Friday, September 2, 2016

In which one of my besties gives me really good advice about not giving a damn in order to break a long dry spell since I'm Mormon and I won't just pour myself a glass of vodka


  • Today
  • Trish Hopkinson
    6:53pm
    Trish Hopkinson


    or fiction if you like

    its the weird stuff we encounter, no matter how simple or mundane that other people like to read
  • Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen
    6:53pm
    Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen


    I'm too concerned with what my fiction is "about" and not worried enough about story.
  • Trish Hopkinson
    6:54pm
    Trish Hopkinson


    yeah, I was figuring that

    thats what I meant about not caring
  • Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen
    6:54pm
    Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen


    I think I'm getting too caught up in agenda

    Yup
  • Trish Hopkinson
    6:54pm
    Trish Hopkinson


    I do that too

    but I'm not near the thinker you are
  • Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen
    6:54pm
    Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen


    You're absolutely right. I totally care WAY TOO MUCH.
  • Trish Hopkinson
    6:55pm
  • Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen
    6:55pm
    Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen


    And it's not like I have to turn out grad school worthy stuff every time. Even though that's what I'm expecting of myself.
  • Trish Hopkinson
    6:55pm
    Trish Hopkinson


    you'll just wear yourself out

    for kids who don't give a sh*t and writing you can deal with later
  • Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen
    6:55pm
    Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen


    And that's what I'm doing

    It's ridiculous, but I've set incredibly high standards for myself that NO ONE but me is expecting

    It's a hard habit to break.
  • Trish Hopkinson
    6:57pm
    Trish Hopkinson


    not when you are exhausted and have better things to do

    its a prioritization problem

    you've only got the time and energy you've got

    decide you don't give a sh*t, and the priorities will shift to where they should be

    Bonnie's new mantra for fiction class... "it doesn't matter"

    or if it's more convincing, "it just doesn't f**king matter"

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