Tag: failure

Nov 28

The Mystery of the Missing Chunk

Seriously, before you read this post…find your latest novel/short/poem/screenplay and hit SAVE! Hit it multiple times, hit it with vigour and purpose, hit it with a large tree branch ripped from the nearest Larch! Don’t do that last one, it will probably do more computer harm than good. I’m telling you this because I’ve just lost …

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Apr 04

C is for ‘Competing complainers’

…and also for cockwaffle. Not too long ago when a person screamed life was getting too much for them and they were drowning, a flood of people would wash in to save them. Nowadays everyone is too busy wading up to their necks to compete for who has it worse – as if the quickest …

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Nov 03

Punch the walrus

Sometimes I avoid doing certain things because they make me angry, not necessarily because they’re bad things but because I’m easy to wind up. But then I realise everything makes me angry to some degree. You think this would make for an easy decision, if I’m going to be pissed off either way, and I …

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Dec 01

They think it’s all over…

…it is now. NaNoWriMo is done and dusted for another year. Right now you’re probably sobbing into your novel for one of two reasons. Either you ‘failed’ (you can’t fail – Failure is not an option) or you’re so damn happy you finished you can’t contain yourself. Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating the end of the …

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Nov 19

You’re a bloody superhero!

There have been a few whispers of ‘giving up’ in the past couple of days. Furtive glances at word counts followed by squeaks of terror and gasps of dread. I’ll never finish! This is pointless, my novel is crap…I’m crap! Wahh! The Good: Let me get one thing straight – you are not crap, you …

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