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Today, writing feels like...
« on: March 26, 2011, 11:27:45 AM »
Being barefoot with lead weights chained to my ankles while I try to drag them across a floor littered with broken glass.

Less than a week ago it felt like my fingertips were charged with electricity and every keystroke was a joy that lightened the spirit while whole worlds were drawn from the void and onto the screen.

What about you?
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 11:57:12 AM »
I'm in a similar mood, actually. I feel as if my muse has taken a vacation, for I know she will be back, but without her I am too scattered and acting on old ideas. I've decided to write a few things that have been in my head for a while and possibly finish them later. I don't know why today would be any different for writers but I'm feeling it, too.

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 03:22:05 AM »
My time is sucked away from me. I have had one idea for over a month and came up with a Quest idea that I just haven't had time to sit down and do. Have another quest idea I got on the bus. Now just need some hours that I can sit and write!

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 02:52:54 PM »
Driving large stone spikes into my head, while listening to muzak


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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 05:25:19 PM »
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Today, writing feels like...

One more task in an overly long list of over due things on my agenda, that if forcused on right now will turn out sub-par at best sadly.  :down:
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 12:19:31 PM »
Tyler Durden is sitting on my shoulder, telling me to stop wasting my time and go destroy something


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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 12:45:31 AM »
Trying to herd a clutter of ADD cats through a room full of catnip and lasers.
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 01:17:41 PM »
Have so much piled on the to do list that I am a deer in the headlights to get anything down or anything accomplished. Wish I only had a single passion/hobby. I need/want to do so much that I don't end up doing anything sometimes...time wasted.

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 03:17:49 PM »
the sound that comes from the machine when the bearings go out, a sort of horrid grinding sound.


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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 08:59:25 PM »
pulling the bucket out of a deep, dark well, and finding it empty.
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 03:09:11 AM »
21 hours from the close of the quest and all I write reads like jagged, broken glass. Two pretty good ideas still lost for now...

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 10:38:06 AM »
Re: Today, writing feels like...

A vast expanse of infinite possibilities where by an accidental phrase is turning into the foundation for an entire sci-fi campaign. (and another memorable sub when finished)  :up:

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 11:52:06 AM »
a terrible pressure on the right side of my head, around my ear, like the feeling of an ocean being held back.

Oh. Wait.

My sinus infection seems to have migrated to my right ear.


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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 02:26:57 PM »
Like I am slowly going insane, giggling the whole way.  :what:
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2011, 09:38:41 AM »
Another day another dollar, creative writing loses its luster when it becomes an occupation; far better to enjoy it as a hobby then do it for a living.
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 08:53:12 PM »
Like looking at a thousand shattered shards of glass scattered over hot desert sands, trying to figure out how to piece them together while the bright sun reflects painfully from above.

Then I say, "@!#$ it," and go back to reading GNU info pages.

Right now I can read through and understand a 200 page manual on GNU Make but looking at a game book makes my head spin.  :?

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2011, 09:45:30 AM »
Like trying to juggle 1000 ball bearings next to an MRI
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2011, 07:59:28 AM »
like standing knee deep in mud and mosquitoes and fetid swamp air while someone is shouting at me to run


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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2011, 05:49:40 PM »
Like pushing on a heavy door with rusting hinges. I've opened it to a small crack and I can see inside, but I can't quite make it through just yet. Soon, perhaps. And then the wider world will quiet down to a tiny, squeaky voice, and I can renew my acquaintance with old ideas.
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2012, 01:26:49 AM »
Extremely frustrating. I have about ten different ideas for what to write, including multiple unfinished Freetext Fridays, but I'm overdrawn from my Brainpower, Inc. checking account. All I've got are little fluff bits, nothing extra to finish off my main ideas in a satisfactory fashion.
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2012, 08:11:17 AM »
like trying to do something whilst sitting in a monastery dedicated to the Great God Mathom and full of His Priests.

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2012, 12:51:19 PM »
What I hate is getting those insanely awesome sparks of inspiration. The ones where you can't wait to put down on paper or ideas that you can't wait to act on but they get delayed or sidetracked and you lose the spark you had for it. You are able to think about it and the thought is still there but the motivation and energy is gone.

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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2012, 02:31:38 PM »
^ This.
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2012, 06:27:40 PM »
.... an endless staircase going nowhere.
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Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2012, 06:59:51 AM »
A major mining operation where tons of ore are moved for a few ounces of precious metal


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