WRITER WEDNESDAY: 50,000 Words in 3 Days

WRITER WEDNESDAY: 50,000 Words in 3 Days

Hello Rebels, and welcome back to my life.

I wanted to share something with you today. This week, the second week of June 2015, has been my best writing week in two years, and by the end of the weekend, unless something really unexpected happens, it’s going to be my best writing week EVER.

The Five Best Things an Artist Can Do

The Five Best Things an Artist Can Do

Good morning, Rebels, and welcome back to my life.

I’m an artist, and you might be, too. And you might entertain ideas of making a living from your art.

But that can be really hard to do. It’s hard to manage yourself as a business and finding an audience gets more difficult every day.

But there’s one problem that can trump all other problems when it comes to making a living as an artist—and that’s failing at the art itself.

Most of the time, though, “failing” in our art isn’t as simple as writing a bad book or painting a bad painting or whatever.

There’s a few common reasons for why we fail, and here’s how to fix five of them.

VLOG: Do Everything

VLOG: Do Everything

I’ve talked before about feeling overwhelmed with all the things I’m doing and all the things I need to do and everything that’s going on all the time.

Right now I’m behind on my writing, I’m not vlogging every weekday like I should be, Vloganovel is sporadic and Garrett’s Games certainly doesn’t have the viewership I’d love for it to have.

And NONE of these things, nor all of them combined are providing my full income so I take editing jobs to finish paying the bills, and that time just eats even more into all my other time like my writing time and YouTube time and gaming time.

It can be frustrating because no one avenue is where I want it to be…yet.

May I Have Your Attention Please?

May I Have Your Attention Please?

Good morning, Rebels, and welcome back to my life. May I have your attention, please? If you’re reading this, that means that for these brief moments, these eight hundred words or less, I have your attention. But odds are pretty good I don’t have your undivided attention. Many of you are probably checking your phones while you watch this. Or else you’re checking your computer screens while you read this on your phones. And if you weren’t doing that before, mentioning it makes you about three times more likely to do so. I wonder how much more likely you are to do so when I tell you you’re statistically more likely to do so? I fell like this is a rabbit hole that could lead to madness. So I’ve never told you this before, but I write books for a living. (I’ve told you that before. Too often. You’re probably sick of it). But as much attention as I am able to gain from you to read this blog post — five, ten minutes out of your day, five days a week. Most times. Not most times. Sometimes. Lots of times it’s days or weeks between posts. BUT WHATEVER that time investment you’re willing to give my blogs or YouTube videos … books are a whole ‘nother ball game. Reading a book is a time commitment like no other. And that’s why so many new authors struggle to make it. Why would you invest twelve hours reading a book when you’ve never even heard of the author before? The only reason you might is if someone you trust tells you,...