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My husband said i should log out of GLP and finally write my book, so I made this thread. 48k words - almost half!
*update: 48,000 words and still going.
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no, my sweet husband isn't an ass or anything. But he knows how much i likes my glp. So, when I complained about not having the time to finally write this book I have been putting off, he kindly (and timidly) suggested that if I didn't spend so much time CT-porning, I would have the time needed to actually write.

So, now i think i shall compromise by turning glp into a "resource", hahaha!

So, anyone else out there struggling to get the words out? Any success in overcoming writer's block? Any hurdles, struggles, successes?

Maybe we creative writers could have a little cheer leading thread to help keep us going. And also, when we do give in to temptation and log in, this thread in our "recent threads" might shame us into making our visits a little shorter so we can get back to our masterpieces!!

And if GLP is "helping" me out, then he can hardly complain, can he?

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What is CT-porning? And what kind of book are you trying to write?

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What is CT-porning? Wand what kind of book are you trying to write?
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lol, conspiracy theory is my pron. haha

and i am trying to write a fantasy novel. well, i have the plot laid out for a trilogy.
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First resource: comedic take on writer's block:
[link to www.cracked.com]
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lol, conspiracy theory is my pron.
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1doh1 Sure. Sorry, my brain failed me.
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

The woman who is not pursued sets up the doctrine that pursuit is offensive to her sex, and wants to make it a felony. No genuinely attractive woman has any such desire. - H.L. Mencken, In Defense Of Women
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lol, conspiracy theory is my pron.
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1doh1 Sure. Sorry, my brain failed me.
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heeheehee!
that's is ok. with all the boobs in my other thread you just got a little confused, haha.
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You already have great fiction going here
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lol, conspiracy theory is my pron.
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1doh1 Sure. Sorry, my brain failed me.
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heeheehee!
that's is ok. with all the boobs in my other thread you just got a little confused, haha.
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Well, line out your story and plot some more. It helps.
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

The woman who is not pursued sets up the doctrine that pursuit is offensive to her sex, and wants to make it a felony. No genuinely attractive woman has any such desire. - H.L. Mencken, In Defense Of Women
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When I experience writer's block, I usually go for a strenuous workout. Something about the endorphin high gets things clicking again for me.
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Congrats on your success, Lady!
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I suppose i could try some exercise...i am pretty bad at it. perhaps i could try walking the dog? Not much of an endorphin builder though I suppose. Though the dog would enjoy it!
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Hey GG, it just takes dedication. I've got two novels published and a book of short stories. The last was self published. It just takes a little time every day. I'm actually working on a prepper novel right now.
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lol, conspiracy theory is my pron.
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1doh1 Sure. Sorry, my brain failed me.
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heeheehee!
that's is ok. with all the boobs in my other thread you just got a little confused, haha.
 Quoting: green_girl


Well, line out your story and plot some more. It helps.
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i do keep fiddling with it. Basically, everything needed is there. A lot of detail. It is just making myself sit still and do it that is the hardest part. I think my ADD gets in the way, haha.
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Hey GG, it just takes dedication. I've got two novels published and a book of short stories. The last was self published. It just takes a little time every day. I'm actually working on a prepper novel right now.
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THANKS! I love to hear that it is a thing that real people can actually do! I tend to talk myself out of it somewhere around the 40,000 word mark every time. I decide i am not author material - much to my husband's frustration. He has read my writing and says it is more than good enough to be published. And he is both an avid fantasy reader and brutally blunt and honest. he would have told me if i was wasting my time. I know this time i can do it talent-wise. but can i gain that self-discipline i am always lacking now that i have overcome the confidence issue???
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1doh1 Sure. Sorry, my brain failed me.
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heeheehee!
that's is ok. with all the boobs in my other thread you just got a little confused, haha.
 Quoting: green_girl


