START crushing your CREATIVE project! [Video Post]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_XnABrAA0 Hope you're enjoying the video posts. Leave me a comment on here or YouTube if you are! (I meant to post this Wednesday! Sorry :/ ) -Curtis

Short Post – Gratitude for Writing Fiction, NaNoWriMo, and the Opportunity to Self-Publish

I just wanted to say that I am incredibly grateful. Over this last week, I've spent my mornings revising The Witch's Uprising, a novel manuscript which I hope to publish in February 2020 via Amazon KDP. Right now, I'm in the process of choosing covers, fine-tuning the manuscript, and outlining scenes for the sequel which … Continue reading Short Post – Gratitude for Writing Fiction, NaNoWriMo, and the Opportunity to Self-Publish

90,000 Words Later – What I learned from writing a fantasy novel . . .

Recently, I finished drafting, revising, and editing my manuscript for The Witch's Uprising, a medieval-inspired fantasy for teens, young adults, and adults. It took me more time than I wanted, but it was worth every bit of effort.

At 90,000 words, my manuscript is longer than I originally planned. I'm proud to say that I've finished something of this magnitude, and I hope it will be one of many projects in years to come. . .

2018 Paper Palaces Pen and Ink Art Contest (Fantasy)

This autumn, I'm hosting an artwork contest through Paper Palaces for any artists interested. Here are the details: Seeking the most engaging artistic interpretation of the fictional scene below. . . Whether your a long-standing artist or simply building your portfolio, this is a contest for you! The winner and runner-ups will be featured on PaperPalacesBlog.com, … Continue reading 2018 Paper Palaces Pen and Ink Art Contest (Fantasy)

Are you already prepping for NaNoWriMo? My thoughts – Please share yours!

As I research and study several avenues of self-publication, online publication, and author-related social media, I notice that I often daydream about writing new pieces outside of my mainline series. It would be nice to draft a quick 50,000 word novel, if only to have fun writing with others. I'd like to reconnect with the joy of cooking something from scratch / partially prepped.

Here are my questions to you:

-Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo?

-Are you already prepping for November?

-Are you working on something else?  

Share your thoughts in any case! I WANT TO KNOW.

What just happened? Why I had to temporarily stop writing and re-asses how I create . . .

In the last two weeks, I have not written a single word, despite my original goal of reaching 180-300 hours of writing this summer. Why? A Downward Spiral of Inactivity My relationship with time management is a funny one. For weeks at a time, I feel like the most productive person ever, and then, for … Continue reading What just happened? Why I had to temporarily stop writing and re-asses how I create . . .

“Just writing” – How a summer of writing is teaching me to do life better

This is one of a series of posts for my writing challenge, Minutes to a Better Book. You can read more about the challenge, and see all related posts here.       I Wrote an average of 2.5-3 hours a day, for ten days... I've reached the 30-hour milestone for writing my books. I'm happy with the … Continue reading “Just writing” – How a summer of writing is teaching me to do life better

A Summer of Writing: Minutes to A Better Book

I write books as a hobby, and last month I had to push that hobby to the side. The school year was ending, and I spent the first two weeks of June wrapping up loose ends and taking trainings. I was busy, to say the least. The three days that followed were fraught with mental … Continue reading A Summer of Writing: Minutes to A Better Book