At 1/27/10 03:14 PM, WritersBlock wrote:
I haven't completed anything significant in a while. I've been trying to write a decent short story for a good part of this month and I've just been fizzling out a few hundred words in. Today (technically yesterday) was quite a shit day for me and I don't really know why, but it was the first time this month I've had something to motivate me.
Motivation comes in just the worst places for a lot of us I think. It's not that we're a group of sad sad people, but that, in my opinion, most of us are young and still experiencing different feelings for the first times. As far as the creative mind is concerned, we seem to love adjusting the world when we feel something's wrong, even if we don't really know what that might be. I don't know, I've been reading a lot of this sort of thing in my spare time.
I'm glad you've got a work in progress though. That's better than me right now. I-I-
Relevant video. NSFW? I forget, talking about sex.
Should I create a thread specifically for that story, should I create a general "writersblock's fiction" thread and post it and any further stories there, or should I blog it and link to it in this here lounge? Or any other options? It seems at the moment everyone's doing everything willy nilly, I'm interested to see how some of you guys think the threads here should be constructed (or woven, per se).
You know, I'm going to be honest. When I noticed the new forums, I was delighted, but you know what? The next thought I had was, God, please please say they came up with some rules and guidelines beforehand. I admit it, really! It has had its positive effects though - it's a community for the users, by the users after all.
I've posted my thoughts in gum's thread - I personally think users should have one thread for all of their material, or possibly one thread for stories and another for poetry, etc. It can all still be workshopped regardless of whether its linked to an upload or posted directly in the thread, I think. The forum could potentially be very messy otherwise, but I don't know. I'm sure we could link stuff here in the lounge either way though.
I'm interested in seeing everyone else's thoughts too.