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I have decided that procrastination is an expensive vice I can no longer afford.
Many of you probably don't know that I consider myself a writer. Since i'm telling you this already, i'll tell you more, I have never even completed a short story.
How can i even consider myself a writer, I ask? Maybe it's a optimistic spirit, then again, I have never known myself to be an optimistic person, so I guess I can throw that out.
Maybe I call myself a writer because i can't call myself anything else, i'm not an athlete, mathematician, scientist, or a scholar. Looks like the only thing i can call myself is a writer.
Back to the procrastination spiel.
I can no longer put off writing, i started writing a story and i have not even approached an acceptable ending for it. A good ending, one that would make F. Scott Fitzgerald say, "hmmm, that's really good." provided that's what Fitzgerald would say.
well, i've wasted enough of your time (how many times do you think the senate should say that?) untill next time


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The following comments are for "Vice"
by UnSeeNWriter

vice

I completely understand "procrastination", us as writers; I think we tend to be too hard on ourselves.

I can speak for me, I have the tendency to want to be perfect when I write I stare and play with the words, wondering if this is how Sylvia Plath or John Keats would have done it. But if I keep on doing so I'll drive myself crazier than what I am already.


In terms of finishing a story, you just have to find a way and stop thinking about what or who will say (although you do have to consider the reader), just do as it fits you and the story. I have found that sometimes simple endings or not bad.

Just my feedback,

macbeth

( Posted by: macbeth [Member] On: June 16, 2005 )

Vice
I read this today, was going to let it sit and brew and read again tomorrow, then came back and am pondering, should I? or shouldn't I?

Maybe tomorrow.

Yea, maybe.

Dar

( Posted by: Dareva [Member] On: June 19, 2005 )

Ok, ok,
I'm back.

I totally understand your meanings here. It is difficult to finish a story. But I bet you will have a time that you KNOW what the ending will be like. So how many projects do you have going?

I always have several. If I can't work on one, I go to the next. So I have a box full of papers sitting, waiting and aging. Stories I want to complete, some that are autobiographically based so I cant' finish those YET.

The best thing is to feel inspired to finish one little thing. Write a very short story, maybe something jovial. Feel around and look inside yourself and find what is very interesting to you. IF you write of something so interesting that YOU want to share it, you will find an end.

If not there is always tomorrow...but then sometimes tomorrows fade into the next tomorrows.

Never stop writing or reading tho'....and keep on , keepin on. I truly believe if you could finish JUST ONE story........you will find a drive inside that you have hidden.

Go for it!!
best of luck,
Dar :)

( Posted by: Dareva [Member] On: June 19, 2005 )

WRITERS are we?
I personally think that you are a writer when someone else tells you are a writeer. In other words anyone can say they are a writer ...well because they just can but to be a writer is a seperate thing all together.

( Posted by: lamemansterms [Member] On: June 20, 2005 )

and
and actually write something worth a damn is .....oh so important

( Posted by: lamemansterms [Member] On: June 20, 2005 )

a writer writes

A writer writes regardless of anyone else's opinion. If you write then you are a writer.

I also left out in my feedback earlier that was mentioned on another comment. I also have many projects open, and sometimes when you become frustrated, you work on something else. Eventually that "right" ending will come.

macbeth

( Posted by: macbeth [Member] On: June 20, 2005 )





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