Great instructions on how to make your own miso soup. “Miso soup is good to lighten digestion, it has many antioxidants, it has vitamin E and vitamin B12. Several research studies show that it is good to prevent cancer and to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol.”
Recipe Link: kirainet.com
Yasuki Palaces by ~noahbradley
Graduation Day at Sing Sing prison
Here’s an amazing statistic for you, about recidivism rates.
Of the 26,867 inmates who left New York prisons in 2008, nearly 40 percent returned to prison within 3 years. However, there are important exceptions: Among those are the maximum security inmates behind the walls of Sing Sing in Ossining, NY who have obtained a masters degree in Professional Studies — a one-year graduate degree administered by the New York Theological Seminary. Their recidivism rate over 31 years has been just 10 percent. The rate for those who’ve left with a degree in the last five years? ZERO.
“Education,” said Dale Irvin, the president of New York Theological Seminary, “is the surest indicator of low recidivism rates.”
Listen in to the latest Micropolis story and hear how a number of people — including convicted murderers — have turned their lives around while becoming assets to the prison community.
An author friend of mine says that a first draft is like building a skeleton. The problem is she sits there in the bones and thinks of ways to dress the body. It’s not time to pick out clothing. It’s time to connect a femur to a kneecap.
I like this. I’ve been trying to tell myself this while I edit lately. I just feel like the book isn’t ready and I’m not ready to have an ending written.
I don’t know, I get tripped up sometimes because I see writers who go into a book with an entire plotline ready to go (I completely understand that I’m just a different type of writer) and sometimes I’d like to have some of that.
Maybe next time I’ll be more organized—though I don’t see myself actually doing it or wanting to do it. It’s one of those things where you say you’d like to do but you think in the back of your head, “Yeah but I kind of like my dumb way.”
Druid. Prompt was “tree” I had a lot of fun working on a creature again! I don’t do it enough these days!
How do I stop myself from being obsessive and going back to the beginning and editing again?
How do I get myself to think about the ending of the book instead of trying to edit the beginning first?
Is it that I’m afraid to write the end?
Or is it that I feel like I can’t think of the end until I’ve actually gotten there?
I’m having trouble ignoring that, tonally, my book feels different in places because my editing is harsher now. I don’t hold things and I feel like I have a much wider grasp on tenses between action and passive scenes. At least, I have a better feel for it compared to when I started. Actually, when I started writing this book I don’t feel like I even knew how to write. Maybe more than the average person but I feel as though I understand how to write on a much stronger foundation than ever before.
The book doesn’t have an ending.
I haven’t written the end yet.
I have ideas but they feel like I’m making ideas simply to say to myself that I have an ending. Which is, really, the last thing I should do when it comes to writing the end.
I’m also plagued by the idea that I’m not done myself.
I just need a way to end the first book, I suppose.
I say first book because I may write a second in this world—explore more regions, introduce characters, expand problems—but I just don’t know if I’m ready to return that quickly after finishing the first book.
I suppose if, by some magic, I get a publishing deal for more than one book (or if I get the itch and I’ve seen success on self publishing) then maybe I’d go for it.
I don’t know. For some inexplicable reason I feel like I’m not qualified to make this decision about my own damn book. As if I need to grow or reach some grand epiphony before I can write the end and truly take ownership; which is complete, hilarious bullshit.