Important #WIP news and writer’s confusion syndrom

Something happened and I quite don’t know what to do with myself. So obviously, I’m here, blogging about it.

I did not expect it to come so fast, not when I felt sooo lost just the week before.

This is probably the time where you all think, what, what’s going on, something MASSIVE happened here. Really, it’s nothing worth screaming about for anyone, except for me. So I’m going to scream about it and pretend it’s a big deal for everyone here, okay?

I finished my WIP.

Let’s throw back, shall we?

I started writing this whole damn thing in November 2015 for NaNoWriMo. I wrote about 63 K of something that looked like a story and I wrote the end of the draft on the 6th of December, 2015.

I tried to come back to it and edit it with Camp NaNoWriMo in April 2016. I did not know what to do or where to start and I was graduating this year. It was all so complicated. Basically, I re-read my first Word Page and just gave up.

On the dreaded back-to-school time, in September 2016, while everyone was screaming about new classes, people, teachers, moving out, back in or just moving on from life, I sat unemployed at my desk and opened a new Word doc, writing again for the first time in five months.

A little more than a year later, on September 16th, I took off my headphones (I was listening to that new Zayn+Sia song. It’s, like, REALLY good) and looked at my sister like I had seen a ghost. The ghost of that WIP finally on paper again.

YES. It’s the same story from that NaNoWriMo 2015. It has changed since that first draft, as everything else around this story, and my life, has. It will still need about a gazillion edits. I’m not even sure of the book title just yet. I feel like nothing makes sense, I am dreading like hell the time I will take these 76 K back and read every single one with a critical mind and, let’s face it, probably just HATE IT ALL.

But I goddamn wrote something that looks like a book, so right now, I should feel pretty proud.

Instead, I’m feeling emotionally drained and I just don’t know what to do with my life, or with myself. I know this story is not over. I know it still needs tons of edits to make sense. I know I will come back to it, but for now… I’m just feeling weird and empty. I HAVE NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT ANYMORE.

This is a lie. I have ideas lying around somewhere inside my brain. I’m thinking about NaNoWriMo this November already. Yet, at the moment, I’m just NOT writing and it’s WEIRD.

I’m sorry, this post is a bit all-over-the-place, but I’m in a funky mood. I have this thing called, the writer’s confusion syndrom. Basically: I don’t know if I’m even a writer, if I’m any good, or what to do with myself. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to write something again. Something new. Something different. I just don’t know, friends.

I said I would share more about my WIP and I already kind of did. I will share more about it all with a special feature coming soon, curtesy of one of my lovely blogging friends and I, so keep your eyes open.

Writers, what do you do when you’re done with a project? Am I the only one feeling LOST as hell? If you have any tips or tricks to get out of this funk, PLEASE DO SHARE WISDOM with me.

Readers, what do you do when you finished a book that’s like, emotionally draining?! Can you get back into another book right away? Do you feel slightly…in a slump? HOW DO YOU SURVIVE? Let me know all your tips in comments!

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104 thoughts on “Important #WIP news and writer’s confusion syndrom

  1. DING DING DING! MAJOR MILESTONE ALERT!
    “I don’t know if I’m even a writer, if I’m any good, or what to do with myself. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to write something again. Something new. Something different.” Honestly, this is the realest thing ever and i have not even gotten to a WIP stage really. (Well I am not confident about it, darn it!)
    But this right here is a milestone anyway and you deserve to enjoy it in the interval before the Editing Monster comes out to play! Read a book, binge some series, and a big fat dollop of Good Luck to you!

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    1. Oh thank you so, so much for your words of support ❀ ❀ I really hope you'll find the confidence in you to just write these words inside of your head, one by one, to start your own WIP. You can do this, I'm sure of it πŸ˜€

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  2. CONGRATS MARIE I’M SO PROUD OF YOU AND HAPPY FOR YOU YOU DID IT!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• I completely understand the feeling (even though it’s been years since I last finished a WIP) it’s just so weird?? You’ve been working on it for SO LONG, it’s been a part of you and your life and all of a sudden… It’s done? Okay you still need to go back and edit it, but still! It’s definitely weird.
    The last time I finished a WIP, it was the first one of a series, and instead of editing it I almost immediately went on to write the sequel lol. But then again I was a lot less critical back then and didn’t have as much problems with getting myself to write as I do now.
    I hope you’ll get out of the funk soon and continue to write awesome things ❀️

