Perfect Heroes

Day 12 of the Friday Writes Blog Challenge

The perfect hero is probably someone who loves you for being yourself.

Urban Space

The night is honest in its resilience. We are bold as we endeavor into its embrace.

The urban landscape is one of the few places bright enough to call our attention from the stars and seduce us with its artificial light.

As the night shifts into morning, the calm gifts us the clarity to wade through the pending chaos of an urban morning.

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This week was all about returning to self and finding the space for creativity. Walks at night and photos usually get my inspiration churning.

I’m sure you have a dozen ways to find inspiration. I always say do what’s best for you. I’m inspired most by conversations with friends and the calm silence that follows when our spirits part ways.

I’ve reopened my website, and I’ve been finishing up some video work from the past few weeks. I can’t wait to be done and get back to the Dorean Black series.

If you have a website please share it with me on Twitter or IG, just comment website and leave your link on an old post. I love exploring author pages and checking out new writing.

Side note: Keeping a blog is a little therapeutic and looking back on each post is the best part of the journey.

Keep writing and Stay Connected!

It’s Time to Win

A lot of our day to day routine is a relentless cycle brewed by powers we feel we have no control over.

We strengthen this destructive mindset by continuing on the path of the mundane. Forgetting our art and our passion to feel secure in our world and afraid to take a risk to make a difference.

Our urge to seek comfort is a stark difference from the desires of our ancestors who battled and risked their lives to survive winters and gather food for their tribes.

I don’t want to get all preachy, but it’s time to risk something and win. Don’t quit your job, but go after something that will change your life forever.

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This week has been all about organizing my book making process and refining my editing process.

I’ve broken things down to Writing, Editing, and Marketing/Publishing. Each portion is 100% essential to preparing your book for your audience. If you don’t give it your all something will fall flat and you’ll be wondering what happened.

P.S. Have an amazing day. There is love to share and a world that needs the best of us. Most importantly, we need the best from ourselves.

Clearing the Fog

It was a foggy night. The rain had finally settled and the fog rolled in.

The radio blared on about lawsuits, failed drug trials, tax shields, and sports games that I didn’t have time to watch.

I glanced over at the clock on my dash and watched it tick-on. It made me think of the places beyond the fog.

I grabbed my book of recipes for this moment and mixed the worlds.

I thought of a place beyond, the land between, and the world that could be.

I wrote a description for each, heroes, villains, tax codes, and tick-tock men to guard the gates.

The world you make may be too much or just enough. Be a minimalist if you desire.

Just get your pen and paper filled with something.

Time

Allocating time to outlining your work and clearing away the clutter of a foggy narrative can make the vision of your story clear.

I recognized the practice of outlining helped me with more than just creative work. It help me with finances, work choices, and goals for the year.

This morning I recognized I’d devote an entire day to outlining a story. The character details, the nuance of their decisions, the ideas that spark their interest all help build the overall narrative.

Sometimes, I’d think I was wasting time, but the planning made all the difference.

Moonlight and Bridges

I was traveling to a friends house when I saw this moon over the city. I snapped a photo and saved it for a writing sprint.

Changing the setting of your everyday writing routine can shift the tone of your work and add some inspiration if you’re encountering a momentary writer’s block or feeling uninspired.

A good real-life moment, like this, and a list can help you sort out the clutter and get you going with something new. I wrote ten secrets lovers would share, ten endings to a climactic battle, and ten things I noticed at the moment.

The bridge was noisy with cars and city sounds as the wind passed. Some people in cars honked because my car partially blocked the road. After I moved it—my car— I managed to write a short scene. Maybe it’ll lead to a new story.

Happy Holidays!

Your Mornings

Your mornings belong to you.

Today may be the perfect day to set the tone for the rest of your week.

Clear the clutter and start your day with a meeting with yourself, two-hours of interrupted time for your art, or creating a list of pros and cons for your goals.

Don’t think about it. Get up and do it.

Satisfaction

The best satisfaction is realizing you helped someone and changed a life for the better.

Bring truth to fact the world is abundant and filled with opportunity. Make space for growth and abundance by becoming a resource, a confidant, and a teacher to your peers and audience.

Be clever and bold with your assertions and be smart with your targets and goals.

Paint the picture you see inside by letting go of extraneous obligations as you stay on the path to your best.

The day is yours. Be bold and help others as you work to achieve your very best.

The Hustle

Finding yourself while the chaos is strongest is a defining moment that determines our greatest strength.

Keep hustling that hustle till the 9 to 5 melts away and you’re where you want to be. You have goals and the choice to follow them.

Merits and Accolades

We often seek merits and accolades more than the tried and true journey of good, honest work.

It’s cool to glance into our crystal ball of expectations and wish our hardest to arrive at the pinnacle of our imaginative musings.

Visualizing can be a good strategy for conceiving your best accomplishments, but at some point, you’ll need to break-ground and clear the debris to make way for your new beginning.

Don’t settle into the notion your imagination will do the work of your hands. Connect your aspirations to your physical world and bring your best art into the world.

P.S. I’m in the final stages of getting my webseries done. The marketing phase isn’t my strongest discipline, but with a little ingenuity, I’m getting things done. I hope you’ve had a good week. Be brave; the day is yours.