• Encouragment

    Wisdom from Neil Gaiman: A Note of Encouragement

    This is one of my favorite¬†quote/memes that I see floating¬†around the web-i-sphere. Why do I like it so much? Because of the many layers of truth that there is to it. What I find very encouraging about it is the comparison that Gaimon makes. Being an adult is hard, but usually not all that rewarding. Writing, and self-publishing, are also hard. Sometimes we don’t get the money we hoped, or the fans we thought we would get. Our work is not always well received. It’s still worth it. For me, the act of writing, and work of self-publishing are reward enough for me. Of course, we all want to have…

  • Encouragment

    The Best Writing Advice I’ve Read: A Note of Encouragement

    There is a lot of writing advice out there. Some of it is good, some of it is bad. And every once in a while I find something that is a gem. While I was researching inspiration for my “A Note of Encouragement” series, I stumbled upon an article by Jeff Elkins on TheWritePractice.com. And it was unlike any other writing advice I had ever heard before. I meant to just skim the article and file it away to be read in detail later. But I finished the whole thing. When I was finished, I took a deep breath and said to myself: I can do this. You can do…

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