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Writing Fiend
Sorry, disappeared again. So what else is new, right? I just wanted to point out that I'm not dead. Someday I'll really get this journal going again. This semester has just been killing me. I've hardly seen my IRL friends and my writing has slowed to a crawl. I'm still doing it, though, and I've had a ton of ideas so far. Just... waiting for things to slow down.

In the meantime, I've kept up with my New Year's resolution to submit writing every month. So far I'm still waiting on responses for all but two markets. The two that responded were both form rejections, and they were for really, really short pieces. One was 156 words (tiny!) and the other was a poem I wrote on a whim. I don't usually write poetry, so I definitely wasn't crushed to get that rejection. I have no idea how to gauge if my poems are decent or horrible since I'm not much of a poem reader in general.

At any rate, all of my average length short fiction is still out there. The 156 word poem has had three rejections over the past two years. It's also the only piece I'd sent out prior to 2011, and out of the two rejections it received, one was personal and very encouraging. So even though I'm not sure if it will ever find a home, it was nice to have a high end editor tell me I'm a good writer. I guess we'll see if anyone else thinks so as I go down this road. I'll keep this empty, quiet journal updated. And hopefully I can get back to reading my friend pages, so that I can build up a community again. I miss having a place to share, but at least I have a real life writing group now.

Anyway, in May I'm free, and I'll probably be back then. If you're one of the few wondering where I've gone, expect me then. I'll try to get back to reading and commenting sooner, but life is chaotic. A month left of school, and three major assignments due soon. Ugh. Bye for now!
 
 
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Writing Fiend
27 November 2010 @ 04:56 pm
This might be worth checking out:





I posted a comment already, but I still need to go through and read more of what other people have up there.
 
 
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Writing Fiend
27 November 2010 @ 03:30 pm
New year coming. I resolve to start actually using this thing again. I've been doing a ton of writing, and so many things have happened. But my long hiatus last year and this year landed me with pretty much no active friends on this journal. So... time to start over. I'm so serious about my writing, I need a place to talk about it with like minded people.

I feel like posting on add_a_writer again, but I might wait. I guess we'll see! More on my recent writing adventures soon. <3
 
 
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Writing Fiend
18 October 2010 @ 11:22 pm
So, I have gone many, many months without updating this journal. But I should be, because my writing is seriously the center of my life. So I have no idea why I keep letting this thing die. I need to give it a jump start and pull in some new friends and what not. It's been an eternity and I think most of you have drifted or stopped updating.

Anyway, right now I'm working on a very, very important query. I am so incredibly overwhelmed, I can't even describe it. It isn't just the deadline, it's all that's happening this month and next. I'm doing NaNoWriMo, and I'm the municipal liaison for my area. Way to add more pressures to my life. I feel like a loser for not pushing myself harder, but I keep collapsing under the pressure. This tells me that I could never be a true writer, and that freaks me out, since this is what I want to do.

But this is a test for me! Let's see how well I really work with a major deadline in my future. I'm going to start posting on here more, because I need to keep my head in the game.

In the meantime, if any of you are reading, do you happen to know of any movies featuring young girls in small towns? Preferably girls interacting with each other, like good friends. Books work, too, but I don't have as much time for that. I'd also be interested in movies or whatever that deal with girls in a heavily religious setting, preferably in America and with Christianity. Anyway, eventually I'll jump start this baby, but for now I have to focus on these major projects looming over my head.
 
 
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Writing Fiend
21 September 2009 @ 01:06 pm
God. I am SUCH A LIAR.

I keep saying this thing is starting up again, then real life comes flying at me and pow. I've tried to keep my real life out of this as much as possible because it's my writing journal, specifically. But I haven't been using it at all, and I feel bummed. Maybe part of that is because I've hardly been writing at all. Failure!

I'm having trouble settling on a novel lately. I think I could get more writing done if I could find something promising to work on. The problem is, I have something that I enjoy writing quite a bit, but I have this weird stigma in my mind that's making it hard for me to work on it. Meh. More on that later, I guess.

At any rate... um, hi? Yeah, what, it's been like... three months? Or so? I started school again, and things are going well. Some of you know me on my other journal, but I was ill for a while, and that made it hard to keep things up. It's chronic, so it's just something I'm having to learn to deal with. But see, I want to get more involved with this journal. I want to start talking to a steady amount of my writing friends again. So please tell me that's still possible!

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to go to add_a_writer or whatever, again. I know a few of you are still kicking, but apparently in all this time that I've been gone, things have changed drastically, and some of my writing friends don't even write anymore. I dunno. This is what I get for disappearing.

At any rate, for the few of you still posting, I'm gonna try to spend the next week or so trying to catch up with all of you. I hope everyone is doing well!

