Showing posts from July, 2016

Don't Stop

I wasted a lot of time. Either being not sure of myself and doing constant research, or by pure procrastination and thinking i'd do it later, watch that YouTube video, or play another round of Candy Crush. And don't get me wrong, there are definitely times for those things. But in the end it all comes down to this. Do you want this? Is this what you want to do with your life?  And it's not just writing, you could be a director, or a rapper, or a rocker, or whatever. Are you willing to work for it? Do you have what it takes?  I have this new way of thinking. It goes something like the Nike slogan, just do it. And that's what i'm doing now, trying to bridge the gap of procrastination and studying theory over the years.  I am finding that there is one sure way to go about this, you just do it. And do it. And don't stop.  You fail? Keep moving. Someone puts you down? Who cares, don't listen, keep moving.  Things seem stacked against you? Good! You'

Got a Short Story Accepted

It's been a while since I posted something. I was accepted into a magazine. I am very excited about this. I have been blitzing along with my short stories, trying to send out as many as possible. It's full speed ahead at this point. Now to be a bit cryptic: I feel as though I lost something for a bit. I still had the ideas and such, but putting them together was a bit sloppy. I feel I captured something back recently. Also, being accepted does a lot for your ego. All these hours, days, weeks, months, years you write and you wonder: is this good enough? Will this ever be seen by anyone? Will someone really like it? Well, it's a wonderful milestone. More to come on that soon. And more posts soon. For those who aren't reading this haha. Just kidding, I see you out there, yeah you. Keep writing! WCM

Don't Overdo It

It's not a good idea to edit too much. I used to be part of this camp. Editing should definitely be done. The problem arises when you overdo it, or procrastinate and go back to that work out of boredom and creating new material. Now don't get me wrong, if something doesn't seem right, you have to correct it. But just like fixing one part on an old car can make other parts bust, the same thing can happen to your writing. If something isn't working, sometimes it's best to just trash it and start over. Maybe it's an omen. Funny thing, one time I lost a big portion of writing that I LOVED, it was perfect, and so I went back and rewrote the scene, and then later found the document. Guess what, it was just about exactly the same. I've read a writer say to rewrite your story instead of editing it, because it will be the same, but any kinks will be ironed out from the bottom up.  I've read the difference between a writer and author is a writer keeps