I had an intense deja vu type moment just now staring at your blinkie collection xD soooo mesmerizing hehe
Thanks for adding my button! :3 Linking you back n.n
thank you for the gold star I will treasure it 💖
thank you! I'm glad the button is getting some use 💕
I feel you 100% on the vulnerability with writing fiction. One thing that helps me sometimes though is writing Without the intent to publish at all; it helps me kind of break down that feeling of having to make everything palatable/up to an invisible standard. I also think about all of the unprofessional pieces of writing that make me happy and inspired, and remind myself that those aren't 100% perfect either.
i'm right there with you! i've recently been writing more, too, and it's such a trip sometimes. i agree that it has to do with conviction, like if *I* don't 100% believe in this world I've made up, how can the audience? and even when it's not for public view it's like, do I really believe in these words? the struggle is real T_T
I'm very happy to see I'm not alone in writing fiction. I know alot of my anxiety around showing my interests comes from bullying I've faced but even just with my closest friends I get nervous at just talking about headcanons ;o; I've been considering having a fiction section of my website lately
I also get similar feelings about writing fiction! I've been putting off updating my solo journaling archive because part of me is still worried that what I wrote will seem "cringe," incohesive, or boring. I want to get over that hurdle so that I can improve.
i very much feel this! i can draw all day and be as 'cringey' as i want but something about writing.. i feel so vulnerable!! cant wait to read it, whenever youre comfortable!
This is so wild! I feel pretty much the opposite about writing fiction vs nonfic/autobio stuff. For me, fiction allows me to write about personal experience but with a degree of removal that allows me to process it without feeling embarrassed. I do still feel extremely vulnerable, but I guess I also feel like my fiction is more powerful because other people can find themselves in it.
(cont of my other comment lol) For that reason, I've always felt like it is a skill and a huge sacrifice for someone to write autobiographical stuff and especially to write it well. I really enjoy to read your journals and other writing from your experiences. But I totally believe you can get better at fiction too, just like I could get better at autobio. After all, we're both already good writers. :3
thanks! I love your site too <3