The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
~ Albert Camus
She’s mad but she’s magic
There’s no lie in her fire
Nothing signifies a sex work zone like people outdoors in underpants and fur coats.
Now there’s a sentence you don’t hear every day. Maybe I’ll steal this line. Link to Stoya’s site is NSFW (duh).
Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saying “comparison is the thief of joy“. I think this is true.
Comparison . . .
- Fosters unrealistic expectations and perfectionism
- Fosters competition (the unhealthy kind, not the having-fun-wrestling-on-the-floor-with-a-litter-of-puppies kind)
- Fosters envy and jealousy **
- Keeps us small and spiteful
I think the worst thing about comparison is that we– most of us, anyway– are trained to do it to ourselves. No one needs to tell me I suck compared to the writer who lives just up the road from me.*** I am busy telling myself that. *sigh*
** I’m not being redundant here. “Envy” is the emotion we experience when we covet the possessions of another. “Jealousy” is the emotion we experience when we think a relationship we value is threatened. I notice that people tend to use the words interchangeably. IMO, they should not. 😉
Something to think about for character arcs . . .
“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future”
~ Oscar Wilde
“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
― Neil Gaiman
“The greatest compliment a writer can be given is that a story and character hold a reader spellbound.” ~ Iris Johansen
“Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.” – Alice Walker
“75% of my life is spent wasting time. The other 25% isn’t nearly as productive.”
― Jarod Kintz,