Tag: writerslife

I’m Back

I’m going to apologize in advance for my absence from blogging for so long. Life has a funny way of throwing curve balls your way and messing up any sort of routine that you have set in place. Anyway I’m going to be getting back to posting content. Probably not at the same frequency as I was before. I’m going to shoot for two times a week and build up from there. Hopefully life won’t sidetrack me again.

The main theme will remain the same and my goals for this blog won’t deviate. I also hit the 100 follower mark while being away from blogging. I just want to thank each and every one of you for supporting this blog in one way or another. I am eternally grateful.

I also want to share with you an idea that I’ve been bouncing around in my head for some time now. I would like to branch off and cover some new areas for blogging. The first being a blog about personal finance and how to make every penny count for your financial goals. This was an idea that I was working on before. I’ve learned so much over the years about how to make the most of your dollar. I would love to share that information with you.

The other blogging idea that I have is just a hobby that I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember. That hobby is gaming. Any time I need to unwind I tend to boot up a system and just relax. Over the course of my life I have played numerous games. It is something that I would like to share my ideas about.

For both of these ideas they have not much to do with the central theme of this blog. I would have them be separate blogs about each given topic. One for personal finance tips and tricks and the other to be all about gaming. While I haven’t thought about the names for each of these blogs I would love some honest feedback from you my readers on your opinions.

I will give updates on the progress of these other two blogs once they are more concrete and are closer to launching.

This blog will be up and will continue to have new content posted on a regular basis. With personal development, blogging and writing being the central themes. Also for updates on the progress of the new book that I’ve been working on. (More on that in a future post.)

Hopefully all of you have had a great start to your new year and I look forward to interacting with you again on a more regular basis. I have a lot of great blogs to catch up on!

Journey of the Author #5: I’m Torn

So it’s been a while since I have done one of these posts. The unfortunate part of this is that I really have nothing new to give to you. These past few weeks have been hectic and I really haven’t had the time to either write my book or even keep to my blogging schedule on a consistent basis. Life has a funny way of throwing a curve ball your way and messing up any set schedule. But I’m not writing this to discuss that. I want to give you an update on what’s going on with my book.

As you may or may not know part of the reason for me creating this blog is to hone in on my writing skills to help me with writing my book. The last time I gave an update I shared an excerpt from my work in progress. I hate to admit it but it’s been over a month since I’ve worked on Rock Bottom: Rise from the ashes. Rejuvenate your life. After I finished the fourth chapter I felt like this work wasn’t going to convey I message I want it to.

The reason that this post is titled “I’m torn” is because I thought of another idea for a book. If you have ever had the creative spark in your life you know the feeling. When an idea comes out of thin air and compels you to work on it. That is just what happened. I had an idea for an inspirational fiction story and wrote like hell to create characters and a plot for it.

Now most of this writing occurred in a notebook, brainstorming all the ideas that I had in my head. It can be truly amazing in the moment of writing where everything just flows and ideas come at a seemingly endless pace. I haven’t gotten to writing a rough draft for this story and that is why I am torn. I don’t know whether to continue with my first book or to start with this new idea.

Something inside of me is telling me to write this new work. It is an urge of a story that has to be told. I also know that if I continue to ponder over this for too much longer then neither story will be written. Time is something that cannot be wasted.

Hopefully in the next week I will be back on schedule with the blog and will be posting on a more regular basis. I also hope to start writing this book soon as well.

Finding Your Purpose #8: The Value of Dreams

So in the pursuit of finding your purpose, how have you been doing in this endeavor? Do you know exactly what you want? Are you actively pursuing your dreams? The dreams that you have play a major part in finding your purpose in life.

Dreams are the things that we desire most in our lives. They are a clue of how to live a happy and fulfilling life. Dreams are something that should never be ignored. They are what give us hope for a brighter future. So when it comes to finding our purpose, most times we need to look no further than our dreams.

