Friday, 2 January 2015

"So Why Can't You Write As Much?"

So in the last post I said that realistically I can't write as insanely as I used to and that I would make a whole post about it. Remember two years ago I was writing 6k words a week and wrote that 180k word story in about six months?
Proof that story exists. People still favourite it and it's sequels today. 
That was a damn good time in my life. For more reasons than the obvious one; that I was writing so much. There's a secret to why I was writing so much. People loved what I was writing. I had people on every update telling me how much they loved the story and asking me to keep writing it. I only wrote that story because people loved the original so much and they kept asking me for a sequel. That story there went on to spawn two more sequels. The people loved my writing and I loved giving it to them.
Heh
With Immortal Space that's not the case. I could post it here and I could get some feedback but then what's the point in buying it? I said before that writing is a lonely existence and it is. I've lost my support network and I have no one cheering me on. I have very few people asking me to write and wanting me to. That means that I can only write when I feel like it. Thanks to my on again/off again depression I don't write much. I have nothing really compelling me to. That's the difference between the me of now and the me of two years ago; support. 

That's why I don't write as much as I used to and why I don't know if I ever really will. 

I still plan to finish writing Immortal Space though and release a second book too. If I want to do this then I have to write that much. It'll be much easier when I'm famous and have a lot of people telling me they love me all the time. I mean, there'll be more people telling me I suck but fuck those guys. I ignored them when I wrote that story (see it got some dislikes) and I can do it again.
I'm horsefamous yo. One day this account is going to come back to haunt me. 

8 comments:

  1. Yeah, unfortunately, life requires self-motivation. Very few people have their own personal cheering sections. Maybe movie stars or music stars do but their fans can disappear too.

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  2. Back when I had my old blog, you were one of the most popular bloggers on the internet. If you got there once, you can do it again ;)

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  3. Guess what, guess what, guess what................I have nothing................

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    1. I thought you might like to read this post about writing by Joy Corcoran another blogger/artist
      http://www.joycorcoran.com/2014/12/journaling-toward-light.html

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  5. I have found that taking a little time off helps. For instance, at the beginning of December, I dedicated myself to preparing "It's Not Just A Job" for release. Then, when that was done, I told myself not to restart work on its sequel until after the first weekend of the year (specifically the 5th). Even though I've been itching to get started again, I kept to my word. So now I'm looking forward to getting back at it.
    This is another reason I haven't written anything new at Penwasser Place since that Feast of the Seven Fishes thing.

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  6. You're an awesome writer. Don't listen to anyone telling you otherwise. You're right. It is a lot easier to create when you are getting something positive in return for your efforts. As Bernie Taupin once wrote "it's hard to write a song with bitter fingers"... whatever the hell that means..?

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  7. Totally get it, motivation is tough.... none of us have enough cheerleaders.

    Your writing is good... keep at it!

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