So, I've mailed in my memoir. Does it always feel like this, after? Like your heart is gonna explode because you cant wait to know or hear or breathe...

Is it always like this? Urghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

@markmcelroy
So I thought about it, and decided to make a few of those revisions you suggested. I think the small things you suggested (about preciousness and obviousness) were warranted, and that it flows easier.
I was hesitant to change anything else, but you made a fair point with "showing" rather than "telling". Would you care to read the revised section?

The smell of roast coffee wafts through the air.
Machines scream as they steam milk, turning it to foam.
Behind the bar, baristas dance, talking and moving in perfect synchronicity.
Crash! A broken glass!
Suddenly this symphony is out of tune, and the players cannot keep up.
Customers keep lining, while partners keep cleaning.
Then, order resumes. Baristas dance again, and customer's coffee arrives.
Balance is restored, and the sound of grinders and steamers rise in the air again.

@Jacobevans I'm wholly indifferent as to whether anyone assumes to think I'm qualified or skilled enough to be a writer. They are concepts that simply don't exist.

You write, therefore you are. Write for yourself, for your inspiration. Write for your compulsion, your inner Muse. Write to soothe the obsession, because you need to. Write for therapy and write for joy.

Don't write for other people, people who may judge or belittle.

Here's my 10 seconds of courage. I wrote this a while ago, and I'm entering it into a nonfiction memoir contest. It's pretty personal. What do you guys think?

write.as/jtevans/love-lamentat

Do you ever feel unqualified to be a writer? Like you don't have the experience, or training? Half the time I write I feel like no one will ever like what I write... urghhhhh

I've stayed up most of the night storyboarding. I've never been a very good storyboarder. World builder, yes. Dialogue maker, sure. But storyboarding? Ugh, its exhausting. I know it's an essential part of writing, especially bigger pieces, but man it's so boring.

I write fiction and non-fiction, but I prefer writing fiction. My problem? I have so many ideas, they all bump into each other. I never feel like I can focus on just one story.

Redrafting is literally the worst. I'm already a perfectionist and hypercritical of my work. Having to redraft anything just makes me want to pull my hair out.

It's a terrible struggle when you spend several hours writing something, drafting and redrafting, only to realize it technically doesn't fit into the category you were writing for. Urgh!

So aside from the usual projects that take up my time, right now I'm participating in a episiltory rpg called Dear Elizabeth. It's a regency/Victorian era game where players exchange letters in character. It's been a really fun writing exercise!

Hello everyone! I'm Jacob, and I've been a writer for as long as I can remember. I made a resolution this year that I was going to work harder at actually finishing some of my work, and trying to publish. We'll see how that goes!

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