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    My First Thread

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by linmagic, May 25, 2008.

    This morning I'm faced with another question, why sleep? Last night for the fifth time in a row, I find myself lying there running through what I'm working on. It's now so bad (good?) that I keep a notebook and pen next to my bed. Late at night and very early in the morning, ideas come in to my head that I can't ignore, last night I solved how to revive someone who had died! :)

    So now to the problem, do I sleep and miss out on these ideas that I so desperately need? Does anyone else have this overwhelming compulsion over a particular piece of work? I have lived a half life before, half in the world I'm creating and half in "real" life, this is the first time I've become so obsessed it's taking over, it feels good and the words and ideas are flowing but I do need sleep. :(

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    Hello Lin, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Sounds normal enough to me. :)

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hey there :) Welcome to WF.org.
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    Thank you. :D
     
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    De nada :p
     
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    National Geographic calls hypergraphia a "debilitating condition".
    Some of us would beg to differ.

    In all seriousness, welcome, and I hope you find a balance of peace and inspiration.
     
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    :cool: Thank you for the advice and I assure you I will find the balance. I've spent most of today writing, tonight is time to stock up on dreams to fuel the writing of tomorrow. ;)

    I've written many types of literature from poems to medical books, some seven MSS in all - none followed through, most of them here (hidden so they can't make me feel guilty).

    This time, no excuses and no need for them, a complete change for me. Given my research into ageism and screenwriting, what would make the most sense? Oh yes, think of an amazing idea and write a screenplay at my age! :D

    The words glutton for punishment or just plain nuts comes to mind but at least I can laugh at myself and it won't stop me trying and doing everything possible to make this work.
     
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    Hello Lin!

    Welcome to the forums!!
     

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