Decided it might be cool to make a bigger post with the sketch, finished, and flipped version of the picture I did. Again this is my first ever Thomas Sanders fanart and I really do hope he gets the chance to see it. @thatsthat24
Be aware that as a general guideline, the average chapter should be between 2,000 to 5,000 words. This doesn’t mean you can’t go below or beyond depending on your story needs, but keep your readers’ attention span in mind and remember that chapter length affects pacing.
Isn’t it funny, how we try so desperately for people that we want to claim as our own. We look our best for them, make the best jokes, invest all of our time into them, so maybe, just maybe, they’ll give us a chance.
We spend weeks, even months, even years, trying to get their attention and love. We worry constantly that someone else is giving them more and better. We hope that we’re the ones they’re thinking about at night.
Then two things could happen. They either break your heart, or fall in love with you. You could sob and scream and curse yourself for not being good enough for them. You could be bitter for so long wondering why you did so much for them. Or, they will notice all you’ve done. You’ll get what you wanted.
But time will pass and you’ll get comfortable. Start to forget why you tried so hard and you’ll start to try less because humans are naturally lazy, and why try when you already have what you want?
Isn’t it so sad, that we try so hard, just to one day take it all for granted.
I exist. Outside of being your mother, your wife, your sister, your daughter, I exist. I exist as a human first, as a being that experiences joy and suffering, beauty and learning, life and tragedy. I exist because the universe chose to put me here for a purpose higher than my relation to men. I exist because the stars died to give me life and planet blood runs through my veins. So the problem is not my existence. The problem is how you perceive it as so small, you do not believe I can exist at all apart from my bonds with men.
Nikita Gill, From “The Moon Dragon and Other Feminist Fairytales”
you came into my life and quieted my mind. the moment i met you the nightmares stopped. the monsters that used to haunt my dreams were quickly replaced by visions of your chocolate eyes. it was like my mind knew you would keep me safe before i did.
i fell in love too fast for this to be anything but fate// 4am
The skin that you are in is beautiful. You don’t have to be lighter. You don’t have to be darker. You don’t have to lose your scars. You don’t need to hide your stretch marks. You don’t need to wear make up unless you like it. There is no addendum or asterisk to that statement. The skin you are in is beautiful. Period. End of.
I finally bought this book today! I also bought a new journal which I hope I can update more regularly than the last. (If you’re snoopy like me you can read about the amazing creative writing lecture I had yesterday and how my anxiety has returned)
How’s your writing going? Have you finished your book? What chapter are you up to? How many pages is it? How long do you think it will take to get it done? When do you think you’ll get it published? Are you even getting it published? Do you think I can get a signed copy? Do you get your own book for free or do you have to buy it? Do you think you’ll sell it in Barnes and Noble or will you have it as an ebook? Which kind of book do you think-