"I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted." -Chris Martin I may have already posted this quote, because it's one of my all-time favorites, especially coming from one of the coolest people alive. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZaZuzHF-LE/?taken-by=coldplay Oh yes, people, Chris Martin is … Continue reading Time and Hair Gel.
"Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it." -Salvador Dali He's right, you know. It's easy to get caught up in perfectionism, but when you give it a moment's real thought... What a silly thing to worry about. We already know it's unattainable, so why do we bother with it? Dali thinks you're weird. … Continue reading You’ll Never Reach It.
Okay, so. Today I'm going to drop a movie recommendation on your desks. It's not a particularly new movie, so I hope you've already seen it. But if you haven't you're missing out, so here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfrDhgUMGI I've watched this movie twice now, and it gets more inspirational every time. Even watching the trailer … Continue reading You Bring the Pizza.
I was struggling to find something to blog about today, because the last few days have been long on boring work and short on inspiration. I was almost ready to give up and confess that I had nothing, when I ran across this: "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking." -Steve Jobs So there … Continue reading Keep Looking.
Another first Wednesday of the month, another #WordsOnWednesday post for Bittersweet Adventures to replace my usual Thursday post. Today we were encouraged to share our favorite writing quote. Well, mine just happens to be this one, from the ever-wonderful F. Scott Fitzgerald: “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your … Continue reading No Isolation.
Allllrighty folks. Here's the post that I wanted to share with you last week, if it hadn't been for my crummy internet. Essentially, it's two things that I love: You know what these are? That first one is a sample of (as far as we can tell) Shakespeare's handwriting. The second one is Jane Austen's. … Continue reading Even the Geniuses.
We’re getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo this July! This month, we’re talking to Wrimos who are using the Camp format to work on non-novel projects. Today, participant Sofie Riis Endahl shares some of her tips for diving into editing work when your manuscript seems like such a mess that you’re not even sure where to… via … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part 5.
So. I follow this Tumblr blog called Yesterday's Print. According to their bio, they are "A collection of photographs, newspaper clippings and assorted excerpts highlighting the parallels of past and present." Some of them are charming, some of them are weird, and some of them are... Well, some of them are like this: I mean, … Continue reading A Mere Doughnut.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Interestingly, I feel like it's much easier to see this as a truth when we look at other people. When we encounter a doom-preaching nay-sayer, it's easy to sum them up as a … Continue reading Opinion Shows Character.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/J09Hk6epQyo “I am a writer!” This is one of the most important and freeing statements any of us ever makes. It’s almost a rite of passage. The moment you can look your banker/hairdresser/pastor/aunt in the eye and tell them (without mumbling) that you are writer, hear you type—well, then, congratulations, you’ve crossed an important threshold … Continue reading Tips from Other People, Part 4.