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27 May 2010 @ 01:43 pm
There's a fine line between work and Work...  
It's very difficult to be both responsible and creative. There are so many things I want to do, and many things I have to do.

A think I want to do that's become a bit of a chore is sewing. I have to finish some stuff; that is to say, my house it the museum of unfinished projects, and not just mine. I've started recycling clothes that I'm never going to wear again (namely old prom dresses) so that I can sell them. I have a quilt that needs finishing because I would prefer my current one not turn into tatters.

I feel like I'm fighting an everlasting battle to clean everything up. Even my bedroom is an eternal war. I'm trying to get rid of one major thing every day, but no matter what I do it's still not even close to getting it all done.

So while I'm cleaning, I'm angsting about the fact that I am not getting around to other things. I've got a new (original) story that I want to start, a one-shot of another that I need to just finish already, a novel-length fic that I have yet to update, and a fandom that's threatening to swallow me whole. That's not to mention all the things that have been abandoned.

I've finally got my medication all sorted out, so I'm going to get myself all straightened out, hopefully soon, and I'll become productive again. I can already feel it happening, I think. Maybe. I don't believe I'm manic -- the best sign of that is going on and on about a project that is enormous and I think I'll do in like...two days. I have a number of long-term goals, but nothing I expect to get completely finished in a day.

We'll see if I actually share this new story already, or if I save it to attempt to get published. I don't like planning that kind of thing, though, because 1) it takes forever, and 2) I usually get the impression that whatever I write isn't publishing quality. It's a horrible way to think, I know.

Anyway, I'll try to cheer myself on when it comes to writing down any ideas. (And listening to my iPod, which I know both annoys my mom and yet she understands: I need to block out the world to do this stuff.)
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See you later, instigator: Ocelot - Winky Heartoudeteron on May 27th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
I so hear you on "work vs. Work". It's a fine line to get a project finished without having it feel like a chore. So basically, we just have to get to it? That's the optimistic version, anyway.

As for the story - whenever I'm unsure about something, I just let it sit for a while and wait. If I still like it on the next reread, it's good to go. I don't know if that might work for you, but throwing it out there all the same in case you find it useful.
MissTeacakes: pretty facemissteacakes on May 27th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know about that; there's so many that I've reread that I don't even know where to start. I have a Dorian/Emmet story that I really want to just finish, but I get the feeling I'm just being lazy.

What I'm really having trouble about with this new story is that I'm trying to figure out whether to write in first or third person; neither is really perfect for this one, but I'm going to have to choose eventually...
See you later, instigator: Johnny Weir - shadowsoudeteron on May 28th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Well, the best I can say is "hang in there". I know I have these fics that have just been hovering around forever too.

...try third person limited? Sometimes it's a nice compromise when you're not sure exactly how to go about the perspective. (And at least for me it's more fun to write than third omniscient, to be honest.)