I just finished reading One Day by David Nicholls and I’m trying to process what I feel about the novel. There were many things that I disliked, but I was most definitely touched by the novel’s story. It held me there. It made me reflect on life, love, and regret. But I’m not quite ready to write a review. I need time to think about what what I feel… to process…
But rather than keep processing my feelings, I decided to find book hangover memes that reflected the situation we readers often stumble into.
Do you suffer from book hangovers often?
The keys to becoming a successful writer on Sims 4 are:
- Writing all day
- Woohoo-ing sexy Sims to keep your fun levels high
- Having thoughtful showers after so you’re fresh and clean and inspired!
- Writing some more
Just by implementing these easy steps into your life you will have lots of royalties streaming in within a matter of days. MONEY! How do you get published on the Sims 4? Well… you just walk to your mailbox and click ‘self-publish’ or ‘publisher’. And that’s it. You’re a writer now and you’re earning money. Perfect! Why isn’t that the way in real life too?
I wish being a successful writer was as easy as it is on Sims 4. It’s nice to play the game and be successful at this career I am pursuing. The seduction of playing out my career virtually for hours on end is too tempting!
P.S. My partner found out that this was the best schedule to get the most amount of books out and royalties in. The key is lots of woohoo and thoughtful showers. I had to try it for myself (and learn a tip or two from the world of Sims 😉 ).
I’m not a grammar nazi. Maybe it’s because I know I make mistakes all the time? I’m sure there are mistakes in the post. I think in professional work, it’s necessary to write well. I like when I see well-written status updates but to be honest, I don’t think less of people because of their ability to spell or use grammar. Some people don’t care. Some people hated school. Some people didn’t get the same educational opportunities. For many people in my social circle, English is their second language. In casual social-media settings, as long as I can understand you, I’m happy. But I sure do appreciate someone who knows how to write English properly.
I found this video by Weird Al Yankovic hilarious (he’s been making a whole bunch of new songs recently, it’s great!) and had to share. We may have some readers who hate word crimes with a passion and can relate. Even as someone who is relatively lax, I found myself laughing.
Warning: the damn catchy tune of ‘Blurred Lines’ is the musical backdrop. So you may have that tune stuck in your head for a while! I’m just glad I can enjoy this song without thinking about the original horrifying lyrics.
What did you all think? Did you find it funny? Do you hate word crimes or are you pretty chill about it all?
YES! Okay. I wrote a lot of Harry Potter fanfiction back in the day. And it was so fun. But finding my old stories has proved both nostalgic and cringe-worthy. I think all writers go through this. We slowly improve (hopefully) and when they look back at our old writing, we shudder at how many mistakes we’ve made, how cliche our stories and characters were, and find oodles of things we would fix if we were to rewrite it.
But rather than just experience the pain and embarrassment by myself, I decided to take the opportunity to make another YouTube video for those who would like to hear one of my old Ron/Hermione romance fanfics.
Have you read one of your first writing pieces recently? What did you think? Were you laughing or cringing or impressed? Was it a fun experience or full of too much embarrassment?
On Monday I wrote 4 essays in 2 hours… I got it done but my hand was pretty much broken after it. I think constantly writing hurts your hands anyway but… I feel like it hurt more than it did during high school when I was used to writing essays most days. I rarely write by hand for extended periods of time anyway. I can’t imagine writing my stories like that. I am super grateful for keyboards! What about you? Is it an effort to write by hand?