THESE ARE THE THINGS I HAVE LEARNED AND AM LIVING

These are all the things I am living and feeling and doing right now.
  1. Take your time, but get it the fuck done.
    Know when what you have on paper is done, even when that means it's not perfect.
  2. Do what you have to do to get yourself free.
  3. Your only job in the world is to take care of yourself.
    It's easy to fool ourselves into thinking that we do things for other people because we are kind, but in fact, we do things for other people and "forget" to take care of ourselves because we are scared. Don't be scared to take care of yourself. Don't be scared of the person you could be if you were properly cared for.
  4. Exercise, eating right, and sleeping well really is all it's cracked up to be.
  5. Drink more water.
  6. "Any day you don't work on what you are meant to do, you are a week late to where you're supposed to be."
    Owen Burke said this to me and I will carry it in my heart any day I am not in the mood to write.
  7. You are a writer or an editor. You are never both at the same time.
    Send it to the other eyes in the room and trust them to make your work closer to where it needs to be.