Monday, November 21, 2016

Back to my roots

On a few of my last competed works, I've tested the waters with experimenting outside of my chosen genre.  While the results I produced were no less than stellar to my standards, the time has come to return once again to the root of all my passion. Namely, pure horror.
It has been almost two months since I completed my fourth novel, 'The Goblin Tale', and like a cyclical pattern I find the same familiar images of creation flooding my mind. The next story I have in my mind revolves around a magical ritual that several magus of old, including the great Aleister Crowley, attempted to replicate. I must admit that my interests, especially when I get into creation mode, can be quite whimsical, but the ones that linger are usually the ones I work with. And with that in mind, I feel it time to gather all elements useful to me in my processes and begin....

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Remind thyself daily

Marc Jasin, the CEO and founder of, had an interesting project for me to do the other day. He wanted me to research and create an article regarding some peculiar numerical patterns around the vicinity of Palm Springs(a place I've never been to, by the way). Knowing that he's probably been the nicest and most cordial writing boss I've ever had in my life, I went for it not knowing just how much research would be involved. I tell ya, a whole weeks worth was still probably not enough. But, before my self-imposed deadline was up, I was finished with it.
It was a lesson for me, not just involving the material I studied which, of course, was extremely interesting. But, of will and having to deal with what seemed like non-stop obstacles and frustration. Maybe that, more than anything, is the secret to life. I've been writing now for the vast majority of my life. I couldn't imagine my life without it. But, dealing with the ever-present array of obstacles within the writing world, the seemingly negative framework of the majority of people's minds, and every sort of unpredictability of life itself, you start to wonder about things.
I guess I have to remind myself that the key to life is simply to never give up. Everything else is simply elementary. Unless, you consider the time it takes to accomplish your standard of 'deemed' success. Forever then might be an understatement.