Those dreams that you have for your life should hold tremendous value in your heart. They should be your main pursuit in the journey for your life. Dreams are what make life breathtaking. So let’s take a few moments to really think about our dreams.

What are your dreams? Why are they special to you? What are you doing currently to realize them? Remember that there are no wrong answers. They are your dreams and they are most important to you.

So what do your dreams have to do with finding your purpose? It’s simple. It is another perspective for you to view to find your purpose in life. Something that is close to your heart. So if you haven’t already, begin to chase your dreams. Let them lead you to something beautiful.

So go in the direction of your dreams. Let them be your guide in the search for finding your purpose. It just might lead you to living a life of bliss.

Scribing A Masterpiece

As writers we all want to create our own masterpiece. Something that we are proud of when it is completed. Words that flow harmoniously that form into pages that spark something in the reader’s soul. Something that is so beautiful in it’s own way that whomever reads that work is changed forever. A message that echoes throughout the ages.

What a breathtaking scene that creates for a writer. To have blood, sweat and tears shed for a single work. Putting every fiber of their being into words. Leaving part of their soul for the readers to gaze upon. Giving a work everything with the sole hope that it may have an impact upon others.

Writing is taking parts of life that derive from the deepest chambers of the soul. Practically indescribable emotions, thoughts and energies, with the painstaking process of putting it into words. A battle that has raged since humans began recording history. A noble cause that immortalizes authors for generations to know.

There is only one way and there will be only one way to create a masterpiece. It is to give it your all. To spill your heart and your guts into words and unto the page. To elevate your mind to a station in which it has never been before. To listen to your soul and allow it to be your guide. To make sure that a fire burns inside so bright that stopping your work would drive you to madness. Only then may a masterpiece may be scribed into humanity.

Don’t Count Followers

The goal for almost every bloggers is to build an amazing community. Having other people interacting with your posts and having them continuously returning to your blog. This typically isn’t the case when you first start out blogging. Followers slowly build with each post and accumulate over time.

The key is in those early days of blogging is to not count followers. A task that is easier said than done. Followers are not the only metric of running a successful blog. Sure you might have 100 or 200 followers. But are those followers constantly interacting with your blog? Not every follower is going to be active with every post you have. But you should have a few loyal followers that are always up to date on your newest posts.

These are the followers that you should pay attention to. Because they have fallen in love with your blog. If you don’t currently have any of these types of followers, you will get them. All good things take time.

Whether you have 10 followers or 1,000, don’t count followers. You will only be disappointed with the numbers, no matter how high they might be. Instead focus on your writing and the essence of the content you post. Writing blog posts that others will fall in love with. That should be your priority when blogging. If you continue to produce great content then the followers will eventually come.

Affirmation: I am Persistent

I am persistent. I will never give up. I know that anything worthwhile in life does not come immediately or without hard work. I must stay patient and believe in myself and in my dreams. Most importantly I must try again and again when I meet with defeat. Because I know that eventually I will succeed. I know that the future is in my hands and that is why I must never give up. I deserve my best life possible. I will not settle for anything less.

Being persistent keeps our dreams alive because of the never give up mentality. Life can be a struggle and sometimes we go through defeats along the journey. It is important that we have strong reasons behind our dreams. So that when we are met with defeat we don’t fold under disappointment. Hold those reasons for your dreams closely in your mind. It will build your persistence and almost guarantee a successful outcome in your endeavor.

When Writing Flows

When Writing Flows

Writing in a way may be compared to a well oiled machine, when everything runs without a hitch the process flows smoothly. As writers there is no greater feeling than when the words just flow. A fever pitch of creativity where the hours pass at light speed. What a blessing when this occurs.

Writing is a process and that process doesn’t always involve writing. Research, brainstorming, reviewing, editing, writing from start to finish is a time consuming process. All for the hopes of having that writing flow to create a masterpiece. Writing is what etches a story for generations to read.

