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anonymous asked:

Yeah but when you work so so so hard on a fic and no one reads it it's like, I know that validation shouldn't matter but goddamn someone validate me.

for sure. it’s difficult when not many people read your work. but at the same time, if it’s something that you’re proud of I don’t think it’ll matter so much because YOU did something that YOU like, and that’s what it really has to be about, right?

it’s really difficult to get to that point though, i’ll admit. and when you’re first starting out with fic, it can be really discouraging to not to get a lot of reads. but if it’s something you really enjoy, you gotta keep at it! you can’t let the lack of response bring your creativity to a halt. when you create because you want to and because you’re excited for the story, and you’re just having fun writing it … then having it complete for your own sake is just as rewarding, I think.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.