Can we talk about how ironic that first gif is? Mellie was throwing shade like she wasn’t about to say ‘Olivia Pope, please come back to the White House and fuck my husband so that I can stay First Lady.’ I will never understand what the writers are trying to accomplish with this character.
Right?! I was like you don’t have to apologize Mellie! And you should feel some type of way Olivia because you know you’re wrong. I really need Olivia and Fitz to get together forreal or break up forreal. This roller coaster ride isn’t fun anymore.
Writing plans for December
- Two short stories - I just finished one :D I have to do some more research for the second story. The main character for that story is complex to say the least.
- Unfinished poems - I have a pretty good number of unfinished poems and I’d like to actually finish them. I always miss submission dates for literary journals because none of the pieces I want to submit are done.
That’s all folks. I’ll edit my NaNoWriMo novel in January. Wish me luck!
“So I have this awesome idea for a new story…”
– Every writer already working on ten different stories (via scribbledwriting)
This was supposed to be a short story, but I keep adding more to it. Hmm, but short stories can be longer than 10 pages…
I know technically they shouldn’t skip ahead years, but I don’t know if this thing will actually get published. It’s really just a “for fun” story.
I thought my friend sent me one poem to read. Turns out it’s an extensive PDF file put together like a book. I love it!
“Just as you need to breathe, just as you need sunlight, just as you need water—if you’re a word person, you need to write.”
– Holly McGhee (aka Hallie Durand), in her 2013 NaNo pep talk (via nanowrigormortis)
I have 2,808 words left to write before I win NaNoWriMo. That’s not so bad. I just hope I can figure out what to write next in my story. I keep starting and stopping and skipping around. I’m going to wrap it up soon. Not in 2,808 words, but soon. Good luck to all my other WriMos still writing.
This is the part of the story where I write little blurbs to keep me in chronological order while trying to get to the part that I really want to write… I may go back and edit the blurbs into decent writing later.
"You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it." —James Baldwin
"Writing is really a way of thinking—not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” —Toni Morrison
"The purpose of any piece of writing is its existence before a reader’s eyes. A writer exists when she fills the blank page. A writer fulfills her task when she can be read by readers. The important thing is to write." —Nancy Morejón
"The ability to use language to effective ends, to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words—that’s magical." — Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)
"By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication." —Ralph Ellison
"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart." —Maya Angelou