The flow of writing is what makes writing beautiful, showing from the depths of the soul. Stories to be told that give the imagination of the mind nourishment. Allowing for fantasies to be lived through the pages. Knowledge to be gained and the mind to be fed. The flow of writing can change the lives of the readers forever. What a beautiful event to occur.

If you have ever written before, you understand the feeling of euphoria that comes when writing flows smoothly. The feeling is almost indescribable. Knowing that a story is being built page by page, word by word.

There is no method to have this occur except to keep writing. To continuously build upon your work with the hopes that the words will come to you. More times than not they often do. It is persistence that builds something beautiful. As water slowly carves out the mountainside. The flow of water and the flow of writing are the same. To carve out this earth to create something that may echo throughout the ages.

Scheduling Blog Posts

In the hustle bustle of the digital world, we always have a million things that need to be done. Having any amount of free time seems to be becoming more of a luxury. When having a blog, making the necessary time for it is no different.

Writing content that readers will love, keeping to a blogging schedule, networking, interacting with readers and the countless other things involved with running a blog. Taking the time to write out blog posts in advance can pay off in a big way.

Being able to post on a consistent basis can be tough. That is why scheduling your blog posts for a week ahead of time can benefit you and your blog. Want to have a specific time and/or day you want to post content? Schedule it. Want to not have to worry about writing posts everyday just to barely keep up with content? Schedule it. Scheduling your blog posts, especially a week in advance can free up time for you to focus on other aspects of your blog. Or if you are too busy and can’t write for a week it gives you a cushion so you don’t have to go days without posting any new content.

For me I like to schedule my posts a week ahead. That way I can focus on the other aspects of my blog. It gives me the freedom to keep ahead of the content that I post. Also if I am too busy for a few days it gives me peace of mind knowing that I’m not falling behind with content.

Now you don’t have to be as in depth as me but sometimes having some extra content, even if its in your drafts will help you if you are too busy to write or can’t come up with a new topic to discuss. Blogging is a time consuming endeavor, so any way you can get ahead will allow you to have the time to continue to make your blog great.

Question of the Week #7 How do You Handle Adversity?

How do you handle adversity?

This week’s questions is a bit more hard hitting. Because that’s what adversity is. It isn’t an easy part of life and it shouldn’t be. Adversity is a growing experience in the journey of life. Usually it is a painful experience where giving up seems to be the easiest thing to do.

So how do you handle adversity? Do you give up or give in at the first sign of hardship? Or do you stand your ground and face the challenge head on? This is an important question to ask yourself because some form of adversity is inevitable in life.

Usually I would add additional questions for you to answer but I feel that it isn’t necessary for this question. The method of how you handle adversity should be the only focal point. That method used is the determining factor of the level of success you experience. So make sure to really take your time with this question.

There is only one way to handle the adversities that life throws your way. That is to keep moving forward. Persistence is the only way to overcome adversity. It is the attitude of your persistence that determines the outcome of your hardship. If you are negative in your frame of mind than with almost certainty the end result will be negative. If you go through adversity with a smile on your face, with the faith that the storm will pass and your life will be better. Then eventually your situation will improve.

Adversity is inevitable so make the most of the situation. View it as a valuable learning lesson and a growing experience. Your life will be more fulfilling when you do experience the heights of success. All stemming from the depths of adversity and how you handled it.

Affirmation: I Believe

I believe in myself. I believe in my dreams. I believe in today, with faith that today will be a good day. I believe that I am talented and have the necessary skills to achieve anything in life. I believe in those around me, knowing that they will aid me in a certain aspect of my life. I believe in my future, because I’m certain that it will be bright. I believe that life will bring me everything that I desire if I work hard and never give up. I will never stop believing.

Belief or faith is one of the most powerful human emotions. When you believe in something the universe begins to move in your favor. Belief is the starting point of all achievement. Before you can have anything in life you must first believe that it is possible for you to possess.

Believe in yourself and in your life. That is where the magic begins to happen. Your life begins to turn around in a rand way. Have faith in the present moment and in your future because it is going to be bright if you have faith.