Showing posts from November, 2016

Draining Me

The day job is draining me. I tell myself that i'm going to write, that it can't keep me back, but I still succumb to it's dangerous pull--the need to make money and survive.  The worst is sitting there when an idea pops into my head and I can't do anything about it. Sure I can jot down the idea, but it's not the same. Sometimes you just want to pursue an idea to it's fullest.  The funny thing is there will be situations when i'll have the time to write and end up squandering it all away to news or YouTube videos or some other thing.  Yet the ideas still come.  I do get worried that one day they wont come, but that's just irrational fear. They will come. As I've written before, there are ways to coax them out of your mind. Music and reading are a couple of those things.  The most important thing is to keep going. Perseverance. You may get that rejection letter one day, but tomorrow is another day, and there's another after that. Sleep o

Politics and Writing

Should you write about your favorite politician, or post fueled attacks at the politician you don't believe in on Twitter?  I see a lot of authors doing this these days and feel it's almost like shooting yourself in the foot. Allow me to explain.  A well established author might be able to weather the negative hit posting his or her political rantings may cause, but someone starting out might find getting involved in this manner is almost like committing professional suicide. All those potential fans down the drain because they were offended. This is why I try to stay away from anything extremely political on my author page and sites--except for this post I don't really discuss anything. I'm not saying not to express your political beliefs, but from my observations feel it's wise to at least keep things to a minimum on your professional pages.  It's okay to have your views, but I've seen some pretty wild postings on Twitter and Facebook and wonder how s