Writing

Breaking the Chains

I am pumped. Couldn't tell with the use of that period, could you? Considering that I overuse the exclamation point in every day life (thankfully, I don't in my actual writing), the use of the period here is actually quite poignant of how pumped I am right now. Why am I so stoked? Because I… Continue reading Breaking the Chains

Writing

Keep Writing

I'm nowhere near where I want to be, as far as my writing career goes. I have no publications, no agent, no queries floating out in the trenches. I can't live off my writing alone (or, at all, frankly). Yet I'm also so much farther along than I ever imagined I could be, back when… Continue reading Keep Writing

Writing

Tropes and Clichés

I've been thinking a lot about tropes and clichés lately. Between editing a previous trilogy with a  foundation built on tropes--including everything from the Chosen One to vampires and werewolves to old men who know all yet tell nothing--and planning a new series that uses even more--and this time, purposefully--plus simply observing the dialogue surrounding the… Continue reading Tropes and Clichés

Random Musings

Inspiration from a Bastard Named Kip

Well, how's that for a catchy title, eh? Eh? So I believe in my review of The Broken Eye I posted a few weeks ago, I made a reference about writing a post about how a certain character inspired me and how I hoped to "use" him as motivation. That character is Kip Guile. You might have… Continue reading Inspiration from a Bastard Named Kip

Random Musings, Writing

The Demons of Doubt

You know you're a writer when Doubt plagues you so often, you're reaching a point that you just want to punch Doubt in the jugular and also find some way to use it in a future story. At least, that's how I'm feeling at the moment, which, in an odd way, proves that despite how… Continue reading The Demons of Doubt

Random Musings

Restoring Faith in Yourself

As many know, I'm trying to make working out a part of my lifestyle. I started mid-January and did pretty well. Then, Spring Break hit. I used that week and literally took the week off. I didn't work out (except for one day), I didn't do homework, nothing (besides March Madness and my bracket busting… Continue reading Restoring Faith in Yourself