In the Spirit of Hugh Howey

Just read this inspirational blog post by sci-fi sensation Hugh Howey (aren’t they always inspirational?)…called “The Secret to Success.” That piqued my interest immediately since success has always been something I’ve been interested in. It caused me to get up off my butt and clean my entire apartment. I washed the dishes, made my bed[…]

This is what happens when you don’t give up

The Wasteland Chronicles passed its 5,000th sale yesterday. [Note: writing “th” after 5,000 doesn’t seem like it should be a thing. I guess it is, though.] How do I feel about that? In a word: flabbergasted. Absolutely flabbergasted. I’d always dreamed of being read by this many people, but now that it has actually happened[…]

A Year From Now

For the first time in a while, I’m going to write a post. I used to do this more often, but I have just been letting general busyness get to me, I guess. I think that is a good thing, overall. With my new job, I have much more time to write, and it’s really[…]

My Writing Story So Far

If I were to tell my full story of life and writing, it would be many thousands of words. If I were to write this fifty years from now, it might be a hefty book (or two). Now, I just want to concentrate on my thoughts of my writing and my life in the past[…]

Fortune Favors the Bold

The key theme lately seems to be exhaustion. A lot of change in the air right now. I’m eventually going to move out of my current house. The plan is to move back with my parents at least for a bit. That may not even happen. I kind of want a place on my own.[…]

The Flow

I’m starting to recognize a flow to the writing life. I think this looks different for different people, but this is what it is for me, so far: 1. Have a good idea for a book. Usually gotten from reading/culture at large, or personal experience. 2. Write about that idea. Develop characters, outline, whatever…just get[…]

Rules for Writers

One day about two months ago, I was sitting during my lunch break and got the idea to write a list of “rules” that a writer should live by. I came up with about forty (really 31 rules, but some had sub-rules). Really it was just another expression of my nerdiness in trying to quantify/describe[…]

A post in 5 minutes…go!

I have five minutes to write this before my job starts. I’m very ADHD and always have to be doing something so voila, blog post! All I have to say is I think I have successfully made the conversion to morning person. How did I do this, you ask? It was easy when I gave[…]

A blog post I could not think of a title for

Well, yesterday was an interesting day. I got laid off from my boring and not ideal job where I have been working for almost two years. I thought I still had a couple more months on it at least, but in a way it’s a good thing. Working there did not give me much of[…]

Toughness

Haven’t posted for a while. I want to post at least three to four times a week, but lately I really haven’t much to talk about. Apocalypse¬†is doing just fine, thank you. It’s actually doing slightly more than I expected to, which is great. It feels good. Lately, I’ve been feeling rather discouraged concerning my[…]

Short Post for Today

Don’t really want to spend much time on a post today, but I heard something that’s gotten me thinking: “Giving up is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” I’ve been thinking that as far as my writing. I came home, feeling pretty down. I don’t know why. I think it comes from the fact[…]