Going Through A Stage

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  1. hippiechyck

    hippiechyck New Member

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    where i just plain hate EVERYTHING i have ever written :blink:

    do you ever do that?

    *hoping someone says yes :lol: *
     
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  2. hippiechyck

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    Okay, I blogged about it and coined a new phrase: Post Publication Doldrums :lol: made me feel better :p

    http://dhbarbara.wordpress.com/
     
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  3. Michael J Scott

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    Yep. Fairly common, actually. Sometimes it's because what I've written sucks, frankly. Other times I'm just too close to see it in perspective.

    After writing the first few chapters of my novel, The Lost Scrolls, I went back and read what I had... and hated it. I dropped the whole project and did something else for a few months. Then, one day I decided to take a look at it again. After reading the first chapter, I instantly saw what was wrong with it. A relatively minor tweak later, and I was off and running.

    The novel is now set to be published in May, and I'll be getting copies from my publisher probably by the end of this month.

    All that's to say, give yourself some room. Sometimes we're our own worst critics, our own worst enemies.
     
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  4. hippiechyck

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    so glad you answered, i was getting worried! :lol:

    broke open my NaNo, man, i need to get moving on editing that one!

    ah, so true! thanks for the good words! :)
     
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  5. Heidi

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    I do know what you mean, Barbara. I did a lot of wincing as I read my book aloud to the girls recently. (I also realized that is a good way to check for errors and should have been done before publication)
     
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  6. hippiechyck

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    well, i'm over that bout...working on a re-rewrite before i tackle editing the NaNo (i have till what? July for a free proof?)
     
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  7. Chautona

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    I thought it was April?
     
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  8. hippiechyck

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    i thought it was July...oh well, i missed that puppy
     
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  9. Chautona

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    It could be. I could be wrong. I know last year or year before was April.
     
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  10. Chautona

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    Yep... we're both wrong. That's what happens for assuming that a huge change doesn't involve a huge change in time too.

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  11. hippiechyck

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    *giggle* i was trying to look, and i keep getting "502 Bad Gateway"

    i guess i should move along on Angels ;)
     
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