Discussion in 'General Writing' started by C. W. Evon, Aug 27, 2015.
What's your current writing obstacle?
That timesuck called work.
Work and learning to write. It's not an obstacle so much as part of a process I willingly engage.
Threads like this.
Either my ideas are not good enough or my ideas are good but my fiction writing is not good enough for them (imitation-crab lit).
(1) Video games.
(3) The feeling that my stories are actually as clichéd as I think they are, that I really can't come up with something that hadn't been done before.
(5) This Forum.
(6) Real Life.
Band, Video Games, Social life, Playing Guitar, Reading, School, Chores, Eating, Sleeping, Errands, Anime, TV, Composing Music or possibly Dates once i start dating some classy lady. Oh, and Internet .
No, surely that is too harsh.
Insomnia. You can generalise 'write' to 'live'.
Let me just say that Minecraft is a completely legit reason not to write. My distractions include watching Youtube, school, homework, golf, and missing an old friend of mine.
I wish I was 14 and my only distractions from writing were my other hobbies. Lol.
Sidenote: my husband is asleep, and I had to go wake him up to ask him for his phone. He goes, "My phone? But I don't have any more coal. And I'm all out of sandstone." I said, "I'm not talking about Minecraft, I need your phone." To which he replied, "Oh, my real phone? It's in the kitchen by my torch."
That's a big obstacle of mine, too. I could use the time I'm awake to write, but it turns out that I can't sleep all day long because job. So I have to at least try to sleep during traditional sleeping hours.
(1) Losing all interest in my own story, two chapters before the end.
(2) Netflix. Currently, Call the Midwife.
(3) The internet in general.
Procrastination, depression, crap computer chair / lack of comfort.
Internet, work and sleep. Pesky sleep.
I must say laziness.
The other day my brother and I were driving to the store and he told me that it had been too long since he'd been outside because he'd just been admiring the complete lack of lag when the render distance was set so high.
My problem is I'm always looking for portalable surfaces.
Low energy level after work, and the need to practice music more.
That's not an obstacle, that's a choice.
I have to nothing to write.
I'm pretty sure most of what keeps us from writing is, in the end, a matter of choice. Minecraft can be an obstacle she chooses to distract herself with, but still an obstacle.
Internet. This forum. Searching the net for pictures of sexy guys. Also, these days, TONS of real life getting in the way! TONS!
Exactly my point.
Of course, there are legitimate obstacles - a family to be provided for, illness, injury, natural disasters. But most of the obstacles in this thread can be seen by looking in the mirror.
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