Yelverton_TheGeek_

Wattpad, you've... changed since the last time we've met.

Yelverton_TheGeek_

Alright, semi-philosophical question of the day:
          
          Why do you guys write? And before you say it's for enjoyment, do you really enjoy every moment of it? Certainly there are days when you're feeling down, and you don't want to write. And there are other moments such as editing, which I'm sure some of you dread. But why persist through all of that, if it's just for enjoyment?
          
          And perhaps another argument you would make is "to show other's my work". But for what? What do we really gain, in the end?
          
          Sorry if this ended up a bit preachy. I'm just questioning this myself right now, and I want a bit of opinion.

awesomeSTG

@Yelverton_TheGeek_ no problem! Well, there's always a point when we grow tired for some reason and question such things. I've also racked my brain because of this question of yours and found out my inner vain nature. ^^
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Yelverton_TheGeek_

@sarah3534 @ray_of_sunshine9 @awesomeSTG Thank you for your thoughts! I have to admit that for the past few weeks, I kinda got blindsided by another ambition, and I lost that underlying reason why I love to write. So thanks for reminding me of why, again. :)
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awesomeSTG

@Yelverton_TheGeek_ hey there! Just wanna share the reason why I write! 
            
            Firstly, I write because there are too many things in my head. And, mind you, these things cannot be found, nor be satiated in the other books that I read... and I also wanna create a world of my own. That makes us sound like small gods of some sort, no? Haha, yes, I love playing roles. 
            
            Speaking of roles, I love getting inside the brain of my own creation and watch him work and do the things I can't — or normally wouldn't. I'm writing about a thief and describe his heists in great detail, and it somehow makes me feel like I've done the part myself! (And... And that's pretty terrifying, realizing that theft is scary and all.) 
            
            I can experience being the villain first hand, I can experience being a fire-dancer taming the flames, a spoiled royalty, and many more! Speaking of roles, we as authors play many, many different things for the sake of the tales we tell. A scribbler, for poetic descriptions and imagery, architect, in describing towns, kingdoms, the structure of castles, designers, when we make sure our character's outfit is important to the plot! 
            
            Writing also expands my vocabulary and knowledge, and it reminds me about the things I need to keep in mind regarding grammar every time. Handy, huh? 
            
            Of course, there's always a point where you're not even sure about things, but I don't really mind taking up so, so many hours of my day just writing. (Well, I regret keeping my eyes on the screen for too long, but... you get the idea. *shrugs*) 
            
            Writing is a bittersweet sensation that makes us feel so many things while we're intoxicated in its charms and roaming free, all the while reminding ourselves of the rules bounding reality and grammar altogether. Oh, what irony... =) 
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Yelverton_TheGeek_

I haven't been on Wattpad that often these days...

BreachWarden

@Yelverton_TheGeek_ Oh sounds like you're doing good! :)
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Yelverton_TheGeek_

@BreachWarden I'm not sure exactly... I haven't been online in general. It might be because I just don't see the purpose in posting my writing these days. Maybe I should just have some time to myself.
            
            It might also be because I've been spending more time outside, (I have crawled out of my rock for once! XD), with friends and I've been more social in that sense. Who knows?
            
            I think it's just that I'm not so focused on going online anymore. Hm.
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Yelverton_TheGeek_

There is no greater agony than trying to write dialogue for a six-year-old girl without making it become cringy or cliched. Blurgh.

Yelverton_TheGeek_

How long do you people prefer a chapter to be? How many pages or words would you say is not too short that if feels incomplete, yet doesn't become enduring either? How long do you usually write your chapters? I've written the next chapter of Ignorance to the point where I *think* it may be long enough to be considered a full chapter, but it's still shorter than most of my other chapters. (And yes, I know it's been a while since I've updated Ignorance, so I might just post the next chapter right now for the sake of getting you readers back on track. XD)
          
          Any thoughts will be appreciated!

Yelverton_TheGeek_

@Nyhterides Fair enough! Thanks for the opinion. :)
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Nyhterides

@Yelverton_TheGeek_ No set rule. I try to make mine 1000-2000 on average, but that doesn't mean I don't have a 600-word chapter or one that is 2500 words.
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