Time for a change... I think this sums me up pretty well:
Things tend to turn out well when you worry, so that's probably good. - EmP
I still <333 wolves, though.
Title: Ugh. Finally! Posted: July 28, 2009 (02:17 PM)
I finally wrote something. After ages and ages of no motivation, writer's block and anything else, I finally wrote a review. It's for Psychonauts.
It's kind of forced, so I'm not really expecting too much. However, I did write it how I wanted to - that is, I talked about things that I'd wanted to talk about. Mainly a kind of psychologic comparison thing, since that seemed appropriate. I also thought it might be unique. Granted, due to its nature, I'm not going to expect people to like it. But that's OK because I'm at least happy that I was able to get it out there and relatively how I wanted (though I do wish the quality of the writing itself would've felt smoother as I was working...).
That being said, I'm aware of some of its flaws. It's style is pretty standard. It's also unedited, so I expect a few typos. I mostly just wanted to get it done. I'm aware that some sentences are probably awkward and some ideas are probably confusing, but I tried to explain them as best I could. I'm also aware of word repetition - there are at least three words I can think of that I use quite frequently. I didn't feel like looking through a thesaurus to find a semi-appropriate match for them, though. I still have a day to do nitty-gritty editing things anyway. It's the main conceptual flaws that probably exist as well that I'm more concerned with.
I'll probably use this for TT, even if it isn't that great, since I don't feel like using some old review this round. I actually want to save some of the reviews I didn't use for next year, anyway. Maybe things will go better then.
I'm just glad to get one written after... months... or... however long it's been.
User: aschultz Title: Posted: July 28, 2009 (03:36 PM)
omg i found a typo "It's style is pretty standard"
...oh, wait, I should probably look at the actual review. You're right, getting the structure etc out of the way is a long way to a full review.
"There a host of challenges await him" is a bit jarring in the intro. It's hard to remember that's the camp, so maybe you can flip and edit sentences.
No time to give a full critique,& you may not want one anyway, but I think the intro paragraph can turn a judge off quickly, so focus on that first if you're pressed for time. That'd help the rest of the good stuff shine through.
User: sashanan Title: Posted: July 29, 2009 (04:32 AM)
Sometimes, just getting a review out can be immensely therapeutic to a writer who's in a rut! It's a feeling I know all too well.
Don't fret too much about quality. Getting feedback is good, taking what you can use from it to improve your piece is better, but it's a process. Every review starts with actually getting it out, and you pulled it off. That is always noteworthy and let no one convince you otherwise!
User: will Title: Posted: July 29, 2009 (06:18 PM)
User: wolfqueen001 Title: Posted: July 29, 2009 (11:24 PM)
Thanks. It's been edited now. Hopefully it's better now. Either way, like sash suggested, this was really just to try and get things flowing again. Not sure how successful it'll be in the end, but I guess we'll see. Still, edited or no, due to the nature of its purpose, I'm still not expecting a whole lot from this review.
User: disco1960 Title: Posted: July 29, 2009 (11:55 PM)
It's fine! Much better than my own attempt last week to break through that force field.
Anyway, I pretty much ranpicked myself, so it should be about even. :P
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