September 20th, 2014
Depression really is a sickness. It’s like getting a cold. One day, you’ll feel slightly off. You’ll think to yourself, ‘this is weird, it’s a beautiful day but I kind of don’t like anything,’ and shrug it off. The next day you’ll sit in your room for a while, unable to do anything because you just feel this sort of overwhelming mental cloud in your mind. ‘Why should I do anything?’ you wonder, ‘This is all stupid.’ The next day it’s in full effect, this mental cold, and your brain can’t breathe right and the weight is heavier. It’s like a flu in your mind. So you just curl up in a blanket, not wearing any clothes, with no physical impairments to speak of, and ride it out. You sob, you remember every horrible thing you’ve ever done, you think about how the future will surely bring nothing but failure. You can go out, you can see people, you can be yourself but it’s like the whole time you can’t breathe. Then, hopefully the day after (but sometimes it can be weeks) it’s just gone. You’re better. You can, in a sense, breathe out of that stuffed-up nostril again. Anyone who suffers from this, I just want you to know: I feel you, and it sucks. I like to take selfies when I’m bawling, because it makes me laugh and brings me out of it, a bit. But there’s no real cure. We’re here for each other, and that’s all we have.
September 19th, 2014
It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.
September 19th, 2014

The Fear of Success: What Do You Really Want? | Jayme K.

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You want people to read your book. You want people to watch your movie. You want people to hear your music. But when it comes right down to it you’re not prepared to put forth the effort to obtain your goal.

That’s because you don’t want to be successful. You romanticize the idea of success. You think, ‘Well, it’d be really neat if someone read my book,’ but you do nothing to put it in front of their faces. You expect them to find it in the publish-on-demand dungeon of trite that is Amazon’s eBook section.

People want to be writers, filmmakers, musicians, artists, the list goes on… These are all difficult careers to become successful at, but it is not impossible. You pitying your own work, or not thinking that you’re good enough, is not going to get you anywhere. It takes passion, a willingness to learn, a certain amount of brains, a lot of cleverness, and plenty of networking just to get noticed.

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September 19th, 2014

We Are Now Seeking: Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction Essays, Interviews, and Book Reviews

Interested in having your story, article, personal essay, interview with an author or publisher, or book review published? Send your work to ThatLitSiteSubmissions@gmail.com as a doc file and, at the very least, we’ll read your written work.

Label the submission appropriately by putting Article / Essay / Interview / Review in the headline of the e-mail.

We’ll get back to you within three business weeks if we’re interested in publishing your piece.

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September 19th, 2014
Are you currently accepting short fiction?

We are. Send your fiction in a Word document to ThatLitSiteSubmissions@gmail.com if you would like to submit.

September 18th, 2014
Episode 65: "Aaron Novy"
Shootin' It with Jayme K.
Shootin' It with Jayme K.

Shootin’ It with Jayme K. | Episode 65: “Aaron Novy”

This week Jayme and Mike chat with artist/writer Aaron Novy (who happens to be a Shootin’ It superfan). They discuss the bizarre, desolate town of Christmas Valley, where Novy resides in a hut made of mud and tires. They also talk about the best and worst guests to have appeared on Shootin’ It, weird urban legends, the legend of Sasquatch, meeting women online, and a lot more.

*Also, ignore Jayme’s error in labeling this episode 64 in the opening of the show.

Follow Aaron Novy and check out his artwork at AaronNovy2012.tumblr.com

(Source: shootinitpodcast)

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September 18th, 2014
Don’t believe everything you see or read. Be skeptical. There are lots of shadow artists out in the wild.
September 18th, 2014
A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
Jean-Luc Godard
September 18th, 2014

A Twitter war has begun raging between ThatLitSite editor-in-chief Jayme K. and book review troll Chris Roberts, seemingly as a result of feedback from the five-month old article “Chris Roberts: The Most Hated Man in Literature” (which can be read here).

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