Poem: Getting Better

It gets worse,

Before better,

Unravels,

Before you can attempt,

To sow it back again. Continue reading

Year Two Christmas Collection #1: Most Hopeful Article! “Hey, You, It’ll Be Okay”

(Originally Posted April 19th, 2017.)


“Love yourself.”

I hate platitudes, don’t you? I feel like they bar the ability for someone to communicate actual helpful words. They are rote and glib and sound good as a soundbite, but often already occurred to the asker of help, so are thus useless.

There seems to be an almost universal box of platitudes for every occasion. Continue reading

Hey, You, It’ll Be Okay

“Love yourself.”

I hate platitudes, don’t you? I feel like they bar the ability for someone to communicate actual helpful words. They are rote and glib and sound good as a soundbite, but often already occurred to the asker of help, so are thus useless.

There seems to be an almost universal box of platitudes for every occasion. Continue reading

The Joy And The Fury

Sometimes we all need a kick in the pants. Pure motivational yelling. This article is for that time. Use when needed.  

The joy and the fury of creation is one you are not prepared for, but you are born for it. Let me tell you this, it is more than you know, and it pays not enough, and there is never enough time.

And you will find the more you do, the more there is to do. And you will find you can give your life to it. And you will find it will sweep you out and make your eyes tired and the world finds you odd and too far out to understand.

And it is glorious. And let me help you get there. Continue reading

Some Motivation

Sometimes these posts are just as much for me in the future as they are for you guys.

This is one of those.

Because I know I will meet moments where I need a little pep talk, and thus I will store that pep talk in the one place I know I’ll find it.

And if it helps other artists out there, well, all the better. Continue reading

Smile, Nod, And Keep On Writing

When the doubts set in, and other artistic pursuits seem easier.

Smile, Nod, and Keep on Writing.

When you feel the sting of every imperfect sentence and line in a story.

Smile, Nod, and Keep on Writing.

When you’re tired. When you can’t muster the will. When a voice in your head says you can take off one night. Continue reading