Holy Shit, This Semester Punched Me Straight in the Dick

Holy fuck, guys.

Holy. Fuck.

FFFFFUUUUUUCCCCCKKKKK.

So I’m two weeks into this new semester, and it’s already one of the roughest semesters ever. For one, I’m working close to thirty hours a week (when you factor in all three my jobs), I’ve got 16 credit hours, three hours of rehearsal a night, and roughly 100 pages of reading a night.

Fuck, man.

FFFFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKK.

The three hours of rehearsal are for a mainstage show, a little devised piece based on Jonathan Swift. I’m also assistant directing a work called The Words Upon The Windowpane by W.B. Yeats – which is integrated into this devised piece.

I’m also working on a few side theater projects. I am directing a one act musical for ISU’s student musical theater group, and I got cast in the lead for two separate student works. Throw my kids and my wife in the mix, and I got a hell of a lot to work on.

Oh, I’m also close to finishing my music video for the band Vector Ruse.

I’m also on track to complete my novella by the end of the year.

So that’s all cool.

I know Labor Day is a weird time to announce all this, but hey it’s the closest thing I’m getting to a day off.

Uh, let’s see, what else…

Oh, I’ve made some sweet progress on my fantasy novel. If I keep it up (naturally balancing my crazy work schedule), I think I can have a draft finished in a year or so.

It’s looking like I won’t have a short story published this year, but it is what it is, I guess. I’ll keep trying though.

So yeah, I’m busy as fuck. I’ll be popping on every now and then to let you all know how near death I am. I also plan on talking about tech and gaming on here some more. As well as some film/video editing/theater stuff. Should be fun.

Well, fun for you. Death for me.

Adios, amigos.

I’m Kind of a Lazy Writer and Person In General

As many of you (and by that I mean maybe for or five of you) noticed, I didn’t do a blog post last week. That’s to be expected. I’m kind of bad at this. But, BUT! I have a decent excuse. Lots of work + shitty internet = no pretty blog words.

But I’m back this week, baby.

And I have nothing to talk about.

So let’s talk about the REAL reason I didn’t write my blog.

I’m just a lazy ass person.

Like REALLY lazy.

Like, I won’t even commit to a whole paragraph lazy.

NEW PARAGRAPH!!!!

So, I’m lazy. We all know this. My hit and miss blog is a keen example of it. But I’m also lazy when it comes to work. I’m a freelance writer, and a lot of times I will wait until the last minute to do an article for someone. Here’s some advice for all you up and coming freelance writers out there: …DON’T FUCKING DO THAT SHIT!!!

Where I’m probably the laziest is with my fiction writing. I find myself falling into the same ruts I hear other writers complain about.

“I’ve just got writer’s block.”

“I’m too busy with other work.”

“I’ll have time on the weekend.”

Well, I have resolved to change this about myself. And I think I have a pretty full proof plan to do it. So here is CALEB’S ULTRA MEGA SUCCESS PLAN TO GET HIS SHIT TOGETHER AND BECOME A FULL TIME FICTION PLAN!!

GO!!!

Step One – Get Your Shit Rollin’ Fool!

So I’m kind of a night owl, but I need to stop using that as an excuse to sleep in. I need to stop using that as an excuse to sleep in though. I’m finding more and more that I’m more productive when I actually wake up and get shit done. So I’m gonna wake up early (by which I mean, like, 9 because fuck sunrise), drink some coffee, eat some damn breakfast, and get crackin’. I don’t actually work that many hours a week, so realistically I could be done with all my work by 2 o’clock everyday. Yet, for some reason it takes me all fucking day to get things done.

Not anymore.

Step Two – Fiction First!

If I want fiction to be my top priority, then it needs to be my top fucking priority. No more putting it off until all of my other work is done. Fiction will be the start of my day, every day. 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If I want this to be my life, then it needs to be my fucking life.

Step Three – Get That Shit Out There!

But, I know I’m a lazy person. Just telling myself this won’t be enough to get me going on all of this. That’s why I’m going to get everything I can out to you guys, my audience, and anyone else who will read as often as possible.

Remember my novella The Wolfpack? The one I’ve been “writing” for almost a year now? Yeah, that shit comes out JULY 31th. Period. No questions asked.

My experimental self-publishing project Eden’s Prosper, an episodic sci-fi thriller that will launch my series of Aspen Zaide adventures, will launch sometime in Q1 of 2016 if not sooner.

And I’ll have at least 1, hopefully 2, novels coming out next summer.

You guys will be my inspiration to keep it going.

It Won’t Be Easy…

But I know I can do it. I truly believe I have refined my skills enough to market my work. I’m a capable writer, and I write quickly. There is absolutely no reason why I can’t do everything I just said.

If you haven’t been following me, you need to start. Cause shit’s gonna get real. There will be a new blog post every Monday. I will have a cover reveal for The Wolfpack Monday, July 19th.

It’s gonna be exciting guys. Make sure you don’t miss out.

Until next time.

Now I’ve gotta listen to some awesome music.

This shit is my jam!