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I Don't Write As Much As I Would Like to

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    It's Unfortunate...

    ...but factual that my life has become somewhat full. So much so that writing for pleasure and for you, dear reader, has become nearly impossible. It's no secret that I like to keep myself busy. Lately, I've been SO busy that I've been frantically looking for things to cut out...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou 31-35, M Jun 8, 2007

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    “It's like everyone tells a story about

    themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
    salmanrana salmanrana 26-30, M Aug 7, 2014

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    I originally meant to write a story

    for each of my experiences, but I've never gotten around to it. Now I have 226 experiences and 48 stories. Oh well. Maybe I'll change my goal to having stories for at least a third of them ;)
    howie79 howie79 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2015

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    I have notebooks with unfinished stories.

    and math. I have loads of ideas but never seem to write them out. I would blame it on time, but my son is 1 now, and I get more space to do more things...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F Jan 22

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    Sometimes just too busy.

    Other times get too wrapped up around the axels about what others may think. When I do get the chance it is like a catharsis of the thoughts and ideas from somewhere inside. Sometimes from the heart, sometimes from the head and other times just from no where. I am not...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 46-50, M Feb 13, 2015

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    sometimes I feel like I'm missing the words

    that I need...... sometimes I just don't bother
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29, 2015

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    The only thing that's holding me back from

    writing like a mad womyn is not having a P. C. Hand writing tends to hold me up. My mind thinks faster then my fingers and so I end up forgetting words phrases important parts of my story because my fingers can't keep up.
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2015

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    I'm a stay-at-home mom

    and contrary to what some might think it is not a life on leisure! Nevertheless I still have time to write but the unfortunate thing is that when I do have the time to write (poetry, stories, journaling) I am usually too exhausted to actually take advantage of it. EP is usually...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Nov 13, 2014

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    Blocked

    When I was younger I use to write poems all the time. I have books filled with them, but I have not been able to write anything in over 5 years, no matter how I try the words just aren't there anymore and I have lost the best way I ever had of expressing myself.
    mindlessmumbles mindlessmumbles 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    idiotoff idiotoff 16-17, F Jan 21

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    Which is embarrassing

    because I call myself a writer.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 7, 2014

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    Obsession

    Ever since i was little i wanted to write, in school i hated writing. i think it was mostly because they told me what to write. and i never but much thought to my creativity, until i was 12 and my mom was joking around about writing a book and becoming a millionaire. and that...
    Shatteredglassz Shatteredglassz 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    I wrote in college, I

    even majored in writing. I never thought about getting published. My parents, boyfriend and friends all say I should write a book. None of them have ever read anything I have written.
    JoRigs JoRigs 22-25, F Aug 27, 2015

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    a discipline problem.

    ..probably because of my ADD...
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 14, 2015

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    Time Tocks Away

    I'm an author, currently writing a story. But, in the middle of schoolwork and Internet, I don't have any more time to do what I enjoy most: writing my stories. It's not easy being a teen novelist, I tell you. I'd like to write books and get them published before I have to pick a...
    HieraAthena HieraAthena 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    I have about 14 journals I'd written in

    since high school and now I barely even write my thoughts anymore. I have become too busy for any writing to get done. I never really wrote stories about anything, but I did write about my experiences in life. Now that I am going through a separation I'm feeling inspired. Wow...
    ivana821 ivana821 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I'm Going To Start Writing Again!!!!!!!

    Tomorrow lol. That folks is procrastination at its finest.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 25, 2012

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    I always have these flashes of great ideas

    for stories and song lyrics... And by the time I get the chance to write them down I can't remember exactly where I was going with the thought thread...
    ComplexNotComplicated1 ComplexNotComplicated1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    What's a guy to

    do? ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    MidnightRaper MidnightRaper 51-55, M 3 Responses May 22, 2015

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    so many stories. not enough time,

    details or dedication.
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M Aug 26, 2015

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    Writing is what I want to do with my life--it

    makes me happy so then obviously I should write as much as possible right?? Too often I'm afraid to write because I don't want to "waste" words or ideas on fluffy writing that expresses my feelings. I don't want to write a diary. I want to write a story to share with the...
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Hmm maybe I'm in the wrong group,

    but however I write too much all the time, but what I don't like is that I write about Nonsense **** lol. I want to finish my book. but yet I sit and write about things that are either repetitive or irrelevant.
    For3v3r7 For3v3r7 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    if I Could write all day,

    everyday, constantly almost, I would definantially do that.though I only do maybe 30mins a day. sometimes more, sometimes less
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M Jan 14

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    I Know What You Mean...

