Catapult | I Give Up

I’m No Longer Chasing “Literary Success”

Who doesn’t yearn to be read and recognized?


Who cares what you want to say about a book that came out two years ago—how are you going to buy groceries?

The occult-enthusiast-to-“Catholic”-tradwife pipeline. The teenager I thought was unfairly dogpiled for being a less-than-avid reader is a forty-year-old employed by a defense-contracting company. What does a twenty-four-year-old critic’s TikTok feud with the star of a movie I haven’t seen say about culture?

No, you don’t need to dedicate unpaid hours to an internship to write. No, you are not behind. You are at school to learn; utilize it to its fullest advantage.