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    Quiet round here

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by OurJud, Jul 23, 2016.

    It's been a good eight months or so since I was last here, but back then this was a very lively place. I've been a little disappointed at the lack of traffic since my return and was just wondering if I'm imaging things or has activity indeed fallen?
     
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    Well I'm pretty new member, so I don't know much about "back then", but indeed it's pretty quiet here.
     
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    You've been around long enough to know that, like the moon, forum attendance waxes and wanes. It's been a somewhat wane weekend, though, tbs.
     
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    Well, I did wonder if the place was just having a couple of those off days that all forums encounter from time to time, but thought I'd ask.

    I also wondered if everyone might just be killing time until I returned, and they hadn't realised I was back yet :D
     
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    Don't know about anyone else but I've been busy. Also at the café I go to every once in a while has a fluky internet connection. If my post is too long it won't post it.
     
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    Shush. While you were at the cafe, how many people did you tell that you were writing a novel?
     
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    A lot - you won't believe how nosy people are in this cafe - :)
     
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    So where did you go? Did you miss the 10th Anniversary writing contest? That was lively.
     
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    Please tell me it ended in fisticuffs.
     
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    Not at all. Amazingly chummy, actually, considering the entrants all worked their butts off writing good stories.
     
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    I didn't go anywhere. I just stopped writing. The urge has been bubbling under the surface for the last few days, although I haven't had the courage to open a blank document and start writing. With any luck it's just a passing desire and I can stop torturing myself with my inability to stick at anything.

    Genuinely sorry I missed the comp you mention. Sounds like fun and I definitely would have tried to enter - emphasis on the 'tried'.
     
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    Everyone needs a holiday, especially writers. People do not realise how stressful writing is, "ooh, I saved someone from a fire!" Bugger off, I was writing!
     
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    I'm glad I entered. I managed to keep a deadline and finish a story in like two days. So no matter that I didn't win, I still felt pleased.
     
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    I'm not a writer :)
    Precisely! In fact it's probably a good thing I did miss it, because I know what would have happened. I'd have put massive pressure on myself to meet the deadline, fail, and then spend days battering myself.
     
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    Sometimes I've done this and sometimes I say oh well, and with the story started I just finish it later. I started my novella The Worms of Wicher Woo based on a short story contest on here. I didn't meet the deadline but I loved the start of the story finished it and am really pleased and proud with the result.
     
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    Amazing? I think the chumminess was perfectly intuitive. It's what happens when folks engage fully in the intended purpose of the venue, rather than trying to flex the venue to ends other than that for which it was intended. ;)
     
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    Oh come on, you've flexed a few times.
     
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    I do my flexing behind closed doors. I'm no prude, but I'm a private person. :whistle: :-D
     
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    Sorry
     
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    Why sorry? It was a funny. :-D
     
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    Well, everyone likes their privacy, me more than anyone. Fuck the moron who breaks that trust for lols.
     
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    I'm busy fiddling with my dorky scifi madness book, that is somehow a quarter million words, despite me trying to write a SHORT book.
     
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    I love that title every time I see it! My TBR pile is about two miles high but I'm thinking of adding your novella based on the strength of the title alone!
     
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    I've noticed the quiet, too. I'm totally behind on what I'm supposed to be working on so I should be happy to not have distractions, but... apparently my interest in procrastination is greater than my interest in finishing the damn book!
     
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    So, Bay, you are a published author? What are you working on? Iain M Banks once said that his love was SF but he yhad to write his crime crap to pay the bills; what genre would you write, given the choice?
     

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