At some point, the satisfaction I felt from reading a well written story crossed over to wanting to be able to write a well written story. I wanted to learn the craft of storytelling to see if I could tell a compelling story, one that stuck with the readers after they finished it. I wrote a story that I thought would be fun to read. … Continue reading Overcoming self doubt and criticism
Just got a call from my publisher. Instead of July 2017, Native Moments will be released September 15th 2016. It just got real. I’m about to be more dedicated to writing than I have ever been. Wish me luck. Continue reading New Release Date
In my case, the second and third are also shit. By the fourth, I had a story. After the fifth, I began sending off query letters. After 47 query letters, I looked back at my novel. And now I hate the first chapter. Time for another rewrite? Is it just self-doubt? Continue reading My writing is shit
I have sent off 15 query letters so far this month. Writing is much more fun than submitting. I’m shooting for 100 or more my December. Hopefully, someone will get back to me before I hit my goal. Continue reading Submission September
I received a rejection email back for a short story, but sent that story to 4 more literary journals. Also, found a publisher who accepts unsolicited manuscripts, so I sent my novel out as well. Staying motivated is probably the toughest part about being a writer. A rejection slip can easily make you feel as if you are wasting your time. The key, I hope, … Continue reading Another Rejection
As a writer, saying this guy is one of my heroes is as cliche as it gets. But his hard work, his determination, his persistence at being a writer is inspiration enough to keep me working. Many times, I wonder why the hell I still pursue such a ridiculous idea like being a writer. I’ve accomplished everything I’ve ever set out to do. But being … Continue reading Charles Bukowski, why the hell am I doing this?