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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!

 
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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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You should write a story about a basement dwelling, internet addicted, cookie munching Moran...

It could be an autobiography...
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cue in the antagonists, a bit later than expected actually.
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105,000 words in, 377 pages. Novel is done. I'm curious - do any of you use Amazon to sell your writing? How do you like it? I'm thinking about trying it out. It would be my first published novel although some of my writing had been published (long ago) in a magazine called NewBlood.
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105,000 words in, 377 pages. Novel is done. I'm curious - do any of you use Amazon to sell your writing? How do you like it? I'm thinking about trying it out. It would be my first published novel although some of my writing had been published (long ago) in a magazine called NewBlood.
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congrats on finishing it!!!!!
how does it feel to finish a book of that magnitude?
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Another writer chiming in. Procrastination is my sin of choice, so I don't write as much as I would, but I've managed to publish 3 novels and a bunch of short stories.

Writing is always a struggle (for me). I'm rather slow and tire easily so I'm happy when I achieve 5000 words a week.

I've never suffered from block, so I can't help you with it. Well, unless your definition of block includes "I don't feel like writing today, let's rather do something else".

It's great to have a supportive s.o.

I hope you'll be able to finish your book and write many others afterward.
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Another writer chiming in. Procrastination is my sin of choice, so I don't write as much as I would, but I've managed to publish 3 novels and a bunch of short stories.

Writing is always a struggle (for me). I'm rather slow and tire easily so I'm happy when I achieve 5000 words a week.

I've never suffered from block, so I can't help you with it. Well, unless your definition of block includes "I don't feel like writing today, let's rather do something else".

It's great to have a supportive s.o.

I hope you'll be able to finish your book and write many others afterward.
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wow! I knew we had a group of writers here on glp, but i am surprised about how many there are!! Nice to be in such great company. Thanks for chiming in!
I guess for me writer's block isnt that i dont know what is going to happen next, more about how to advance the story between one part of my plot to the next. I have a great plot written out this time, and so far no blocks yet. i had a major one last week, almost gave up. Finally i decided that if i went back to the beginning and took a different route, it would make the overall story easier to tell. so far it is working out for me. Funny how a minor change can have a huge impact.
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current word count: 3,602! looks like i will make it to 4,000 today! that is twice my goal i had set for the day. thanks to everyone that posted here today. it was inspirational, uplifting, fun, all that jazz!!

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current word count: 3,602! looks like i will make it to 4,000 today! that is twice my goal i had set for the day. thanks to everyone that posted here today. it was inspirational, uplifting, fun, all that jazz!!
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As someone who writes a lot (albeit not your genre), remember that you don't have to write it in time sequence. If you get blocked in one part, just leave it and start in somewhere else.

(Also, be prepared to throw the first of anything away.)
We become like that to which we are devoted. - Choose wisely.
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current word count: 3,602! looks like i will make it to 4,000 today! that is twice my goal i had set for the day. thanks to everyone that posted here today. it was inspirational, uplifting, fun, all that jazz!!
 Quoting: green_girl


As someone who writes a lot (albeit not your genre), remember that you don't have to write it in time sequence. If you get blocked in one part, just leave it and start in somewhere else.

(Also, be prepared to throw the first of anything away.)
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wise words! yes, i can see how that would be a help to get over any blocks and not lose rythm in the writing thanks.

Looks like i might not hit 4,000 words tonight after all. fibro took a nose dive, lol. feels like i have been hit in the back with a bat. i guess that means it is time to go snuggle up and watch some star trek. Perhaps after some rest i will be able to get back at it. Very frustrating to have to stop at exactly the moment the story was beginning to take shape!
grrrr.
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Sex tackles writer's block.

Writer's block is a satisfaction/pleasure deficiency… not a stand-alone thing in and of itself.
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Sex tackles writer's block.

Writer's block is a satisfaction/pleasure deficiency… not a stand-alone thing in and of itself.
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well, if you had posted that earlier when my husband came here to see my thread, you would have made his day!! heehee. i will have to show him this later, haha.

also- i have never heard that before - a very interesting theory that i will have to test! if i ever say i have writer's block and then disappear for an hour, you will know .... heeheehee!

