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I'm having a really bad week.

This has been one of those weeks that everyone tells you about but you never believe it could be true. LOL Everything that can go wrong has and the only thing that's keeping me from going crazy is the thought of having some new stories to read, which I'm going to do in a few minutes. Stories always make me feel better. I'm hoping for some new sections of stories that I'm cheerleading for. I can't wait. I'm hooked on all three of the stories. :) Hopefully I'll get some more to read this coming weekend.

I've finished all of my Moonridge commitments except for one. That one is going to kill me, I just know it. I asked someone to write it with me and she agreed and now I can't get a hold of her. I think the story I sent her scared her away. *sigh* It'll be the first time in Moonridge history that I'm not going to meet my commitment. I thought about starting it over again, but it's just way too hard for me to write. I'm just not that good. So I'm disappointed in myself and life in general. Oh how I wish I was a better writer and would be able to do something with the 51 pages I have written. LOL God, do you beleive how many I did? And I wonder why she's not getting back with me? *sigh* I wrote it with good intentions but after I have talked to some people about it, I realized how bad it really is. Sucks the big one.

Life is not going to end as I know it, is it? I don't think so. And I learned something very important from this. I'm not going to do the Moonridge Auction again. Not my scene any more. Again, life will go on as we know it. :) I had some problems with it and the best thing for me to do is to step back and realize I can't do everything and be happy and cheerful for everyone.

Okay, enough whining. I hope you all are having a much better week.

Hugs, Patt

I decided that I would give her a month in case she's having real life crap going on and then I'm going to start the story over again. This time I'll do it in small chapters and see if I can't find a beta that has seen the movie, Soldier. Things will be fine.


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Jul. 14th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
Patt, you can't drop out of the Moonridge auction! Do what I do - pre-write something (or more than one) and offer it for a set price to anyone who buys it.
You get brilliant ideas and your writing is very readable. One story that isn't working doesn't make you a bad writer!
Jul. 14th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
I'm sitting here taking notes on how I could restart it. Maybe with a new look on it, I might do it better. I hate giving up. I wrote like 15 stories all together and I liked all of them but this one. Sometimes a story is just a little too hard for you. But we'll see how it goes in the next few days. Thank you for the feedback, it made my night. :) YOu're the best.
Hugs, Patt
Jul. 14th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
Don't give up over one story! Not all stories gel and I know that's a fact. I've had more than one that's run around in circles, fallen over, legs in the air, and gave up the ghost many pages in.

Jul. 14th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
:) What would I do without all of you? Thank you.
Hugs, Patt
Jul. 14th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Hang in there, Patt. As grey853 wrote, some stories just die on us. You can explain to whoever won the story that you're having problems with this and offer her something else either of your choosing or hers. Don't let it get you down. I started a story three years ago, had to let it sit for more than two years, and only managed to finish it a month or so ago. Meanwhile, another one is languishing on the back burner. It happens.

Jul. 14th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Tinn. I might just do that.
Jul. 14th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Don't let one uncooperative story get you down, hon. Not all stories come together easily and believe me, it happens to every writer. Some stories just flow so much better than others, for what ever reason. If this one isn't working out for you, leave it alone for a while and try working on another one. I'm sure the person who won your story won't mind either waiting for the first story, or getting something different that you write.

Jul. 14th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
I didn't even think about doing something else. See,I was too focused on that damn story. LOL Thanks. :)
Jul. 14th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Hey darling, I'm going to be the devil here ;-) Do you know how lucky you are? I've read the other day on your LJ that Moonridge has 9 years, yes? And you've been writing for it since pfff... The beginning? I don't know, but I guess. And in 9 years, it's the first time you think you're not going to do it. So as a writer, it's the first time in 9 years (?) that you have such difficulties. I'm not really surprise, you're a good writer, and you are lucky, because that happen to every writers I know, and more than once, sometimes once a year even!. Don't let you put down by an uncooperative story bb, just because for once, you think you can't do it. It happens to every writers in every fandoms. The best to do is to let it go, burn it, bury it, forget it. Maybe it will come to you again in the future, and maybe in a form you wouldn't wait or see now. Write something totally different. When you forget it, you're going to be so relieved that I think the rest will flow again. *hugs tight*
Jul. 15th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Okay, you're right. Thank you for everything you said and the hugs. I needed the hugs more then anything.
Hugs back,
Jul. 14th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
Girl .... send it over and I'll give you pointers, or something! Don't give up on it!!

(I've got a story or two like that .... I'm stalled at the moment)
Jul. 15th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Kelly, it's that horrible Soldier one. I just can't make it work, so I've decided that I'll come up with something different and do offer it to everyone that bought the other one. I've got to remember that it's not the end of the world. LIfe goes on and you just start on something else.
Hugs, Patt
Jul. 15th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
(((((hugs))))) patt!
Jul. 15th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Thank you, I needed the hugs. :)
Hugs back,
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)

I hope I am not part of your bad week.


You are a rock of this fandom and a huge contributor to Moonridge and I hate to think of you losing your beautiful spirit.
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
No, it's this story I'm working on, was doing it with someone else. I did okay on it, but not great, she was doing a great job with what I had and was building it from there. Now I can't get a hold of her and alas, it was for a Moonridge story. I just feel like I've failed. But everyone has convinced me to instead come up with a better idea for a story and start fresh. Then offer that to them. So I'm hoping that will work. Gosh, I'm just so disappointed. Thank you for your kind words. :) I'll be fine.
Hugs, Patt
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Could she be having a bad week? Vacation? PC trouble? Did you know her before?

I think the Soldier idea was brilliant. And it could be epic. It could take months to hammer it out. Please don't give up. Is there something I can do to help you out? No one is breathing down your neck. We can wait. I don't think the concept for Moonridge times out till the next auction?


Don't shoot it down just yet!
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Lisa told me to take a break and then start over again on the same story. So I might do that too. You're right, I was feeling pressure to finish it up, but it's not a rush. I have time. No one will kick my butt yet. LOL
Hugs, Patt
Jul. 15th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
I forgot to answer your questions. Yes, I know her well, but don't have her phone number. She mmight be having PC problems and I'm going to hope for something simple like that. She's really good and I needed her something fierce. She might just have a case of real life crap going on too. So I'm not giving up. I decided tonight that I'm going to wait a month and if still no contact from her I'll be sad, but life goes on. then I will restart the story.
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
By the way, why would you be part of my bad week? LOL LMAO
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
I am glad not to be!
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
No, no one but me. :)
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