Current Project: Practically Dead
Current Streak: 1 day
Days writing record: 6 days

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Does this make you mad?

Ok, I will admit that I have a very over-active imagination, but last night someone said something to me that hurt a little.

Basically I came up with a very far-fetched fantasy idea that I am still wondering if I could get to work, it would be difficult but yeah...doable.

I was telling someone about it, someone I place a lot of value in and he pretty much shot me down. It was a very raw idea, something that could be incorporated into something else. He hasn't read any of my work and yet told me that it's a far cry from what I usually write...fantasy, paranormal, far-fetched weird stuff is what I write.

I don't know, I'm probably over-reacting but it just hurt that someone who hasn't read anything I've done, who doesn't even read books in general could start telling me that I couldn't just go and write a book about that and that I should flesh out the idea more before I even start writing does he think I'm stupid?

"Oh yes, today I just pictured a fairy in a pretty yellow dress who looked a bit like an acorn and has a sparkly wand...I am going to write about her now with no idea of any of her adventures...dum dee dum dee dum..."

Like I know that there are going to be a shizer load of people that are going to dislike even hate my work...but at least they would have read a couple of pages of it first before forming that opinion.

I don't know, I think I just wanted a bit of support from those I love - far too much to expect, I know. I'm a long way from even thinking of pursuing a publishing dream, I just write stories that make me happy.


  1. Don't listen to that guy. Never listen to a person who makes fun of your writing when he or she has never READ your writing.
    I got made fun of for my overactive imagination (

    and I know that it's horrible. Some people just can't see or think the way they should.

    Once you become a famous writer for your creative and out-of-this-world weird writing, you can rub it in your friends' face!

    Keep writing!

  2. First of all, love the photo/pic. I have a strange sense of humor. I laughed and laughed...yes, I am still giggling.

    I do NOT chat about my story ideas. And other than the 365, I don't talk about writing to other people. This comes from having a mother who would stomp on my dreams constantly.

    Anyway, you know my feelings. Just keep on keeping on. The details of the journay don't matter. The ones who succeed are just the ones who didn't give up. This is a proven fact. ;)