Friday Funnies: Insults Edition

a.k.a. Things You Wish You Could Say to People

Ok, I literally laughed out loud! True.

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Writing Wednesday: Another Twitter Pic

I’m stealing from Twitter again. Strike that. I’m sharing.

This caption could also be, “First draft” and “836th draft”

Not that I can relate to that. At all.

Have a good one! 😀

Motivational Monday: Quotes

If you’ve been reading my posts, you probably know I’m a fan of inspirational quotes. I’m not saying they work. Like, I’m feeling down, I read one, and suddenly I feel like I can conquer the world. That’d be nice, but no.

I just like their optimism and positivity. Both of those do not occur naturally in me, so I think of these quotes as supplements–vitamins, if you will–that I take daily. I have a day calendar of these quotes, and I get a boost as I read them. The feeling soon subsides, but in that five to ten second span, life is a little more OK. The other day, I read a quote that struck me more deeply than some of the others.

And I wanted to share it with you.

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WW: John Green

For this Writing Wednesday, I give you John Green. Why? Because he is an awesome person. And that’s the only explanation you need. Case in point:

Man, I love him.

 

*Update: A twenty-four hour period must have magic in it. After whining about my lack of motivation and all the changes I need to make to my manuscript, I woke up the next day and tackled that beast ALL DAY LONG. Seriously, besides 2-3 hours, I stared at this screen. It’s not healthy and I don’t recommend it, but I got so much accomplished! I realize not everyone can devote all their waking hours to writing–nor should they–so I don’t take my situation for granted. But wowzers. It was cool. I haven’t felt that spark in so long. I had hoped I’d feel this way about a new project, but hey, I’ll take it.

Motivational Monday: Can I buy some?

You know, it’s funny. I started these Motivational Monday posts with a clear purpose in mind: to find inspiring quotes, videos, etc. to share and to hopefully help give anyone reading a little boost in the creative department (or the just-plain-living department).

But on this particular Monday, I’m feeling as if the motivational well is dry. Like drought dry. Spitting dust dry. Yeah, it’s dry.

I’m faced with yet another set of changes to my manuscript that wouldn’t be much work necessarily, but would be emotionally draining. Cutting lines, although still painful, has gotten easier over time. And maybe losing a description or two is no big deal. But I’m contemplating a massive restructuring of the beginning chapters. Yikes. And crap. And really? REALLY?

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Thoughts on a Thoughtful Sunday Night

I’ve been feeling quite small lately. Insignificant. I haven’t felt this way in some time now, so I guess it was bound to strike me again. But I don’t know how to overcome this feeling.

Somewhere along the way, I’ve lost myself. I used to have these big dreams. Plans. I was going to motivate and inspire. But instead, I’m the one in need of those motivators.

Life is a fickle thing, right? You think perhaps you’ve cracked its code, that you understand it enough to get through the day-to-day routines it brings. But then, bam. Nope. Don’t think so, Life says. Not today, Lauren. Not today.

I’m not trying to accomplish anything with this post. Nothing of importance has prompted this post. It’s just that sometimes writing helps sort through feelings.

That’s all this was.

Maybe you can relate.

Motivational Monday: Twitter Edition

Well, a new month has arrived. Again. I don’t know where this year has gone. Seriously. July pretty much feels like an extension of June. If I hadn’t flipped my calendar, I wouldn’t know any different.

Let’s be clear. Twitter is a huge time suck. But it does have it’s positives as well, namely hashtag games and the #amwriting community. Daily prompts can be quite motivating actually. I’ve found some new Twitter hashtag games for this month. In case you’re interested:

#51Writers

#authorconfession

#WIPJoy

#WIPTruthorDare

#WIPTunes

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