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28 August 2011 @ 01:30 pm
I need to become a better bad writer.

See, my het_bigbang/Kiss Kiss Big Bang fic is bad. Not in an 80s slang way - it's just not very good. The emotional development isn't flowing organically, the plot is tacked on and/or nonexistent, and the tone/writing style still hasn't settled down. Am I writing a comedy? A drama? A shopping list? It's hard to tell!

Now, I'm told that this is normal for people who write with multiple drafts. This can theoretically all be cleaned up with editing and rewriting, though that means I need to finish the first draft all the quicker. The problem is that I just kind of suck at pushing through with something bad and saying "I'll fix it later."

(And my neighbors are blasting shitty music and my laptop is really hot and I don't have minions bringing me iced tea. Maybe I should relo to one of the 10,000 coffee shops in this city.)

Okay, I think I just needed to complain. Though should you wish to comment with some variation of "You're soooooo awesome!" or "WRITE BITCH WRITE!" or threatening violence or extolling the virtues of really shitty writing, that would not go awry.

*blows kiss*
feel: frustratedfrustrated
Little Red: potentialmylittleredgirl on August 30th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Girlfriend I have NO idea how you posted your nano novel as you wrote!!! You have my unending admiration for that! I have churned out lotsa words but they are all so awful I think my second draft will be a total do-over. :-/ Knowing people will READ THIS is le streesful!
fyca: DRR giddy lovefyca on August 31st, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Like my nano novel hasn't been awful! I have, like, two readers and one of them barely speaks English. Anyway, after 6 years of Nano, I have definitely learned how to not care what kind of crap churns out. Standards, schmandards. Quality, schmality. On a related note - 163,162 words!