MayoSlather: 7. Tell everyone you are writing a novel.This is good not advice.If you're doing project of significant size, I've found it's best to tell as few people as possible. If you want to get demoralized during the process let your judgmental "friends" in on the idea you're working on something and when you stall out, as nearly all projects do at some point, you'll love the outright look of schadenfreude on their face, or the imagined judgment in your head when they ask how it's going. Either way, it sucks.
dragonchild: Let's start our own list since that list is a bad joke.#1. Have obligations. FFS, I haven't even touched the one I'm working on in over a year because it's a very energy-intensive hobby and even if I haven't expended all my energy for the day working a very demanding job to pay the bills, I have family obligations that pull me away every goddamn half hour when it takes me that long just to get into a zone. It's got all the frustration and exhaustion of a 50-mile commute through stop-and-go traffic. At this point I'm just about ready to give up because there's no way this thing is happening unless I inherit enough money to retire or alienate my loved ones by moving into a mountain cave.
r1niceboy: I certainly do, as I just ate a copy of Watership Down. It tasted like chicken.
Techhell: On the bright side he actually wrote something AND published it to a blog. That's worthy of something, isn't it?/Wow the humour in that piece totally missed me.//I'm assuming it's supposed to be humourous and the humour is simply lost on me in this case, not that it was supposed to be something else and that was also lost on me entirely.
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