Random Musings

Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Hello, dear readers! This week, I wanted to write about money, but in a very different sense than what I usually do, i.e., ranting about my lack of it and the difficulty of surviving as an adult in this consistently-increasing-living-expenses-without-an-increase-in-pay society (and that's without getting into the bullshit that's going on in the White House right now).… Continue reading Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Writing

A Pointless Fear

I started writing the first draft* of a fantasy standalone novel called BLOOD PRICE last week. I'm pretty excited about it's progress, considering I have 20,000 solid words down that, once upon a time, I thought were complete rubbish, and still over two months to get the rest of the words written, so I'm pretty… Continue reading A Pointless Fear

Writing

A Change in Plans

Last year, I was on an amazing writing streak, writing four books between one November and the next. It was...mental, to be honest. So when the new year started, my plan--my vision--was to do the exact same thing again. I had a sequel in one series to write, three new series to start, not to… Continue reading A Change in Plans

Writing

Defeating the Brain

So, writing and your brain. Your brain is, arguably, the biggest asset to assist telling and crafting your stories. It also, not surprisingly, is your biggest enemy. One that I've been battling--and losing to--for the past six, seven months. There are three main areas, I think, where my brain has created mindsets and thoughts detrimental… Continue reading Defeating the Brain

Writing

Harsh Personal Truths

Months have passed since I began questioning my identity--and my claim--as a writer. Since November, I've struggled to write anything, which has hit me harder than it ever has before. Back when I really started writing more consistently (and tentatively say seriously), I'd still always go months without writing anything, before picking a project back up… Continue reading Harsh Personal Truths