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TickTockMan Strikes Again

Updated: Mar 5

On August 27th, 2013 I posted an update on my own blog. I was working and going to school full time. I was exhausted, stressed out, and over worked. All I wanted to do was be a writer. I wrote "I feel like a slave to the ticktockman these days..." and I was getting no where fast. I had all these ideas, spent time reading all these things about what I should be doing. Searching and failing, in SO many ways just trying to figure out the secret behind what it meant to be an author.


Years later, and there is no answer.

There’s no secret.


No method to the madness.


There’s just this feeling that, you should be doing something else, something more. Writing the story inside you. However, today I feel very much the same I did when I wrote that post…


“So what have I been up to lately? Well not writing that’s for sure. It’s always there in my head, I jot some things down in my notebooks, but I can’t seem to find time to stick it in type. To be honest, I’m a bit ashamed. I want to be a ‘real’ writer, I want to get to that goal that reads ‘Published’. So what is getting in my way? Life. It has a way of doing that.”


Life hasn’t changed much. I did publish two works since then, so I accomplished what I set out to do. Do I fill fulfilled? Nope. That doesn’t mean I’m sad. I’d be sad if I lost my passion for this, and I haven’t. I love my day job, but it does take time away from my dream job. Writing full time, that’s still, and will always be, my dream.


While I don’t have any secret words of wisdom to share with you. I just want to take a moment and say, if your passion is still there, keep doing it. The world kinda sucks right now, and life is hard, but dammit we all deserve to be passionate!


Keep writing friend and don’t let go of your writing dreams.

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