Torn

Dec. 12th, 2011 01:33 pm
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I love AND hate it when you find those fics, those glorious, wonderful fics that are so beautifully and perfectly written that you just feel nauseous and want so desperately to write like that.

And yet it's so good that it makes me want to give up writing forever for knowing I'll never be able to.

Ah. My heart. It's like being lovesick again.

Date: 2011-12-12 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halleton.livejournal.com
Don't know if this helps, but I love your style? :< Also, nobody goes around comparing fics and making lists of things one author did better than the other. You're good at what you do. Those authors you consider amazing? They suck in some aspects, too. And they're definitely jealous of someone else's skills, too.

There's always going to be someone you consider better than you. Note: not necessarily someone who IS better than you, but someone you CONSIDER to be better than you. It sucks, but you can use it to your advantage. You said it yourself; you can get new ideas, get motivation, improve. You may think "I want to write like this author I admire," but what would you do if you actually COULD write just like them? ...Personally, I'm sure I'd just find someone else to be jealous of. I doubt any author or artist is ever truly satisfied with their own skills. That's why they get better.

Okay now I feel like I'm trying to convince myself of something here agh, sorry about the rant, but seriously. You write amazing things. Try to remember that.

Date: 2011-12-13 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amarissia.livejournal.com
Ah, I know the feeling! Lovely and terrible, isn't it?

Date: 2011-12-13 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] monalavie.livejournal.com
Hnnnnng I got it with you when I read Madness for the first time. Gahhhh it's that lovely perfect horrible sick feeling.....ALKHGLSDKJF;AD

Alas.

Date: 2011-12-13 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] monalavie.livejournal.com
But literally, I remember reading Madness for the first time and going, "......NOPE. NEVER. NEVER AGAIN WILL I PICK UP A PEN. TOO GOOD. OMG. I CAN'T DO THIS ;ALKDGH;ALSKDGHA;LKJA4;TWAF TOO AMAZING AGASDLKGHASL TIH;GAG AHAHHHHH."

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