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Post  Maggie on Thu May 19, 2011 8:13 pm

The sun came out today! I'm good. Wink

QUESTION: How do you pick yourself up when you're having an Oh-Why-Am-I-A-Writer!?!? day? What do you do to encourage yourself? To re-motivate yourself? Do you even have days like that at all?

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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Sarah on Thu May 19, 2011 8:48 pm

The sun came out where I live too! After five straight days of rain haha. Oh and I love your new pic! Did you have your sister take it?

I have those days often haha. What I do is I go back into my pile of my favorite books of all time and I read for an hour or two. By the end I'm motivated again because those are the books I want to write and those are the authors I want to be like and it motivates me to keep writing Smile

Oh, and good job thinking up all these questions LOL. I was going to try and help out and think of a few and I couldn't *is impressed*
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Constance on Thu May 19, 2011 9:44 pm

Oh... uh... I dunno. I have not-so-great days, but I usually just wait them out. They don't last long. My moods never do. Smile One minute I'm sad, the next I'm bouncing off walls. Same happens with my writing days. Some I'm super excited, next I consider myself a failure.

But one thing is for sure. I always bounce back. Very Happy
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Maggie on Thu May 19, 2011 10:23 pm

Sarah wrote:The sun came out where I live too! After five straight days of rain haha. Oh and I love your new pic! Did you have your sister take it?

I have those days often haha. What I do is I go back into my pile of my favorite books of all time and I read for an hour or two. By the end I'm motivated again because those are the books I want to write and those are the authors I want to be like and it motivates me to keep writing Smile

Oh, and good job thinking up all these questions LOL. I was going to try and help out and think of a few and I couldn't *is impressed*

Yay! And thanks, yes, she did.

That's a perfect solution! Because me too. I need to read something -- preferably something good -- and it gets my motivation right up again.

Thanks! LOL. I like asking questions. Wink And you can totally help anytime & suggest stuff!

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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Maggie on Thu May 19, 2011 10:24 pm

Constance wrote:Oh... uh... I dunno. I have not-so-great days, but I usually just wait them out. They don't last long. My moods never do. Smile One minute I'm sad, the next I'm bouncing off walls. Same happens with my writing days. Some I'm super excited, next I consider myself a failure.

But one thing is for sure. I always bounce back. Very Happy

LOL! That's excellent. I should learn how to bounce back quick like that. Razz

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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Shahira on Fri May 20, 2011 12:07 am

Love the new picture Lizzy. :]

When I have those days I think about how much I want to see my book on the shelves like my favorite authors. I just kind of imagine it happening &it gives me some inspiration again. Corny stuff like that. :-D lol..
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Constance on Fri May 20, 2011 1:01 am

@Lizzy: I'm not sure if it's learnable. It's a personality thing... which means you could master it if you wanted. xP

@Shariha: That's not cheesy at all! I love it. I'll try that next time I get down. Smile
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Amanda on Fri May 20, 2011 3:25 am

Hmm...I actually don't have those kind of days. I have humbling moments, where I realize a fault in my writing (*cough*was/were's*cough*), but it's never 'why am I a writer? Sad'. Probably because I'm also a musician, so I trade between insecurities and never get low enough to question my purpose in either, lol. Razz
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Maggie on Fri May 20, 2011 10:08 am

Shahira wrote:Love the new picture Lizzy. :]

When I have those days I think about how much I want to see my book on the shelves like my favorite authors. I just kind of imagine it happening &it gives me some inspiration again. Corny stuff like that. :-D lol..

Thank you. Smile

And that's NOT corny! Whatever helps. And that's awesome!

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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Maggie on Fri May 20, 2011 10:09 am

Constance wrote:@Lizzy: I'm not sure if it's learnable. It's a personality thing... which means you could master it if you wanted. xP

@Shariha: That's not cheesy at all! I love it. I'll try that next time I get down. Smile

Well, considering I always do eventually bounce back up, I guess it's totally possible for me. *thinks*

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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Maggie on Fri May 20, 2011 10:10 am

Amanda wrote:Hmm...I actually don't have those kind of days. I have humbling moments, where I realize a fault in my writing (*cough*was/were's*cough*), but it's never 'why am I a writer? Sad'. Probably because I'm also a musician, so I trade between insecurities and never get low enough to question my purpose in either, lol. Razz

This is truly awesome, Amanda. I would really like to be more like that.

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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  André on Fri May 20, 2011 12:15 pm

I don't really have "Oh why am I a writer?" days, but I have plenty of "Oh I'm going to completely fail at life" days. XD

I love writing and I can't not write. Even when I'm stuck and I hate writing, I still love it (it makes sense in some sort of alternate reality, I'm sure). The problem is I love it too much. I want to be able to make a living as a writer and there's really no other job I'd want to have. There are plenty of jobs I can do just in order to survive and have a place to live, but they're not careers. I generally get over it when I realize that I don't care if I live in a crappy apartment for the rest of my life so long as I have a computer, coffee, and time to write. XD I tend to swing between "I can totally make a living as a writer!" and "I'm going to be flipping hamburgers all my life, aren't I?"

Yes, I think about my future too much. And even with all this foresight, I still make stupid decisions like this one. :-P
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Constance on Fri May 20, 2011 1:17 pm

@Lizzy Seeee?

@André It's not stupid.
I think about the future all the time. I've decided I'd be okay with a crappy apartment too, but I'd prefer to travel, living out of a suitcase, as long as I had Carlton. As long as I could write, I'd be good. Smile
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Stephen on Fri May 20, 2011 1:27 pm

I'm always in a good mood and even if I don't write for a few days because I didn't have the time to' I can pick up a pen and write something I have been thinking of. So I have no on or off days lol I'm always motivated Smile
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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Maggie on Fri May 20, 2011 7:52 pm

André wrote:I don't really have "Oh why am I a writer?" days, but I have plenty of "Oh I'm going to completely fail at life" days. XD

I love writing and I can't not write. Even when I'm stuck and I hate writing, I still love it (it makes sense in some sort of alternate reality, I'm sure). The problem is I love it too much. I want to be able to make a living as a writer and there's really no other job I'd want to have. There are plenty of jobs I can do just in order to survive and have a place to live, but they're not careers. I generally get over it when I realize that I don't care if I live in a crappy apartment for the rest of my life so long as I have a computer, coffee, and time to write. XD I tend to swing between "I can totally make a living as a writer!" and "I'm going to be flipping hamburgers all my life, aren't I?"

Yes, I think about my future too much. And even with all this foresight, I still make stupid decisions like this one. :-P

Andre, that pretty much describes me. Well, well said. I think the "why am I a writer??" days are generated out of "Ohhhh, I can't make this a CAREER!". But same as you, I would NEVER give up writing itself. Because I love it too much. Even if I'm writing crap no one wants to read, I need to write. It's almost a necessity to survive.

Well, well said.

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Re: QOTD Thursday May 19

Post  Maggie on Fri May 20, 2011 7:52 pm

Stephen wrote:I'm always in a good mood and even if I don't write for a few days because I didn't have the time to' I can pick up a pen and write something I have been thinking of. So I have no on or off days lol I'm always motivated Smile

Stephen, you make me smile.

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