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9.07.2010

Outbox Confessions

Email I sent to a friend at midnight:

Writing is THE WORST.



Email I sent to her an hour later:

Actually . . . it's not . . . too bad.

16 comments:

  1. LOL. I SO know what you mean. It's definitely a love/hate thing. But your words are so wonderful, I'm glad you stick with it. :)

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  2. You're adorbs. ;)
    Btw, word verification: cauck
    Baah!

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  3. I feel you.

    Me after writing 11k on my new story in 2 days: this story is a piece of cake. Go me!

    Day 3: *stares at screen* *panics*

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  4. Ha! It isn't that bad, it just feels that way sometimes.

    Jade, that was me Saturday and Sunday. What happened? I wrote my characters into a situation I'm not sure if I can get them out of!

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  5. You're funny. But I suppose I will take "not too bad." Yay!

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  6. So true. That's why we keep writing, because of the "not so bad" days. =)

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  7. yups!!!

    My relationship with writing is like that on again- off again soap opera couple.

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  8. Hee hee. How true. I'm translating today. And today, I really suck at it. Apparently, I wax poetic when describing the moonlit winter forest, to the point where I enthusiaastically invent new words. And now I sit here, scratching my head, trying to come up with gramatically correct equivalents in English. I disgust myself.

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  9. I came back to work and had 525 emails. 525! Talk about the worst.

    P.S. - When's the next AATFK giveaway?
    I gotta get my hands on it!

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  10. Haha, writing always makes me feel like I'm incredibly hormonal, switching from one mood to the next. At least I know there will always be an upswing!

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  11. Spelling is the worsp.

    Without it, writing is nothinp.

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  12. Writing isn't so bad. Ever reaching the point where you think it's finished is what kills! =D

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  13. Yep. The words. They come and go.

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  14. This made me laugh because it's me right now. I'm really looking forward to a "Writing is the best!" moment.

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  15. I totally know how you feel... Don't we just love it and hate it and love it in cycles that repeat thousands of times within one sitting?
    I just stumbled onto your blog and decided that you are adorable. So consider yourself officially followed, okay? :) I look forward to hearing more about you, and can't wait to read your book (which, by the way, is SO me. I'm a YA romance writer that speaks French and did a study abroad in Paris my sophomore year in college... I WANT your book!)
    Put it on Paper

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