makkthree  asked:

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers who struggle to stay motivated (especially when the creativity is flowing at a trickle at best)? I always have these great ideas I can build into extensive aus that I would dearly love to turn into fanfics to share with other fans, but I find myself really struggling when it comes time to put words to paper.

My first bit of advice would be to just keep writing. Even if it’s an unrelated to what you want to be writing dribble, as long as you write a little something a day, it makes it so much easier to keep going. I skipped out on writing for three days recently and it was so very difficult to get back into it. 
Even if what you write seems like rubbish, you can always rewrite it. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of times I’ve wrote something, knowing it was horrible, but also knowing that once the idea was down, I could take my time and really write it out. 

Another bit of advice is to have a plan. Here’s an example of how I plan;
Chapter 1;
- Sabo & Luffy sent by back in time by mysterious means.
- Sabo hears it’s the time for Ace’s upcoming exercution,
- Heads out to go save him
- Arrives just outside of Marineford at same time as Luffy,

It seems like a lot is going to happen in the chapter, but breaking it down and writing it piece by piece, then crossing it off, makes things so much easier, and you feel really accomplishes when it comes to crossing off the part you’re got wrote up. I find that motivates me.

Finally, I find that having a tumblr to talk about my fic, to hear input from readers and just write drabbles with the characters that either won’t fit into the story or aren’t ‘story canon’ makes it easy to keep on task too. (Plus it’s apparently easier to be sent fanart and that’s the most inspiring thing for me)

I hope even a bit of that helps xx

Classes we ah-mazing today! Professor said I did fantastic today! He was proud of my defenses and I got a few submissions in! That much closer to my blue belt in Jiu Jitsu! On Saturday I rank up in my karate class! Technically I should be higher but I’m proud to say I’ll be getting my yellow belt 😃 kickboxing kicked my ass today! My body hurts so good!

anonymous asked:

4 + 29 together pls for Cheol or Josh, your choice. - Carrot anon ;)

4 “Why are you at my house at 3:00 AM?”

29 “What if I kissed you right now?”

  You were woken up by the sound of something being thrown at your window. One look at your alarm clock had you groaning in despair. 3:00 AM. The bright numbers were aggressively staring at you, and the sound of things, probably pebbles, hitting the glass just wouldn’t stop.

  “Fine, fine,” you mumbled as you got up. You slowly made your way to your window and looked outside to find your friend Seungcheol, preparing himself to throw another rock towards your room. When you appeared in the moonlight, his face split into a giant grin, and he gestured for you to come down. “No,” you mouthed back. He insisted though, and even threw in his puppy dog eyes, making you sigh. “Fine. But you owe me one.”

  If you were being honest, though, the smile he gave you when you told him you’d come down was probably worth the trouble. Not that you would tell him this, of course. You put on a large sweater, as the weather tended to be a little colder at night in that part of year, and met up with Seungcheol in your backyard. You planted yourself in front of him, crossed your arms and raised an eyebrow.

  “It’s the middle of the night, ‘Cheol. Why are you at my house at 3:00 AM?

  Suddenly, his grin faltered, and he shifted… almost nervously? “I… I don’t really know. I just wanted to see you, I guess…” You tried to interrupt him, a bit pissed that he’d woken you up for nothing when he knew sleep was something you barely got and hence badly needed, but you couldn’t open your mouth before he continued. “Actually that’s not true. I have something to ask you. It’s really important.”

  “Important enough that it couldn’t wait for morning?” He nodded. “Look, Seungcheol, what if you came back at, say, 10:00 AM, and then we can talk? I’m really tir…”

  “What if I kissed you right now?

  You stopped talking immediately, taken aback. Did he just ask what you thought he’d asked? “What?”

  “What would you do if I kissed you right now?”

  “Cheol, why are you asking such a thing? Why would you kiss me? You’re not making any sense, go back to sleep.”

  You tried to push his shoulder to prompt him to leave, but he swatted at your hand, grabbed your face and kissed you. It was a bit rough at first, his mouth colliding with yours and you letting out a surprised yelp. After the first shock, you let yourself melt in his arms, his left hand cradling your jaw and the other the back of your head. His lips were plump and soft, gently moving against your own. You grabbed his shirt tightly in your hands and started kissing back, but he let you go.

  You stared at each other for a moment, both surprised by the other’s reaction. You just stood there, clinging onto each other, and after a while, a smile crept on both your faces. The night was a lot warmer than you thought it would be.

//admin cora//

i’ll always be e/R trash, but courferre is life changing. because it’s characteristically sweet and good and doesn’t make me want to rip my own heart out of my chest