morganyorkwritesUp Close // 📖📝🗒
I promised myself I wasn't allowed to play Breath of the Wild today until I sat down and read through some of the manuscript I put on hiatus in July, in preparation for picking it back up again (tried to do this a month ago and life interrupted). The second half of the book is *much* better than the first, but I can also feel myself kind of dreading reaching the end. Because that's when I have to put the work in. I haven't written anything since December (I've revised, yes, but that's not the same) and jumping back in is always scary. But I'm trying to remind myself it's always worth it. The writing is just gonna suck for a little before I find my groove again 😒
This shot is a close up of We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, which I finished last night! It's absolutely beautiful and I recommend it to everyone, especially if you love well-written stories about grief and the strange ways it can function. I'm fascinated by these types of stories, both reading and writing them, so it ended up being a five-star read for me. Plus it was short, so I was able to get through it quickly 😊
How do you feel about sad stories? Do you enjoy them? Do you hate them? Somewhere in the middle? I tend to love them, but I do have a bleakness limit, so some stories can turn me off it (especially if there isn't even a semblance of hope or humor--those have a place in miserable times, too) 🍃
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- onyxlaughingfalconGo get it, @morganyorkwrites! I haven't picked my book up in nearly two years because I dread having to kill my darlings and actually edit it/publish it. But...I just got turned down for a job I had really longed for, so maybe now is a good time for it. As for sad stories, I love them if they're done right and I don't see the ending coming from a mile away.
- aisyahvarusaiRead books by Murakami, especially What I talk about when I talk about running. He's a genius!
- morganyorkwrites@aisyahvarusai My fiancé has read part of (or all of? I don't remember) Kafka by the Shore and it sounded super interesting!
- morganyorkwrites@onyxlaughingfalcon Good points about sad stories. And yes, I encourage you to pick it back up! Sometimes you're just not ready to start putting your work out there. I definitely wasn't when I started looking into querying at age 17 and realized I was way in over my head. But I got there eventually!
- chelledouxI think it's very hard to find a well-written "sad story". It takes A LOT so that it's not too tragic, unrealistically tragic, just piling sad situations on top of each other and playing with the reader's emotions the right way. I love sad stories, but they have to vibe with me. If that makes sense.
- morganyorkwrites@chelledoux Totally makes sense. Sometimes too much tragedy can make a story feel forced, like they're manipulating you into feeling something. A really talented writer knows how to pull heartstrings without going over the top
- inestertreyIs that a holly bible
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