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Monthly Archives: February 2012

this is an awesome post that I found very helpful

I hadn’t planned to venture into this part of my life, but I really need to vent and get this out. This depression is slowly killing me, one day at a time. I hate to be negative, and I’ve really been trying not to be, it’s just so frustrating to struggle so much and feel like I’m not getting anywhere. It seems like no matter what I do, even if it goes away for a little bit, the depression and feelings of pure darkness wash back over me, weighing me down more and more each time. It becomes harder and harder to pull myself up, and I’m beginning to fear that I’m going to drown.

As an avid Stephen King fan, I have to say that I’m kinda disappointed with his last two or three books. I believe, if my memory serves me correctly, the last book that I thought was alright was his book of short stories, “Full Dark, No stars”. And even that was alright at best, in my opinion. I know he’s getting old, and I know one man can only write so many things. For me, it’s not the bare bones of the plots themselves that seem to be going down hill, it just seems as if maybe he could make them better somehow. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. I’ve found the same thing happening with a few other of my favorite authors, but none stick out for me quite like Mr. King. My alltime favorite books by him are still and always will be Desperation and The stand, and I have too many favorite short stories of his to pick just one or two.

today I saw my cousins artwork featured on a website; I havent brought myself to go to the gallery where it’s being displayed. She passed away this past september at the age of ten, and an immense amount of talent and compassion was lost to the world. Noel wasn’t your typical ten year old kid; she cared more about helping other people and giving what she could to those in need more than what she had or didn’t have. She was bright, compassionate, giving, and just an all around great kid. She will be forever missed. I love you, Noel

Writer’s Block: Defeating a Symptom.

I finally got the opening scene to my novel the way I want it last night, which is a huge accomplishment for me. I had been working on it for a while, and I was beginning to feel a bit discouraged, but I kept telling myself not to give up, that it would work out the way it’s meant to. After having that thought, something in my head just clicked, and the scene fell together perfectly. All I needed was a little patience, determination and persistence. It just goes to show how much potential the writing may have.  So, my advice to anyone feeling stuck with anything they are doing, be it writing or anything else, is to stick with it and have confidence. You may be surprised at the outcome. 

this made my day

As an aspiring writer, I’ve been told that it is important for me to have a blog. So, in light of that advice, here is my blog. Hopefully it will be a help to other people, or at least an entertaining read.  I’ll post weekly, probably every few days, actually. Maybe even every day, depending on what I’m doing and whether or not I have anything post worthy to say. The content of my posts will vary, depending on what I have to say on any particular day.