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21 September 2009 @ 01:06 pm
OMG FORGIVE ME orz  
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 Fiendelysiadawnielle on September 22nd, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!
dyingishatedyingishate on September 22nd, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
I've found that if I write just to write I actually get more results then when I write for a result.
Writing Fiendelysiadawnielle on September 22nd, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
I agree. You can't push it. It doesn't work that way, which is why deadlines both help and suck. XD

If you were referring to the stigma I was mentioning, that's all in my head. It isn't that I don't want to work on it, it's that I freeze up whenever I try to pull it out. I get lots of ideas for it, and I really like it, so I wish my brain would stop trying to fight with me. Heh.

Btw, you commented a while back and I didn't respond-- regarding aim and what not. But I will. Probably Wednesday since I have a 14-hour school day tomorrow, heh.
sroit on September 22nd, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
You're the second person on my list today to mention this novel. I may have to check it out sometime.

And hi!!
Writing Fiendelysiadawnielle on September 22nd, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh, actually, it may be me again. XD I haven't written on this journal in so long. Was the other person... er, I don't want to post my LJ name on here, but does the other person do a daily "8 happy things" post? That's me on my main journal. Though if there really is another person who posted about it, that's awesome. XD
sroit on September 22nd, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Doh. I forgot you had this one, too. (The name.) See what happens when you're away from one for a while? I lost track. ;-)
Writing Fiendelysiadawnielle on September 22nd, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
I figured that would happen with most of my LJ friends, actually. Lol, sorry! I should probably remind people on my main account since I'm always scared people won't know it's me and then think I'm ignoring them when I comment from this journal instead of my main account, lol.
katie87_goddesskatie87_goddess on September 23rd, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Go Fighting!
I;m slowly working my way through house of leaves. How weird is it that we're both reading it at the same time? XD It is pretty trippy though but so far I fail to see the horror aspect...>_>
Writing Fiendelysiadawnielle on October 10th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: Go Fighting!
I keep forgetting that for some fucking stupid reason every now and then when I try to post a comment, it takes me to an add page instead of the comment page, and I lose the whole goddamn comment, like just now. ARGH. I don't know why. It only happens on this LJ account, and I use this account on Opera, so it's either this account or Opera. Ugh.

ANYWAY, forget everything I just said since I can't remember all of it, stupid goddamn page. (Can you tell I'm a little irritated? XD) But yes, that IS trippy that we're both reading it. How weird. XD

It's a psychological horror, rather than a gore/slasher horror, so I guess it just depends on the kind of person you are. Like I don't think Saw or Hostel are scary in the least, for example. They're just gross. And kind of boring. Just my opinion, of course.

But anyway, I haven't really reached anything particularly horrific myself just yet. Then again, I'm only about 150 pages in or so. Need to read more of it this weekend. It's creepy, at least. And creative, so bonus points.