Look at all the books I need to read
— Lauren Oliver, Delirium
Every book in every library on this planet has something wrong with it. It could be something tiny. Maybe a minor character isn’t well drawn. Maybe a description goes on too long. Maybe the dialogue is stiff in one spot. There’s something wrong with every single one.
No matter how hard we writers try, we will never achieve perfection.
Perfection doesn’t mater No two readers would agree on whether our book was perfect anyway. Besides, readers care less about perfection and more about connection, getting caught up in a story, caring about the characters. ❞
— Gail Carson Levine
'The Last Time' is a song that I wrote with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. I'd always wanted to work with Snow Patrol, they're my favorite band. And this was a song that I wrote about something I had been going through, where you've got…I picture, like, a door, you know, and you've got on the outside of the door, standing outside in the cold, it's this guy who's left his girlfriend over and over again and come back and ask for a second chance, over and over and over again. And on the other side of the door you have this girl standing there, with tears in her eyes, wondering how she could possibly turn him away when she loves him this much, but she can't get hurt again. And it's both of these people swearing that this will be the last time. She's swearing it's the last time she's gonna take him back, he swears it's the last time he's gonna leave her and hurt her. So it's a really intense song and I'm so proud to have Gary on the record.