Ahhh!! This is brilliant! It's rather nice to have visible confirmation that one is not the only artist who goes through this topsy-turvy cycle of pain and pride. :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 05:21 am (UTC)
Hey, stranger!

Yeah. I do this with long stories especially. There's a stage when you've read it over so much that it's just words and you feel like every plot point is being broadcasted and the mystery doesn't work and it's all stupid. Then you think, well, maybe it's okay. Then you go 'no, this is good. I like this'. Then you post it before you start to question yourself again.
Dusty: ST-TOS. Kirk. Beauty of the Beholderdustlines on August 11th, 2014 05:24 am (UTC)
Heya, love! :)

I am starting to prefer writing long stories. They feel more...eh, measured? Deliberate? As opposed to oneshots, which are great, but they don't have that seasoned taste of writer's tears in their every word. THE PAIN MAKES LONG!FICS GREAT. Yes.

Boo, questioning self. Worst part of the writing game, always. :p
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
A lot of my stories have gotten longer lately too, which is perhaps a sign I'm learning how to tell a plot and not just a story. Or I've just gotten more long-winded. Overall, comparing word count to when I first started writing fic, my stories get longer and longer. It might be a confidence thing. When I started out, I was sort of trying not to bother anyone, and now that I know people enjoy what I write, I feel more comfortable taking up more of their time. :p
Dusty: ST-VOY. 7 + Dreams of Flightdustlines on August 11th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
I think you've always rather excelled at plots. Perhaps you're just starting to believe it! Belief is good fuel for writing.

And hee! Ah, word counts. The first book I ever tried to write, I started when I was twelve, and I agonized over getting each chapter to at least 1,000 words. Nowadays, 5,000 words sometimes breeze past me, and I'm like, "WHAT!? THE CHARACTERS ONLY WENT OUT TO EAT A SANDWICH. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN I DON'T UNDERSTAND."

Those are the good days, of course.

And of course people enjoy letting you take their time. Tay time is good time.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
"WHAT!? THE CHARACTERS ONLY WENT OUT TO EAT A SANDWICH. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN I DON'T UNDERSTAND."

Oh, God, yes! This how 99.9% of my stories are written. "I'll just write a quick oneshot about this trip to the--how did this get to be 6000 words?!"

And of course people enjoy letting you take their time. Tay time is good time.

Aww, thanks! I'm off to bed, but it's nice to see you around these parts again. :D G'night!

Edited at 2014-08-11 05:39 am (UTC)
Dusty: SPN. Rainy Daysdustlines on August 11th, 2014 05:47 am (UTC)
Have a lovely night. <3