"You like to write. It’s the single most important quality for someone who wants to be a writer. But not in itself enough."
"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
— Ernest Hemingway (via kkkain
Nostalgic of the days when I could just write a mediocre essay, hand it in, get a B, and never have to worry about that essay ever again.
When Someone Asks “What are you working on right now?”
You finally had a day off from work, huh? You were going to finish writing that one-act play you’ve been working on? Well, it’s almost midnight, are you finished? No?! You have work from 10-7 tomorrow, when are you going to finish?
Grammar skills are absolutely essential if you want to be a good writer.
Procrastination - when something that should take an hour and a half takes all day.
I know I have a deadline coming up when:
- I have not showered in days
- I have not cooked a proper meal for myself in days. (Hooray for snacks.)
- I have not left the house in days.
- I am sleep deprived.
- My eyes are sore from staring at a computer screen.
- My neck is sore from my poor typing posture.