What is a bad habit of yours as a writer?

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#81

I guess that happen to most of us… seeing older chapter is so cringing that you feel embarrassed at yourself :rofl:


#82

This really is me, everything that you are saying. I work on multiple stories, I can get lazy and end up not update frequently. If I literally stop writing a story for over a week, I lose interest even though I actually want to continue the story. I, too, edit as I go because I can’t afford to have other people edit it, especially because none of my friends really wants to read my stories lol. Sometimes I jump the line and add content that I knew I should have saved for later, and on top of that, when i have an idea, I need it to be exactly how I imagined it, or at least 96% accurate to my imagination… I frustrate myself with this.

I also have a tendency to spontaneously come up with brilliant ideas, but then I don’t write them down, and I have a TERRIBLE memory. Like seriously, it can be in the same day. If I think of an idea in the morning and don’t write it down, by an hour or so later, I will not remember anything of it, and it kills me internally lol.


#83

My flaws that I’m aware of is that I rush myself. If I write more than a chapter a day (or more than three days in a row) I get anxious and rush things. Making my plot sloppy. So I try to take a break for a day or two then come back fresh and patient.
Another, is i tend to overanalyze and question parts of my story. I find ways later how I want to add things and have to try to integrate them without breaking up the flow of the story, or abandon the thought and save it for another story completely.


#84

Perfectionism. Because I am constantly improving and see that there is still a lot of space to improve. I read my older stories and realize how far I have gone since I started. I don’t feel ready to write a book for publishing even though I probably could and I have no idea when I’m going to feel ready.


#85

That’s actually not bad


#86

My bad habit is being hurried and lazy. I’m a lazy writer who will use “and” to string two concepts or use one word to replace a sentence. Hence why I end up doing countless edits and checks - lol.:smiley:


#87

Not writing :skull:


#88

Mine would 100% be that I will write a fair bit and then I will leave it for 2 weeks because I’m too scared to write again. I just keep pushing it away because I get really scared and then I start freaking out that I haven’t uploaded in ages! Is this normal? :joy::blush


#89

Procrastination, procrastination, and procrastination. Do I mention I procrastinate?

I like to plan out my week on what writings should be finished on each day. It puts me on a schedule and keeps me on track. However, I DON’T WRITE and that’s something that should really change.


#90

I’m totally the opposite! I don’t plan EVER! Then when I come to writing I have no idea where it will go!


#91

I know exactly what that’s like, I do the same thing. At least you write, period. I just do some scrap work on an idea and leave it there like an unattended plant that I expect to grow lmao :joy:


#92

when I write, I try to come up with ideas but they just kind of go haywire. I can’t seem to keep an idea/topic going


#93

I HAVE to plan, otherwise my story would be a complete mess for me! There would be so many ideas, but no planed out timeline and that would drive me nuts! :joy:


#94

I like to come up with ideas as I write. but lately I keep running out of ideas


#95

this style of writing will only get me so far, and then I go ballistic


#96

I don’t know why I don’t do it! I just in a way ‘cant be bothered’ to do it! I am one of those people who just dive into it with nothing because I don’t want to plan! :joy:


#97

For me, I have to have my stories planned out or else I would lose my mind :joy:


#98

I’m the opposite! :joy:


#99

I tell myself I’ll come back to problems and then I stop writing in favor of editing. Over. And over. And over.

I also edit while I write.

And a lot of the time, I ask for advice, hear it, thank the person who gave it, and then ignore it completely even when they’re probably right.

It’s like I have an inferiority complex AND a superiority complex.


#100

Girl, how you know so good.