One of my favorite writing quotes is, “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles” (Shannon Hale). That’s how I feel this week, especially after spending all of Saturday doing writing sprints and accidentally finishing my steampunk novella. I’m sure there will be lots of places to go back and add things. I know there’s going to be a lot of editing.
I finished it!
That might just be the most INFJ thing I’ve ever said.
The creators of BBC’s Sherlock have said that their Sherlock is so different because they were looking at the canon and seeing how Sherlock Holmes is a man ahead of his times. Other Sherlock adaptations weren’t like that. They were all trapped in an era far gone, in a world where scientists believed that cells were blobs of protoplasm. And that’s just not fair to Sherlock, because Sherlock is on the cutting edge of science. Continue reading
It was my first time in a church where the preacher wore a robe. And I realized that the books you read stay with you. Always.
The Importance of a Good Book is an essay I wrote on the importance of reading. I think that a love of reading can make up for a crappy education. If a desire to read overpowers the boredom of school, then it doesn’t matter how bad the education system is. The reader will learn no matter what.