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    1. Awww Michelle THANK YOU so much! ❀ ❀ It is SO weird. I still need to edit it, I know there are tons of things wrong (the world-building is lacking especially), but… I'm happy to let it sit for a while, now. But I don't know what to do with myself?!
      I'm hoping to get out of this funk soon and find inspiration for new stories. I feel empty ahah. Thank you so, so much for your sweet words ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. OH MY GOD CONGRATS!!!! Girl, thats FANTASTIC to hear and yes oh my goodness i KNOW exactly how you feel (tbh when I feel like i cant get back into the world i just write cute, gushy, sappy, gross one shots that no one will EVER see but they make me happy)

    and ANOTHER thing, i literally cringe at my work when i edit through it so i FEEL you but GIRL, SCREW THAT, your work is amAZING AND YOU PUT ALL YOUR HARD WORK INTO IT SO PUNCH THOSE NEGATIVE FEELINGS away

    good luck on editing. editing is hell lol :p

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    1. Aww THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sweet words. You have no idea how much I needed to hear that ❀ ❀ I am so NOT looking forward to the editing parts, but for now…I'm just leaving it alone and hoping I won't be too negative when the editing part comes haha.
      Thank you!! ❀ ❀

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  4. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG MARIE YOU ACTUALLY FINISHED YOUR WIP I’M SO FRICKING PROUD OF YOU HOLY CRAP THIS IS AMAZING AND YOU’RE AMAZING AGHAGAHGAHAHAGAH

    Although I haven’t finished a novel yet, I think I kind of feel your confusion?? I hope you figure everything out and just know that your writing is AMAZING, okay?? Don’t go hating on this beautiful piece of art that you’ve spent years over. TAKE A BREAK! Come back to it when you feel refreshed, ready to edit, and less confused!! I LOVE YOU!!! ❀❀

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    1. MAY I MISS YOU!! ❀ ❀ Thank you so, so much, you're so sweet, I so appreciate all of your support. I will take a little break for sure and I hope I won't hate everything ahah. ❀
      I hope you're doing well, May, LOVE YOU!! ❀ ❀

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  5. Oh my god Marie congratulations on finished your WIP. πŸ˜€ That’s great news and wow you’e been working on this for a long time as well if you essentially started it in 2015 for NaNo. I’ve never actually finished one of my WIPs before. I tend to get side tracked by other ideas which has always been the way I’ve worked when it comes to things like writing. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping the idea I’m working on for NaNo 2017 will be one I can stick with because it’s been a idea that’s been floating around in my head for years now!
    Here’s hoping your idea for NaNo 2017 will pull you out of your writers confusion syndrome, I get what you mean about it being strange to not be writing something at the moment.
    Normally with book slumps, can’t talk about writing ones as much, when I can’t force myself through them taking a break is what helps me the most. Maybe that’ll work for you and writing, and again congrats on finished your WIP! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Ohhh thank you so much, Beth ❀ ❀
      I'm kind of curious about your idea for NaNoWriMo, I hope you'll talk about it, whenever you're ready, obviously. If you know it's an idea that's been around for years, well…I'm sure you've got a winner there πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much!! ❀ ❀

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      1. That’s all right! πŸ™‚ ❀
        I will be posting more about it closer to NaNo, or probably during NaNo just because I know blogging in November will be more sporadic for me. I hope so, I'm looking forwards to actually getting started on it. Will you be talking more about your NaNo idea when you have it more figured out?
        That's all right! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      2. I think I will – I still have to figure tons of things out, and, well…Actually know whether or not I’ll be able to participate, haha. But I’ll talk about it for sure if I’m doing it πŸ™‚

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  6. Sometimes I can start another book but sometimes I get in a slump. If I’m in a slump I usually just have to wait it out. I do stuff I like and then try to pick up another book later on. If it doesn’t work then it doesn’t work and I just let it be and hope that the slump won’t last too long. I just try not to stress about it because it’s supposed to be fun for me and I don’t want it to be stressful. I hope everything works out for you!!! ❀

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  7. Yaaas! You’re doing amazing, I’m so proud of you πŸ’•
    I don’t have any writing advice but if a book was emotionally draining I definitely have to take a break or I have to read something really fluffy!
    Good luck with everything I know you’ll do awesome xxx

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  8. This would probably be me too, if I actually ever made it past the starting point… Heh i’m still trying to work my way towards that blank Word page πŸ˜›
    I’m really happy for you though! I wouldn’t sweat the whole will-I-ever-write-anything-again thing too much either, give yourself time to finish this one project, or start on something new when you feel inspired, I’m positive it’ll all work out for you xx

