Warhead wrote:@WN: Cor! If you were only a mother of some sort then my latent attraction (all in fun, don't go all SueMac on me) would be complete. I've always wanted to write some sci-fi stories, games mastering Cyberpunk role-play for over 20 years is as close as I've ever gotten so far. The players seemed to be eagerly pleased though.
White Nun wrote:Warhead wrote:@WN: Cor! If you were only a mother of some sort then my latent attraction (all in fun, don't go all SueMac on me) would be complete. I've always wanted to write some sci-fi stories, games mastering Cyberpunk role-play for over 20 years is as close as I've ever gotten so far. The players seemed to be eagerly pleased though.
Well I do actually have two very grown up children who are now in their mid twenties. I'm one of those sisters who came late to religious life after experiencing a richly diverse and not always pleasant life out in the world. And don't worry about me going berserk; - I worked in adult mental health remember and I possess a fully functioning sense of humour.
Writing was pretty much my safety valve back in my social worker days and that novel must've taken up around two years of my life with 2-3 hours work on it most days. I was told the novel had promise and I was advised to revise it down to around two thirds of its original length along with other advice on editing to make it fit market demand. Only after much rewriting and revision and it still not being 'marketable' I threw up my hands and cried, 'Enough! - I want my life back.'
So if anyone tells you writing novels isn't hard work they haven't got a clue what's involved. I've still got the original manuscript stored in a box somewhere and I did used to take it out and read it from time to time, but I don't think I will do anything with it now. I'm not the same woman anymore that sat down and wrote all that sometimes very angry stuff.
I look on writing as painting pictures with words and doing that still gives me a thrill even though I don't do so much these days.
Bragallot wrote:The most important thing when doing anything that requires creativity for me is just being able to look back on it and think you've done a good job rather than success anyways though.
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