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I’m Not Writing

I’m not writing.

It’s been like 5 months since I last since I last tried to write my collection of short stories.

I’ve tried to write… ok, not really.

I’ve wanted to write. That’s true, but the desire never really overcame whatever was stopping me. I’m still not sure what it was, other than the fear of actually being good at it.

You see I wrote a story in July for the 24-hour short story writing contest and I thought it was pretty good and so I waited to see what others thought.

And so I stopped writing. I wanted to write more but I couldn’t. I thought the story I had written for the contest was so awesome that  I was afraid I didn’t know if I had actually written something good. I needed someone else’s opinion.

The answer came in September, two months after the last time I wrote something. I came in second.

VINDICATION!

I entered the next 24-hour contest.

Nothing. I couldn’t write. What if I couldn’t replicate what I had done? What if coming in second was as good as I could ever get? What if I wrote something that sucked?

And so I wrote nothing. The rest of 2017, I wrote nothing. Ok, I tweeted. I wrote facebook posts. But nothing long.

I did have ideas. I have lots of ideas. But I couldn’t decide which idea to start. So many ideas. So little time. So many excuses to not start.

And then December happened. I did not write anything. I was still paralyzed by my inability to start. But I sold books. I sold 33 books.

Huh? No marketing, no tweets, nothing. And I sold 33 books. I’m not quitting my day job anytime soon, but still. Thirty-three books… How the hell did that happen?

And now it is 2018. A new year. A new chance to start. I walked three and a half miles today but while I was walking I was telling myself, today is the easy day to do this. First day of the year. First day for the motivation to be there. First day for me not to develop my excuses. Today was easy.

What of tomorrow? Or a Tuesday in March? Will I be walking then? Will I be writing?

I dunno. But today I walked. And today I wrote.

What’s next? Let’s find out? See you tomorrow. Hopefully…

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All Books FREE at Smashwords – March 5th to 11th

In honor of Read an Ebook Week

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To Find the Collector


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To Become the Collector


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First Radio Interview

So while most people were out drinking and having a hard time determining the actual mileage on their starship, I was getting interviewed by the Power of Perception Radio Network. Earlier in December, Scott Golden contacted me on Twitter to see if I would like to be on his program.

Obviously, I said yes and sent him a quick bio and planned to do it on New Year’s Eve. And thus, last night we talked.

Below is the link to the interview where you can find some interesting background on all my books. Also, you can hear about the exciting things I have planned for my cat and llama’s Instagram accounts in 2016. Enjoy!

Power of Perception

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“To Become the Collector” Available NOW!!

To Become the Collector
Book 2 of the Collector Series

“To Become the Collector” continues the story from last year’s hit, “To Find the Collector.” In book two of the Collector series, Cyris meets new humans, all with special powers. None are as mysterious, and gruff, as the one they call Boss. The Boss holds a power which Cyris has never dreamed of having. But the Boss has other plans than just giving his special gift to the Mover. The request the Boss puts forth to Cyris would cure him of the pain he feels due to the loss of the love of his life, Tabytha. Cyris dreams of their moments together, the love they shared, the horror of her death. His pain fuels his alcoholic spells when he makes rash decisions, like bestowing the ability to speak on a dog.

And it all leads to an ending that opens more possibilities than he ever knew.

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Warming Up

So I’m going to try something. I want to write. I have lots of ideas wallowing around in my brain which I think would be cool to get down on paper… er, in 1’s and 0’s.

Anyway, when you play soccer, it’s always good to warm up. Whether it is stretching in a circle like my team did when I was a kid, to the Brazilian warm up where you sing and dance like X’s team does.

So when I write, I need to warm up. Thus, I am hopeful to use this blog to warm up. See, I just did it. Now to write. Or revise. Or something other than staring at stupid people on the web.

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