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  • jimbob79

    writing worries

    3 years agoReply
    Hi,

    so i've been writing for a few years and when i sit down at the computer I'm fine but almost as soon as i've finished i'm wracked by anxiety: have I written enough, does it read well, what am i doing etc etc...
    does anybody else suffer like this and are there any techniques to get over it?

    Cheers,

    Jim
    Ikbenaukje
    3 years ago
    Hi,

    I don't know if you are still struggling with this, but I had this too!
    What I usually do to help me over it is, I sent the entire story to one of my most trusted friends (she reads a lot and gives great critique, so she knows books) and I let her read the story. Then I get her feedback on the story and I try to change what she struggled with. After that it's a jump in the deep end and I just place the story online.
    Also with the length I try to set a certain amount of words I want in a chapter (or a certain amount of pages) that way I know it's enough.
    It's always a worry if people like the story and your writing style.
    Have you found any techniques to get over the anxiety since you placed this post?

    Aukje
  • jimbob79

    New guy

    3 years agoReply
    Hi there, I thought i'd introduce myself. I'm from the UK and I've been writing on and off for a couple of years, somehow managing to write a couple of books and a few short stories.

    Cheers,

    Jim
    FrozenKitty
    3 years ago
    Hi there, I'm FrozenKitty! Welcome to the site :)
    FrozenKitty
    3 years ago
    I'm new too :3
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