Dear Former Self, I know this is forbidden....

20 Apr 2014

Attempting to get some writing done from my midnight half drunk notes in between Easter meals with the parental units.

Edit: Just as a reminder, JK Rowling had a fucking spreadsheet for the Harry Potter books:  Not even in actual Excel
Mine looks like a a maze some kid drew on the back of the cereal box.

Attempting to get some writing done from my midnight half drunk notes in between Easter meals with the parental units.

Edit: Just as a reminder, JK Rowling had a fucking spreadsheet for the Harry Potter books: Not even in actual Excel

Mine looks like a a maze some kid drew on the back of the cereal box.

20 Apr 2014

(Source: thekaija)

20 Apr 2014

Forgiveness.

The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this, because it is the key to making art and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life. Every time I have set out to translate the book (or story, or hopelessly long essay) that exists in such brilliant detail on the big screen of my limbic system onto a piece of paper (which, let’s face it, was once a towering tree crowned with leaves and a home to birds), I grieve for my own lack of talent and intelligence. Every. Single. Time. Were I smarter, more gifted, I could pin down a closer facsimile of the wonders I see. I believe that, more than anything else, this grief of constantly having to face down our own inadequacies is what keeps people from being writers. Forgiveness, therefore, is key. I can’t write the book I want to write, but I can and will write the book I am capable of writing. Again and again throughout the course of my life I will forgive myself.

In her beautiful meditation on the writing life, Ann Patchett adds to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing. Pair with Patchett’s advice to graduates on writing and life. (via explore-blog)

Forgiveness is some weird shit.

20 Apr 2014

fyspringfield:

Wizard or Skull?

No dragon? Rude.

20 Apr 2014

Lazy Sunday, writing companion.

Lazy Sunday, writing companion.

20 Apr 2014

sh1re:

happy easter

18 Apr 2014

The vicious cycle begins anew.

The vicious cycle begins anew.

18 Apr 2014

“What makes the non-South Asian person’s use of the bindi problematic is the fact that a pop star like Selena Gomez wearing one is guaranteed to be better received than I would if I were to step out of the house rocking a dot on my forehead. On her, it’s a bold new look; on me, it’s a symbol of my failure to assimilate. On her, it’s unquestionably cool; on me, it’s yet another marker of my Otherness, another thing that makes me different from other American girls. If the use of the bindi by mainstream pop stars made it easier for South Asian women to wear it, I’d be all for its proliferation — but it doesn’t. They lend the bindi an aura of cool that a desi woman simply can’t compete with, often with the privilege of automatic acceptance in a society when many non-white women must fight for it.”

17 Apr 2014

welovekanyewest:

Kanye West performs Heartless Pinocchio Story.

My favorite Kanye West performance of all time. If you haven’t seen this you need to watch it!!!!!

After watching this how could anyone hate this man…. just doesn’t make sense.

Did I make you this Heartless?

17 Apr 2014

40,000

This morning on the bus into work, my brain got the great idea of submitting my short story to the New Yorker by literally saying “What if you do this what if”. Its an odd concept since the chances of getting your story published there is 1 in 40k.

Worse if you don’t know anyone at the office.

Seems I do not actually give a fuck about odds.

It goes off tonight.

Might try scifi mags next. I mean, its still SciFi if they hallucinate they are time traveling, right?