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Last night I found a 2007 Writer's Market in the basement. It was water damaged because it's been sitting in a box on the basement floor the past 6 years.

It was a reminder of the years I've wasted NOT writing. But when I try to write these days it all makes me cry.


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Jun. 28th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm *so* sorry Amber. I don't know how you feel, but I can relate just the same.

Do you cry if you write journals? Maybe that could be a source of catharsis and help you work your way through the bad stuff and maybe find your way back to writing fiction and enjoying it.

No matter what, I'm here for you if you can use a shoulder or an ear.

Jun. 30th, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
Depending on where the journaling ends up, sometimes I cry. Sometimes I don't.

I'm just all over the place! lol
Jun. 30th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Is it always bad crying?
Jul. 1st, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
Only when it doesn't seem to help effect any change. Or when I'm sitting in public. :)
Jun. 30th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
When I was in 12th grade, I got some wonderful advice from my English teacher and friend Deb Dempsey. (Best teacher I ever had; such a shame she retired before my cousin Kate, who is a talented writer, got to learn from her.) Anyway, I was struggling with my college essay. It made my cry to write it. I told Deb this and she said, "You are too close to the experience, too close to your material. You need to find some distance. Write about something else for a while." I did, and what do you know, but that "write about something else" became my college essay and got me into Sarah Lawrence and Skidmore, among others. (Not Smith, where I ended up going...they had pretentious questions, and I wrote a satiric essay.)
Jun. 30th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Good advice!
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