Pleasing authors

I keep this running list in my wallet (so i know where it is) but i was like why don’t I have this written down elsewhere? So, here we go, these are the greatest authors, to me, personally. Keep in mind that greatest is a tier. Also please forgive me, I’m about to look douchey and elitist, i know how many of them are the bad thing (dead white guys).

1) Thomas Hardy

2) EM Forrester

3) Oscar Wilde

4) Jean Rhys

5) Zadie Smith

6) Henry James

7) F Scott Fitzgerald

8) Ford Maddox Ford

9) Djuna Barnes

10) Truman Capote

11) Chimamanda Adichie

12) Chuck Palaniuk

13) Graham Greene

14) Mary Shelley

15) Junot Diaz

Everything I’ve ever read from all of them has been pleasing. In case you needed any recommendations. Lord knows I’d be all over it.

~Cassie

Last month of my twenties

I realized it yesterday that tiday, March 20th marks the last calendar month of my 20s. On 4/20 I will be 30. My twenties had some very terrible and some great times, so i cant judge them all as one. I am however so glad theyre done. Theres that nagging thought i think most women get about how youll never be as hot as you were when you were young. And yes skin ages, but if you think about it we need to be prettier to get by when you’re less wise. Or something like that.

Today marks my first day of car editing during my lunch break! Yes, carrots and close reading!

~Cassie

Lets create more hours in a day

Because thats what i need.

Im thinking about it and i think i will have to start editing on my lunch breaks. I get an hour for lunch and never need that long. Right now the roughest draft (as i like to call it) is 89 printed pages (12 font, single spaced, if you are in the know). My husband is on page 17. He isnt working right now because were between seasons, and the work around the house that he gets done REALLY doesnt make a second income up. So hes not working, not occupying himself with anything important, and he still cant freaking read my draft for me. I mean he does, he tries and all, but his attention isnt the best. Also i mean editing a roughest can be difficult, sometimes theres passages of total garbage nonsense tangent. He told me hes amazed at how well i edit. Which is good to hear, but also its like dear god i should hope so….at this point.

Why dont i try for a career that would involve writing or editing? Because that would ruin my creative stamina, i know for a fact. Thats what both degreees did. And i have too much of MY work to do, im not using a limites resource where its undeserved. I knew that a LONG time ago.

See, writings always been the thing. First i was going to be a teacher and write in the summer. Then i was going to be an accountant who wrote in the off season. Then when i ended up as an english major because accounting is for the soulless, i was like okay ill get a rando job and support myself and write then.

And thats the point im at. Ive been writing every day since i saw that weird brainwashy guy at the end of feb.

So, guess its time to jam some editing in on my lunch breaks

~Cassie