How do I deal with this problem?
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I am truly sorry for my constant whining and complaining but this is serious.


My writing is mediocre and full of mistakes. They say that practice makes perfect but I tend to worry. I know I am not the best writing in the world and sometimes I can't even call myself a true writer. I never get pass chapter five when I am really into the story, I get lazy, unmotivated, procrastinate, and make up so many excuses. I even set myself up believing that I can do it when I can't. Deep in the back of my mind, I tend to question why I still write stories. I want to be a novelist but I am no where near reaching that goal. I tend to think that maybe I am better off giving up on being a novelist and writing as a whole. Since I'm not a true writer I don't deserve to continue writing. But writing is the only thing that I am okay at. I just wish I was a better writer then maybe I wouldn't feel this way. I don't want to give up on writing because it's been apart of my life for years. Yet I don't want to keep feeling like this. I don't want to feel like I am some failure of a writer. I know it sounds like I am whining but I can't help but to be worry. I had time to finish a novel and never did because I got bored too easily. I don't think I'll ever find a story worth writing to keep me busy. Maybe I should give up on writing and find some other hobby. I'm going nowhere in my life with writing and it's really upsetting. I'm not a writer not even close to being one. I suck at it and pathetic. I don't take my stories seriously and I am getting nowhere. But I am too stubborn to let go. It saddens me that I feel this way. There are so many better writers out there and I am nothing like them. There are so many people who care about writing while it seems like I don't. I really rather not give up on a life long dream but it I have to then I must. Writing just isn't how it use to be and it sickening to me. I can read but I can't visualize when I read books so it's pointless. I had years to become a better writer but I blew it by my silly distractions. My dreams are dying and it scares me a lot.


The point I am trying to make is; how do I deal with the fact that I am not a great writer? Should I give up on my dreams and aspirations of becoming a novelist? Do I give up on writing because it's doing more harm than good? What should I do?


I love writing but I viciously hate feeling this way.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I am truly sorry for my constant whining and complaining but this is serious.


My writing is mediocre and full of mistakes. They say that practice makes perfect but I tend to worry. I know I am not the best writing in the world and sometimes I can't even call myself a true writer. I never get pass chapter five when I am really into the story, I get lazy, unmotivated, procrastinate, and make up so many excuses. I even set myself up believing that I can do it when I can't. Deep in the back of my mind, I tend to question why I still write stories. I want to be a novelist but I am no where near reaching that goal. I tend to think that maybe I am better off giving up on being a novelist and writing as a whole. Since I'm not a true writer I don't deserve to continue writing. But writing is the only thing that I am okay at. I just wish I was a better writer then maybe I wouldn't feel this way. I don't want to give up on writing because it's been apart of my life for years. Yet I don't want to keep feeling like this. I don't want to feel like I am some failure of a writer. I know it sounds like I am whining but I can't help but to be worry. I had time to finish a novel and never did because I got bored too easily. I don't think I'll ever find a story worth writing to keep me busy. Maybe I should give up on writing and find some other hobby. I'm going nowhere in my life with writing and it's really upsetting. I'm not a writer not even close to being one. I suck at it and pathetic. I don't take my stories seriously and I am getting nowhere. But I am too stubborn to let go. It saddens me that I feel this way. There are so many better writers out there and I am nothing like them. There are so many people who care about writing while it seems like I don't. I really rather not give up on a life long dream but it I have to then I must. Writing just isn't how it use to be and it sickening to me. I can read but I can't visualize when I read books so it's pointless. I had years to become a better writer but I blew it by my silly distractions. My dreams are dying and it scares me a lot.


The point I am trying to make is; how do I deal with the fact that I am not a great writer? Should I give up on my dreams and aspirations of becoming a novelist? Do I give up on writing because it's doing more harm than good? What should I do?


I'm going to tell you something, because I want to, and not because I have to.

I just went and shoveled snow for an hour, because APPARENTLY Its a good Idea to snow mid march.... How much you ask? 20cm, and that was probably 4 hours ago, and its still snowing.

Where am I going with this you ask? Well isn't it obvious? I dragged my ass outside to shovel snow.

So whats your point genius? You may ask.

For hours, just simply passing the time thinking about everything you need to know. this doesn't happen over night .... not yet, but soon we can think about tomorrow and actually find something to be happy about.

You.... You are simply running away, because of what? I'm sure you can be thankful for something in your life; so use it.

I sit here for hours..... That's it. There's no special lesson to learn, there isn't the correct way of approaching a Good Story, there is only your way.

You keep throwing these excuses at us for what? At this point you are neither rewarded nor salvaged for your efforts, instead you are reminded again, over and over to keep writing.



For hours, even days, I just sit here thinking... Waiting until I can say..... That looks good enough. Do you know how many times I have tried to finally say that? You can go your entire life asking yourself that same question. If you don't set yourself a deadline, even just a day, a week; you will always find yourself running through your time by the month, only finding time here and there to finally commit to something

Im one of those assholes who does that, but you know what? If I can pull myself out to do a job for the safety and consideration of others, then I'm sure as hell you can sit down and write a f*cking Chapter, Enough

This took me.... a lot of time, just like my other work..... but this one was different, it was right; it felt right. For hours finding the one true face for your story....... But is it good enough? Its never good enough, until there is nothing that will contest it, I think the world knows exactly what we are capable of ..... In time I want you to learn that, not because I told you so, but because you wanted to show the world something






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Humms wrote:

I'm going to tell you something, because I want to, and not because I have to.

I just went and shoveled snow for an hour, because APPARENTLY Its a good Idea to snow mid march.... How much you ask? 20cm, and that was probably 4 hours ago, and its still snowing.

Where am I going with this you ask? Well isn't it obvious? I dragged my ass outside to shovel snow.

So whats your point genius? You may ask.

For hours, just simply passing the time thinking about everything you need to know. this doesn't happen over night .... not yet, but soon we can think about tomorrow and actually find something to be happy about.

You.... You are simply running away, because of what? I'm sure you can be thankful for something in your life; so use it.

I sit here for hours..... That's it. There's no special lesson to learn, there isn't the correct way of approaching a Good Story, there is only your way.

You keep throwing these excuses at us for what? At this point you are neither rewarded nor salvaged for your efforts, instead you are reminded again, over and over to keep writing.



For hours, even days, I just sit here thinking... Waiting until I can say..... That looks good enough. Do you know how many times I have tried to finally say that? You can go your entire life asking yourself that same question. If you don't set yourself a deadline, even just a day, a week; you will always find yourself running through your time by the month, only finding time here and there to finally commit to something

Im one of those assholes who does that, but you know what? If I can pull myself out to do a job for the safety and consideration of others, then I'm sure as hell you can sit down and write a f*cking Chapter, Enough

This took me.... a lot of time, just like my other work..... but this one was different, it was right; it felt right. For hours finding the one true face for your story....... But is it good enough? Its never good enough, until there is nothing that will contest it, I think the world knows exactly what we are capable of ..... In time I want you to learn that, not because I told you so, but because you wanted to show the world something









Thank you. I feel terrible for making you read this.
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u should post a writing sample right here (show us ur steamy yaoi fanfiction i know thats what u wrote )
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Elk_Whisperer wrote:

u should post a writing sample right here (show us ur steamy yaoi fanfiction i know thats what u wrote )


I don't write yaoi fanfic.
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