Any writer – any person – can tell you that sometimes you get so busy in life that you are FORCED to place things on the figurative “back burner.” It’s common. It happens to the best of us. The thing that gets me through it sometimes is that cool kids like Beyonce and Sergei Polunin probablyyyyy have to back burner the hell out of things sometimes too.
Y’all. I love me some Ellen. Her and Portia are, like, in my top 3 OTPs. Anyway, this quotes is about balance. This post is late. I meant to get it up by Friday, but life really got in the way and I haven’t been balancing all the aspects of my life very well. And that includes my writing. I truly believe you have to have balance in order to be successful as a writer.
This post is no suggestion. It is instead a cautionary tale. I haven’t been balancing my life as a more-than-full-time worker with my life as a writer and because of that, my writing is suffering.
Basically, Candice does not time manage very well. Do you have any tips to help a girl out here?
xo from this girl under the trench coat,
I know I’m late on this! I know! I’ll spare you my excuses. But it’s kind of okay because in the meantime, I stumbled upon this quote by E.M. Forster, who’s one of my favorites. It mentions Oscar Wilde who is basically in my top 3, too. Anyway, there was this totally fantastic and amazing post by @LeahRaeder which you can read HERE. That post made me feel so many ways. It kind of hurt, strangely? If that makes sense. As a Queer myself, I didn’t know how to feel about it. I still don’t. I don’t know how I feel about ME and isn’t that strange? It’s not a bad feeling—I’ve ruled that one out. But it’s just that there’s a lot of questioning going on. The point of this quote is that it’s cavalier about the issue. And I’ve decided that’s how I want to be. Cavalier.
YES, I’m Queer. And excuse my French (because I try not to swear on this blog) but—so fucking what.
xo, from this girl under the trench coat.
If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it. -Erada
Isn’t this what dreams are made of? Equal parts terror and awe? What if I fail? But if I don’t it’s going to be freaking awesome!! I’ve learned that if you can push past the fear of all that can go wrong, the amazingness wins out. Marriage, kids, writing, blogging. What things have you found equally terrifying and amazing that you’ve pursued?
I’ve said it time and time again: I FEEL UNBELIEVABLY COOL (with soooo many exclamation points !!!!!!) for knowing the authors that I know. For getting to talk to them when I want to, getting to read their work before the rest of the public, getting to call them friends of mine. It’s weird and almost a little bit selfish, but I’m pretty okay with that. Writing well is a big talent and it’s just cool as hell to say I have the raddest bunch of talented peeps! You all know who you are.
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