Month: July 2017

Writing Business Writing Life

The Quest to Write Faster – Part I

People go on quests for many different reasons. When we think of a quest, we’re normally thinking about some grand adventure of swords and heroes and damsels in distress. But once we strip the word down to its basic meaning, it simply means a mission. A goal.

Every novelist is on the same quest which is to finish that book that has been inside them forever. Some writers go about that in the George Orwell length kind of way. Like Animal Farm. Others go the Robert Jordan or James A. Michener kind of way. They take a REALLY long route to finish their quest.

Well, I personally do not have the desire nor the inclination to take a Robert Jordan type of path to get my novel out. I want to get it out as fast as I possibly can which means that I have to write fast. Not only must I write fast but I want to write fast. There are more than a couple reasons for this but today, I’m going to just give you two.

The Dark Corner Writing Life

Status: Gone Dark

There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes here at R.I.U. Central. Some things are big, some small, but they are all leading to something that I’m confident will build a better experience for my 3 1/2 readers (one day, I’ll have four. I just know I will). Changes means a lot of moving around and implementing which takes time. Slowly but surely, it’s coming together and this time I’m want you to come along with me. It’s not because I believe I’m not interesting. More so it’s because I want to be honest to those who have hung in there with me all of this time. I appreciate it. Now, you’re stuck with me for good and I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing but if you like to read the stories I write, then I suppose it’s a good thing.

I’m making changes all over the place, not just here at my website. In all things that are connected to my website as well. There are all of these small things that when you are first starting out, you may not spend as much time as you need to spend on because you’re anxious to get something out to the world. This go around, everything will get its proper attention. In order to do that, we have to pull back everything into the warehouse, re-inventory and reorganize as we formulate a new plan.

Film and Television Superheroes Writing Life

Spider-Man: Homecoming and Writing

In keeping with my theme on writing and the genre which I love and write…sort of, I wanted to do a post on the latest movie from Marvel, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now, to be honest, when I first heard that the movie was going to be hitting the theaters, I had some slight apprehension. I mean, we went through three Spidey movies with Tobey Maguire and two more horrible ones with Andrew Garfield (worst Spider-Man ever). So, you can’t blame me for having a bit of trepidation. However, the trailers looked very promising. So much that I decided it was worth giving a shot.

Writing Life

A New Beginning

There’s a saying that “Man plans but God laughs.” That’s not true always though it is some times. Sometimes, it’s along the lines of “Man plans, God directs.” That’s why it’s a good idea to lay out everything before Him from the beginning. We may save ourselves some headache.

Case in point: I have been laying my plans before Him in my calling as a writer and He has directed—in no uncertain terms—me to the place where I am now. I thought that I was going in one direction and I’m still going in that direction. That part hasn’t changed. However, the dynamics in the journey has changed. The paths that I am taking to get to that destination has been guided by Him and I’m happy for it.

So what exactly does this has to do with the price of rice in China? Well, it means that things are a changing so I can ride along on this path a little more smoothly. I want to make sure your ride with me (if you dare to go there) will be enjoyable and that you’re not taken by surprise. Just a little something to keep you updated.