That’ll Teach Me

I consumed way too much alcohol Tuesday night, so spent most of yesterday suffering for it lol. Baileys + Kir Royal + White Wine + Red Wine + Dessert Wine was a really bad idea 😦

I’m definitely no Ernest Hemingway I don’t write better under the influence, in fact, I find it hard to write at all lol….my brain is too fuzzy.

Came across this You Tube video a couple of days ago…..brilliant…..does that mean I’m a writer if I can relate to it? πŸ˜‰

Yesterday I was reading about the difference between writing practice and journal writing. I fell into this whole “fiction writing” malarkey through my love of keeping a journal, and that all started because of dear Julia Cameron and The Artists Way.


A fantastic book if you haven’t read it…..DO!

Anyway, I digress……

There isn’t much difference between the 2 processes, writing practice is usually more focused, a prompt or a topic. I don’t record my thoughts and feelings in my writing notebook like I use to in my journals. I love journalling, but it got to the stage where I was depressing myself lol. I was fed up re-reading the doom and gloom. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I would write about good stuff, but moments later I would find myself analysing again. I daren’t look back on any of them lol.

Sue Grafton says “The journal serves as a place to offload anxiety, a verbal repair shop when my internal writing machine breaks down.” Yeah, ok, I can see she has a point, but, I’m so sick of whining and moaning….I did that for about 6 years (in written form and with a Live Journal account).

I want to move on now πŸ™‚ Yes, I still have moments when I feel like absolute shit, and perhaps one day I’ll go back to journalling…..but at the moment I’m projecting my moods onto my characters πŸ˜‰

Managed to catch up with my prompts yesterday…..finish the romance one in the library and the one about animal dreams is still *ahem* unfinished 😦 There’s always one that ends up stalling me lol. Today’s one is a jewel which seems much easier than the animal dream πŸ˜‰

6 thoughts on “That’ll Teach Me

  1. Baileys!! Oh I miss them. You don’t get them where I live, and if you do manage to find a bottle, it’s thrice the price and I can’t afford it. Meh.

    I LOVE journalling (is that a word? :P), but I make sure I don’t go back and read anything unless more than a year has passed so that I don’t feel shitty over and over again. Heehee.

    But I’ve realized that using the emotions I describe while writing helps me mold new characters.


  2. I’m not a heavy drinker, but I imbibed a bit too much during NYE this year ad regretted it so much the next day. >_<

    I usually can't reread anything I write, stories or journals. I always think I sound juvenile and trite and it scares me. That makes editing a pain. Even though my journaling has decreased, I don't think I'll ever be able to give it up completely. It keeps my inner life on balance for the most part and some stuff just shouldn't be blogged about.

    Hope your hangover is better. πŸ™‚


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