Thursday, February 12, 2009

I Hate Everything Today and It Hates Me!

So, I have been wallowing in self-pity about my writing style the past--oh let's say--month and a half. And today has been the worst.

I STINK AS A WRITER! I totally have to get that out there, and boy does that feel good. My writing world is crashing down on me. None of my stories want to be written--and that's a lot of stories--and my characters only care about shopping for some strange hell-ish reason.

So, since I stink as a writer--and I did enter a contest just with my online writing group--and of course, the other entries rock. I realize that I wrote something really really sappy and stupid. I can't write, I just can't. Nothing right now could make me feel better--unless someone could ship Josh Groban to me--but still, not even my favorite music can console my desperate living soul that needs words to live.

But since I stink--since I started to say that earlier--I am going to try and just make some covers for all my stupid story ideas.

Oh and you want to know why I call them all stupid ideas? Because for some reason I can't write them fast enough--but someone else is getting them out there before me! I sure hope that their writing sucks as bad as mine does with those stories.

I know I shouldn't wish that upon other writers, but that is how I feel at the moment. And only Sophie Kinsella can cheer me up with her wondrous world of women in great careers but screw them up somehow and find love at the same time. I have seriously never even read about someone having a nervous breakdown, but Sophie Kinsella can write it in one chapter. How cool is that? I laughed the whole way through it. I love that woman's writing and always will! Thank you Sophie for keeping me laughing in my time of self-despair.


  1. *Glances around*
    Psst, take this. But don't tell anybody. There's not enough to go around.
    *Passes over some chocolate and some super secret Magical Writing Dust.*
    :) I know that it probably won't help, but just know that I'm thinking about you and wishing you well. You're not a crappy writer.

  2. You are not a crappy writer. keep telling yourself that.

  3. Pianist!!! Don't let yourself think that way! Everyone has work to do with their writing. Everyone despises their stories at some time, has days where they just can't write. But you know what? You'll get out of this slump. You're an awesome writer- your stories ideas are great and style unique. Just keep at it, keep practicing and hopefully soon, all your buds at the Draft will be picking up your book at B&N. *hugs*

  4. got some cute words aren't needed *gives a smile*
    btw. Jen I saw

  5. It's GOOD to have characters caring about shopping. That's realistic writing. I love the Shopaholic novels and hope you finish that book and get it published, as there are millions of women out there who want more on realistic shopping women.

  6. I've got to tell you, we all feel that way a lot of the time, and I write as a published author. What it means is that you're self critical and that can only be a good thing, leading to progress. Your writing will improve the more you write and self edit. But it's hard. If you ever expected it to be easy? It's not! You just have to persevere, and don't be hard on yourself. You're out there, doing your best. You'll get there. And when you do, and you're finally published, you have to try and encourage as many people as possible to buy your book.
    Hence my visit here to thank you for expressing an interest on the Writers Chronicle, in my book. Cut Short is the first in a new series of British crime thrillers. You can read about it on my blog or on my publisher's website
    Please feel free to email me on if you'd like to contact me. I'd love to send you a personalised message and scanned signature if you enjoy Cut Short. I hope you do! and that I'll one day be enjoying reading your first published book!