Post by Deleted on Jul 3, 2018 1:44:55 GMT
How and when do you flake? Under what circumstances or what situations make you, personally, flake/leave? This can be anything from suddenly leaving a site, distracting yourself or slacking on activity or having no muse. We've all known or are one of those people who get invested in a site or a thread, but then, for whatever reason, poof. What are your reasons/what makes you leave a site or a plot hanging?
- Real life: While this is often more of an "excuse" than a reason, real life has a tendency to be stressful and sadly, writing isn't always the needed escape. Instead, owing a lot of replies and feeling like I have to reply can make me feel even more stressed out.
- Investment: We've (probably) all felt like we don't belong, or that we can't get a certain type of plot to keep ourselves invested. If I'm part of a community and end up feeling like I can't get any decent plots for my characters, I can easily grow detatched. It doesn't even have to be something specific that I want, just something that sparks my interest and makes me look forward to replying. If that isn't there, writing feels more like a chore than anything else. While I strongly believe that people have to try to be part of a community, rather than thinking it'll be handed to you on a silver platter, sometimes it just doesn't work out that way, and it's very disheartening.
- Doesn't work out: If a concept doesn't work out the way I had hoped or wanted, I can quickly lose interest. When I lose interest, it's generally very hard for me to "keep going", because a part of me thinks "why keep working on something that didn't work out in the first place?".
- Other flakers: If I get really invested in a plot, and the other person flakes, it's very easy for me to lose interest altogether. Especially if that was the only plot that sparked my interest.