daphne, you can write. Why can't i?

electricity's picture

Upset because I can't write it out of my system. Because I can't sit down and just tell a story. Why can't I just sit down and write it out? I'm always stuck, always blocked. Lots to write about, no tongue to do it with. Perhaps I've overestimated my abilities in the past.

Time to rethink my future major.

Irritated because I live in this town. This conservative town. Because all the girls I like are straight. Because I can't write her out of my system.

However, pleased that I have a "tolerance" sticker on my car now. That I got to spend my Sunday in my environment [that is, around a lot of gay people at Long Beach Pride]. That I have a best friend who can relate. That she is truly my best friend. That I was nominated for winner in our school's writing contest [seems to contradict my irritation].

Pleased that the author of the second best selling novel and I have something in common. Go, Daphne Du Maurier. But I'm very sorry for your boy trapped in the box all your life. Thank god for Gertrude, I guess.

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jeff's picture

In my experience...

Thinking about writing = writers block
Sitting down and doing it = writing

Sounds too simplistic, but I've yet to not write on a day when I just sat down, didn't think about it, and just let it happen. But I've had many a day when it didn't happen because I thought about it too much.

Good writing is about getting out of your own way.

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"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there." -- Josh Billings.

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Icarus's picture

i feel your pain. :/ Leave

i feel your pain. :/

Leave you alone for FIVE MINUTES!

Naimah's picture

you went to pride??? cool

you went to pride??? cool what day did you go??
I went sunday???
Are you going to WeHo pride??
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Naimah!!!!!!

"Duck tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together."

"The best way to do is to be." --Lao Tzu
"To do is to be." --Freidrick Neitzche
"To be is to do." --Emanuel Kant

electricity's picture

Yeah i went Sunday too.

Yeah i went Sunday too. Around 12 and I left around 4. Long Beach? Nice. WeHo? Nah i don't think so. I'm going to LA Pride though!

Naimah's picture

I didn't get there till like

I didn't get there till like 4 so we coulda walked right past each other.
i'm gonna try hit up all the prides I can so I'll be at LA too.
but the I really wanna go to is San Francisco but thats like a 6 hour drive.
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Naimah!!!!!!

"Duck tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together."

"The best way to do is to be." --Lao Tzu
"To do is to be." --Freidrick Neitzche
"To be is to do." --Emanuel Kant

5thstory's picture

One of my best friends is

One of my best friends is like a consumed writer (couple books published). She had a very long block before starting university... then she began university (literature major), and her block just went away. Just be calm, and it'll be fixed :)

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

electricity's picture

And hey, I want to major

And hey, I want to major English or writing, so maybe mine will go away too! Thank you for the lift of hopes.