"There is a terrible emptiness in me, an indifference that hurts."
Albert Camus  

Does anyone else find that their writing totally mimics the style and voice of whatever they’re reading?

yeahwriters:

I’m working on this new piece and it’s so Edith-y haha.

All.The.Time.

"Time heals all wounds. And if it doesn’t, you name them something other than wounds and agree to let them stay."
Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head  

When someone sends me a YouTube video that’s longer than a minute

whatshouldwecallme:

When my boss tries to schedule meetings for late Friday afternoon

*trying not to laugh out loud at this as my boss is sitting RIGHT HERE next to me omg i can’t hold it in any longer* 

"Your feelings are valid simply because you feel them."

something lovely my therapist said  

I always acknowledge people’s feeling by using this statement. It’s important that they hear this, and important for me to say it because it reaffirms me that my feelings, no matter how fucked up, are valid as well.

yeahwriters:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

All of the reblogs!
But make sure to read this essay about how Amazon is better for writers than for publishers, too.

yeahwriters:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

All of the reblogs!

But make sure to read this essay about how Amazon is better for writers than for publishers, too.

ravine:

you never realize how much you love sleeping until you have to wake up in the morning 

Ahhhhh! 

Ahhhhh! 

"Here is the simple truth about people: Love the ones you want to keep."
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You  

youredarrenfreakingpotter:

My dad would tell me that when we were little and people would say to him “wow, four daughters, that’s a lot of weddings to pay for” (because traditionally the bride’s family would pay for the wedding), my dad would respond with “well, we’re hoping at least one of them will be gay so we can split the cost with the other bride’s family”
He said people never knew how to respond

"I’m too fragile to be mismanaged."
please be careful
"You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering."
Ernest Hemmingway  
"Distorted realities have always been my cup of tea."
Virginia Woolf