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I won NaNoWriMo! And it was horribly difficult, the hardest NaNoWriMo event I’ve ever done, but I made it through.

And this entire post is just my bragging, but goddammit, I’m gonna brag.

I kept track of my writing time for the whole month using Gleeo Time Tracker on my phone and ran it through Google Sheets. I honestly love the charts so much that I’m thinking about doing this every month… New Year’s Resolution?

Some takeaways:

1. It took me 27 hours, 17 minutes to write 50,173 words.

2. My average fiction writing session was 22 minutes long, and my longest session was 1 hour, 12 minutes. That longest session happened on November 29, which is when I reached 50K.

3. I spent more time writing fiction than navel-gazing in my journal, but not by much. And I even got some poetry-writing and blogging in as well!

Quotes for the Signs
  • Aries : "Monsters don't live happily ever after but when your lips brushed against his, you almost believed you could."
  • Taurus : "Maybe I love too much and maybe I show too little."
  • Gemini : "She exhaled her darkness like constellations."
  • Cancer : "I like the sea we understand each other.It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have and so am I."
  • Leo : "You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness. But still, like air, I'll rise."
  • Virgo : "My love for beautiful words became an addiction. That's why even your lies sounded sweet."
  • Libra : "Stars got tangled in her hair, whenever she played in the sky."
  • Scorpio : "My pain was never beautiful or poetic. It was answering the phone mid breakdown and laughing like I was fine."
  • Sagittarius : "So here you are, too foreign for home, too foreign for here, never enough for both."
  • Capricorn : "Do not awaken galaxies inside of someone if you are not even fond of the stars."
  • Aquarius : "You think everyone has the same heart as you and that's what's gonna fuck you up."
  • Pisces : "I cannot make you understand, I cannot make anybody understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself."
What the signs are addicted to
  • Aries : coffee and tv shows
  • Taurus : cuddling and fresh flowers
  • Gemini : the internet and science fiction
  • Cancer : movies and cats
  • Leo : fashion and make out sessions
  • Virgo : books and tea
  • Libra : their phone and photography
  • Scorpio : kisses and alcohol
  • Sagittarius : travelling and art
  • Capricorn : writing and their bed
  • Aquarius : anime and dogs
  • Pisces : fairy lights and chocolate
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Antisemitic attacks in UK at highest level ever recorded

Reports of violence, property damage, abuse and threats against members of Britain’s Jewish population more than doubled last year.

“Last year’s large increase in recorded incidents shows just how easily antisemitic attitudes can erupt into race-hate abuse, threats and attacks,” said David Delew, chief executive of the Community Security Trust. 

The signs as halsey lyrics
  • Aries : Goddamn right, you should be scared of me.
  • Taurus : All we do is think about the feelings that we hide, all we do is sit in silence waiting for a sign. Sick and full of pride.
  • Gemini : Do you call yourself a fucking hurricane like me ? Pointing fingers cause you'll never take the blame like me ?
  • Cancer : I found God. I found him in a lover. When his hair falls in his face and his hands so cold they shake
  • Leo : I'm a wanderess, I'm a one night stand, don't belong to no city, don't belong to no man.
  • Virgo : You were red and you liked me because I was blue. You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky and you decided purple just wasn't for you
  • Libra : They think I'm insane, they think my lover is strange but I don't have to fucking tell them anything.
  • Scorpio : My demons are begging me to open up my mouth. I need them mechanically make the words come out
  • Sagittarius : Let's cause a little trouble. Oh, you make me feel so weak. I bet you kiss your knuckles, right before they touch my cheek.
  • Capricorn : I keep a close watch on this heart of mine. I keep my eyes wide open all the time. I keep the ends out for the tie that binds.
  • Aquarius : I'm off the deep end, sleeping, all night through the weekend. Saying that I love him but I know I'm gonna leave him.
  • Pisces : We're the underdogs in this world alone, I'm a believer, got a fever running through my bones.