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Creativity on Hold

So, yesterday was officially month FOUR without me having a creative outlet for my prose. I've probably had a dry spell as long as that, if not longer, in the past, and while I'm not quite yet going batshit crazy (I'm annoyed, but overall I'm okay), I would still VERY MUCH like an outlet again.

I suppose if I wanted to, I could have participated in NaNoWriMo, but I've never supported that movement. I don't judge anyone who does, but I don't like the idea of being prompted to write something during a specific month. Yes, I know, nobody's making writers do it, but it just doesn't gel with me. And it isn't like there isn't a bunch of groups out there that I could join, but none of them seem that appealing to me. I'm entirely too picky, and I understand that I have nobody to blame for that but myself.

In other news: DCUO is a decent way of passing the time, but I don't see myself investing in it in the long run. I've already hit the level 30 cap with one character, starting up another (this time with Superman as my mentor. NEVER BATMAN!), and I sort of just am like 'but I already did this...' which doesn't work so well in a game where the story is super limited. I was afraid of letting the MMORPG take over my life the way that Everquest did when I was 16, but I've obviously grown quite a bit, and have more things to do with my life now. Or because I have to watch so much TV, I can't also play on the PS3 at the same time. But even when I could be playing DCUO, I sometimes play Mass Effect 2 instead.

It's good that I have something to do, but I miss my passion. I miss developing characters, watching the way that things shape themselves because of a collective event. I miss having e-mails in my inbox that AREN'T just weekly ads from gamestop, amazon, disney and so on.

I just miss it.


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Feb. 21st, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
I am sorry to hear that you are going through a writing block period. I know how that goes and I wish I could converse with you about your fandoms but I tend to write General Hospital and not much else. I have participated in Nanowrimo for the past three years and it has been a positive exercise for me to produce that much prose in one short month. Yet, I never found it to be that much of a social endeavor, it was much more about my internal motivations. During that month it's all about the word count and socialization distracts from that and there's nothing worse than some smug 'friend' who is thousands of words ahead of you or those freaks of nature who do double the word count in one month. Anyway, I just wanted to say that if you ever want to discuss it feel free to friend me and good luck with rediscovering that spark which will once again reignite your passion for writing.
Feb. 22nd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
It's not really what I would consider a writer's 'block' period, it's more of a lack of access to a creative outlet.

What I do is community based writing, where writers make characters and interact with them etc, so if I don't have a community to join, I don't have an outlet, and while I have been actively looking for one, I haven't found anything that was particularly appealing to me.

I think I would be one of those freaks of nature who would do double the amounts in that span of time, but, again, that's really not for me.

Thank you for the offer.
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