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    The positive moan thread...

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by MustWrite, Oct 19, 2014.

    Ok. We all like to moan. Some of us a lot. But it eventually annoys even ourselves and achieves nothing. So I want us all to write down our top five peeves of the moment-that are keeping us from writing- and a positive action we can take to fix or aleviate one of them. Then we feel better and maybe can get on with writing.

    Only one line per moan and please try to enact your positive idea-for the good of writerkind.
    Here's mine;

    My three kids drive me crazy. They give me mental overload daily. Arrgghh.
    My brain is barely functional due to chronic sleep deprevation.
    I have Family-drama-stress which is intruding into every area of life at the moment.
    I have perfectionist writing anxiety- my first draft of every paragraph gets rewritten straight away.
    My workspace is a mess.

    I will not read my shitty first draft until I have finished it. Even if I have to write in the dark.
     
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    1) My two final school assignments are due within the next week.
    2 High school graduation and final exams are in the coming weeks.
    3) My workspace is a mess.
    4) I want to read more generally before I resume writing.
    5) I need to change a tonne of my current draft, but not sure whether before I finish it or after?
     
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    I started again with my short story collection to make it more grizzly, which actually killed some motivation.
    I know what to write my honours thesis on even though I'm still an undergraduate. I'm impatient.
    I can't be arsed sometimes.
    I think you should keep the stages discrete and rewrite after you've completed the first draft.
     
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    Too f-----g tired
    F-----g hand hurts
    Need to read more f-----g books
    Caffeine tolerance is too f-----g low
    Can't decide how f-----g strong my MC is supposed to be
    Gonna have to edit that f-----g Solitaire story again because I'm writing a sequel
    The f-----g polar bears are dying
    Can't make any f-----g macaroni because we're out of f-----g margarine
    F-----g hypen powers
     
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    My laptop is DOA, so no hard copy files of my projects...no iTunes...:dry:...Tchaikovsky is on a chronic repeat loop, so what do I do: Edit, wrathfully with a workshop piece; I shredded Jack and Aster.
     
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    Well it's either living in this beautiful country called the United States of America or living in a country where millita men come and kill people day by day in the Middle East. I hate to be that guy, but seeing that i have nothing to complain about. My life has it's problems, but it's absolutely nothing compared to that. That's my input. I'm not trying to pull this thread down or attack it, but that's just how i see my "positive moans".
     
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    Fullmetal Xeno, I get you. I am so priveledged and safe and I have it easy and all that, [compared to most of the world], but I still don't make the most of what I do have and don't take positive action to fix stuff I can. But when I write the stuff down that I am feeling stink about it actually helps because I can then see how small it all actually is and get up and get on with it. Maybe you are a lot more enlightened or mature or whatever than me but that's how I am. ;)
     
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    The struggle is real. You have no idea how much I relate to this.
     
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    I have a music performance on friday
    I have my art folio due next thursday
    I have a test for both english and literature next friday
    I have to write a history report
    My girlfriend is finishing school this week, so I won't see her at school next year

    School is the cause of all the problems I have :p
     

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