September 18, 2020 admin

So let's talk about writing challenges... My first challenge consisted of the participant getting up really early and writing for an hour. My next challenge upped the ante by forcing the participant to live three important beats of a famous writer's schedule everyday. Challenge one had a decent response. Challenge two allowed me to make serious connections with amazing writers, got me a ton of exposure, and helped me finish multiple writing projects. Lesson learned: upping the ante works. So clearly I had to do it again. But I had to be responsible. The Stephen King Writing Challenge only had...

September 3, 2020 admin

On Monday, I realized that #pitmad was coming up on September 3rd, and I worked myself into a tizzy. I told friends, family, and - most embarrassing of all - my Twitter followers that I was going to join this year. Hell, I was going to join AND rock everyone's socks off! Yeah, that didn't happen. Part of it was looking over my manuscript and realizing that it needed at least a week of intense edits. Part of it was talking to a client about a complex issue that required multiple appointments. Part of it was realizing that the table...

August 21, 2020 admin

Overall, I like doing writing challenges. It keeps my mind off of the state of the world for a bit, and helps me tone up my writing skills. And sure, the challenges can get difficult at times, but generally it's a great experience. But not this. I HATED DOING THIS. And I was the one who came up with it! And this is the easy version! Look, there's a lot to talk about, so let's start at the beginning... What is the Stephen King Writing Challenge? For reference, the Stephen King Writing Challenge I created consists of a writer completing...

August 12, 2020 admin

Tuesday the 11th was the first day of my Stephen King Writing Challenge. For seven days I'm challenging myself to: Write 2,000 'fairly clean' words for a creative work each day. (i.e.: Not blog writing or promotional writing.)Work on one creative story/piece at a time. (No hopping between stories - we face our writer's block like men!)Get 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day.Read a book for at least 30 minutes a day. So how did day one go? Let's find out. Tuesday 5:05 - Finally got up and sat down at my desk 5:06 - My stomach is apparently...