Sunday, April 14, 2013

Discussion #5: What I'm Thinking When I Write

Man, I thought writing would have been easier, especially when all those authors just make it look so easy. Well, I don't count as an author (yet, muahaha), but after writing 121 pages (yes, I have written that much of Incend -yes yes yes-), I find that it's not easy at all. It's pretty hard.

It's way more than 'Once upon a time.' It's more than a beginning, a middle, and an end. Here's what I'm thinking while I write.

1. Gosh I'm so bored my readers are going to hate this
2. I can just see all the negative reviews on Goodreads.. if this gets any reviews at all
3. I'll just be one of those self-pubbed authors cos' no literary agents are gonna accept this crap
4. What that makes no sense
6. Yes yes muahahaha dieee
7. omg this is going to be such a tragedy
8. My readers will hate this
10. Ew what is this
11. Merde I'm not getting anywhere with this
12. Holy shit he sounds perverted
13. He smirks too much
14. Shall I start the romance
15. How do I do this
16. Romance authors make it look so easy how do I even
17. Omg I can't anymore
18. So cocky he's annoying
19. Why am I making my characters so.. like me

As you can see, number 1, 9, and 20 cross my mind constantly, and that's what I'm really worried about. Since I'm such a judgmental person when it comes to books and reading and authors and their writing style, I just can't help but think about how other people like me will criticize my work. -sigh-

I think I need to loosen up and just enjoy writing the story instead of worrying about what other people will think-- but then again, isn't that what really matters in the end? Anyways, I'd like to share a quote with everyone today, especially with my fellow aspiring writers.

"Don't be afraid to write crap in the beginning."--Marie Lu, Author of the LEGEND trilogy.


  1. Congrats on geting that much done!! That is truly awesome! And yes those damn published authors make it look v. easy!

    I find I have a lot of the same thoughts while I am writing.. But then I remember why I am writing. And of course the reader stuff is important..but I have to remember the first draft is just that.. to have a way to get all my thoughts on paper and then reorganize and edit later... I found the first 20 pages i got down I used one adjective way too much and was all there is a whole language I have access to and this is the crappy ass word I choose? BAH! Long story short I just started getting my thoughts on paper and find I am really chugging along.. I know there is a long way to go but I think this works better for me.. I will worry about the other stuff during the millions of edits before beta readers and the million of edits after them before publishing..

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