Tough Decisions Ahead- Overcoming the Anxiety (and many choices) of Self Publishing

So maybe you’ve made the tough decision to selfpublish. Wow. That right there already took so much mental energy. Now you also face the task ahead- getting your novel ready for publication. I used to sit and stare at my manuscript and wonder if it was ready. My phone’s glow would light up my faceContinue reading “Tough Decisions Ahead- Overcoming the Anxiety (and many choices) of Self Publishing”

The Habit of Being a Writer- Why?

“You should be writing everyday”- how many times have you heard that one? “Read books in your genre” is often countered with “Writers should read broadly” – both still imply you should be reading all the time. “Schedule your writing time- yes write it in on your calendar” – usually accompanies rebuttals about not writingContinue reading “The Habit of Being a Writer- Why?”

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Writing My First Novel

This year, 2020, is the year of finishing projects for me. I’ll be releasing the book I’ve been working on for years, and I’m about to release a very different kind of project that I’ve had in my heart for a very long time. In starting these new projects I’ve had to do two things.Continue reading “10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Writing My First Novel”

When Writing Feels Impossible

Sometimes we just want something so badly and it fails. Sometimes we know we shouldn’t do something and we do it anyway. Sometime this causes burnout. Sometimes this is because of burnout. I’ve spent most of my life doing something because I think I ‘should’. As a result everything I ‘should do’ ends up failing.Continue reading “When Writing Feels Impossible”

Information on the Connectivity of Crime

On March 11th, 2011 Varistary Mall in Jacksonville Florida was held up in a hostage situation. The perpetrators laid bombs at the base of the concrete pillars that supported the five-story tall mall. It is still unknown how many individuals orchestrated the attack as the pretended to be civilians and evacuated after only five hoursContinue reading “Information on the Connectivity of Crime”

What Everyone Forgets- Fiction Writer’s Guide to Platform Building

So one of my most popular videos on youtube is Wattpad Vs. WordPress, which one is better for fiction writers. Its also one of my best preforming blog posts. But I’ve learned an awful lot about building a platform in between then and now, so I wanted to do a fallow up. It’s not aboutContinue reading “What Everyone Forgets- Fiction Writer’s Guide to Platform Building”

20 Tips for Writers to Stay Strong in Your 2020 New Years Resolutions

It’s already the 20th day of 2020 which is pretty shocking to me. I was at work talking about resolutions when my alway tired and flustered co worker says to me ‘I don’t believe in new years resolutions, they’re just a capitalist scam to sell more gym memberships’ I was completely caught off guard becauseContinue reading “20 Tips for Writers to Stay Strong in Your 2020 New Years Resolutions”

10 ways to kill your passions, develop burnout and utterly destroy your life

I never thought of myself as a youtuber, as a writer, as a designer. Even when I’d created my fifth channel, finished my second manuscript, or designed the perfect dorm room. I used to be so happy, creating new and fun things everyday. Then, not long after I graduated college, all the joy and happinessContinue reading “10 ways to kill your passions, develop burnout and utterly destroy your life”