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Apr. 14th, 2017 12:05 am

NaNo, etc.

idleleaves: (fandom - arda - magical)
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✿ Dear self: You are a thousand words ahead on NaNo. Taking a night off because you were exhausted from work is fine. Two nights off would also be fine. Hell, at this point, you could take every day off from now until the 22nd of April and still be set to finish on time.

✿ Dear self, #2: You're allowed to write your own ideas. Prompts and generators are both fabulous things, but you don't have to use them 100% of the time. You don't have to dismiss all of your own ideas as terrible and/or not worth writing.

✿ Dear self, #3: Maybe the reason you feel that you write the same thing all the time is because you kinda do - but it's because you won't let yourself take chances and risk screwing up. Get out of your safe zone, ffs.
Date: 2017-04-15 12:44 am (UTC)

yuuago: (Small Trolls - Veeti + Jáhko - Field)
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Taking breaks is fine. And even good for you! Because then the day after, you can start again with a fresh mind.

Also: YES. Writing your own ideas is wonderful. Please do it when you feel inclined, I'd love to read your things that are unrelated to exchanges/generators/SynS, because I find that the type of fic that people write for themselves tends to be different from what they write for challenges. (Not that one kind is better than the other, just - different!)

These are things that I struggle with too (especially #2) so you aren't alone? '3'

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