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Writing things that aren’t actually for my thesis so that my word count calendar doesn’t look empty when I give it to my advisor.

Posted 1 day ago5 notesFiled Under: #whose dumb idea was a word count calendar? #oh yeah #it was mine #i'm such a dummy
lutfifadlan ASKED: Are you a writer ?

neil-gaiman:

Mostly I’m a should be writing more-er.

Posted 3 days ago2,834 notesVIAFiled Under: #I LOVE THIS!
amandaonwriting:

Snoopy Writing Comic 

amandaonwriting:

Snoopy Writing Comic 

Posted 6 days ago344 notesVIA
Anonymous ASKED: so what do you do as a profession now?

I’m in graduate school, so that’s basically my full time job.

To pay the bills, I’m a photographer. I work at a portrait studio, so I get paid hourly to take pictures, which is nice..

Posted 1 week ago1 note

Got my first rejection letter from a literary magazine.

Part of me feels like I joined an elite club.

The other part is just bummed.

Posted 1 week ago23 notesFiled Under: #actually they didn't even send a letter #i logged into their website and got told that way #a little cold i think

Stories that lead up to revelations and odd situations really quit just where they should begin. An arrest, a compromising position, or a shocking discovery about a loved one will likely make a better opening than a closing. As an opening, there is high tension, interest, and momentum — readers want to know what happened next. As a conclusion, the revelation doesn’t deal with the issue it raises.

 - Jerome Stern, Making Shapely Fiction (via the-right-writing)
Posted 1 week ago139 notesVIA

Get an email from the lit mag I submitted to three months ago 

It’s an email telling me about their next deadline.

Posted 1 week ago8 notesFiled Under: #gave me a damn heart attack! #tell me the results of the contest already

I constantly teeter-totter between “No one will ever publish me.” and “I’m damn talented, why shouldn’t they publish me?”

Posted 1 week ago44 notesFiled Under: #writing #writer life #writer problems #confidence

Powell’s, I love you, but you need to stop putting those little yellow sale stickers on the front of your books. 

Posted 2 weeks ago5 notes

The less work I have to do, the more likely I am to put it off.

Posted 2 weeks ago9 notesFiled Under: #Procrastinating