Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Writer's Block Party

The past few weeks have been pretty damn stressful for me. I have to admit, a fair amount of it is of my own doing: after all if I didn't care about having a constant flow of work, life would be so much easier. This is the bane of ambition - it doesn't really allow you to sit around waiting for the world to hand you everything on a silver platter. 

As most of you probably know, writing involves a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Speaking of tears, someone in Ireland has found a way to bottle them, like in the picture above. It's supposed to produce a light, sweet whiskey that's good for partaking of when reading over your editor's notes. I can't order it since I live in Utah where home alcohol deliveries aren't allowed, otherwise one would be getting a prominent spot in my office. If you want to get some, by all means follow this link

To blow off some steam, partly because of my inability to get writer's tears, I'm jamming out to Writer's Block Party. Listen to the music and feel the inspiration flow through your fingers and onto the keyboard: 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Writing Honestly

Long ago when I first set out to write and publish a book, I read through Stephen King's On Writing. I know a lot of writers pour through the pages of that book, just like I did, gleaning knowledge from the pages. While at the time I thought I was following the advice printed there, the reality is I violated one of the foundation rules King gives: to never lie in your writing.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Some Days the Bear Eats You

There's an old saying that some days you eat the bear, and then some days the bear eats you. I used to think it was a stupid saying when I was younger, but the longer I'm around, the more I can see the wisdom in it.