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LightningSword


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Sep
10th
2020

Why I Don't Write Here Anymore · 7:19pm September 10th

I suppose it's been on my mind for a long time, but it never really occurred to me until recently. And because a few of you have been waiting for some projects I promised I'd finished, you deserve to know, as well.

I haven't posted a worthwhile story or updated any ongoing stories in years. For a long time, I've struggled with why, but I think I knew all along. Before, it was because I was just too afraid anything I post would just cause more drama, but then it happened. A review left on one of my more recent stories that was the biggest gut punch I could ever get.

When I first started here, I only wanted to share stories with other fans. When they failed and I was mocked for it, I stayed to prove them wrong. That reason got harder and harder to justify as time went on, but then I got a long and in-depth review from someone I considered a friend (not sure what they think of me now). I won't tell you who they are or where the review is, but all I can say is that it made me ask myself a very serious question:

I've spent nearly all my time on this site trying to prove to my enemies that I'm a good writer. If I can't even convince my friends . . . what's the point?

That's why I gave up. I know it's strange to just show up out of nowhere after so long to tell you all this, but it only finally came to mind recently, as if I'd been suppressing it ever since. Which I tend to do; sharing my feelings tends to get me in trouble, historically speaking.

I understand there are some of you who are upset or disappointed. But you could never be more disappointed in me than I am in myself.

I'm not leaving the site, though. As dumb as it sounds, I'm holding onto hope that I can get it together and finish what I started someday. If not for you, than for myself.

Just thought I'd share this with you all. Hopefully things make more sense now.

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Comments ( 12 )

I'm sorry that happened. I feel you're a good writer.

Aw man, sorry mate, i loved your story's............. well cya :(

Sorry to hear that. *patpat* Good luck.

I'm sorry that happened to you...

Actually Lightning, I'm actually passing the same thing as you, I really want you to read my blog as well, because I'm passing the same strugles as you...

So I was thinking... To publish my stories without edition or in a place where people tends to ignores if they don't like. I was thinking to publish on Fanfiction or another place for fanfics and just my dearest friends or people who really enjoys my stories would go there.

And a friend of mine gave me some words of wisdom.

I've given this some thought actually. Storytelling is where the fires ignite. Art says a thousand words, but all those thousand words are disconnected from one another and mostly consist of nouns and adjectives... I mean that's my subjective interpretation of "Art speaks a thousand words." Most of those words are going to be "blue" "futuristic" "art nouveau" "interesting" but traditional art lacks the element of time.

Typo... The dragon

I'm looking back over your stuff. You have over a thousand followers, who I doubt follow you because they think your work is crap. Almost every story you've written has had an overwhelmingly positive reception. I see little evidence that you've failed as a writer here.

Yeah, there are always critics who will find something to tear apart, and take joy in doing so. There's an even larger crowd of people that say if they don't care for the plot, a writing style they personally enjoy, or it's not their particular taste in story then it is bad. And the more visible you are (you've got more followers than most) then the louder and more visible those people will be. Don't let them get you down.

You are the first friend I made on this site. I would not say you convinced me you’re a good writer, but rather, you showed me you’re a good writer. Big difference.

Some people are scum. Don’t let them get you down.
Some people just wanna get a rise out of others. Don’t let them get you down.
Some people are so low that the only way they feel any better is by making others feel worse. Don’t let them get you down.
Some people think it’s easier to hate on others than to listen. Don’t let them get you down.
Some people won’t like you and never once have a reason for it. Don’t let them get you down.
Some people try to make you react and find a way use that justification for what they thought beforehand. Don’t let them get you down.
Some people attack under the disguise of helping. Don’t let them get you down.

All-told, some people aren’t worth giving a second thought.
Don’t let them get you down.

Yikes. I'm sorry that you're going through this. You don't deserve it. No one does.

I'm not gonna say I've read everything of yours - I haven't - but what I have read, I've enjoyed. But from one struggling writer to another, let me say this bit of truth. You've gotta do what's right for you.

Honestly, I feel the same. There's this crazy pressure that when you get a negative comment or review, it really sucks out any joy. And I can't begin to imagine the shit show that a lot of people have put you through on here.

But I know as a fellow writer and as someone whose enjoyed your writing (you're not a bad writer), that I've learned a few things from your persistence and grit to stick it out.

I have a friend from this site that loves to drill into my head that just cause people may not like the story I write, as long as you do, who really cares. It seems that the vast majority of the people that commented on this agrees.

I hope that you can find the ummph to continue writing, (I can't say I've read everything but what I've read I like). If there's anything I can do to help, lemme know okie?

It's been said again and again that you are a good writer. You have 1,095 followers and most of your fanfics have 300 to 600 thumbs up.
I had hoped to see the continuation of Equestria : Civil War" and that fanfic idea from the 900 followers special about Twilight having to fight a dark magic-corrupted Cadance to protect the Crystal Empire.

I've always liked hoofenmouth. Would it be alright if I wrote stories with him?

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