Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Letter Killer

I saw a writing prompt on Facebook, and decided to do a quick little short story based on it. It's 513 words. So I'm counting this at my 500 words for the day.

There is a pictures in my phone of me sleeping and I live alone. I’ve been thinking about it all week. How did it get there? Who took it? Why did they take it? It’s the thought that is consuming me as I sit in my cubicle taking phone calls and talking to people about their end of life plans. I work for a company that helps people to plan and prepay for their funerals. I hear a lot of tears during my day.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

500 Words Challenge

So I follow what Jeff Goins is doing. He tends to have some pretty good advice for writers. So he has this challenge he is doing for new writers. It's totally free, and it's called "My 500 Words". The Challenge is to write 500 words a day for 30 days. Now for me I'm going to make at least one exception. Saturdays I work a 14 hour day at my day job, and I'm not going to be able to write that day. It's just a matter of not having enough mental energy to go around on a day like that. So I'm making the one exception to this rule. I'm going to do most of my writing for this on the new story I'm working on, and a blog post when I get done that will update my progress. I'm also updating on Coach.me each day. 

Now to count the words I'm writing, I'm using a plugin for Google Docs called, Track My Words. It works really good and tells you the number of words and the WPM (Words Per Minute) that you are writing. So I'm going to be incorporating this into my daily routine which Sunday-Friday is normally the same, the only exception of course is Saturday which is taken up entirely by my day job. 

I'm doing a few new things. I've as I've stated before I have been putting together a new daily routine. I've been reading this book on my Kindle called, "Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)" by 99U it's only $5.99 and it's on your Kindle helping you to develop a routine that will help you to become more creative and more productive.

Anyways, I started this yesterday and I'll be doing it for the next 30 days. I'm hoping it will kickstart my writing again and get me back into that creative headspace. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Updates, and some story news.

Hey everyone!

So over the last 2 months a lot of stuff has happened. My mom passed away in the middle of March. I was her full time care provider. So when I wasn't writing I was taking care of her. Now I would have been doing it regardless if I had been getting paid or not, however I was being paid to take care of her full time. It was my only income. My mom died because of an unknown aneurysm that burst at the back of her brain. It was unexpected, we had thought she would be alive for another 5 years at least even with the COPD she had just be diagnosed with the month before.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Updates, News, and Something New!

Hey everyone!

I know it's been a bit since I've updated anything here. However as you know I've been dealing with a lot of stuff over the last couple of weeks. However I thought I would let you know about some post that I wrote over on Medium.

Here is what I've written over on Medium over the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LIfe, Death, and Where to Go From Here

Me, My Wife Kristi, and My Mom,
at the wedding. October 8th 2016
My Mom died on Saturday.... It been slowly settling in over the last 72 hours. I've been having little breakdowns here and there. I have been her full time care provider for the last 6 years. The night it happened I published a post up on Medium

I wrote The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin during that time. I started work on several other books and I feel that I want to do something different with my writing. I won't have the money for promotion, and I don't have the energy needed for the process of looking for a publisher. 

So I'm going to do something different. I'm going to turn The Hunter into a blog series. Just like I'm doing with TransPunzel and The Frank Malone Series. I'm going to be updating the Patreon page and I'm going to be spacing each series out. One will be a fall series, one will be a summer series, and one will be a Winter/Spring Series. Much like you would have with a TV Network. I'm working out the details now, and I'm going to be working on all of them in the following weeks.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dreams, Reality, and the cost of Both

So I've been working towards publishing for quite some time and although the book is finished. I don't have the money to promote it like it should be, in order to get the kind of sales I would be happy with. So I have made a major change in path. 

I'm not giving up on my Dream to be a full time author. I am not giving up on the dream of being able to make a living doing something I enjoy and love to do. However the Reality of that is that I have to have the Money to support myself and to pay for the promotion on facebook, twitter and other platforms. It would take several thousands a month to properly promote The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin and then all the other books that will follow it. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Updates, and the Posting Schedule!

Hey there everyone!

So I know I haven't been posting as often as I should be, and that I seem to have fallen off the face of the planet. Well that's going to change right now. I've been so focused with getting stuff done, that I neglected other parts that needed to be done. The 1st Lisa Goodwin book is finished and I'm about to start working on Book Number 2. The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin is out for presale now, so go reserve your copy.

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