Happy New Years, Tumblr!
In his muse
The beginning is the best part. You feel excited and anxious and a little bit scared: excited about what is to come, anxious about what the other person feels, and kinda scared that it won’t work out. You wonder if the other person is experiencing all of this as well… hell, you hope they do.
You don’t know what’s to come, but it’s OK - nothing works until something works. And when it works, it’s supposed to work real damn good. Let’s hope it works.
You make a list of the things you’ll do by the time you’re 30…
1) Get Married
2) Buy a house
3) Get a good job
4) Save your money and get out of debt
Once you turn 30, you feel like a failure because you haven’t met these goals; it’s easy to concentrate on what you don’t have. And forget about setting goals to reach by the time you’re 40…
When I was working on The Names I devised a new method — new to me, anyway. When I finished a paragraph, even a three-line paragraph, I automatically went to a fresh page to start the new paragraph. No crowded pages. This enabled me to see a given set of sentences more clearly. It made rewriting easier and more effective. The white space on the page helped me concentrate more deeply on what I’d written.
“Smokin” Joe Frazier January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011
I wanted to meet this man guy so fuckin’ bad…