Finish Line (Or: Writing A Book Is Exciting)

Guys,

I’m this close to finishing the first draft of my Urban (dark) Fantasy novel, creatively working-titled “Keeper’s Legends”

I need to wrap up half a chapter, and rework another one completely. As of right now, though, I’m hovering around 80,678 words (~431 manuscript pages).Read More »

By The Way — Week In Review

It’s been a week since I started to build myself a stronger platform for my writing. But before that even, I started the Writer Emergency Fiasco, where I combine to amazing elements (Fiasco and the Writer Emergency Deck) to create a random and interesting narrative, which is now half-way through it’s first act.

Shortly after, I’ve started my Patreon Campaign, where I’m asking for support from my audience during my transition from hobby writer to full-time independent author.

And to get there, I’ve started a Facebook page and worked on promoting that thing through friends and family, which has brought me over 135 likes to that page as of writing this.

I also recorded a terrible, but in-the-moment sort of attempt at a podcast, which I might or might not expand upon. I have some ideas for shorter segments, so let’s wait and see. And I recorded and budget-less produced a lyric video for one of my shorter, but emotionally stronger poems, Hibernation.

All that in one week. I also continued with my Writer Emergency Fiasco (and you can expect a new behind the scenes post tomorrow for scene 4), and wrote several thousand words for my as of yet untitled novel (of which you can read a demo chapter if you choose to support me even $1 per month on my patreon page).

So what is next? Read More »

On “Content” and “Consumers”

This video nails it. I just started to seriously pursue establishing my writing platform, to get known and liked and have people care about the things I write. The things I say.

Because I love to create.

Because I want to entertain.

But being at the bottom of a very, very, very large pole of established online “content”, it is feeling overwhelmingly hard to even bother. I want to set myself apart. I want to be something I have created. But I feel like all I can do is keep throwing more and more content out there, hoping to cause a small ripple in the sea of white noise. Maybe, if I write enough one-shot, forgettable but short-timed entertaining content, someone, somewhere will notice me.

Maybe not.

Watch this video. Think about it. The Internet is what’s entertaining us the most, every waking our of our lives these days. People–real people with hearts and brains and skepticism and faith and diversity and strength and sorrows are creating every bit and byte you consume–no–everything you enjoy. That moves you to tears. That makes you smile. That urges to explore.

That connects you, even if just for a brief moment, with the person on the other end creating these powerful little bits and bytes.

Support the art. Support the thing you love.

Share, like, subscribe, yell the IP off a fucking rooftop.