Well, line out your story and plot some more. It helps.
 Quoting: Face Palmer


i do keep fiddling with it. Basically, everything needed is there. A lot of detail. It is just making myself sit still and do it that is the hardest part. I think my ADD gets in the way, haha.
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I always work from the end to the beginning. I always have the end in mind then I let the characters do as they will to get there.
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Hey GG, it just takes dedication. I've got two novels published and a book of short stories. The last was self published. It just takes a little time every day. I'm actually working on a prepper novel right now.
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THANKS! I love to hear that it is a thing that real people can actually do! I tend to talk myself out of it somewhere around the 40,000 word mark every time. I decide i am not author material - much to my husband's frustration. He has read my writing and says it is more than good enough to be published. And he is both an avid fantasy reader and brutally blunt and honest. he would have told me if i was wasting my time. I know this time i can do it talent-wise. but can i gain that self-discipline i am always lacking now that i have overcome the confidence issue???
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That's the hard part. I actually have two novels that I've never submitted because I didnt think they were good enough. Just don't stop at that mark and push through. i had to set a schedule. it was what i did at that time of day no matter what. i treated writing like a 2nd job, because really that's what it is.
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heeheehee!
that's is ok. with all the boobs in my other thread you just got a little confused, haha.
 Quoting: green_girl


Well, line out your story and plot some more. It helps.
 Quoting: Face Palmer


i do keep fiddling with it. Basically, everything needed is there. A lot of detail. It is just making myself sit still and do it that is the hardest part. I think my ADD gets in the way, haha.
 Quoting: green_girl


I always work from the end to the beginning. I always have the end in mind then I let the characters do as they will to get there.
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interesting!!
i generally tend to work from the middle out in both directions when developing the plot. I never really know the end when i start that part. This is also the first time i have written such a detailed summary of the books before writing. I used to just go straight to the writing part (the fun part). But i always ended up forgetting where i was supposed to be going. So many characters ended up meandering aimlessly through forests, causing me to kill them all and start over. poor characters, i feel sort of bad for them, they were all good in their own rights.
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First resource: comedic take on writer's block:
[link to www.cracked.com]
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chuckle

no, my sweet husband isn't an ass or anything. But he knows how much i likes my glp. So, when I complained about not having the time to finally write this book I have been putting off, he kindly (and timidly) suggested that if I didn't spend so much time CT-porning, I would have the time needed to actually write.

So, now i think i shall compromise by turning glp into a "resource", hahaha!

So, anyone else out there struggling to get the words out? Any success in overcoming writer's block? Any hurdles, struggles, successes?

Maybe we creative writers could have a little cheer leading thread to help keep us going. And also, when we do give in to temptation and log in, this thread in our "recent threads" might shame us into making our visits a little shorter so we can get back to our masterpieces!!

And if GLP is "helping" me out, then he can hardly complain, can he?
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write a book on the wos it would sell out lol
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can someone really make a living selling novels? realistically...because Ive always thought about it...I loved writing in University..hmmm now you ve got me thinking
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Hey GG, it just takes dedication. I've got two novels published and a book of short stories. The last was self published. It just takes a little time every day. I'm actually working on a prepper novel right now.
 Quoting: Black Unit


THANKS! I love to hear that it is a thing that real people can actually do! I tend to talk myself out of it somewhere around the 40,000 word mark every time. I decide i am not author material - much to my husband's frustration. He has read my writing and says it is more than good enough to be published. And he is both an avid fantasy reader and brutally blunt and honest. he would have told me if i was wasting my time. I know this time i can do it talent-wise. but can i gain that self-discipline i am always lacking now that i have overcome the confidence issue???
 Quoting: green_girl


That's the hard part. I actually have two novels that I've never submitted because I didnt think they were good enough. Just don't stop at that mark and push through. i had to set a schedule. it was what i did at that time of day no matter what. i treated writing like a 2nd job, because really that's what it is.
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that is how i am treating it this time too. I do work part time, but it is barely cutting it on payday, lol. If ever i was going to finally do it, now is my time. I will never again have so much free time. My husband is a big supporter. I expected him to tell me to go out and work at walmart. that is what anyone else i have known would have said. my ex was more concerned about a steady paycheck, even if it was peanuts, than a big payoff after months or years of blood sweat and tears. Not a lot of people can appreciate that kind of "job".
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chuckle

no, my sweet husband isn't an ass or anything. But he knows how much i likes my glp. So, when I complained about not having the time to finally write this book I have been putting off, he kindly (and timidly) suggested that if I didn't spend so much time CT-porning, I would have the time needed to actually write.

