Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Word Count Wednesday (When Being a Writer Sucks)

Writing is a terrible profession.

*deep sigh*

It has the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

I had given my story to my critique group and was making the suggested changes.  I was loving my story. Feeling the writing high.

Then some other opinions started rolling in from an editor I trust and a beta reader that knows her stuff.

Now I want to scrap the whole thing.  Burn it. Never let it see the light of day.

*opens a chocolate bar*

*eats said chocolate bar slooooowly*

My word count is terrible this week.  My story is terrible this week.

(Anybody know any jokes?  Funny ones?)

Tell me you had a good writing week this week, will you?

Let's hope this week is better.  Please.  Let's pay homage to the muses of writers, maybe sacrifice some really good chocolate to them, do what we have to do to get some writing love flowing.

*looks around for any more chocolate*

I might have to go back to the store.

Wait, maybe I should sacrifice some carrots.

*eats a carrot*

Never mind. *sigh* This is going to be a long week.


mooderino said...

All part of the process. You've probably been here before (and will be again). I'm sure the muse is only one good session away from coming back all guns blazing.

I wonder if they sell chocolate covered carrots...


Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Mood, you are so right. But sometimes the process sucks, you know? LOL

And ew on chocolate covered carrots. My son ate chocolate covered shrimp once though. *shudder*

Holly Vance said...

I feel your pain. When my writing groups starts with "So, how do you feel about this piece?" I know it sucks. What makes it even suckier is that I usually get that question about a piece I feel good about. I think being a writer should fall under masochistic behavior.

Debra Erfert said...

Sometimes you can get too many people telling you how you should write your story. Is this the case? Or are they telling you you're having the same problems in the same places? if not, then you may just be having too many cooks in the kitchen of your book. Sit back and look at your story objectively. You're a great writing, and have many, many stories under your belt. You know what you're doing--what makes a good plot and story. Stop letting others make you doubt yourself. STOP IT!

Jon Spell said...

Here's a couple of jokes to lighten the mood:

What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday? AYE MATEY

Pirate says to his Captain, "The cannons be ready." The Captain replies "Are."

Everything involved in the heavy trucking industry is semi-related.

And here's a Jon-original (may exist elsewhere, but I came up with it on my own)

It's difficult dating a tennis pro, because love means nothing to her.

And, finally, the joke to end all jokes... (apologies in advance)

A teenage boy is getting ready to take his girlfriend to the prom. First he goes to rent a tux, but there’s a long tux line at the shop and it takes forever.

Next, he has to get some flowers, so he heads over to the florist and there’s a huge flower line there. He waits forever but eventually gets the flowers.

Then he heads out to rent a limo. Unfortunately, there’s a large limo line at the rental office, but he’s patient and gets the job done.

Finally, the day of the prom comes. The two are dancing happily and his girlfriend is having a great time. When the song is over, she asks him to get her some punch, so he heads over to the punch table and there’s no punchline.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Holly, preach it girlfriend!

Debra, I need to have you remind me of these things. Daily. :)

Jon, those were FUNNY! Thank you. I needed that. :)