If you ever feel insecure about your writing now, remember that William Joyce’s first story was a book he made in fourth grade about a boy and his super-powered booger; Joyce is currently a successful children’s book author whose works include (but are not limited to) Rolie Polie Olie, A Day With Wilbur Robinson (later adapted into the film Meet The Robinsons), The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs (the inspiration for Epic), and The Guardians of Childhood (the source material for Rise of the Guardians).
Even better? William Joyce just recently turned his first story into a legitimate book, called Billy’s Booger. So you shouldn’t give up on writing now, even if you feel you aren’t that great yet; you’ll get there eventually, so long as you keep on writing.
If you are like me and you got the worst schedule, the worst
teachers and the hardest assignments in the beginning of the new
school year, first, take a deep breath. I got your back!
Second, listen to my little advice (i think i needed some
too, but i have to listen to myself first..)
note: this is my first masterpost, so I’ll try my best.
Feedback is welcomed!
It’s your first day of the new school year. You finished the
previous year pretty well or even really good with good grades, etc.
So. You’re walking into class and that feeling of “the
coming storm” hits you in your face. And you’re just
thinking: “something bad will happen. i feel it”. And
with the lot of luck you have, like me: you are
You’ve planned a good new year with good grades but then there’s
a lot of work and hard projects you have to do, bad teachers and the
worst schedule/subjects possible.
What will you do?
How will you survive this school year?
“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”
“How should I prepare myself?”, you might ask?
Prepare yourself mentally. Focus on the goal you have and calm
After that you should tell yourself: I can do this and I
Take a deep breath and try to list every problem
in your head to change your behaviour for every difficult situation
that could possibly occur.
Schedule your time if you can.
Eat healthy but don’t miss some sweets.
(you will need them when you’re about to frustrate)
Find something for you that calms you down. (scented
candles and tea works for me pretty good)
Listen to songs you like or some of my
recommendations on this:
Treat yourself or take breaks with something like activities you
wanted to make, some sweets, listening to your favourite music or
watching some episodes of your favourite series/ watch your favourite
film, after you’ve done your work.
Do not drown in that darkness named “stress”. You have to
fight it and to get yourself motivated/stay motivated.
How? Do things that get you easier in your work: Something like
planning, bullet journaling, to-do lists, etc.
And you should relax whenever you have the time to!
For accomplishing your goals, you have to:
Get rid of that:
Instead scream that at yourself:
SO GET EVERY MORNING UP AT TIME
AND DON’T FRUSTRATE
‘CAUSE I believe IN YOU!
i really hope that my first masterpost was helpful.