So, now i think i shall compromise by turning glp into a "resource", hahaha!

So, anyone else out there struggling to get the words out? Any success in overcoming writer's block? Any hurdles, struggles, successes?

Maybe we creative writers could have a little cheer leading thread to help keep us going. And also, when we do give in to temptation and log in, this thread in our "recent threads" might shame us into making our visits a little shorter so we can get back to our masterpieces!!

And if GLP is "helping" me out, then he can hardly complain, can he?
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write a book on the wos it would sell out lol
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hahaha
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As a writer - I can tell you for a fact that this site is awesome for the remedy of blockage - many times when I have been blocked - I get on GLP - click on a random thread - then take some of what I read to my own personal creative process (in other words, take the seed and make it grow) and? BOOM writers block solved.

Secondly - depending on what you are writing - many threads have links to all kinds of reference materials.

Happy writing - good luck with your book!
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I was just mulling over this same thought this morning.

Sigh. Maybe I will quit until after Christmas at least?
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Not working on my book.......yet.

But I have my blog & helping parents, so that is enough for now. (blog address below)
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can someone really make a living selling novels? realistically...because Ive always thought about it...I loved writing in University..hmmm now you ve got me thinking
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God I hope so. I am thinking it is slightly easier than winning the lottery - but i really have no clue! At least not from personal experience yet.

But hey, if the poorly written crap in 50 shades of grey can get published and make it "author" wealthy, we have to have a decent shot, right?
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As a writer - I can tell you for a fact that this site is awesome for the remedy of blockage - many times when I have been blocked - I get on GLP - click on a random thread - then take some of what I read to my own personal creative process (in other words, take the seed and make it grow) and? BOOM writers block solved.

Secondly - depending on what you are writing - many threads have links to all kinds of reference materials.

Happy writing - good luck with your book!
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In other words - steal - because you have no creativity. Nice rationalization there
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write down your thoughts
in poetic form
then let others add to it
once a pattern has formed
use the subjects presented
to build a story
it is good for your writing muscle
and it is strange what actualy forms
always attempting to add a new element while using what is already presented...
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As a writer - I can tell you for a fact that this site is awesome for the remedy of blockage - many times when I have been blocked - I get on GLP - click on a random thread - then take some of what I read to my own personal creative process (in other words, take the seed and make it grow) and? BOOM writers block solved.

Secondly - depending on what you are writing - many threads have links to all kinds of reference materials.

Happy writing - good luck with your book!
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Thanks!

yes, i feel energized when i visit here, and anything can be inspiration for me, from a pretty avatar, to a link, to the way a thought or idea is phrased. I enjoy it! and i think there is a good resource anywhere you can get writers in all stages of success together!
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write down your thoughts
in poetic form
then let others add to it
once a pattern has formed
use the subjects presented
to build a story
it is good for your writing muscle
and it is strange what actualy forms
always attempting to add a new element while using what is already presented...
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yes that is true too. every now and then there is a creative writing "finish the story" kind of thread. those are always tons of fun!
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can someone really make a living selling novels? realistically...because Ive always thought about it...I loved writing in University..hmmm now you ve got me thinking
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God I hope so. I am thinking it is slightly easier than winning the lottery - but i really have no clue! At least not from personal experience yet.

But hey, if the poorly written crap in 50 shades of grey can get published and make it "author" wealthy, we have to have a decent shot, right?
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apple

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