I am a novelist.
"Novelist time is reptile time; novelists tend to be ruminant and brooding, nursers of ancient grievances, second-guessers, Tuesday afternoon quarterbacks, retrospectators, endlessly, like slumping hitters, studying the film of their old whiffs." ~ Michael Chabon
I’m a library technician at a Bay Area high school in California. I’ve got a paraprofessional library technology certificate and am in my second year of MLIS coursework at San Jose State. Also a huge fan of The Smiths, the source of the quote, natch, this tattoo was my 31st birthday present to myself in late 2012. Artwork by Dan Gilsdorf at Tattoo 13 in Oakland.
serenaede said: How stable of a career would you say being an author is?
Try balancing a soft-boiled egg on its tip. Don’t use sand or salt, don’t crack the eggshell. Just balance it, and then take your finger away.
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via writersbloqinc)