5 things I read this week:
- Great post from Sean Ferrell on feeling small and writing on. Takeaway: "Caring gives the work power over you, and it’s not afraid to use it. Let it."
- Natalie Whipple's too practical, blunt, and totally true advice on staying in the game. Takeaways: "Sometimes you gotta give up on something to move forward." and "Sometimes when you get into the writing community it feels like EVERYONE in the whole world writes, but they don't. So be proud of yourself."
- The recipe for this milkshake. Takeaway: Um, cake batter milkshake + bourbon. What part of that doesn't sound delicious?
- This article on parenting and the magic inherent in childhood, which felt like a sort of affirmation of my parenting 'philosophy' (which, let's be honest, when you're a parent, you're always looking for affirmation that you're at least not f-ing things up royally). Takeaway: "It is not our responsibility to manufacture contrived memories on a daily basis. None of this negates the importance of time spent as a family, but there is a huge difference between focusing on being together and focusing on the construction of an 'activity.' "
- Susan Dennard's beyond helpful post on how to write a synopsis. Takeaway: seriously, the whole thing. Just read it.