In this unscripted, personal episode, I talk openly, honestly, and at length about the things going on with my life, including the deaths in October and January, my physical and mental health, and the financial strain of both. I then talked about the plans for the future, including my plans to get the show back on track and the efforts to get back to writing again. And finally, I thanked my listeners and supporters for continuing to stick with me and being patient with my long hiatus.
Some updates and excited babbling about my trip, followed by discussing my updated plans for the rest of the year and my free-talking a bit about the idea of being a failure and coming to terms with it. News & Notes: Back from Italy – awesome trip Sterling & Stone Smarter Artist Bootcamp Moved to a new web host Plans for Writing Between the trip and the Bootcamp, I was able to help clear my head a bit and get re-energized. It also helped me come to terms with some of my doubts even as Aisuru and Deviations both continue […]
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. Thinking about my writing aspirations, what I am doing now, what I need to do better, and about how I can help reduce my stress and regain my focus on my writing. One thing I’ve come to realize is I just have too much on my plate, particularly with work being super busy right now. I know I should be able to handle it all: working my job, doing revisions, planning and implementing promos, the blog, the podcast, etc. Other people do it all the time, right? Unfortunately, I’m not other people…I’m […]
Right now, I have a lot going on around me that is generating stress. A lot of stress. Too much stress. It’s to the point I’m barely sleeping, I’m having eye twitches, unhappy digestive system, I’m snappy and moody, wanting to burst into tears at the drop of a hat, etc. About the only one of my usual signs I’m not having (so far) is the teeth grinding. I know my mind and body are telling me in no uncertain terms, I need to cut back the stress as much as I can and let myself recharge. Of course, one […]
Today I received a question via a survey on “What is currently your biggest road block in your writing career?” so I decided to share my answer here, slightly tweaked for better context. I would say it’s the discouraged feeling I have pushing me down right now. Seeing the complete lack of sales for Aisuru, despite reviews giving it positive remarks, the cover generally getting rave compliments, and various experiments I’ve done in dropping the price (on sale 5/29-5/30 for 99 cents…not a single sale as of this post) has left me feeling a bit broken. I spent so much money […]
Week two of NaNo is in the bag! After whining about the cold a bit, I talk about my decision to cancel Aisuru’s crowdfunding campaign, the increase in my website traffic, introduce Aisuru’s new editor, and (of course) give an update on my NaNo progress. Spoiler alert, I’m still behind!