Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CRAPPY ATTITUDE

I have been sitting in front of my computer for days trying to get myself to write but I am stuck...yet again. I am suffering from Crappy Attitude Syndrome unfortunately and as you can see...I diagnosed myself.

I guess everyone has good days and bad days but lately I have had a lot more bad ones. Especially when it comes to my writing. Is anyone else feeling the writing blues?

It is so bad that I am asking myself repeatedly whether or not I should pursue my writing further. I know I want to keep writing but this little demon of doubt on my shoulder is playing havoc with my brain.

Anyone got the cure for Crappy Attitude Syndrome?

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  1. no but it is contagious, if you find the cure let me know!

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  2. When I feel like that it helps to get lost in a really great book. Something new and exciting that really sweeps you away. Then I come away from it uplifted and feeling like I really, really want to do that too.

    By the way, I've tagged you for this meme that's going around...

    http://subcreator.blogspot.com/2011/06/week-of-getting-nothing-done.html

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  3. When I'm stuck, I set smaller goals for myself for the day - just one chapter or two pages or whatever I think I can handle that day.

    Or I write down ideas for opening lines for chapters or stories. Or a list of ridiculous things people have said that has stuck with me that I can use in a future story.

    If I know what I want to write, but have a hard time doing it at my desk, I give myself two hours at the coffee shop. I get a coffee and a treat to reward myself. :)

    Give yourself a break if you need to, but don't give up on yourself. Your writing is lovely.

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  4. Siv - I will do so. Thanks.

    Sarah - Thanks for the great advice. A good book sounds wonderful. I will do that tonight. Thank you for the tag.

    Tonja - Thank you for the wonderful encouragement. I really needed that. You rock.

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  5. Sounds like CAS is going around - even amongst non writers. Perhaps the time of year? Who knows. Hang in there, this too shall pass (at least that's what I'm telling myself).

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  6. Better is Possible - Thank you. Your words ring very true, because everything passes eventually.

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