Kill 'em with kindness.
I guess I should do a srs introduction: I write literary fiction. You can find everything I've got published / available here:
I also have an agent. We're revising a novel about an online fan community in the aftermath of the 2016 election and we're gonna pitch it soon. It's gonna be rad.
Seasonal video games:
Spring — Animal Crossing
Summer — Persona 4 Golden
Fall— Night in the Woods
Winter — Harvest Moon
someday i will have a man booker prize, and then, THEN my unfollowers will pay
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Or me wanting to nap after my mother's funeral was "selfish" and "cold" because I had been available (and keeping it together) to arrange the damn thing for 72 hours and was tired. I always have to be completely perfect. Because a 3rd party — a lawyer, the police, a social worker— will be called in if they do not get their way. And I must be C O M P L E T E L Y credible, 100% perfect, or God knows what they will do to me.
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Which is probably an improvement. My experience growing up was confiding in a therapist I was very proud of myself because a producer visited my writing camp and said I was extremely talented, and to keep in touch. And while maybe that was predatory, maybe it was nothing — what it was was used as evidence of grandiosity. Like, me being proud of something. Diseased.
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I'm still pretty shaken from (one? two?) weeks ago Friday when I cut off my sibling. They used a really low moment to be very cruel, and then afterward my father emailed my husband at an address my husband rarely checks. On Monday I woke up to dad threatening to call the police for a wellness check. Like, I could have been shot.
I've been less and less inclined to share my life over the last 3 years, and they've been less inclined to feign interest.
Drake is a reply guy.
It is October and you know what that means: pre-writing that good spoopy shit.
I love my group chat with the sweet, even-tempered socialist normie writers so much.
Like, oh, mutual respect and support and open appreciation. Wow.
Like, the opening on a novel can (should not, but can) take about a paragraph. A short story really must be dynamite from sentence one.
I'm more of a novel person than a short story person. They're two different muscles. Short stories are also SO short they must be really precise, so they're a bit harder than a chapter.
Something about drafting a novel or a story feels so grandiose. It's really satisfying to finish something.
woke up at 3am because i have the flu and my wife tells me that Sponge from salute your shorts is a republican and now i can't go back to sleep until i know the political leanings of the rest of the cast in hope it averages out
"Why do you give exfoliation your all?"
Lotsa skin, friend.
But I'm gonna look GREAT in about 48 hours.
I accidentally committed a little too much to exfoliation and the good news is, a long-existing milia is gone, and the bad news is I look like I've been in the sun all day.
Me, looking at my home timeline, muttering "What in tarnation?"
and I will KEEP getting ribs added until I am the tallest person on earth, tall enough to look god in the eye when I sucker punch him
@ascannerburkely I realize this may be deeply unfair and inaccurate, but that's my brand, baby. Awooo (wolf noises).