How To Pick Your Projects

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in STRONGHOLD, To Retreat from Romance, Writer's Diary

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If you could only finish one more project, what would it be?

I ask myself this on the regular. I find it’s a good question to not only recalibrate my workload but also remind me of what’s important to me. At present, it’s my fundraising for a Deep Water Well. After that, it’s getting my revision of Stronghold as well as my romance novel released. While the first item is arguably a semi-passive endeavor, the latter two are solely within my hands to achieve. So what’s stopping me?

A thousand other ideas, that’s what.

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A Reminder for Writers

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Writer's Diary

I’m not really in a great position to give writing advice, so of course, I’d like to offer some (that’s how narcissism works).

There’s an old mantra that gets floated here and there by teachers, editors, and “successful” writers. It’s a simple, memorable nugget that gets said in a few thousand variations but nonetheless remains the same: “Writers write.”

Writers don’t have grand ideas that stay in their heads.
Writers don’t just talk about that book they want to publish someday.
Writers don’t make excuses.

Writers write.

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No More Medicating?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Addiction Recovery, Faith, Hope, and Love, RandoMusings

Sometimes, things just don’t go our way. It’s a hard fact that we all accept, because that’s the way things are, and that’s not gonna change.

Oftentimes, when it rains, it pours. Unpleasantness, happenstance, and bad beats come in waves. That first thing doesn’t work as it should, and undoubtedly the second, wholly-unrelated, thing fails just the same. And a third thing that wasn’t even on your radar—-well, that went wrong, too.

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My Blogging Problem

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Site Business, Writer's Diary

I’m a writer. I write constantly, whether its reviews on Letterboxd, opinions on Video Games, or my first crack at a cartoon pilot for boys age 6-10, I am always pumping words onto the page, or screen, or wherever. It’s like I can’t stop myself.

But here, at least, I seem to have a wall, offering little more than occasional insightful post or a bevy of updates about which few people will have any interest.

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