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Saturday, September 24, 2011

On feeling down:

I know how bad I want to be a writer, how I want it so much that I almost can't see myself doing anything else.

But I know that it's a dream that a lot of people share. I know that it's an unfulfilled dream that a lot of people share.

Sometimes it's hard. I love writing and I want nothing more than to share my stories with the world, but that's something that requires a lot of skill and talent and hard work and, also, maybe just a little bit of luck.

So sometimes I look at the things I've written and I'm hard on them. Too hard. Harsh thoughts are prominent in these little self-derogatory sessions.

"Your prose is too dreamy. The characters sound crazy."
"You'll never be as talented as ____! Look at how pitiful your work is compared to their books."

And I know I'm not the only one to do these things.

But it's hard.

One thing I know always helps is getting on YouTube or Formspring (or even blogs) and going to find some of the authors that really inspire me. There, I can find videos or things that really push me in the right direction.

So, I'm going to risk being a bit of a fangirl and linking some of my favorites.

Lauren DeStefano's Formspring
http://laurendestefano.tumblr.com/

http://bethrevis.tumblr.com/

http://taherehmafi.tumblr.com/
http://www.stiryourtea.blogspot.com/

http://hannahmosk.blogspot.com/
http://www.formspring.me/hannahmosk

http://veschwab.wordpress.com/

http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Editing.

Right now I'm like:


















But...I'm pretty sure that I'll eventually look more like this: