My novel? Which one?

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NONO NO NO NO SO I HAD CLASS WITH MY LIT TEACHER TODAY AND HIS LEFT ARM IS AMPUTATED FROM JUST BELOW THE ELBOW AND HE WAS HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE PUTTING THE PAPERS ON HIS DESK INTO HIS BREIF CASE AT THE END OF THE CLASS AND I GO TO HIM AND SAY “YOU NEED A HAND?” AND ITS SILENT AND I JUST WHISPER OH NO AND HE STARTS LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY I WAS SO EMBARASSED

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I’m in “waiting for responses from agents” limbo with Permutations. I already have one flat rejection. A different agent apparently liked my query letter, but turned me down after I sent her the first chapter. I did some work tightening up that first chapter, cleaning up the prose and stuff. It might be too late for that, though.

In the meantime, instead of fretfully checking my inbox for replies, I think I’m going to start focusing on another project, in case Permutations is rejected everywhere and by everyone. 

Options include:

  1. High fantasy novel inspired by Central Asian culture and folklore. 
  2. High fantasy with an early modern Mediterranean influence, super powerful witches, and religious conflicts
  3. No Exit kind of story, where hell is a bureaucracy. 

I’m leaning toward number three, which probably has the most developed characters at this point.

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I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

Teju Cole, as quoted by Alexis C. Madrigal, on why #firstworldproblems is a busted idea (x)

Putting this out here because I still run into people using this phrase and it’s busted and tired and needs to go away already. Consider this a gentle nudge/reminder for people who didn’t realize or forgot.

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uzuisafuckingpansage:

poppypicklesticks:

This is exactly what happened with the Great Leap Forward 

also the Russian famine in the early 20s

And the Ukranian one as well
Though that was Stalin simply stealing the harvest of the Ukrainian kuluks rather then causing it through incomptence
he intended for them to starve 

The Holodomor is right up there with Armenia in terms of genocides that tend to not be talked about.

they certainly don’t talk about it on tumblr

poppypicklesticks:

rabbitranter:

poppypicklesticks:

uzuisafuckingpansage:

poppypicklesticks:

This is exactly what happened with the Great Leap Forward 

also the Russian famine in the early 20s

And the Ukranian one as well

Though that was Stalin simply stealing the harvest of the Ukrainian kuluks rather then causing it through incomptence

he intended for them to starve 

The Holodomor is right up there with Armenia in terms of genocides that tend to not be talked about.

they certainly don’t talk about it on tumblr

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I love the earthy colors in this outfit, but I didn’t really have anywhere to wear it so pictures will do.
Also the manager of the local sushi place was so impressed with my shitty japanese that he gave me his number, that made my day lol.

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