The Barstool Romantic: Charles Bukowski, How To Be... →
you’ve got to fuck a great many women beautiful women and write a few decent love poems. and don’t worry about age and/or freshly-arrived talents. just drink more beer more and more beer and attend the racetrack at least once a week and win if possible learning to win is hard - any slob can be a good loser. and don’t forget your Brahms and your Bach and your beer. don’t overexercise. sleep until...
Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I’m never not thinking of you.– Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters (via nilemarr)
The most common form of despair is not being who you are.– Soren Kierkegaard (via likeafieldmouse)
Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and...– Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (via excessivebookshelf)
I filled my gas tank to 33 dollars and 33 cents and told you it was for you...– Sierra DeMulder, “During the Month it Took You to Leave Me” (via lazyteen)
Day 75 - Thoughts on Dreams, Writing & Blogging (A...
Lately I have not been able to remember my dreams well, which is something that I never had a problem with before. All my life I have been able to remember most of my dreams, every night it was a new adventure in vivid color and detail. I would see whole… View Post
Day 73 - A Big Book Backlog
Back in the day I used to blog about all of the books I read. Whenever I finished a book I would immediately blog about it – I am not going to flatter myself and say I reviewed the books, because I notoriously fail at making my own summarizations and… View Post
Day 68: Blah Blah Blah Blaaaagh
This is one of those days that I am posting just to say that I’ve done it 365 days in a row (if I actually make it that far). But now I’m watching Cruel Intentions with Chana and that is better than blogging. So BLAAAGH! View Post
Day 63: FAIL
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Day 62 - Grace in Small Things Sunday #11
1.) Twitter, for giving me so many cool people to chat with throughout my day. 2.) Starbucks, for being delicious. 3.) A new iPhone 5, which I love so much I post to my blog on it with joy. 4.) Having a relaxing weekend that feels like a battery recharge. View Post
Day 60 - Keepin on truckin.
I feel like I have been slacking on the writing today because I haven’t sat down for more than an hour in front of my draft. I have finished seven chapters and 21,767 words in five days. That’s cray-cray. I feel sort of like I’m possessed. But it’s cool,… View Post
It’s more important to want to write than to want to be a writer. I find it...– Erin McGraw in a great interview about her new novel, BETTER FOOD FOR A BETTER WORLD, the very first publication of Slant Books. (via sarazarr)
Day 58 - I'm A One-Armed Coyote
Do. Write. Finish. I know, you’re saying, “That’s easier said than done.” I know it is! So fucking what? A big-ass boulder tumbles down from the mountaintop and falls on your hand and pins the limb, you either gnaw through your arm like a goddamn coyote… View Post
Day 54 - Scoping
This has been one of the busiest days in a loooong time. I wrote the first chapter of my space opera, and now I am rushing to catch up on some work I had to do for Scope. No blog post today. Sorry for the terrible disappointment (har de har) but when I… View Post
Day 53 - Space Opera?
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if… View Post