Without you

Without you I would have probably given up on my dream of becoming a published writer. Without you, I wouldn’t have dared imagine that I might someday accomplish all the dreams that I have stored up in my heart. You know, the impossible ones, the truly terrifying to even contemplate, the ones you think will change your life forever. And the world around you.

Without you, I have no audience. I have no one to write for, no one to write to, and without writing something each day, I have no purpose. Maybe it’s melodramatic, maybe it’s the truth. Who knows?

But, also, without your help, this blog won’t survive. All my future projects won’t get to be launched. Less than five days left and there’s still $415 to raise. Seventeen people have contributed so far. There are still a lot of perks available.

If you believe in this blog, if you believe in me, in what I’m doing here, you can contribute any amount you see fit here.

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Last call

Five days. Only $455 to go. Lots and lots of perks still available. They’re cool too.

So, yes, it’s a now or never sort of thing. Any contribution counts, any amount matters. Perks start for as low as $15, but you can contribute any amount you see fit.

If you want to help me out, if you like what I write, if you want to support my dream, you can do so here.

P.S. I’d like to thank Ian and Heather for their recent contributions. Your help means a lot to me.

That moment…

A couple of weeks ago I almost gave up on this blog, on writing, on basically everything I was. Quite a strange moment. I was afraid that I might never become what I’ve always wanted to be.

Because, as any self-publisher can tell you, summer is tough. Book sales always go down. In my case, they almost stopped. Even though I released a new title, that just wasn’t enough.

Sometimes things happen, and we can’t explain them. This was one of those times. Continue reading

New perks.

First of all, I’d like to thank Matt and Rachel for their contributions. Secondly, I’d like to thank you all for your help and support.

Last but not least, I’d like to announce the fact that there are only 8 days left in the campaign. And there are new perks available, all of which will grant you more exposure for your blogs/websites. It’s a way of sharing the stage with you, one I wouldn’t even have without your help.

So, yeah, the perks are worth checking out, which you can do here.

If you enjoy reading my blog posts, if you believe in this crazy dream of mine… any contribution matters. Any amount helps me get closer to reaching my goal. Without your help, I wouldn’t be able to do any of this.

On letting go

books

The moment you buy any of my books and read it, that’s when that book becomes yours. And only yours. And you can take from it anything you want. You can love it, you can hate it, you can love me or hate me, but at that point I no longer care.

I find that’s the only way to actually “survive” as an artist. At least, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head every time someone tells you they hate your work. And it’s the only way to actually get past that paralyzing fear of rejection, that stupid voice inside your head telling you, over and over again, that your book is not good enough yet, that you need to work on it a little bit more… and so you spend so much time editing the same fifty thousand words that they stop feeling yours anymore. Continue reading

Are writers crazy?

crazyOr artists in general?

I’m sure this is not your usual Friday type of post, and I could easily answer with another question: who isn’t? And then I could go back to writing and stuff.

Instead, I’m going to write an actual post. About crazy writers. And stuff.

So here goes nothing. Continue reading

Bravery

bravery“We are not defined by our trials, but by how we face them. We are all afraid; bravery is a choice, that though you may lose, you shall never be defeated.”Jill Anzinger

In the face of adversity, how we react is what really defines us. Our actions are one of the few things we’d call a legacy; what we leave behind. Our actions can inspire, can help others achieve their own dreams… our own actions can shape this world according to our dreams. Continue reading