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I am sitting down to write about real life, because fiction is not cooperating.

How not good has fiction been?

Picture Fiction as a big angry cow with her horns stuck in a fence, and one dirty tail to hit with, and one free foot to kick you with. Fiction is is a man who shouts that he does not need directions while driving in the wrong direction. Fiction is chipping the ice off of a hunk of frozen chicken because small angry children need to eat, and you had no time to pull it out of the freezer before. Fiction is pantyhose on, a flat tire in the driveway, and no money in the bank.

Fiction is me, starting paragraphs, and deleting them. Fiction is me worrying that maybe the stories are gone, and the lake is dry. Maybe it is all the hype from NANO. I am not doing NANO. I never have. I am no good in the sprint. But all these people are getting so much done. And they are so happy. I hope some things will get posted on LJ-- I miss the fiction being here.

I have gotten other things done. I managed to fix the whole 'Nonerable' disaster. Our pay is back where it should be.

I signed up for the Perfect Duet Christmas fiction exchange. So I have a little deadline there-- but plenty of time. That one always seems to gel at the last minute. Maybe because I only look at it indirectly, that edge-of-the-eye looking that sometimes allows you to see what you otherwise would not. Not sure why I cannot seem to apply that more broadly.

Well. That was more whiny than I intended. Thank you all for listening.

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ashley_pitt
Nov. 10th, 2015 02:26 am (UTC)
Sending *hugs*
ba1126
Nov. 10th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
In my opinion, this is the perfect place for 'whining'. We don't have to subject our family to it and our on-line friends can choose to skip over a rant without feeling guilty. Sometimes an on-line friend has a suggestion that can help, or can at least sympathize with understanding. I for one, have no problem with your 'letting your hair down'. Best of luck with your writing!!
ba1126
Nov. 10th, 2015 02:54 pm (UTC)
Forgot to say "Congrats " on fixing the "nonerable' debacle.
ideealisme
Nov. 10th, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
No apology needed. I know exactly where you are at right now.
mylodon
Nov. 11th, 2015 12:17 pm (UTC)
Nano depresses me a bit. I'm a slow writer anyway, so anyone with a huge output amazes me. I console myself with saying that I might only manage a few hundred words they are good words. Or so I tell myself...
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