Challenge Complete: 2 weeks of blogging every day

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I talk about challenges a lot. I do them regularly. I like how they’re short, hard, and full of variety. You can experience something without doing it forever. They’re easy to start because they don’t last that long. My only problem is stacking them on top of one another. That doesn’t work. This post is the last in my most recent challenge, 2 weeks of writing. A small mastermind I’m in decided that we all needed to publish more. What better way to focus on something daily than to do…read more


Book Review: Every Writer’s Dream by Jeff Goins

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This post is part of the rockThink Book Review Series where I review books that help make you better at what you do. This book was about writing. [Update] This book has been rolled up into Jeff’s new book, You Are a Writer. He’s expanded on the ideas in Every Writer’s Dreams and gone more in depth. I’ll be reviewing that soon. Who is book this for? New writer’s wondering where to start. What is the dream when you start writing? To spend most of your time finding people to…read more


Before Your First Book Review

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[Update] This book is no longer available and has been rolled up into Jeff’s new book called You Are a Writer. I’m working my way through that one now. I just recently finished off the small eBook from Jeff Goins, Before Your First Book. It was a quick read but offered some fantastic advice. I’m toying with the idea of writing a book but I know I need to do a lot more work on my ideas and writing. I still need to convince myself that it would be worth…read more


October Writing Wrap-up and November’s Challenge

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The first every Spark Challenge is done. I spent October writing every day. Well, make that trying to write every day. Every day was a battle of time. What do I spend my time on? I could spend 2 or 3 hours of time on whatever I wanted before I left for work and after I came home. In between cooking, cleaning and hanging out with my girlfriend there was some time that I was free to do what I like. That’s when the priority battle started. What should I…read more


2011: The Year of the Hustle

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2010 was a great year. I learned a lot. A lot went well. That said, I felt like I didn’t have much direction. It was fun trying to get involved with everything that came along but in doing that I was stretching myself thin over what I was already doing. Overall the year felt like I was bouncing back and forth from starting one project to another but not finishing anything. Thus, I’ve decided to dub last year Year of the Flail. Flailing around last year definitely kept things interesting….read more