It's Friday! I am so glad the week (and all the testing) is done. A good thing about the week is that I've been hit with that proverbial lightning strike, Inspiration. I feel like my book might actually get past point A now.
I've been listening to several different artists. I hate that I only know one or two of their songs, but they've been stuck in my head all week: Death Cab for Cutie, Krystal Meyers, Barlow Girls, and Tim Mcgraw.
Tim Mcgraw - Let It Go
Barlow Girls - Mirror
"I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within." -Gustave Flaubert
"I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain." -Jane Wagner
"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle." -Gloria Steinem
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." -Joseph Chilton Pearce
"If you expect nothing from anybody, you'll never be disappointed." -Sylvia Path
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -Mark Twain
"When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter much, do they?" -Virginia Woolf
I read surprisingly little this week. I've been so busy with tests, I didn't notice. Also, I had to drag out reading this one book because my mom promised to buy me the sequel today (which she did - yay!). That book is The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. He writes such awesome books that are both filled with ancient myths and magic and written like a modern teenager's thoughts. You know what I mean? (Which you should if you've ever read The Percy Jackson series. That's quite popular; have y'all read it?)
Overall, it's been an exhausting week. My AP World History exam, the state-approved tests that happen in May (they're called SOLs here, but I think that changes from state to state, right?) as well as some personal problems (I mean, my cat's problems technically, but I loved her newborn kittens; I was so devastated when they died).
Anyways, here is a quote in picture form, from Tumblr: