Tribute

This is my tribute.

This is my soul.

I rise just to die.

I fall just to lie.

My open love,

Is met with a shove.

Rejected.

Dejected.

Ejected.

I rise just to die.

I fall just to lie.

This is my tribute.

This is my soul.

The Dark

I am the dark.

I wish I could be honest with myself.

But I am the dark.

I wish I could be free of myself.

But I am the dark.

I wish I could survive myself.

But I am the dark.

I wish I could see the Sun for myself.

But I am the dark.

I am the dark.

The dark.

The dark.

The dark.

I am the dark.

Writing Isn’t Easy

Writing well is not easy. Some people can push out a book a month. One writer pushed out a book a week for a year. I can barely write a chapter a day. Even at my best pace, I can only write about 30-40k a month. My first novel, Blood Born, is 80k words. I started writing it when I was 17. I’m 34 and only just finished it.

My point? Cut yourself a break. We all want to be professional writers. We would love to be able to support ourselves by doing what we love. To do so requires a change in mindset. We have to look at our passion as a business, and that is hard. It takes time to come to terms with such a shift in mindset. If we want to survive by writing, then we have to forge our writing into a tool for survival.

Advice – Maps in my Ebook

I read a lot of fantasy. A LOT. If you clicked on this entry, you probably read a lot of fantasy too. Most of the fantasy books I’ve read include at least one map. Now, I’m writing a fantasy novel. Should I include a map of the world I’ve built? I’ve sketched out the map and plan to send it to a professional. Have any other authors had trouble formatting their map within the book?