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Motivation

02
Jul
2017

Keeping my word for 28 years (and counting)

On July 2, 1989, at a science fiction convention in San Francisco, I found a vendor creating custom glass work. I asked him to make me a special glass and then made a promise to not drink out of it until certain things happened.

20
Mar
2017

Writing Bad Things as a Good Person

I’m an animal lover who believes in do no harm to my fellow human being or any creature that I come in contact with, but I write stories that contain violence against man and beast. In this world where darkness and light are a part of life, it would be unrealistic and unbelievable if I didn’t. Even with this stance, I still have a moral dilemma that keeps rearing its head.

20
Jan
2017

Accepting criticism with grace

What if we could set the competition aside and use each other’s knowledge and experience to create a better place for everyone? Idealistic and naive, maybe. Still it’s something we all need to consider, especially in the divisive and uncertain climate we all seem to find ourselves in.

11
Jan
2017

Finding Time By Making Time

Who we spend time on is as precious the seconds that pass through our hands. Who is more precious than oneself? If we don’t invest in our health and well-being the time we invest in other things isn’t going to matter. Feeling like we don’t have enough time for things is a major cause of stress. Here’s a few things I am doing to build my time portfolio.

09
Jan
2017

Why do I continue to write?

Someone asked me this question over New Year’s dinner, questioning the motivation for doing something that wasn’t selling, or making any money. I gave them the simple answers of needing at least two books to start the name-building process and wanting to finish what I started. Here’s the more complicated ones.

10
Sep
2016

How I Need to Keep Writing Every Day

How I Started (And Kept) Writing Every Day stuck a chord in me because the author has the same struggles and thoughts about his incomplete writing as I do. To him, writing every day is about managing expectations, self-accountability, and low-stakes writing.

09
Jul
2016

Surviving Art: It’s Harder than You Think! — Andy Peloquin

I have to fight my brain every day. It tells me I should concentrate on making money, forget about writing. It’ll say that writing is nothing but a waste of time. To that, I saw oh contre. It’s helped me express myself in time of great grief and tragedy, it’s given me the ability to vent when I couldn’t yet. It’s let me be me to complete strangers when personal interaction gives me trouble cause I’m worried about how they are judging me.

04
Jun
2016

6 years and 201 posts

On June 23rd, I began this blog with a post entitled The Journey Begins Yet Again and the words: I’ve been a writer on and…

23
Jan
2016

Lost in my own head

I wish my life had a sense of purpose and a job done with satisfaction. I’m definitely floundering in that department. My goal is to have…

31
Dec
2015

Goodbye old, hello new

Birthdays and New’s Year Days have been given trouble over the last few years. They are reminders that I’m growing older, time is passing me…

03
Mar
2015

How big is your mammoth?

Thanks to Twitter, I came across Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think and went “Hey, waitaminute, this is talking about me…

01
Mar
2015

Overcoming Writer’s Block

If you are a writer and haven’t had the need to climb over the often-thought insurmountable wall between your ideas and your words, then congratulations,…

08
Feb
2015

Why I am pushing and hustling

For those who have read this blog over the last five years or followed the lonehorseend account on Twitter for the last six, you know I’ve…

06
Jul
2014

Taking a moment to step back

Websites are made up of programming, design, and content. Even pre-built platforms like WordPress have to be tweaked in order for the site to reflect…

13
Jan
2014

Inspiration and Determination

At the beginning of Spirit, there is a poem. Well, it’s actually the seven traits of the Lone Horse. I came up with it a…

04
Aug
2013

Why I started

Friday’s Daily Prompt was: Why did you start your blog? Is that still why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction…

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