My posting phenomenon.

My posting phenomenon.

A Story by Relic

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My posting phenomenon.

It's been happening to me since I first joined Writers Cafe. I write a poem or story, I go over it, it sounds fine, so I post. 

Then it happens. 

Like an inner voice in my head, I hear it...hey look, I see something that sounds wrong. Yeah, and there's something else too......and something else.... 

As though tricked by mental blindness, I start fixing lines, feeling anxious. Should I delete the poem/story and start again? But six or seven people have seen it. Now what? 

One day, I revised a poem 16 or 17 times AFTER it had been posted. I felt like exploding. This is a constant problem for me. 

Am I a perfectionist?
Or is there something more disturbing going on? 

Is it possible there's a disquieting spirit inside me saying......You did it again didn't you, you posted before you should have, now I'll screw you up. HAHA, SUFFER POET RELIC, SUFFEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR. "You call yourself a writer? Pick up a crayon instead, you're better off. hahahaha." (throws down the mic and walks away). 

But here's the thing. Why then does it look okay before posting? 

Is it possible there was another Relic somewhere on the internet before me and his spirit is here to haunt me? Hmm? I don't know. But I do know one thing. When I posted this, I felt like someone was watching me. Waiting...looking over my shoulder. Blurring my eyesight somehow

SCOUNDREL!  STAY AWAY! 
I'M POSTING THIS AND I'M NOT GOING TO REVISE IT AFTER. 
TAKE THAT YOU HEATHEN! 
RASCAL!  
CRAPHEAD!

Shhhhhhhhh okay. 
Now-- here it goes, ready to post this. Let's hope this works. 


© 2017 Relic



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Good points on this . I can definitely relate to this piece. Nice job.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Relic

1 Week Ago

Thanks Sean.
Sean M. Addams

1 Week Ago

No problem please check out my piece Cystein thanks
Oh I can relate to that!
I think that the problem may be that we get the inspiration from the intuitive side of our brain (the right side largely) and are a bit 'blinded' by our creation. That 'disquieting spirit' in you may be the more logical side of the brain (manly left hand side) telling you to do some critical editing. In should, of course, be very constructive, helping to make a well structured and fine-tuned poem. If I was you I would commandeer that 'Scoundrel, Heathen, Rascal, Craphead', and make him work for you.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Relic

3 Weeks Ago

haha, will do, thanks for a great review. :)
I agree. When I re-write. I change the poetry. I tried not to edit too deeply.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Relic

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the review Coyote. :)
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome my friend.
When an idea strikes and we find some suitable words to dress it, we get all excited about posting it as quickly as possible. Then come the doubts, because there is such an infinite store of words to chose from, one more beautiful and suitable than the next. So it goes on...Till another idea strikes. Appreciated so much!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Relic

3 Weeks Ago

Well said. Thank you.
DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

It was a pleasure!
I was drilled into believing that crafting is a major part of the writer's skill set, not that I do it as much as I should. I blame the internet where we all exist only so long as we keep posting. But Leslie Philibert is a great example of someone who crafts and posts infrequently amazing poetry. Nice discussion topic sir.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Relic

4 Weeks Ago

Mr. Philibert is amazing. I saw his blog. Thanks John. :)
Seems up to snuff, to me.
The old-timers--and I've known more than a few--counseled never to post (or submit) your work the same day it's written. Apparently, they believed you often "read" what's still in your mind, not what ended up on paper.
At any rate, "My posting phenomenon" is smartly conveyed and represents something most writers have, unfortunately, often experienced.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Relic

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the review Jimmy. Those old-timers are right. I'm still guilty of posting on the same day.. read more
Lol, this was me after I posted "The Wet Spot"!! I am thrilled to see I'm not the only one that goes through this...very well done, Tim!



Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Relic

4 Weeks Ago

haha, not a problem. I still like the way you write. :)
Kelly Scheppers

4 Weeks Ago

That's both a relief AND a compliment. And I feel the same about you!
Relic

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks. :)
Ha.. It worked !!

A fun read

I can relate !!

Jazzy

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Relic

4 Weeks Ago

:) Thanks Jazzy.
J. J.  Nightingale

4 Weeks Ago

You are welcome !!
Ha ha. I think.... no no, actually I am sure that I am on the same wavelength. I guess it happens to everyone.
Still, I think I am just a beginner and still learning. :P

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Relic

4 Weeks Ago

I've been here for years and I'm still learning. :) Thank you.
NerdyBeauty

4 Weeks Ago

You're Welcome, Relic.
And yes, we all are ''always'' Learning. You're so humble. :P
Relic

4 Weeks Ago

................ :)
I neve post first version . I let poem to breath own life. Rewriting like 5 times. Make more visible and meaningful. I see here on w.c. so many good poems but just in half way. Raymond carver Re write quiet lot and his,writing is honest beautiful and very strong. Poetry is not product from factory.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Relic

4 Weeks Ago

Well said, thanks for taking the time to read. :)
WRITER-----------TYPEWRITER

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you too.

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