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    1. Oh, that damn blank page. I know the feeling πŸ˜‚ I’m sure you will make it someday, one word after another and before you know it, you’ll write one whole chapter. The key is to never give up, find the right mood to put yourself into, to write, and it’ll all come to you sometime ❀
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet words and your support! ❀ ❀

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  9. AHEMCUWNSUWBFIE CONGRATS ON FINISHING YOUR WIP. i’m not really a writer but definitely a reader and when I finish an emotionally draining book I just kinda… sit? And think about it? For like a really long time. And I don’t get into another book for at least like two days (which seems short but I’m basically always reading a book so it’s a BIG DEAL). Like I kinda just need time to wallow in the book and process it. Sometimes I’ll just stare at a wall. Hope this helps? I hope you aren’t feeling so emotionally drained that the only thing you can do is sit.

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    1. THANK YOU so much for your sweet words ❀ ❀ ❀
      This really helps!, I'm not sitting around all day though I would really enjoy to πŸ˜‚, but I do need a bit of time to reflect on all of the things in the story before going into another project, or getting back to that one, I think. Thank you so much for your sweet words ❀ ❀

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  10. Congrats loff, this is big and really exciting news!!! I think I envy you, feeling completely done! My brain is bursting with ideas constantly and I see no end of story ideas in sight! I’m sure you have other ruminating in the back of your mind! At any rate, your focus is incredible and you should be really proud!

    I’m always happy to beta read for bloggerly friends if you ever wanted to throw it out there in the wild. ❀️

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    1. Aw thank you so, so much, Amber! ❀ I'm sure you'll find yourself where I am, once you're focused on a particular idea and you'll want to see where it goes, until the very end ❀ ❀
      Thank you so much – and thanks for mentioning it, I'll make sure to think of you ❀ ❀

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  11. Congratulations!!! If you were in a writing group, are there any people in that group that can be a beta reader for you? You need to have people who are not related to you, and are not your friends read your book and give you feedback. Do they like your characters? Is there a problem connecting with any of them? Does the story make sense? Are there any areas that need more explanation, dialog, etc? Then you start another edit…. i am so excited for you! This is a HUGE deal!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deborah! I wasn’t in a writing group,I just wrote all alone ahah – but thank you for these tips. I think I might try and find some beta readers someday, but I don’t even think I am ready for that. I know there are loads of things missing and most of it all, I feel like my world-building isn’t that good. I’m just, CONFUSED, ahah. THANK YOU for all of your advice, that’s so sweet off you ❀ ❀

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  12. GO YOU wow Marie I’m so so impressed. I ve never edited anything in a way that I’m happy with and I feel as mush if a beginner as you do but that’s okay! My advice would be to do something different writing wise. Like write a short story and really polish it until you get to a place where that finishes. Short stories are a lot of fun on my experience. And don’t stress, because everyone feels like that, not just writers. By the way, do you write in French or English?

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    1. Thank you so, so much for your sweet words and advice, Shanti! ❀ ❀ I should try the short story thing, though I'm not sure where to start, I don't really write short stories, usually? I should try, though!
      Both – but I tend to write a bit more in English, and that particular WIP was in English πŸ™‚

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  13. Hi Marie!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!!!!!! That’s amazing that you’ve finished your WIP!!!!!!!

    I’ve definitely experienced what you are talking about! Every time I finish a draft of my WIP and have to put it aside for a few months, it feels like something is ripped out of me and suddenly I don’t know what to do with my time anymore! Usually I spend the first few days day dreaming about my characters haha πŸ™‚ after a week or so, i am able to start brainstorming ideas for a new book. In other words, I get what you are going through- it’s tough and it’s because you are connected to your characters and your story! You will recover and find passion in another story, but it will take time πŸ™‚

    Congrats again!!! Hope I will be able to read your story one day πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so, so much for your sweet words, Sophie! ❀ I'm glad you experienced this as well – I think I will try and leave it for a while, I hope inspiration for other things will come along the way! πŸ™‚
      Thank you again! I really hope you'll be able to read it too ❀

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  14. Marie I’m so sorry you are going through this! I think this is what people call writers block?!? It’s different for everyone but it is very discouraging. If it makes any difference, *!* am proud of you for having written a book! A WHOLE BOOK. That’s huge!! The way I go about editing my book is chapter by chapter. I just focus on one chapter at a time, or even a paragraph at a time if I’m overwhelmed. Things that don’t make sense, I make a note of, and then move on and come back to it when I feel ready.
    It might help if you block out the image of the whole for a while, and focus on little parts so it doesn’t feel so daunting!

