- Stan Lee’s Captain Marvel cameo raises a lot of questions [AV News]
- There’s Only One Surviving Blockbuster Left on Planet Earth [Gizmodo]
- More 1979 Alt-Topps [Cards That Never Were]
- I Love The 80’s – Donruss [Dub Mentality]
- Did someone say “contest”? [Baseball Card Breakdown] (JT sez: The Breakdown’s animated baseball card gifs are always spectacular.)
- NaNoWriMo 2018 Bonus Episode, with Mercedes Lackey [Writing Excuses] (JT sez: I know this is an old episode, but it is a really good discussion of writer’s block.)
- Quit Trying to Write [Kill Zone]
What I’m Reading Right Now: Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book One by Brandon Sanderson.
At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right.
Did you finish the first draft of your novel? Did you reach 50,000 words? If not, train yourself…try and try “until it comes right.” Keep writing. Even if you have decided that your November work was complete rubbish, keep writing.
Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending.
Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It’s one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.
I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.
Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo. Make it end great, and enjoy it.
The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.
You, my friend, have not taken the easy way out. You’re almost there. Now cross that finish line, even if you have to crawl!
The obvious and beautiful truth about writing is that you make it up as you go along. No land is out of reach to you, no world impossible.
There are three rules to writing, and nobody knows what they are.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
There are only five days left. And yes, Thanksgiving Day is among those days. But you and I can do it. We can type a little faster.
All great writing is an act of rebellion against what exists, a need to say something unsaid, an impossible attempt to heal what is broken, to make a mark.