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void-moth(she/they)
ocdranboo
Time ago
ocdranboo

wow im a writer *hasnt written anything in forever*


void-moth(she/they)
brotherdusk
Time ago
brotherdusk

Me: Okay, I'm going to write a short story. Without drama. Without romance. Without much complicated psychological stuff. Just a bunch of friends going on a quest to slay a monster and bickering.

Characters: Bold of you to assume you have any say in what we do and how we feel. Buckle up, you're about to go on a 60k-words-long journey full of love triangles and PTSD.


void-moth(she/they)
brotherdusk
Time ago
brotherdusk

Me: All right, dear characters. If you insist on having a romance, how about you confess your feelings to each other like reasonable adults, using actual words in an appropriate situation?

Characters: Yeah, whatever. *randomly down potions that make them spew out secrets at random intervals, blurt out their confessions and stare at each other in horror*

Me: 🤦


void-moth(she/they)
praise-the-lord-im-dead
Time ago
praise-the-lord-im-dead

The first draft can be ugly, I tell myself. The first draft can be ugly, the first draft can be ugly--

The first draft: *prances out of the box wearing a puce tutu and a barbecue-stained undershirt*

Me, ending all writing for the day: NOT THAT UGLY

praise-the-lord-im-dead

I' d like to follow this up with the assurance that a first draft is, in fact, allowed to be *that ugly*. Most are.



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