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Esther! I think there’s a bit of that. It’s SO frustrating, part of me wants to be writing SO badly while the other part doesn’t know what to do or where to start πŸ˜‚
      Ohh THANK YOU so much for this editing advice – I often feel overwhelmed just thinking about it all, but taking it chapter by chapter would certainly help. Thank you so much ❀ ❀

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  15. :slow clap: Congrats! It may have taken you a while and it sounds like you almost gave up, but you accomplished something huge. Something most of us only dream of doing. It may be a bit confusing and draining but you got over that massive hump and pushed through to the end. I’m not a writer, but when I read a book that leaves me emotionally drained, I take a good few days, sometimes even a week, to just relax and do other things. I’m usually in no place to pick up where I left off because my mind is still reeling from it all.

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    1. Aww thank you so, SO MUCH for your sweet words and your support, it means so much to me, you have no idea ❀ ❀
      That's exactly how I feel – my mind is still reeling from it all. Breaks are much needed sometimes, I guess πŸ™‚ thank you so much for your sweet comment ❀

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  16. I so get what you mean. I’m not a writer but I’ve had plenty of instances where I’ve finished something that took up so much of my life and felt a bit lost after finishing it. It’s a weird and horrible feeling and usually I find myself looking for any distraction to fill the void. I think taking a break is always good. It’s like a chance to recharge the batteries. You’ve put so much time and energy into the WIP that you can afford to take a step back and the come back to it when you feel refreshed and ready. πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh I’m glad you get the feeling – it’s such an annoying feeling πŸ˜‚ you’re right, I just need to take a break and relax…if I can manage to do that πŸ˜‚ thank you so much, Lois ❀ ❀

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  17. OMG CONGRATS MARIE! This is such an amazing thing to have accomplished and you should really be super proud of yourself already! Even if you still need to edit, and you may end up still changing a lot, YOU HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK! That is a fact that already make me so in awe of you! Yay!
    As for the funk, I think it’s totally understandable but I’m not sure if I have any great tips at the ready. I would say to take a break from your WIP for a bit, take a few days to clear the head and get the funk out of your system and focus on other fun stuff to get the inspiration flowing again. And then, when you’re ready for it, dive right back into it and start editing πŸ™‚ But in the meantime, take a minute to bask in the gloriousness of this major accomplishment ❀

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    1. Awww thank you so, so much, Lindsey! ❀ ❀ I'm really happy about it, I need to get out of this funk and prove to myself that I can write other things, as well, I think. I have been focused on this story for so long, it's crazy, ahah πŸ™‚
      thank you so much for your sweet words and your support ❀

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  18. I get emails when people I follow post something. I’ve had this email in my inbox for a while now and have been waiting to read it when things got a little less chaotic (move in weekend for my college). Anyways I found the time. I am so so glad I didn’t delete it to clear out my inbox. I am so happy for you. This is great news. I have never reached this point (unless it was a short story, which only end up short because of time restrains so I am basically bustling around trying to get it printed in time for class) but I am so excited to and it is good to hear that even though you feel lost, finishing had an extreme impact. It meant something, and something big. Incredible. Such fantastic news.

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    1. Oh, I hope that the whole move-in went well, and thank you so much for taking the time to check out my post, this makes me so, so happy and really warms my heart ❀
      It really means something. There are so many times I thought I would never see the end of this draft, I'm glad I finally did ❀ I hope that someday you'll have this feeling, too – not the lost and confused one, ahah, the one where you finish something big, a story you want to write a lot ❀

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  19. CONGRATS!! I’m happy and so so proud of you for reaching this amazing milestone. You’re definitely not the only one with the writers’ confusion syndrome (love that name btw!!). I remember being lost and feeling confused when I finished my book too. That’s completely normal after having spent so much time and effort on the same project. My advice to you: take a break from this book before you edit. Editing takes a lot of time and you need to be able to look at your book with fresh eyes. Some say you should leave it for a couple of months and write something else first but, personally, I think a couple of weeks (say 6 weeks) is enough. After those X weeks you’ll have forgotten a lot of the words you’ve written and you can edit the hell out of them πŸ˜‰
    I wish you all the best and if you need any help, please let me know. I’d be happy to! (fun fact: most of the time I actually love editing more than I do writing) πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀

