Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The difficulty of choosing

Thinking about what books to write can be a difficult process. It's not so much that ideas are hard to find, it's that there are so many of them. Each idea requires a lot of time and energy. So the difficulty in writing really is in figuring out which ideas are worth writing about. One way to help determine this, is to sit on an idea. If the idea survives or even weeks, then you know it has potential to be a good idea to write about.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Leveling up as a writer

Yesterday I played a game called betrayal Legacy. The purpose of the game is to destroy a monster. The other part of the game, revolves around how the game changes session to session. I think that's an interesting idea when talking about writing. The way you write royalties you make will affect how future writing and royalties work. A lot of work today, even if it doesn't make a lot of money, will help you be more productive in the future. Good royalties can help pay for new projects in the future. I think that this Legacy is a big reason to keep pursuing more and more writing. Kind of like leveling up as a writer.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Easy to build content in 2019

It is an amazing day and age we live in. The raw ability to create new things has never been easier. Today we can use a simple web program to build a 3D model. We can take that 3D model and feed it into a 3D printer. We can then use a number of cheap items from the dollar store, and build a full relevant to our books. In addition, we can build audio and print books exceedingly easy. We can hire good editors a narrators at an extremely fair price. This means that creating a new book has never been easier. I am grateful for the potential 2019 now has. Even this article was written with a speech to text editor, making it very simple to produce. What a wonderful age to live in!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Excited about 2019

As the new year starts, I'm reminded of all the progress I made in the past year. I was able to write a new book, the first in several years. I was able to post a number of articles online and sell a number of articles. I changed my website to be practically free. And I was able to get Christmas gifts towards building a writing lab. I'm very grateful for the progress I've made this year, and I'm looking forward to making more progress next year. I enjoy the adventure of writing, and the freedom it provides. Excited about 2019!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Time is long and time is short

Thinking about the amount of years I have until retirement feel like time is very long. In the same instance, the amount of time before all the due dates is very short. There's a discrepancy somewhere in there. Psy overestimate what I can do in the short term and underestimate what I can do in the long term. I suppose the biggest objective one can reach at any given time is balance between work and play. How do you know you get there though? Does it just become a feeling of balance? I'm not sure, and I'll have to figure this out.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Importance of legacy

I think the importance of writing is not just to write well. I don't think that the ultimate goal is to have a perfect book. Instead it's about living a dream. About taking a step that many find scary. I think there's some honor or bravery and taking that step. And I think it's worthwhile to put something out there that will last for a little bit. I don't know if anyone will read this blog, or any of my books, and that's fine. At least I was willing to go ahead and try. And in the end that's infinitely better than doing nothing at all. And that's why I'm happy with the effort. Because any effort beats no effort.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Location, New Price

I am moving my website from GoDaddy (who was charging ~$7 a month) to a free service. I decided this was better because it would allow me to continue this blogging effort without worrying about interruption (which has happened recently).

I will be fixing links and a bunch of other things as I can. More to come soon!

James

The difficulty of choosing

Thinking about what books to write can be a difficult process. It's not so much that ideas are hard to find, it's that there are so ...