Your character goes to the shelter to get a dog. They have two choices. One is a lovable little puppy, everything they wanted in a dog, exactly the breed and temper they want. The second is an elderly old dog with cloudy eyes and a stiff back who slowly wags her tail when they come up to her, and will be put down if no one adopts her in the next week. Which dog do they choose, and why?
The first thing is that you don’t have to write eight hours a day to be a writer. It’s okay to write in short blocks. If all you can manage is twenty minutes a day, half an hour, that’s fine. But you need to make a commitment to that. Promise yourself you will write for that amount of time, and that is all you need to do, then feel good about it. You can write more. If the spirit is with you and your boss isn’t about to fire you, keep going. But if you struggle for half an hour and have accomplished exactly zilch, well, that’s it. You have lived up to your commitment. Now go do what you want. It’s recess. Take a run. Eat lunch. Nap. Browse in a bookstore. Do whatever you want. The only thing you are not allowed to do is feel guilty."
— Marcia Golub (via writingquotes)
•go to the bathroom to escape
•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch
•dwell on a small awkward moment for much longer than necessary
•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable
•follow said person way too much
•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious
•faking an illness to get out of a social event
•Dont buy something necessary because the cashier is intimidating.