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    1. Oh thank you so, so much, Lauren, and thank you for the advice, it’s much, muuuch needed. I’m still wondering whether or not I’ll try and write something else, or if I’ll get into editing it first. I do want to DO something, though, haha.
      You love editing more?! I am SO dreading the whole process. I have no idea where to start, what to do, and how do I know if I make it better or worse?! I am SO confused about it, ahah, if you will have any advice on that…Well, I’m all ears πŸ˜›

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      1. Don’t worry; I’ve got some editing advice for you! πŸ™‚
        First off, don’t make the same mistake I did. Don’t start line editing right away. After all, there’s no point in perfecting lines and paragraphs when there are still bigger flaws, right? So look at the BIG PICTURE first. This means looking at plot. What works? What doesn’t? Are there scenes you can cut? Some you need to add? How are your characters? Do they all have an arc that comes to a close at the end? Are the loose ends tied up at the end of the book? etc. etc.
        Plot is your first priority. What helps me is writing down a short summary of your chapters / scenes on index cards and laying them out in front of you or taping them to the wall or something. That’ll make it easier to spot plot holes.
        Once you’re happy with how your story looks, you can start line editing which is an entire process on its own. But I’ll get back to that someday if you want πŸ˜€

        I’m no expert or anything but I hope this helps you out a little.

        If you have more questions or you need more help please let me know πŸ™‚ ❀

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      2. LAUREN, YOU ARE THE EDITING QUEEN. ❀ THANK YOU for all of this wonderful advice, this helps me so, so much, you have no idea. Also, it makes me a little less nervous about it all. I'll keep your comment in mind and come back to read it all whenever I get to editing this damn book ahah πŸ™‚ Also, I would so love to hear your advice on line editing as well – but not necessarily right now, I'm far from that, for now πŸ™‚
        Have you edited many books already? πŸ™‚
        THANK YOU again, really, that's so sweet of you ❀

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      3. Oooh, I love that title. I should put it in my bio πŸ˜‰
        I’ve been a betareader for a few people, I’ve edited two of my own books, and I’ve done an internship at a publishing house (in my native language, but the same principles apply as far as I know). I’m still no expert by any means but I’ve got some experience πŸ™‚
        I’m just glad I can be of some help!

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  20. OKAY WHAT?? EVEN?? IS?? HAPPENING??

    YOU FINISHED YOUR WIP?
    1)FIRST I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. If I was a hugging person, I’d give you a hug! Instead, I’ll give you some ice cream and OMG CAN WE CELEBRATE
    2) You may be a lost penguin. I have no tips BECAUSE I AM HORRIBLE WRITER AND I have never actually even finished anything
    3)But can I JUST STARE AT YOU IN AWE. Your like some sort of idol I look up to or whatever
    4)MARIE WE LOVE YOU AND YOUR WIP
    5)Yes, you are a writer
    6)Take a break from writing! You’re probably just a bit drained and like in shock BECAUSE YOU FINISHED WRITING THIS GOD DAMN BEAUTY. So just..eat some food Marie and scroll through Twitter mindlessly.
    7)And only come back to writing WHEN YOU WANT TO

    BASICALLY, I AM SO PROUD AND HAPPY AND THIS IS AMAZING AND LOOK AT ALL THE CAPS. LET’S ADD A # TO MARK THE OCCASION. #HASHTAGSFORTHEWIN

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    1. OH THANK YOU SO MUCH, I shall cry right now because YOU ARE WAY TOO SWEET?!! ❀ ❀ ❀
      I'm definitely taking a little break – but I also want to write again? What is this sorcery?! Haha, I'm just really happy to have gone to the finish line. Now onto the edits…someday, hahaha.
      THANK YOU SO MUCH ❀ ❀ ❀

