Failure, Writing’s Constant Companion

Failure in writing is not like failure in business, where you lose money and have to fire everyone and remortgage your house. When you’re a writer, most of the time, people don’t depend on you to succeed. Although you may starve if your books don’t sell, or your agent might yell at you for producing something that three people will read, failure in writing is more of an intimately crushing day-to-day thing. O.K., minute-to-minute. Measured against your ideal of yourself.”

I’ve had, what feels like, year-long writers block. It’s gotten to the point where I sometimes wonder if creativity was something I had when I was younger, and my life was a little more dramatic. I feel like a failure because I want to call myself a writer—I sometimes do call myself a writer—but I’m not writing… not really. This failure is on my mind constantly. Fortunately, I have 10 months to turn this all around. 

It’s official this time. This is my last summer morning on the farmhouse porch until July 2015. I wish I didn’t feel a slight rush to finish packing,  clean my kitchen, and say goodbye to my family in town. Today is glorious. The weather is cool, slightly breezy, and the sun is so bright. I wish I could stay just a little bit longer. Watching Rocky sun himself on the grass. But I won’t be greedy. Good morning, farmhouse porch! And until we meet again. View high resolution

It’s official this time. This is my last summer morning on the farmhouse porch until July 2015. I wish I didn’t feel a slight rush to finish packing, clean my kitchen, and say goodbye to my family in town. Today is glorious. The weather is cool, slightly breezy, and the sun is so bright. I wish I could stay just a little bit longer. Watching Rocky sun himself on the grass. But I won’t be greedy. Good morning, farmhouse porch! And until we meet again.

How is possible that this song has less than 300,000 listens on Spotify? The Get Up Kids “I’ll Catch You”. Such a sweet little song. 

There are lots of different house styles I’d consider my “dream house”. I can imagine myself living in an old, old, 19th century farmhouse with a huge wrap around porch. Maybe I’d like to live in a huge concrete warehouse designed to be a sleek, modern loft. But I really love the mid-20th century modern houses with floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans. A la Frank Lloyd Wright or, pictured above, prolific Cape Cod architect Charles Zehnder. The house pictured above is the Kugel Gips House. Designed in 1970 and detailed over at Remodelista. 
I’d very much like to here, please. Thanks. 



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There are lots of different house styles I’d consider my “dream house”. I can imagine myself living in an old, old, 19th century farmhouse with a huge wrap around porch. Maybe I’d like to live in a huge concrete warehouse designed to be a sleek, modern loft. But I really love the mid-20th century modern houses with floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans. A la Frank Lloyd Wright or, pictured above, prolific Cape Cod architect Charles Zehnder. The house pictured above is the Kugel Gips House. Designed in 1970 and detailed over at Remodelista

I’d very much like to here, please. 
Thanks. 

I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

(Source: chrisprattings, via frattoway)

If I ever become a history teacher (because, who knows, I’ve had so many jobs in the past 5 years, why rule out any one job?), I would like very much to channel YouTuber Mikey Bolts in this video. 

"I’m Ulysses S. Grant. I won the Civil War. And had a cameo in Will Smith’s 1999 Wild Wild West.”

Historical truths, ya’ll. 

Buy one pair of TOMS shoes, and TOMS give a pair of shoes to a child in need. 
Buy one bag of TOMS coffee, and TOMS gives a caffeine buzz to a child in need. 
Or is this coffee for my feet…? Why is a shoe company roasting coffee beans now? And charging me $13 for it. TOMS is for feet, TOMS! Not coffee! View high resolution

Buy one pair of TOMS shoes, and TOMS give a pair of shoes to a child in need. 

Buy one bag of TOMS coffee, and TOMS gives a caffeine buzz to a child in need. 

Or is this coffee for my feet…? 
Why is a shoe company roasting coffee beans now? And charging me $13 for it. TOMS is for feet, TOMS! Not coffee!

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