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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?
 Quoting: green_girl


All the best. I'm thinking of becoming a writer too.
Doing an online course on fiction writing right now.
cheers

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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?
 Quoting: green_girl


All the best. I'm thinking of becoming a writer too.
cheers
 Quoting: abhie


thanks!!

If you are thinking about it, by all means hang around this thread. There is a lot of great people on here with a lot of combined experiences!!
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All the best. I'm thinking of becoming a writer too.
Doing an online course on fiction writing right now.
cheers
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Best wishes! cheers
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This software is really good , when it comes to planning out the characters of the book:
Snowflake Pro.
[link to www.advancedfictionwriting.com]

Scrivener helps a great deal too.

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Based on your writings here at GLP I'd have to say... Stick with your day job.

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Based on your writings here at GLP I'd have to say... Stick with your day job.

norespect
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well, my fiction is much better than the factual stuff you see here, so bitemechuckle
silly trolls.
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This software is really good , when it comes to planning out the characters of the book:
Snowflake Pro.
[link to www.advancedfictionwriting.com]

Scrivener helps a great deal too.
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i will look into those! snowflake has a hefty price tag though!
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CT Porning laugh

Whats the story about, is it fiction? Reality? Baed on CTPorning?

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Based on your writings here at GLP I'd have to say... Stick with your day job.

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well, my fiction is much better than the factual stuff you see here, so bitemechuckle
silly trolls.
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ALWAYS follow your dream. Always explore your passion. Always listen to what tugs at your heart. Always do what makes you "fully alive."

As I say to myself frequently, "So [Life and Love], what are you doing right now that warrants the investment of the only life you have?"
We become like that to which we are devoted. - Choose wisely.
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Why does this thread have so many one star ratings?
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no one likes me, lol.
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Gave it a 5*.
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well, if you had posted that earlier when my husband came here to see my thread, you would have made his day!!
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I never said sex with your husband…
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well, if you had posted that earlier when my husband came here to see my thread, you would have made his day!!
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I never said sex with your husband…
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bahahaha!! oh Mo - you are a card!! True, he isnt even home when i do most of my writing. I would have to get....creative....lol.
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Why does this thread have so many one star ratings?
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no one likes me, lol.
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Gave it a 5*.
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This software is really good , when it comes to planning out the characters of the book:
Snowflake Pro.
[link to www.advancedfictionwriting.com]

Scrivener helps a great deal too.
 Quoting: abhie


i will look into those! snowflake has a hefty price tag though!
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Keep reading on the link. He's offering a 50% discount if you buy his book: Fiction Writing for Dummies.
You buy the book, mail him the details, he gives you a coupon code, and you get the software for 50% less.

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5stars
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Based on your writings here at GLP I'd have to say... Stick with your day job.

norespect
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well, my fiction is much better than the factual stuff you see here, so bitemechuckle
silly trolls.
 Quoting: green_girl


ALWAYS follow your dream. Always explore your passion. Always listen to what tugs at your heart. Always do what makes you "fully alive."

As I say to myself frequently, "So [Life and Love], what are you doing right now that warrants the investment of the only life you have?"
 Quoting: Life and Love


wow - yes! a pretty standard concept about wasting time, but phrased in a wonderful way that really makes it hit home!! I have wasted soooooo much of my only time here. I am already far behind schedule of where i could have been if i had followed my dreams when i wanted to and had more time and better health. If i waste even more time, who knows what life will throw me. Putting off things that i know mean the world to me, and assuming i will be able to pick them up again tomorrow, is no way to live. .thank ou!
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This is a good place to hang out too. Loads of resources for writers:
[link to www.writersdigest.com]
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CT Porning laugh

Whats the story about, is it fiction? Reality? Baed on CTPorning?

taj
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thanks for the stars!!
hf

it is fantasy. Been a fantasy nut since i was able to read. Age three or four i guess. I could read before i went to school, thank you sesame street, lol.
I dont like describing what my stories are about, because they always come out sounding dumb! If i had to compare it to something you would know - um, not quite game of thrones but that target market is who i would be aiming for. adult fantasy, not youth or children. Lord of the rings might come a little closer than game of thrones except without all the ramblings, lol. It will hopefully be a trilogy. that is the plan anyway.
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