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  21. Oh I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling down about finishing your WIP… But OMG that’s such a tremendous feat! I would kill to be able to finish a single project ever xD
    All jokes aside, I do understand what you mean. It’s like when you finish a book and you’re just sitting there wondering what to do with your life now. It all just seems so pointless and probably nothing will ever replace that same exact feeling you had while reading it. In this case, writing it. Plus, thinking about all those edits… It’s tough.
    But just know: you should be so proud of yourself. SO PROUD! This is amazing. I’m super happy for you and wish that I could take away that funky mood. I’m sure it’ll pass in time but right now, just think about this: you wrote something. So you’re a writer. I think an author on Twitter said that once and as simplistic as it sounds, it really stirred something within me. Because it’s so true.
    Congratulations on this awesome milestone and please do take the time to adjust and take care of yourself ❀ The "WIP" is done and can now wait πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, Sophie, thank you. You have no idea how much I needed to hear that ❀ ❀ I'm trying to put all of the doubt and confusion aside and to just, be proud of what I have done, but my mind keeps coming back to these edits I'll have to do, as well as trying to think of something else, to write again, just, do something and have that feeling of writing again ahah.
      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Sophie, you're the best! ❀ ❀

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      1. Our mind can be really ****ty sometimes and I’m sorry that you’re going through that right now… If it serves of any consolation, it’ll pass ❀ Just try to think positive and drill those happy thoughts into your skull. They will eventually settle! πŸ˜‰
        I'm so glad I was able to help and make you feel better in some small way ^^ Just one of those things where I feel like we're all kind of in this together, you know? And we need to support each other ❀ ❀ ❀

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      2. Exactly, ahah. I hope the happy feelings will eventually come back and last here for sure ❀ Thank you so much for your sweet words, Sophie, you're the best, it means so much to me ❀

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  22. YAY YOU FINISHED!!! Congratulations!!! This is so so huge and brilliant. As for the writer’s confusion syndrome- I didn’t know it had a name but I’ve *definitely* felt that way before *so many times*!! I am sure though, given what I know of you and your work, that it’s great!! πŸ˜€

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  23. FIRST OF ALL: CONGRATS CONGRATS!! YOU ARE AMAZING AND THIS IS AMAZING AND I HOPE YOU HAVE ALL THE CAKE!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ (Also you ARE a writer. You write = you’re a writer. No other requirements needed. πŸ˜‰ )

    And omg I relate to the lost feeling so bad. I get that after I finish I project and I go into the wildest saddest slump. πŸ˜‚ I just miss my baby so much!! The best way to get out of it is to start something new and get obsessed all over again.πŸ˜‚ But take a break first!! Refill your creative tank!! And eeeep, I’m so happy for you CONGRATS AGAIN!

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    1. AWww thank you SO MUCH, Cait ❀ ❀
      That's exactly how I am feeling, in such a sad, SAD slump, I on't know what to do with myself. I do need a new obsession πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
      THANK YOU so much again for your sweet comment, it means so much to me ❀ ❀

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  24. You’ve finished it!! Yaaaay! Congratulations ❀️ so proud of you for sticking with it for all this time and finishing off your ‘baby’
    Now I need you to send me some of that fantastic motivation and everything you have so I can get back to writing because I’ve literally not touched it in ages 😫

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    1. Aww, thank you so , so much, Hannah! ❀ ❀ Oh, are you going to try and do NaNoWriMo? It is a fantastic way to motivate yourself, knowing you are not alone in this. I know it helped me TONS just to get the words out, the first time! πŸ™‚ Also, we could write together, or try and have writing sessions together, it can work well, maybe to give each other motivation ❀ ❀

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      1. That sounds good! I definitely need some tips to throw myself back into writing because i’m staring at it right now and I have the ideas but it’s like writing again… does that even make sense? my brain is so muddled lately!

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      2. Oh yes, it does make sense. I used to have ideas and wasn’t able to put them on page. Having set deadlines, times to write or even a buddy-writer, someone to write with at the same time, really helped in just, well, trying to put myself into writing mode and get the words out πŸ™‚

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  25. OMG CONGRATS YOU FINISHED YOUR WIP OHHHH MY GOODNEss WOOHOOO WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

    *coughs*
    Anyways, Marie, you should feel proud of yourself- but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you do? Maybe you should sketch down some other ideas on paper and think about writing those!

    Or maybe just edit your novel and HOPEFULLY EDITING WILL BE FUN???

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    1. Awww THANK YOU SO MUCH! ❀ ❀ ❀
      I… I am terrified of editing, you have no idea hahaha, but yes, maybe it will end up being fun?! Who knows ahah πŸ™‚
      THANK YOU so much for your support!! ❀ ❀

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  26. OMG!! Congrats!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ That’s such a huge achievement! ❀
    Also, whenever I finish an emotionally draining book I need at least few days before I start reading anything else. I just can't concentrate on the new book, as my thoughts keep going to the one I just finished.

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