The problem with writing is it takes arrogance, and it takes you throwing yourself into a character and believing whole heartedly that they are important and that they have things to say. There is no room for questioning yourself.
And then you finish your draft and you have to turn around and question EVERYTHING. And that is so terrifying, because it kills the magic and it kills that initial spark you had with this person that you wrote and love.
Now you need to kill them over and over again in order to make them better and hope that in the end they will be the best version of themselves, a version that will hold up to that initial passion you had when you’d just thought up their essence. Are they what they should be? Did you lose them along the way? Is this how it all was really meant to pan out?
It’s hard to bring your characters - your story - out the other side of the manuscript without giving up. The end.
the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.
new york to haiti
greenland is right out
ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want
Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.
Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?
There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.
In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:
As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.