Blog Post? Blog Post. (Now with added Happy-ish Thoughts!)

Hey there readers, let’s get the updates out of the way!

Out of Light Update: 2nd draft is about 50% done. Once I get a 3rd draft I’ll bug someone to beta read it for me, or restart my Scribophile subscription. One thing that getting Out of Darkness out there did was make me a little less anxious about posting my writing! Then we’ll start thinking about timelines. (Or not thinking about them, given my history.)

Out of Darkness Update: I know few of you that I owe books to follow this blog, so I’ll throw you an update here. I have a box of books inside padded envelopes right next to my feet. I just have to go to the post office and mail them. Which will be soon-ish.

Secret Projects Update: There’s nothing to update, it wouldn’t be a secret if people knew it existed.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to post more regularly than the updates (like those above.)  So I may, or may not, have just googled “blog post ideas.” Here we go.

#10 Write inspirational/motivational post with famous quotes. This seems like a good place to start.

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“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”  –Virginia Woolf

Please know that there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self conscious. We are all full of shit. Go love someone just because, I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings but it will always heal even if you don’t want it to, it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It’s up to you to find them. – Chuck Palahniuk

You are not useless. You are not hopeless. And no matter how scared you are, you will never be alone. And deep down, somewhere, in the part of you that decided the good days and your happiness and your health were all worth fighting for, you know that, too. Hold onto that knowledge. It will see you through the worst. -Ella Ceron

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

I only included one mostly sappy quote because maybe someone needs to hear it today. We all have bad days. I’ve had more bad than good the past couple months, but the last thing I wanna hear when I feel like quitting is “it’s all great, everything is good, you’re awesome.” Sometimes I want to hear “Yeah, everything sucks most of the time but here’s a picture of a smiling puppy, or a really pretty flower.”  So there are some quotes and here is a picture of a smiling dog that makes my heart melt every time I see it.

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Until next time!

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