Look, I know you’re all very different from each other in a lot of ways, but you have to understand, as far as im concerned you’re all huge pieces of shit and I can prove it mathematically. Actually, let me grab my whiteboard, this has been a long time coming, anyway and to be honest, I can’t tell you apart most of the time because I don’t go by gender or height, I go about amount of pain in my ass
Hey, are you stuck writing your first draft? Please, remember that first
drafts don’t have to be pretty— they just have to be written. Okay?
Seriously. Culture puts a lot of pressure on writers (specially young writers) to make something amazing right off the start, but that just isn’t how writing works. First drafts are always bad.
Always. How could they not be? You’re experiencing the story firsthand. I’ve met so many writers over the years who get stuck trying to make the first draft good
because they think it’ll save time later on. SPOILERS: It doesn’t.
Here’s a piece of advice:
Nothing wastes time like trying to save time.
Just write your book. As the story changes (and it will) make notes
of what you’ll fix later. Keep writing. Don’t stop ‘til the end. Remember that as a writer you don’t have to get it “right” on the first try. Revision is your best friend. Give it a call when you’re done. Okay? Okay.
I hope this helps. Keep writing, writerly friend~ ⭐️
We’re betting that right now, some kid is having a nightmare in which they keep growing more and more teeth, endless rows of them, and the dentist has to keep twisting them out of their skull over and over again until the end of time.
With that in mind, allow us to introduce you to Ashik Gavai. Having suffered from a swollen jaw and severe pain for 18 months, Gavai, a 17-year-old student in India, finally gained access to the dental department at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital. His father was worried that his jaw pain was cancer, and technically he was right, but this particular cancer was teeth. Over 200 freaking teeth, all jammed in his mouth like he was trying to smuggle several sets of dentures through an airport security checkpoint.
“Wait a minute, Cracked,” you might be saying, “I’m no mouth bone doctor, but don’t humans normally have, like, 32 teeth?” Generally, yes. However, Gavai suffered from a rare non-malignant dental tumor known in scientific terms as a “composite odontoma,” and in layman’s terms as “a horror movie curse that turns your mouth into a tooth fountain.”
As you can probably assume, Gavai’s smackers were tightly packed, so dentists were unable to reach the extra teeth with contemporary dental tools. So, tearing a page out of our collective nightmare diary, they began the operation by chipping away at Gavai’s jaw with a hammer and chisel.
Thank you to everyone who sent such lovely messages to me, (I read them all, thank you so much 💙) and I am overwhelmed by how kind you all are! I don’t know what I did to deserve all of this, but I am so thankful for each and every one of you.
Some people have asked what is wrong (thank you for your concern!) but I am not going to answer that in detail because it’s a personal matter. I’ll just say that I have dealt with my illness for a long time and some days are better than others. It is nothing for you to be concerned about, I am okay!
I’m going to rest for the rest of the day and be back up and running the blog bright and early tomorrow! Thank you for understanding and for your well wishes, it means a lot to me. 💙