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I have the world's largest case of writer's block. Its been plaguing me since early December or thereabouts. I wrote two fics early on that month ("Tidings" and "Mrs. Jones") but have been unable to dredge anything up and onto paper ever since. I have ideas aplenty -- there's no end to those -- but can I turn those ideas into something that makes any amount of sense and would be interesting to read? No, of course not.
Sad thing is I just made a few writing-related purchases. Most of them didn't make too big of a dent in my wallet (new notebooks and a pen) but one cost me over a hundred dollars with tax. It wasn't even a necessity, just something that will make the process a little easier on me. But I can't even use it!
I'm really hoping that once Jeff gets me season two of DW on DVD it'll help a little bit. At least then I'll know that I'm probably getting the speech and mannerisms down right. Maybe we should start doing our writing nights again...maybe that will help too.

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Date: 2008-02-25 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uliamos.livejournal.com
Don't be too hard on yourself. But I know how frustrated one can get if nothing works the way it should work *hug*

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Date: 2008-02-25 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] momdaegmorgan.livejournal.com
I'm trying not to be but it's just so...grrr!!
I have one multi-chapter fic that I haven't updated in three months, a sequel and prequel that I'm supposed to be writing for what was initially intended as a one-shot, and a bunch of other idea's floating around in my head that I want to see take shape. And that's just in the DW realm...if you include the Stargate one then there is at least two more fics that I need to work on that are like six months overdue! It just makes me feel like such a failure.
I’m thinking my best bet at this point is to sit aside an hour a day that I write during. No screwing around on the computer, no getting distracted by television or the kids…just focus entirely on writing. I’m sure I’m not going to like about 95% of what comes out but at least it’ll get me back in the swing of things and give me something to work with.

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Date: 2008-02-25 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greyorm.livejournal.com
That is exactly what you should do: it's recommended advice from numerous writers ("Set aside time every day. You don't have to write during that time, but you can't do anything else."). Because even if you don't like what you put on the paper, you're writing and thereby silencing the internal critic -- who sounds to be holding you back -- for at least an hour.

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