*sees a baby boy make any gesture of acknowledgment to a girl* w0w wHAT a ladIES MAN!!! such a stUD!!
also straight people:
*sees someone age 13-19 being romantic with someone of the same gender* i just don't understand??? like you can't know that you're gay until you're an adult??? why do you have to force your gay agenda on the children™???
i. anyone else, pvris; ii. half light, banners; iii. goner, twenty one pilots; iv. you should know where i’m coming from, banks; v. heaven in hiding, halsey; vi. horns, bryce fox; vii. nicotine, panic! at the disco; viii. like that, bea miller; ix. wildfire, demi lovato; x. ins and outs, sofia carson; xi. look what you made me do, taylor swift
I know you don’t want to write the boring bridging scene and you think 1300 words is a pretty good word count for the first day and you don’t even have any ideas for that scene because you had ideas for the scene before and you have ideas for the scene after.
Screw that, write it anyway. Yes, it might be bad, yes you’re really not inspired and it feels very bland right now. Write it. WRITE IT. Get to 1700 words with a boring filler scene that is needed for context.
Because honestly, if you’re not into writing that boring scene now, you’re not gonna be happy to have to write it on day 25 with 8K words to catch up.
Nano isn’t about writing your best novel, you cannot always write your best, Nano is about writing the whole damn thing. Then you’ll edit and rewrite until you make it good, make it best.
2. Pay attention when you read.
I’m not saying read everyday, nobody got the energy for that, but when you do read, pay attention to the words. If the way someone blended dialogue and descriptions together flows well, write it down for later. There is only so many times you can use “As for”, “But her eyes”, “When she”. At some point you get really tired of the way you write things, it doesn’t feel like a style anymore but just the same bits of sentences, simply reorganized with different words.
So pay attention to others’ words. Being able to use a phrasing you liked in your own writing will suddenly make you feel a whole lot more talented than you felt ten seconds before. Ride the highs when you can.
3. If you’re inspired to write more, write more.
Don’t settle for the 1667 words, if you’ve got a snippet of scene teasing at you, write it, a writer’s brain is a fickle thing and we don’t want you to forget why it had to happen this way, or this amazing dialogue you made up. If you write 2K today, that’s 200words you won’t have to force out on a bad day. Do it for future you.
so the us might get nuked by korea any day now, food prices are skyrocketing, everything’s prices are skyrocketing
and i just got told by the landladies that there is a very real chance both they and i (their renter) have a high chance of being eminent domained
off the property we all live on
it’s like life looked at me and said ‘you clearly don’t have enough reasons to be terrified right now, lemme fix that’
i have no idea what i’m going to do if it happens
i have no paying job, i take care of my elderly mother full time so she doesn’t have to go to a shitty nursing home that’ll kill her in two days by not following her strict diet or mixing up her meds (experience talking here nursing homes are dickensian bullshit in my state unless you can afford a private one and even those aren’t that great)
we pay way less than one would normally pay for rent bc i do other things for the landladies like watch their dog and stuff there’s no way we can afford to live anywhere else in this shitty fucking state
we have no family to turn to anymore no friends that have any way to help
we don’t even have a damn car to live in anymore
i just wanna scream and never fucking stop right now
but you respond to us whenever we accidentally or purposely call you mère.
yep, even when we call you in our own languages~ It's like your nickname in the group~
f-fine, then I won't respond whenever you call me 'mom' or anything like that! I'm not your mother!
yay, I don't have to eat my veggies then-
What? No excuse, I want those vegetables completely eaten! No one's going to waste any food in my watch! I've worked too hard growing those vegetables for it to go to waste! Plus, Russia eats his vegetables! Why can't you be more like him??