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Mar. 1st, 2016 09:23 pm
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Yup, still alive. I don't pop in here as much as I used to (mostly on Google+ and Teleghram chat and such), but I'm still here and still writing. Well, TRYING to write. I managed to finish two of the bugaboo stories, but I'm still hung up on how to get to my desired ending in 'Faces', and I need to get back to working on 'Wolf's Clothing' so I can start constructing the novel from it.

Yep, planning to try writing a novel! My last attempt was a noir-horror thing starring my old detective character Michael Woodstock, and that faceplanted REAL HARD in the last NaNoWrimo I participated in. I may ressurect that someday, as I think some of the ideas are usable.

The longest thing I've ever written story-wise was about 57,000 words. It was 'Bear False Witness' during the FIRST NaNoWrimo I participated in. I may use stuff from it in the future, but it was pretty terrible in my opinion.

I think I may really have something with 'Wolf's Clothing' though, and hopefully I'll follow through. My New Year's resolution was to get stories in the pipe to be published- i.e. submitted for publication this year. I WILL do this!
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This is the second try at writing this. The first was rambly and not to the point, so I redid it, and here goes.

On February 15th I had an argument with [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain Up to this time I had thought that the way that I tried to convince people of my ideas was simply being forceful, trying to drive my point home so that they could see what I saw. Now I realize that what I was doing was browbeating and attacking them, trying to get them to surrender to my way of thought. This is what I did to him.

This is wrong. I was totally at fault, and while I can't say I was fully at fault in other arguments in the past, I can certainly see how my methods made things MUCH worse and caused more hurt than it could ever be worth. I am resolving to not do this again. I don't want to hurt anyone, nor manipulate them. I know where it comes from at least- I want to be listened to, and I want people to think highly of my ideas. In this, I try too hard to BE listened to, rather than doing things so that people have a reason to listen. I act in an agressive manner, and that usually just hardens opinions against me.

So, I'm not going to do that anymore. If I have an idea to present, I'll present it. But I WON'T try to ram it down someone's throat anymore, nor will I resort to pointlessly belittling or attacking their position. Instead, I'll ask that they consider it and give me an answer later. If its in a game or some other situation where an answer is required, I'll step back and let it go if I'm not agreed with. I have to learn to back down more gracefully, so bear with me if this doesn't come off perfectly right away.

So that's it. To those whom have had to deal with me being pigheaded in this way, please take this as my public apology, as well as my promise to improve.


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