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.

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.

Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility

Good morning, Rebels, and welcome back to my life. Some people… …maybe a lot of people… …maybe even MOST people… …really aren’t fond of the idea of personal responsibility. In artists, this takes many forms. Maybe a writer signed with a publisher, and they’re unhappy with how that publisher is promoting their book, or how the cover was designed, or how the publisher and a major retailer are engaged in a dispute that’s affecting the author’s sales. These authors will complain about the publisher forever, but their book still isn’t selling. Or maybe an author hasn’t finished a book and wonders endlessly WHAT they should write. Should they write in a popular genre, or something more literary? Should they start out by writing a lot of short stories, or go right in for a novel? These authors will ask questions for eternity and never finish a book. It’s very popular, and not just among artists, to place responsibility for one’s own life in the hands of other people. It’s not hard to understand this impulse. After all, responsibility is often incorrectly associated with blame. And if you’re to blame for what’s going wrong with your art career, well that sucks, doesn’t it? I’ve got a news flash for you. Responsibility and blame are not the same thing. Blame faces backward in time. It says, “THIS happened and it’s YOUR fault!” Blame knocks people down. Blame makes you feel bad about yourself. Blame, shame, regret, three parts of the same package. Responsibility is best summed up in a single sentence: “Here’s what I’m going to do.” I’m going to self-publish. I’m...