One bright day in the middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise and came and killed those two dead boys.
Do you know what authors do when the have a writer’s block?
They commit to write one line every day.
Why and how does it help?
Making small commitments (for example running 2 blocks every day) - lower the hurdle to actually do it and stay consistent. The goal of running just 2 blocks hepls you getting out of the door at all.
But the best thing about it is something different:
More often than not you will end up running longer than just those 2 blocks - as you realize that you feel good today, you have some more minutes left, you actually enjoy running on this beautiful day.
Our authors will end up writing more than that one scrapy sentece most of the times. They finish that thougth, add that bridge connecting two ideas or simply rearange a couple of paragraphs to make sense of all those words.
The impact of that commitment is a so much bigger than just that one line of text.
It get you one step closer and helps you forming a habit.
Why so much drama about habits?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle
Or let me put this into perpespective for you:
What differnece does it make to put a tiny brush into your mouth for 2 minutes? NONE!
But doing this consitently twice a day, every single day for decades will make the difference between keeping your smile or losing your teeth. Same thing with that healthy lunch break or that 3 mile jog in the evening… that is why habits matter.
But forming those kind of positive habits always start with that tiny commitment.
Best of luck with your lines, runs, calls, meals, tasks, …
“Yes, the skirt is quite short. Initially, they wanted me in trousers, just because of the practicality of running around. But I wanted the mini-skirt because I think it really suits Amy’s sassy character.” - Karen Gillan
Slytherin is binge watching a new series you found because you have to watch it all before the new episode comes out. It’s starting a new book at three in the morning on a school night because you have to finish the series. It’s recommending books to people, yet being reluctant to lend them your copies. It’s spilling coffee on your favourite book because you refused to put it down. It’s buying the books of a series one by one, because what if you don’t like the first one. It’s being hesitant to re-read something because it will never be as good as reading it for the first time. It’s tucking your book under your jacket when you walk through the rain because you refuse to get it wet.
Ravenclaw is reading your same book over and over until the pages are curled and yellow. It’s overflowing bookcases, but buying a new book anyway. It’s writing down your favourite quotes and sticking them on your wall. It’s all nighters with your friends where you watch your favourite tv shows. It’s spending hours in the stores to pick out a new book. It’s memorizing your favourite lines to slip them into conversations just to see if anyone will notice. It’s reading a book in one sitting.
Hufflepuff is lending your copies of your books to everyone. It’s reading slowly, savouring every word. It’s keeping your books carefully tucked on a shelf and rearanging it ever so often. It’s finding all the newest and best books to tell your friends about. It’s reading books aloud to others. It’s buying merch and wearing it to make new friends. It’s spending hours in a book, forgetting the world around you.
Gryffindor is throwing the book at the wall in frustration, but picking it up a few minutes later and continuing again. It’s telling at the characters in movies when they’re being stupid, even though you’d do the same thing. It’s highliting the best parts of the book and making little notes in the sides. It’s grabbing a random book in the bookstore without looking at the back and buying it simply because you liked the title. It’s getting in to fights over characters and plots. It’s reenacting your favourite scenes from movies. It’s making the faces the characters do in the books.
I think all the new album cover needs is just some rearanging and resizing of some things just to make the image more unified. Add some change in hue and voila! A Star Wars inspired album cover. @adamyoungofficial
baro: yo danny fenton he was jus 14 when his parents built a very strange machine it was designed to view a world unseen (hes gotta catch em all cuz he’s danny phantom) when it didnt quite work his folks they just quit but danny took a look inside of it there was a great big flash everything just changed his molecules got all rearanged when he first woke up he realized he had snow white hair and glowing green eyes he could walk through walls dissapear and fly he was much more unique than the other guys it was then that he knew what he had to do he had to stop all the ghosts that were comin through hes here to fight for me and you hes gotta catch em all cuz hes danny pantom gotta catch em all cuz hes danny phantom gotta catch em all cuz hes (danny phantom)
“Well you can rearange the strange and deranged. The sign up ahead says…
‘Welcome To The Strange!’” -Murderdolls
Day 27 of #Inktober
WELL I’M SHOWING MY AGE HUH???? I remember back when Emily was just a merchandise logo and it was all the rage at Hot Topic. XD Been wanting to draw her for a few years but wasn’t sure if she’d transition well in my style so i did my best mixing the original and my own.
Okay, so today wasn’t a total waste. Got some laundry done, ran 3 bags of cans/bottles to my aunts place, took out the trash. Room is still a mess, but not nearly as much as it was before.
The part for my screen is at the post, gotta pick it up in the morning, so at least there is that. Might do a bit of rearanging of my room too (I think I might move those bookcases to where my tv is and visa versa… maybe. If it can connect from there to the wifi at least.
That aside, I’m thinking of braking up my content a bit more. I feel like things are a bit too mixed up here at the moment. If I do, it’s likely going to be like, one blog for random stuff, one for political (already active, but using it more), this one as more minis, magic, and fantasy/creative, and then of course the Prisma rp and NSFW ones (most of these are already created, I would just have to create the reblog one and make things more codified)… maybe. *shrugs*
Tomorrow it’s sketches, commissions, fixing my screen and all that fun. Weeeeeee.
Right at the moment, I just kinda feel like a lump though. Kinda in ‘stuck’ mode. not sure what to do next…