This is why “customers” terminology makes me uncomfortable.
Asked by Anonymous
I can already tell you what will happen if an inexperienced writer writes their first full length novel in 30 days and puts it up for review. You will get negative feedback.
You’re going to get negative feedback because as an inexperienced writer who attempted to finish a novel in 30 days, your writing will show your inexperience. Not only that, but nearly everyone has a terrible first draft. Even established authors write terrible first drafts. When you get this feedback, you’re going to get discouraged and you might think that you’re not a writer. This is not true.
Writing takes practice. Talent can only go so far. You need to constantly read, write, and edit to be a better writer. Go ahead and do NaNoWriMo if you want to (don’t feel discouraged if you can’t win; there’s nothing wrong with writing at a slow pace), but don’t think that the feedback you get on the first draft of your first novel is what will determine if you’re right for writing. Practice and don’t be afraid to fail.
It seems to me that NaNoWriMo is a great time to encourage writing and practicing your style.
One book in 30 days would be tough for anyone (no matter the length).
I’ve not actually participated (to be fair), but if in this time frame I was able to finish something that I considered to be a very rough FIRST draft of many, I would be proud.
I feel honored every time someone asks me for a book recommendation because they actually trust my opinion
There is nothing more sacred than a book recommendation.
My absolute favorite is when teachers text me over the summer to ask for book advice for the kids.
Two weeks ago a mom stopped me at Target just to tell me her girls loved a book I suggested, and then asked for another recommendation. She apologized for bothering me, but it made my day.
iconic video of my childhood
I still regularly quote this.
I can’t reblog this without providing a link in case anyone doesn’t know what this is. Because everyone should know what this is, I feel.
still say “HOKAY” and “well have a nap ZEN FIRE ZE MISSILES” it is 2013
I do too and it is now 2014
My husband and I complain about being “le tired” almost daily.
Why is CarTalk so hilarious? It’s just two old guys laughing for an hour but I love it.
Because they are quirky old men who make in if each other.
Who wouldn’t want to hang out in a room with them.
I don’t care at all about cars, but I listen to car talk all of the time.
I agree that single-payer is preferable, but coverage for birth control would become politicized anyway. Republican politicians would keep trying to strip out coverage either through amendments to budget bills or through executive orders once one of them won the presidency. The problem isn’t single-payer vs. exchange-based health care. It’s the existence of a significant constituency of misogynists and a Supreme Court willing to do their bidding.
Single-payer isn’t just preferable. It is just. Any arguments against it go against the fundamental right to the “pursuit of life.” It’s just morally the right thigh to do.
That being said, there are probably more politicians wanting to regulate women’s bodies than bosses. Such whims are nowhere near going away.
How much truth is there behind the reading habits on Orange is the New Black?
This was a fascinating read.
There are many things that are flat out wrong about the state of American prisons. Maybe censorship isn’t at the top of that list, but it made me want to pick up a pitchfork.