Welcome Readers and Fellow Writers!
This may be a bit unorthodox, but hey that is me in a nutshell. I wanted to drop by the blogosphere and let you know what you can expect from your friendly neighborhood wordsmith in 2018. In my last blog post I talked about vision boards, the law of attraction, and scheduling yourself as a full-time writer. I think it leads nicely into this post which is a bit about celebration. Something all writers can look forward if they keep crushing their goals. I talked briefly about my goals for 2018, and I wanted to share with you my release schedule. 2018 is shaping up to be a big, big year for my writing career, well bigger than last year and that's the friggin' goal right?! So let's dive in!
My 2018 Writing Journey...
I know what you are thinking, dude its freaking March! Well you should know the writer's life almost never goes according to plan by now. This post is an attempt to illustrate how I have seemingly corralled my writing journey into a nice, neat little package that will send me hurtling towards success. I won't lie I have that particular hope hanging out, whispering in my ear.
It says, "You CAN do it!"
You see last year I decided that I would no longer say the words, I CAN'T. It sounds easy but it isn't for multiple reasons. Firstly, just because you say something, that doesn't make it real. There has to be an unyielding intent propelling the words out into the universe. Second, you have to have a certain level of awareness of your own life, abilities, and a keen sense of what might be holding you back. In other words it takes some soul searching, meditation, journaling, whatever method you fancy to clear your head and get down to the nitty gritty.
Whatever you do, you need to do it and do it now! STOP WASTING TIME!
At the end of 2017, I was filled with two distinct emotions. The first was a shocking sense of pride that I had finished and published my first novel. It was a whirlwind of frenetic fun and frustration. Once it was done I felt great. I had done it. Then after a deep breath I began to see flaws. Not only in the finished product, but the process, the journey, and in my craft. Then the second emotion/feeling came to me. I was sickened by the stupid amount of time it took me to write Nemeton and publish it.
Five years I spent...
Five years delaying my journey. Five years telling myself it is just too hard. Five years lying to myself and saying that it was the world's fault. For not giving me the time to write. For not giving me the inspiration. For not providing me with the tools or the money. Five years of I can't. It isn't the right time. It isn't ready. If you didn't noticed there were a lot of NOT's, IS NOT's and CAN NOT's plaguing me. It wasn't until I said...
SAY IT WITH ME... AGAIN...LOUDER!!!
Indie Spotlight: Where upcoming, Independent Authors flaunt their work...
Welcome to the fourteenth profile on fellow Independent Authors, Artists, Creatives and their new releases.
I am a firm believer that promoting and supporting the Indie community is the most effective way to produce a vibrant, lasting culture of reading, artistic expressions and the cultivation of appreciation of the arts in this and future generations. Thus I hope that this series expands the Indie reading community and connects it with the creatives minds of a burgeoning community of Independent Authors, Artists, and Creatives. So without further adieu let us get to the next profile on #INDIESPOTLIGHT...
Introducing Nicholas Adams: Author of The Angels' Secret
Christopher Lee is the indie author of Nemeton, an avid history buff, mythologist, bardic poet, and keeper of the old ways.