    I used to be a reporter, and now I can't get motivated to write one line. I have great ideas, but lack motivation!
    Miggs Miggs 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    due to some mental issues I gave up creative

    writing a long time ago. it is one of my few talents so that still makes me sad at at times. I do however get to edit a lot of other people's writing and I enjoy that.
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M Jul 3, 2015

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    I don't feel like I have enough privacy to.

    But I think I can get over it here. I feel safe here.
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow 26-30, F Jan 25

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    I used to write lots of poetry,

    i stopped when my brother died, I'm thinking of starting up again :) it's been too long
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F Aug 27, 2015

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    Catch-22

    I've got this Catch-22 thing going: I'd write more IF I could get a little recognition. But I won't get the recognition UNTIL I write more. Does anyone else have this sitch? You know, like "If I could just get one story published, then I'd be motivated to turn out reams more...
    gottatell gottatell 31-35, F 7 Responses May 20, 2008

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    When I Was In High School I Us...

    When I was in high school I used to write creatively a lot, including short stories, introductions to novels, and a little bit of PBEM role playing. However, in university, I feel like I do not have enough time, which is probably why I have taken to EP, it gives me a chance to be...
    bluemooon bluemooon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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    so I have made it my aim,

    to leave a pen and notebook in places around my house, in my car, in my shed, out on my verandah so when something does come to me, I'm not going to let the opportunity pass..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F Jul 3, 2015

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    I love coming up with the ideas.

    .. It's the writing part that I don't like.
    DoucheyDitto DoucheyDitto 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2015

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    Dreaming In The Driver's Seat, When The Right Words Came To Me

    But then again, I'm not inspired as much as I would like.My best moments, my most inspired are when I should be focused on something else, like class, or driving . It's more convenient in class, because I can write the stuff down, but still not the best time, as I miss important...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M Nov 13, 2011

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    I Want To Finish Writing A Novel

    For once. Just for once would I be so proud of myself if I finished a novel. I've been working on the same book for over 2 years now because I refuse to let myself quit on a brilliant project. I've wrote at least half of the first book and I jump back and forth between novels in...
    Megz13 Megz13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I Need My Drug And Don't Get In My Way.

    The story is getting intense, I can hardly wait to know the next part. That is how writing can be for me or there are the times I know what is happening. I have to get to my computer or some paper and anything to write with, my own blood and my finger if I have to. I might...
    TLWalker TLWalker 51-55, M 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    Gimme A New Idea!!!

    It is so darn annoying! I always start a brand new story, and get tired of it eventually! Some one gimme a new idea! I don't feel like writing anything now...
    belle0416 belle0416 13-15, F 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    so much that's in my head all in thousands of

    aisles and categories..ready to pour out and evolve and admire.. ready I get that pen and white sheet in front of me again..time to extract and relieve my head..empty some spaces to read a later day..I stare at the white, it immediately begins to burn my eyes..yet again nothing...
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F Jul 13, 2015

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    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M Jan 15

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    Years ago, words just flowed,

    but it's so hard harder these days. My depression probably has a bit to do with it.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Jan 14

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    I Am Afraid To Write

    I know that I don't suck.  I'm trying to bag a job as an article writer, but I can't even start building my writer's portfolio.  Somehow, fear is preventing me from writing.  I also want to join a prestigious writing contest in our country, but I'm scared. ...
    bluemoon143 bluemoon143 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    All In Good Time

    At one point it was pretty common for me to post several stories a day about one thing or another.It was a way for me to get all those buried thoughts and emotions out of my system.Recently I have not posted a whole lot.Life has gotten to be pretty crazy these days and my mind is...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    There's So Much Fog That I Can't See While I'm Surfing The Waves

    Well I don't write as much as I would like to anymore. I mean do my best to come up with good stuff to write about and how to express my happiness and joy of the world. I go deep in the mind and swim in my thoughts and watch the dolphins play while I'm swimming past them in the...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Feb 27, 2013

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    I Am So Lucky - That's Why............

    I don't write as much as I'd like to - but here is a story that goes some way to explaining why.I used to be on EP all the time. I wrote a reasonable number of stories, pursued my friends all over EP as they wrote stories and made comment on others. I made some very good friends...
    Inspector999 Inspector999 51-55, M 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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