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The Worst Thing Today

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zsigandr
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby zsigandr » Mon May 25th, 2009, 12:51 am

Hope you feel better soon LoveHistory & SM!

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon May 25th, 2009, 12:59 am

Thank zsi! It still hurts, sigh!

Feel better to Love!

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon May 25th, 2009, 1:40 am

Thanks everyone. My head still hurts but I am doing better. The five year old is rampaging again and the mosquitos are very bad. My next house will not be within a mile of a river.

On the upside, my sister will be here for two weeks.

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Tue May 26th, 2009, 8:48 pm

Got into work late this am.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue May 26th, 2009, 9:16 pm

rolled in at 1am from a nice vacation of full of sunburns, bug bites, overheated exhaustion oh yeah did I mention I flipped my four wheeler into a huge patch of catus?....I'll be getting cactus splinters out for the next four weeks!

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue May 26th, 2009, 9:48 pm

OMFG.

Still no answer on the job. I ampulling out my hair.
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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed May 27th, 2009, 3:04 pm

Feeling discouraged about absolutely everything today. Stupid cold is lingering. Can't shake headaches. Rain, rain, and more rain. Wish I could sleep all day.

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Ken

Postby Ken » Wed May 27th, 2009, 5:26 pm

Aaaaagh!!

Just read my opening chapter (possible 'Prologue', at least, setting the stage for what should follow) that I finished last night. What a difference 24 hours make! Absolute rubbish! Wooden, stilted, formulaic, boring crap. Don't even know where to start to improve it - it's that bad!

Aaaaaagh again! How do you guys do it??

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Wed May 27th, 2009, 7:04 pm

"Ken" wrote:Aaaaagh!!

Just read my opening chapter (possible 'Prologue', at least, setting the stage for what should follow) that I finished last night. What a difference 24 hours make! Absolute rubbish! Wooden, stilted, formulaic, boring crap. Don't even know where to start to improve it - it's that bad!

Aaaaaagh again! How do you guys do it??


All writers do their thang differently but I would say:
A) It probably isn't as crap as you think. You probably need to give yourself distance on this one.
B) Even if it is clunky, there are very few writers who get it write on the first time around. So just get on with it already, knowing you can fix at a later point. You may find as you get going, your writing mojo will begin to wheel more freely.
I have printed off my most recent draft which is half-polished and the pages are covered in ink scribbles saying stuff like 'Tighten here', 'wrong word' Then a paragraph totally scored out. Then 'Repetition' 'alter' etc etc - and that's a draft that's supposed to be half way finished!
C) Sometimes you have to write the crap stuff in order to write the good stuff. Nothing is ever wasted.
D) Onwards and upwards! :D
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

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Postby Ken » Wed May 27th, 2009, 9:01 pm

Thanks EC!

Just checked HFOL before settling down in bed with Devil's Brood. As you say 'Onwards and Upwards' and - tomorrow is another day!

As Monty Python would say - 'Always look on the bright side of life'!

I'll try again in the morning.

Cheers

ken


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