"People often say you should think about your evil character as though he/she is the protagonist in their own story. And yet, real evil often has no explanation." (Fictional evil vs real evil)
"It’s funny how when someone calls you sensitive, it’s meant to make you feel weak. But if someone has a “sensitive nose” it means they have a strong sense of smell. “Sensitive ears” means good hearing. Think about that next time someone calls you sensitive." (Daydreams of a hopeless lost girl)
"Follow your own heart. And while you're trying to let go of other people's expectations, make sure you're not pressuring another person the same way the world pressures you." (On Expectations)
"The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense." --Tom Clancy
"We want to believe someone would only do a terrible thing if they had a real, concrete reason to. If evil is so difficult for writers to get right, what does that mean? Maybe it’s not an answer, but people seem to want to believe others are inherently good. That’s kind of hopeful, isn’t it?" (Fictional Evil vs Real Evil)
"Basically, I became a writer because I was a weird kid." (The Mansion's Twins Inspiration)
“Just keep doing what you’re doing! No one knows what they’re doing! You’re just like everybody else!” –Jenna Marbles
"Some people will find you inspiring even if you feel like a disaster." (Things no one tells you about being an author)
"Calm down ‘cause you’re not gonna die tomorrow and you’re doing the best you can." (Running out of Time)
“There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” ― James Patterson
"The way we talk about love is so weird. One on hand, we’re told it’s the most important thing in the world, it creates happiness, and once we find it, we should fight for it, because with it we’re unstoppable. On the other hand, 'Do you really want to give up (whatever) for just a guy/girl?'" (Daydreams)
"Even heroes have darkness inside them. And even villains have light and love." (What makes a good person?)
"All kids have to do is go to school. And, you know, figure out everything about who they are and their place in the world... The bright sides of childhood vs adulthood are kind of like traditional vs self publishing. When you're an adult you both have to and get to do everything by yourself, same as if you choose to self publish your book." (All we had to do)
I'm kind of ashamed to put this in here, but from Best and Worst quotes part 2, "Being up high all the time never made for an interesting ride, but neither does being low all the time. You need both to make a roller coaster." Yeah. I wrote that. Bleh.
Also, after too long a winter, I wrote this: "I felt Spring like a goddess who’s been in a deep sleep and finally decided to get out of bed. Or maybe she died, and left a little daughter behind who took this long to figure out what she was doing." (Ramblings of a sun-deprived lost girl)
Well, that's all for 2017! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and I'll see you in January!