The Emergence

Hidden in shadows, Desperate to be seen, Longing to be heard, Yearning to fill the void That fuels every Fear-soaked thought. So long admiring the spotlight. So long just begging to be loved. So long wishing I was the hero. When will it be my turn? The eyes start to notice. The mouths start to speak. The […]

On Self-Publishing

To those of you who have published a book before: How did you not shoot yourself in the final weeks before it released? To those of you who haven’t: Publishing a book is way more stressful than anyone gives authors credit for. I mean. For real. When I started this back in 07, I was one of […]

Conquering Fear

I’ve been swirling around in a cyclone of surrealism, overwhelmed and desperate to find a place to rest my longing hands. In five days, I’m going to be entering a town that, for the last six years, has lived in only my dreams. Immortality Awaits is, at the core, a fantasy in a world I created, […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

“Come now, don’t be shy…Step into the light.” Oh, the chills… If you haven’t gone to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug yet, you need to stop what you’re doing right now and get to that. One of the most intense and epic movies of the entire Middle-earth movie series Peter Jackson has taken on […]

The Calm Before the Storm

Where did 2013 go? A year ago I was in a completely different house, in a completely different town, just starting out a new job and wondering if the world was really going to end on December 22nd. Or 21st. Or whatever Doomsday was this time. Well, it’s time to kiss 2013 goodbye, telling the […]

Life’s Path

Blurred lines on bleeding walls Seeping with secrets no human can hold. That single, hollow, faint echo calls And leaves me here, alone and cold. Bitter memories dance in hallucination While promises turn to lies. Meaningless words, a harmful incantation, A snake sent to ensure demise. Which way to turn? Which path to take? Which […]

Cover Options

So my friend has been designing some covers, and I’m having a hard time deciding on some! It’s kind of crazy to be put in this position right now. When I started writing this book six years ago, the last thing I thought I would ever have to worry about was deciding on a cover […]

On Being an Emerging Author

The next person who tells me writing a book/novel/anything isn’t emotionally exhausting is going to get punched in the face. Seriously. You’d think people would recall their high school and college years when writing a five page double spaced essay was like the end of the world. Now, I tell people I wrote a book. […]

Foam Rollers and Water Pillows

Hello, fellow bloggers! I have taken a small break from the blogging world…mostly because I sprained my neck and I can’t sit for more than 15 minutes at a time and the writing time I get I spend on my book. (Which I finished!!!) Anyway, I’m doing a bit of a different blog post today, […]