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 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 […]

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. […]

Quotes to Ease a Grieving Heart

If you’ve been around here before, or you ever came across my Top 5 Reasons 2012 Changed Me post, you’ve read about my dear friend Courtney passing on. This last weekend marked the one year anniversary of her passing, and I’ve come to the conclusion that February is just not my month. I’ve been absent […]

My Journey Into Fangorn Forest

Sometimes, you need to envision an imaginary world in which you love to escape the reality of a world in which you hate. The weeping willows surrounded us as we ventured further into the forest’s depths, the world growing farther behind us with each passing step. The sounds of cars passing by grew distant as […]

The Unknown

The eventual is an enigma, An inquisition common in our minds. What will come to pass is dark, forsaken In the eyes of man. Crystal glasses filled With silver smoke satisfy some souls with A false hope, but no one can ever change The fated, inescapable future. A mockery of evanescent light Turns our minds […]