Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I've heard the saying that Life is a journey. Nothing could be more true in regards to writing. From coming up with material, to getting published, getting marketed, famous, and so on. It's a long road indeed. What I think separates those who achieve anything from those who do not doesn't completely rely on ability alone. I have seen plenty of talented people quit. It is the resolve of the individual that is most important. The ability to handle the endless frustrations that come from the complex game of life. For instance, if you find yourself unable to handle the terrible fact that when you start out as a writer you're going to have more than a few naysayers, you might not be able to handle the other problems that come your way. I feel it is the way you handle that problem in particular that determines the rest of your writing journey.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I, for the first time in my life, have participated in a horror literature contest. I wont know the results until probably September or October. It is definitely something different and I must say, I hope I win. Believe me when I say that it is really not about the financial earnings that propel my hopes (first-place winner only gets $100.00) but it is the notoriety that I want. I swear, the things all of us writers must do to acquire an audience!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
as usual, I'm searching high and low for inspiration. I'm one of those kind of people that needs constant mental and physical stimulation and if I'm not getting it, I'm probably something of a corpse. Maybe some others would call ADHD, but I think it's something else. I guess it all comes down to a question of happiness and fulfillment. When one truly feels happy and content, they may not be as driven to succeed as someone who sets impossible standards for themselves. I can honestly say that no matter what I accomplish in this life, nothing will permit me to rest on my laurels. Maybe that is a good thing, maybe not!
Monday, May 2, 2011
I typed my name on google the other day and was shocked to see what I found. A whole two pages of things that were related to things I had done in the writing world. From my book trailer on youtube, to advertisements on Barnes and Noble for all three of my books, to the two articles I had written for an E-zine, My Facebook and Myspace profiles and so on. I didn't really know what to think. I am far from being a celebrity. It seemed rather strange to me. Strange, but nice.
It's always nice to see what you have accomplished, but the truth is I am not even close to being where I want to be as far as my ambition is concerned. I want to be the most remembered and revered Horror writer that ever lived. I want to be the man who actually put true horror back in the spotlight. And if I can do that, I will die a happy man!