Just Do The Thing


I'm just this guy, you know?

To expand on that, I am also the following...

- A former ficly member who is 38 years old and is schizoaffective (depressive type)

- Into creating languages and fantasy worlds from scratch

- A listener of audiobooks & good tunes

- Always too hard on myself

"You drink too much" she said to him. "Or not enough. I guess it depends on what you are going for."

"I'm going for the 'forgetting my misery'" he said with a sigh.

"What you need to do is write more. Especially if you are drinking. All the great writings drank. Or did drugs. Not that you should do drugs though, drugs are bad. Or drink that much as that's bad too."

She wanted to make herself clear in this instance, that he was not alone and that he should use his talents.

"Write about anything. Write about me, write about you, write about pixies, write about aliens, write about Venice. Just write."

He knew she was wiser than him. And that she was usually the type of person that was right in matters of the existential and the "soul" if you believe in that sort of thing, which she did.

"You have stories to tell, my friend," she continued. "Some stories you may not even know are in there. The important thing is to plop yourself down in front of the notebook and write. Just write."

And so, I wrote.


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Writing is good for the soul. Despite everything else I do in life, I almost always think of myself as a writer first. A teller of stories. And I know when I'm most like my healthy, normal self when I'm writing. It's become my barometer of mental wellness.

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I agree with Jim. The conversation playing out between the Mind and the Muse happens to me often. I am my worst obstacle when it comes to writing. Because I want to control it instead of letting it flow out of me.

  • #2594 Posted 4 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

I know this conversation. I'm the nagging one.

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