Grin and Bear It

7 Oct

Sometimes you just have to smile, and move on. Even when you look at what you’re doing and realize nothing is working, and you’ve got it in your head that it will NEVER work, and that your doomed to be a terrible writer for the rest of your life.

When you realize something isn’t working, when your stuck, sometimes you just have to grin and bear it. Writing is a lot of that. Just smiling, and convincing yourself that it will be okay, and that it’s not a complete loss when you delete a 5o,ooo word section, or when you trash a draft and start over.

he seems to be handling it well...

Projects often have minds of their own. They conceal and reveal themselves when they please, they run away, they come back. They show up scraggly and ugly one day, and well-groomed the next; they are a lot like cats. And cats come when they want to not when they’re told. So, most of the time, you can’t summon the answer to whatever is stopping you from writing. You just have to let it go. Grin, bear it, and MOVE ON. Move on to the next project. Don’t get to the point at which the book has completely drained you of everything you have. Don’t frustrate yourself. Throw that problem behind you back, grin, bear it, and start another.

This, in fact is the track I’m on right now. STF is on hold(for about the 100th time this year). I’ve gone back into the draft and found about a billion plot holes. This is what Nano does. I’ve been stressing myself out trying to plot, and am realizing I’m just going to have to move on for now. Grin and bear it. So, I’ll be moving on to my recently blossoming idea (I’m calling it “the Mirror Project” right now) and probably doing some work on CARVE… if you remember far enough back to when I began THAT chaotic mess you’ve been here a while.

I’ve worked out a lot of kinks in CARVE lately and am hoping to really start that off on the right foot, and do a little work on it and The Mirror Project this month, before Nano craziness starts!

Sorry I haven’t been around lately how is everyone else doing? I promise I’ve been reading your posts, I’ve just been really busy!

PS: Will have some FF soon (hopefully)



11 Responses to “Grin and Bear It”

  1. harmamae October 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    I have a lot of trouble with this writer’s syndrome… hope you get through it!

  2. The Elite of Just Alright October 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    The bear is adorable. May I hold him? ;D

    • nkeda14 October 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

      Only if you want your face eaten! If that is your goal then, yes, I would recommend it! LOL 🙂

  3. nkeda14 October 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    O.o … *backs away slowly*

  4. Cally Jackson October 12, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    Hope you dig yourself out of that hole soon. It’s not a fun place to be, but it sounds like you’ve got the right attitude about it and that’s the main thing. 🙂

    • nkeda14 October 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

      Thanks 🙂
      Attitude is everything! I have the philosophy that being upset/angry about something will never make it better, so why not be happy?

  5. tamariez October 16, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    New to this whole blogging process.. but I really enjoyed reading some of your posts… especially this one. There’s a lot in life.. besides writing.. I feel I just have to grin and bear it.. lol Thanks for the read and great advice. 🙂

    • nkeda14 October 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

      You are welcome 🙂 And thanks, glad you liked the post!

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