life hack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. tell them about how powerful and capable they are.
You don’t have to have 100+ notes on everything you write to have quality writing. Keep writing.
You don’t need to have reviews praising the ground you walk on—you don’t even need readers at all. Keep writing.
You don’t need to come up with the most unheard-of plot lines and most accepted head canons to have quality writing. Keep writing.
And most importantly, you don’t have to have quality writing right now and that’s okay. Keep writing.
We all start somewhere. It takes a lot of courage to post something for complete strangers to read, but keep writing. Keep posting. Keep asking for feedback. Look for people to help you grow. And many years later, you might roll your eyes and feel secondhand embarrassment over your past self’s word choices and character development. But I really hope that when that happens, you then go and pick up a pen or open up a blank document and you keep writing, knowing how far you’ve come and how far you can go.
this is incredibly frustrating
I’M GETTING SO ANGRY
[stares longingly at my pile of video games i haven’t played yet]
[wipes away a tear as i continue to play a game i’ve already finished 1000 times]
*goes to bed at 11pm and doesnt fall asleep til 4am*