P.S. I'm reading House of Leaves right now. Seriously, wtf? I think I like it, but wow. Anyone else read this trippy, complicated experimental-horror novel?
 
 
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Writing Fiend
03 July 2009 @ 03:34 am
You know... I think the best thing Steve Martin has ever written is the movie Bowfinger. It's just one of those comedies where everything works. I mean, even if I didn't think it was funny, which I do, I'd have to be impressed by how the little details tie together. It was just such a creative idea. I've never seen anything quite like it.

I strive to write something like that. I want to do a full length comedy, and I want it to be epic. But comedy is something that hits you, it isn't something that you can force. That keeps me a little frustrated. However, if I can write a damn monologue about lint that earns me a standing ovation, I think I can find a way to pull this together. Humor is where I shine. I'm just better at it than drama. So I need to find a way to turn that into something successful for me.

There has to be something in this brain. I've done it before. I just wish I knew how. How the hell have I written all of the things I wrote before? I know I can do it. I just need to keep trying.
 
 
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Writing Fiend
You ever want to write really, really badly, but you're in a bad emotional state and you just can't? Right now I need to immerse myself in writing, the idea of writing, writing blogs, writing everything. This needs to be something I do every day. I lost myself in this illness and let it take from me something I dearly love. Well no more! I have the very unreasonable dream of being able to someday live off of my writing, and if I ever hope to reach that goal, I can't stop. I need to write every day, and I need to stick with a routine. This is gonna happen.


So, on that note! Would any of you like to chat on aim or something specifically about our projects? I would love to just discuss your work and mine in general, the process, whatever. Anything writing related.

Also, are there any great writing blogs out there that I should be following? Blogs that talk about the publishing world? Book reviews, even. I just need to immerse myself in this.

I'm going to start by getting back into this damn LJ! So, if you have mainly writing related posts on your journal, I should be commenting soon. Again, if you'd like to chat, now or in the future, let me know! Talking to fellow writers gets me "in the mood." For writing. >.>



ETA: I just made a new screen name on AIM specifically for my writing. You can find me on there:

crazywriterlady

Talk to you later!
 
 
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Writing Fiend
03 June 2009 @ 10:47 pm
Pfft. I lied. Oh how I lied. I came back, thinking things would be swell, and instead, I had a MAJOR crisis in my life. This interfered with writing and LJ in general quite a bit. So, here I am, humbly crawling back to this journal and hoping I'll be able to get some activity going.

Uh, for anyone who uses Dreamwidth, I'm now on there:

http://elysiadawnielle.dreamwidth.org/profile

(ETA: Nothing like leaving space for a link but posting no link there, eh? Now it's up. Huzzah.)

Feel free to add me. So um, sorry for vanishing. How are all of you doing? How's the writing going? If you're so inclined, I'd love a comment filling me in on what you've been working on, your writing in general, etc. And slowly, I'm going to bring myself back into the online writing community.

I have things to tell you, but I'll save it. For now, hello again! How I've missed you all! I hope not to disappear again anytime soon, and I hope you don't hate me for my absence!
 
 
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Writing Fiend
05 January 2009 @ 12:34 am
So, I'm feeling MUCH better than I was before. However, it appears that in my absence, many of you have vanished. A lot of you don't seem to be posting much anymore. This makes me sad.


I'm really struggling to get back into writing, so I hope you guys are still at it and active on livejournal!


PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU'RE STILL ALIVE!!! If you post often, I probably already know this. But then, if you comment to let me know you don't hate me, I'll at least be put at ease. ^^;; If not, that's fine. I have A LOT to catch up on. I'm sorry I've been gone so long. Seriously, I missed talking to everyone on here!
 
 
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Writing Fiend
18 December 2008 @ 11:57 pm
I need to write. God, I need to write.

I can't even think about LJ right now, really. I read it a lot, especially for inspiration. But even the words of a comment don't come easily lately. I've been unable to bounce back after the trauma of the last month or two. Bouncing back was my biggest strength, so I'm scared to see that falter.


My confidence in my writing has faded significantly in the past few weeks. Suddenly I'm finding ever reason to hate my work, and it's frustrating. I want to be able to snap out of it, but all I can do is stare at my computer and inwardly criticize my ideas.

I can't do what I did with acting. I can't suddenly take something I have such passion for and tear it in two out of spite and anger. But writing is something you're good at or you're not. People can tell if you're faking it, and more and more I just... don't have that confidence that I used to.

Maybe I'm just too lazy. There's nothing I can do right now but keep trying. I need a huge dose of inspiration right this instant. I need to write more than you could ever know.
 
 
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