Remember the movie Bambi? I do. It’s a cute movie with some seriously real death and maybe a few outdated ideals. But that’s all beside the point. The one quote I’d like everyone to remember is this: In case you’re on your phone and you’re pushing your monthly bandwidth, or you’re not a fan… Continue reading No One Wants Your Shitty Opinion
Just a few years ago, I’d never have been able to say those words. I’d be like McSorley, unable to grasp the gravity of the moment, thinking all was well and that I had everything under control, even as I was losing it.
Now I know when to throw up the lifeline.
The truth is, back then, I’d given up on writing fiction. It wasn’t that I didn’t have ideas… it wasn’t that I lacked the time (well, any more than I do now)…
Back then, I felt storm-beaten and time-worn. At that point in my life, I was exhausted on every level. I’d completely lost touch with myself.
Say it with me: “There is no such thing as ready, and now is as good a time as any.”
I spend time on social media, therefore, I am inundated with affirmation images. Sometimes they resonate with me, but most of the time, they kind of make me want to gag. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the power of positive thinking. I’ve self-determined my way out of a lot of hairy shit in… Continue reading Affirmations For the Rest of Us
“Don’t read the comments” is pretty sound advice for a majority of the Internet. I read the comments here, on my own blog… but that’s because my readers are awesome.
When I was a freshman in high school, I wanted to be on the debate team. The school didn’t allow such things, because technically, ninth graders can’t compete at the state or national level. But the class period worked out for me based on my schedule, and I talked them into letting me use that… Continue reading Fake It ’til You Make It
“In this media-drenched, data-rich, channel-surfing, computer-gaming age, we have lost the art of doing nothing, of shutting out the background noise and distractions, of slowing down and simply being alone with our thoughts.” While I am not a fan of channel surfing, I am a computer gamer. One of my favorites is World of Warcraft.… Continue reading Slow Down
To become a published writer, you have to grow a very thick skin, and have a whole lot of unfounded confidence. You have to learn to sing your own praises, even if the proof is slim. But don’t forget to project yourself with humility and grace. In other words, go tell the world how awesome you are without sounding like an arrogant jerk.
It’s fortunate that writers are good with words.