I'm Feelin Like Writing A TR...Its Been A While..I'm Nervous

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micronut

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 9, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
The creative juices are flowing. The story is a good one. But I find myself a bit timid at the wheel. The words just aren't there yet. I'm ready to tell my tale but I'm having trouble pulling the trigger. The adventure was pure. The end a nail biter. I just need the time and the vibe to bring it all together. Here are some of the elements of the story:

First El Cap Attempt
A year of Wall Prep and Training
New Friends
Amazing Photography
Old Friends
Supertopoian Encounters
Bears
Dehydration
Fear
Success
Mark Hudon
Failure
Injury
Pending surgery
Post wall depression
Re-kindled stoke that a million armies could never suppress

So come on Supertopo...help me out...I need inspiration to get this thing done. Stay on me....I want to give the masses what the masses want. A Trip Report that will go down in history. I want to be rich and famous and garner the adoration of hundreds of strangers on the internet who hang out in the day arguing over politics instead of climbing. This will be my opus. I believe it is time to sing. Help me find my tune. I will not let you down.

Until then,

MNut Out.

Macronut and Micronut.  Pitch Two of Lurking Fear
Macronut and Micronut. Pitch Two of Lurking Fear
Credit: LuckyNeck







S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
Can't wait to read it!!!
Gene

climber
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
What! No mullets?

Your TRs are a joy. I hope you soon find your Muse. We need your brand of amusement.

g
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Stop being a layabout nancyboy and start pounding them keys, these things don't write themselves you know. Fat doob will cure the nerves.

Hop to. Chop chop. Get to crackin'. Order up.
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Just like riding a __.

Can't wait to read a TR!

Charles
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Here's what I do (after suitable simmering in the pot of crock)...

sort your images, pick the first one, write the words above that picture, continue to the next one. Relax and let the images and your memories decide upon the words, real time. Don't even try to frame the story, just TELL IT.

Maybe its like that Largo no-thing.... don't stare at your story, don't stare at the paper. Look into your heart and let your fingers do the talking from there.

At least, that's what I do!

DMT
micronut

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Ha! You guys are awesome. So much wisdom in these replies. Thanks Dingus. I'll do exactly that tonight. And Sully, so sorry to hear of your loss...your stoke is contagious and your words of affirmation much appreciated. I'll send you my address and look forward to the book. Time to pony up and dip my pen into the inkwell. I have a literary itch to scratch. My 11th grade lit teacher will be proud of what I'm about to create.


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 9, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Dingus nailed it.

sort your images, pick the first one, write the words above that picture, continue to the next one. Relax and let the images and your memories decide upon the words, real time. Don't even try to frame the story, just TELL IT.

Cornerstone of all my posts.

You got this buddy. Can't wait.

Mike
Trad is Rad

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo California
Jul 9, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
more than anything make me laugh
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jul 9, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Oh come on and just do it. I have been waiting for this ever since you bailed.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
like where this thread is going

needs more pics tho
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:06pm PT

like where this thread is going

Yeah. . . like just start writing. . . right in this thread. . . a little "riff" at a time. . . then maybe we can jump in and edit it. . . yeah. . .like we could "Go All Wiki On It."

:-)
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
I don't care as long as there is a MULLET involved.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
Oh, oh, I just noticed my name on that list, this might get ugly...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Looks like you already have an outline; just fill it in.

And don't forget the classic "so there I was".....
msiddens

Trad climber
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Agreed- more mullets
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
We know you can do awesome reports!

Keep the humour and keep humble-----and post photos of humans in scenery, not scenery.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
But this thread is good, too. Like a movie trailer.

The only thing that's missing is a release date...
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Usually what I want to write has already occurred to me during the experience, I just need to go back there and re watch the film.

You'll kill it
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 9, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
Dam, only Micronut could get 21 hits on something he hasn't even written yet! dah nerve.
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