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13 November 2011 @ 01:52 pm
I'd almost prefer to be blocked  
Really, people say that at least having something you want to write is better than not having any ideas at all.

NOT SO!

Knowing what you want and not having it come out is infinitely more frustrating.

I generally tend to get the problem in that I have a bunch of ideas swimming around in my head but no idea how to evens start. So I write, then hate most of what I came up with, even though I like the general idea. Which means that I've had a QAF plotbunny that's been bugging me for ages, and I know enough by now not to ignore it. But there are things I came up with that I like, but have no idea how to start, and dislike a vast majority of what I do.

I posted some of what I had back during an "I'm going to abandon it" period, but it just won't leave me alone.

I've been having the same trouble with some of my original work, too. I'm thinking I should just start writing random scenes, and hoping it all comes together.

There's also that maybe I'm being too self-critical. I remember when I used to write regularly for the HP fandom, and I'd make these jokes that I didn't find particularly funny--or maybe in a "that's not even funny" type of way--and they cracked people up. And I'd just be like "it's not that funny..."

I'd try bouncing ideas off people, except that I tend to be too embarrassed.

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