Peter Dinklage – Fail Better/Light Up The Night

Peter Dinklage – Fail Better/Light Up The Night

The very cool JR Handley, shared this on Facebook the other day.

Little did he know, just how much of a pick-me-up I needed.

I have been really struggling with writing lately, with it feeling more like a chore, than a pleasure.  My fear of failure has basically brought my book to a complete standstill.  I haven’t touched it for a while, contrary to the impression that I may have given.

Leave it to none other than the amazing Peter Dinklage to remind me that success can only come when you are willing to try and risk failing.

And if you fail?  Then next time, FAIL BETTER.

This video is part of a commencement speech that he gave in 2012 at Bennington College, his alma mater.

Thanks Peter, and thanks JR.   🙂

 

 

The YouTube video below is his speech in its entirety.  It’s worth checking out.

 

 

 

I am again flattered to be a nominee for another award.  Sonia, of Doing the Write Thing nominated me for The Really Neat Blog award.  I definitely recommend checking out her stories, as well as the other awesome nominees!

 

Thanks for popping by everyone, and have a totally awesome weekend!!

 

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About Me…

Vanessa Ricci-Thode: The Word Sorceress

Vanessa Ricci-Thode: The Word Sorceress

She calls herself the Word Sorceress, and the rightly so.

Vanessa’s love of a good story can only be matched by her love of Halloween, her family, her dogs, and a really great tequila.  😉

We have known each other for years.  We share a love of Doctor Who, being a mom and writing….although her talent for that far exceeds my own.

What I can tell you is that Vanessa isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and has done some AMAZING COSPLAY duos with her daughter, who is growing up to be as strong and kick ass as her mother.  🙂

She’s funny and sarcastic.  She’s got your back as a friend and will kick your ass if you deserve it.

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She has been involved with the writing community both as a writer and editor.  This has included being a part NaNoWriMo for over a decade (as a writer and co-Municipal Liaison).  She has also been involved with the Canadian Authors Association and  Editors Canada.

As a writer and editor, she has published fantasy and writing advice books under the name Vanessa Ricci Thode.

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For those interested in the paranormal and erotic, Vanessa began to publish two new series this past January, which she has written under the name VR Thode.

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Click below to view her Amazon links:

Vanessa Ricci Thode (she was the editor for the Anne R. Bailey books)

VR Thode

She has her own website at Thodestool.com.

You can also reach her on social media and Goodreads.

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Follow her on social media, subscribe to her site, and of course, buy her books!

 

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About Me…

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

 

As she lay

Cold stone pressed upon her back

She glances at the stars

They speak only to her

The priests are deaf to their calls

She feels peace

They will take her blood

They will feed upon her body

But not her soul

She will watch with the gods

She will be free

 

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About Me…