Reflections. Contemplation. Wonder. By nature, people look back on what has transpired. We envision the alternative choices we could have made. We mull over who we are, who we will become. With that, there's often a sense of longing. Wistfulness. People will tell you to focus on the present. To stop daydreaming. They will say … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Reflections, by Jabricon
Smile. When I first started posting Sounds of Summer and Aural Autumn, I had so many moments where I doubted myself. 'This is dumb,' I thought, 'nobody is interested in exploring music as it relates to creative writing.' I faltered and almost gave up. It seemed next to impossible to convey how much the right … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio
This is a moment of sudden and reassuring realization. That split second when you stop what you're doing, smile, and say to yourself, This is what I was born to do. Please don't skip it. Don't gloss over this epiphany. The one that softens your wrinkles, stills your breath ever so slightly, and catches you in … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Enchanted, by Delectatio
I may be an aspiring author, but writing from a place of pure vulnerability is not something I practice all that often. Tonight, I'm exercising that right to let my walls down. Tonight, I'm taking the time to speak to my shortcomings and my strivings, to be still when hours of training and mental challenges … Continue reading A Future Ironman’s Promise
In writing, we discover that things of beauty burn. Tonight, I'm inspired by Hammock yet again. Their song "Things of Beauty Burn" has inspired me to reflect on what it means to write about loss. Every great story has equal parts success and defeat, bitterness and hope. For this reason, I write to embrace what … Continue reading Things of Beauty Burn
Writing without using your own true voice is writing without merit, plain and simple. Even if you happen to luck out and pen stories that land you a multi-million-dollar deal, going back and reading "your" own work will feel inauthentic at best, and painful at worst. Still, I have to honor the fact that finding … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #17: The Eloquence of Your Voice
Hello and happy Thursday! How's your night going? I want to thank you - yes, you - in advance for spending at least part of it reading my post. Now that I've settled into a very consistent writing schedule, writing and editing (both line and developmental) six days a week, I thought I would take … Continue reading What are My Inspirations for Writing?
As I settle in to my role as a full-time writer, one obstacle after another has tried to chip away at my hope and chipper ideals for my future as a published author. I've had my fair share of personal losses, bouts of self-doubt and futility, and looming questions about which career path I'm meant to … Continue reading Reflections on Defeat and Embracing the Writing Life