- and when to break them (of writing, I mean). Without a thorough understanding of the rules, you absolutely cannot break them effectively.
And, one of my personal favorites:
“No day is too busy that you can’t find ten or fifteen minutes to write. Plus, getting into the habit of doing it every day will help on those days when you Don’t Wanna Butya Hafta. It also makes the point, to yourself and to others, that writing is important.”
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!, Lili St.Crow (yes, that is her real name)
And, again, we go to Sean Ferrell, who she oft quotes throughout her fantastic blogs:
I write every day. Especially when I don’t feel like it. Especially when it’s not working. I can always choose to not use something that I wrote and that I realize later is the wrong tone, doesn’t fit, contradicts other parts. I can’t decide to use something that isn’t written. I can’t use something that is still in my head. Better to have something come out half right than have all of it perfectly in my skull. (Sean Ferrell)
I love this man’s blog about writing processes.
ALSO: “Let every rejection, bad review, hard edit, or misunderstanding be an invitation do do better. Anything else is a waste of your time.”
Write to write, people, and NOT because you want somebody to read it. To me, that seems as bad as saying that you’re going to be a writer because of the money. Firstly, that sounds like saying you’re going to be a teacher because of the money (ha-ha, very funny!). And secondly, don’t do it, unless you’re seriously in love with the craft, and the characters, and the story.
A new plot-line just showed up, and my characters are nagging and angry. On top of a 3-part story, with multiple different plot-lines, and now this. ><
They’re never going to give it up. I need to go put somebody to rest.
Happy writing, and Blessed Be!
need a beta-reader.
Nobody likes editing anymore.
I never have anything to talk about, so:
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your Tumblr name
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Tumblr and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Who are you?
Day 1 (I’m not doing a photo and) 15 things
1. I’m currently procrastinating.
2. I’m a Pagan of 8 years, which is good, because…
3. 8 is my favorite number.
4. I’ve written unpublished books.
5. I like listening to worship songs, because they’re pretty.
6. I love lilacs.
7. I sing, but not in front of people.
8. I’ve never been kissed.
9. I often feel like I’m not doing enough, or I’m being held back, or that I could be better than I am if only I didn’t get in my own way.
10. I rely on my hearing.
11. I still love her like a twin and want the best for her and want to protect her like a guardian angel. I want to take all her fear away, get her away from that place, and have her be alright. I miss her violently.
12. I need to learn to trust.
13. I love hugs. Real ones, not those two-second posers.
14. I can’t make up my mind, but when I do, I’m pretty damn sure.
15. I just want to write.
Yeah… I don’t have one of these.
An old acquaintance used it to blog, and I made one to keep up with it.
DAY 1: Favorite movie
DAY 2: Favorite princess
DAY 3: Favorite prince
DAY 4: Favorite song
DAY 5: Favorite kiss
DAY 6: Prettiest princess
DAY 7: Favorite castle
DAY 8: Saddest moment
DAY 9: Favorite couple
DAY 10: Best hair
DAY 11: Favorite animal sidekick
DAY 12: Favorite non-animal sidekick
DAY 13: Favorite outfit
DAY 14: Favorite villain
DAY 15: Favorite romantic moment
DAY 16: Favorite singing voice
DAY 17: Best eyes
DAY 18: Favorite name
DAY 19: Favorite soundtrack
DAY 20: Funniest moment
DAY 21: Favorite quote
DAY 22: Bravest princess
DAY 23: Favorite dance scene
DAY 24: Favorite parent
DAY 25: Favorite lyrics
DAY 26: Most magical moment
DAY 27: Best wardrobe
DAY 28: Favorite sequel
DAY 29: Favorite overall moment
DAY 30: Favorite happy ending
thetardishaslanded caught my mistake:
It was Forest of the Dead, not Journey’s End. There was a miscommunication.
Thank you for catching that!
“Nothing happens to me.”