I’m game for this. 

veschwab:

On the STAR STICKER method.

A lot of people have seen me talking about my calendar system lately, and as I gear up to turn the page and start a new month, I thought I’d share this here, for anyone who needs a new system and/or a kick in the pants.

Basically, I get a calendar and a variety of colored stars, and make a key each month based on what I need to accomplish.

Usually it’s:

1) 500 words written

2) 100 pages read

3) exercise

4) school

And then I basically just keep track. It sounds simple, but I find the daily accountability and visibility of measurement INCREDIBLE helpful. You can see that in September I wrote almost 30k, read about 4,000 pages, worked out 19 days, and went to school. Whatever your goals may be, the system keeps you from losing track of days/weeks.

Anyway, if you want to give it a try, join in! Tomorrow’s a new month!

macteenbooks:

Love is powerful

macteenbooks:

Love is powerful

You are made
out of comets
and stars.

Do not surround
yourself with those
that treat you like
dirt and dust.
Noor Shirazie (via thesoutherly)

September Book Photo Challenge | Day 9 | Favorite Cover.

Otherwise known as the first one I could think of; or 1 out of 1615 on a ‘stunning covers’ Goodreads shelf.


still love this cover.

September Book Photo Challenge | Day 9 | Favorite Cover.

Otherwise known as the first one I could think of; or 1 out of 1615 on a ‘stunning covers’ Goodreads shelf.

still love this cover.

If I become a published author and follow you, would you follow me?
Anonymous

laurendestefano:

Well, I don’t follow EVERY published author in the world. So I don’t know. Maybe if you saved my life at a disco beach party or pried the doors of an elevator open with your bare hands after it got stuck like Gennifer Albin did. I definitely followed her after that.

A day that will live in infamy.

When the chapter you’re writing won’t end.

When the chapter you’re writing won’t end.

Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”

"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.

After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.

[…]

She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.

You should read this Rolling Stones piece on Queer kids getting kicked out by their religious parents. And remember it.  (via fuckyeahdiomedes)
Take the happiness you can, even if it’s only a little.
Gennifer Albin, Crewel (via words-going-across-the-universe)
I really love your books and recently finished altered. Thank you for writing!

Thank you! And thank you for reading!

theramblingmummert:

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let…