“I’m a Writer”

I’ve previously discussed the topic of how everyone thinks they can be a writer. Of course, there’s no reason why anyone can’t be a writer, but what’s unusual about this profession is that since there’s no real barrier to step into it, everyone who’s ever picked up a book believes they can do it and the only reason why they haven’t become successful writers yet is simply because they haven’t bothered to try.

de-lazy-mon-yaIn my previous post regarding this, I just went over how it bothers me (to a tiny degree). I mean, good on you if you think you could just sit down and type out your first novel and have it ascend to worldwide acclaim, but while you’re making excuses for yourself, you’re making the people who really do practice the craft strenuously seem incompetent–if just indirectly–and feel like we’re wasting our time. We start to wonder why we haven’t succeeded yet, since the majority of you make it out as child’s play; and eventually, we lose faith in ourselves. It doesn’t help that there seems to be an incredulously high amount of people who are “writers”, making even the slightest thought of jumping into this career path seem like stuffing ourselves in an overflowing can of sardines. Continue reading

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Looking For Beta Readers

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Hi. I don’t post as often as I used to or as often as I should to retain interest from you guys, and I apologize. I’ve been writing a lot lately, though, and I feel I’ve improved enough to be taken a bit more seriously (and I’m sure in a few months I’ll look back on this and realize how wrong I was, hah.) For full disclosure and to anyone who might be interested, my desk drawer of writing is filled with:

*Fantasy Book A, 205k words
*Fantasy Book B, 100k words
*Contemporary Book A, 28k words
*Sci-fi Book A, 18k words

The fantasy books are on hiatus for reasons that may or may not include the fact that (I think) I’m a much better writer now than I was when I wrote them, and I no longer feel they are the quality they need to be. Once I thought they were as awesome as Chewbacca playing baseball, but now I have my doubts. Continue reading