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So I’m having second doubts about this whole writing thing…

Dear Diary,

I drew a line in the sand about a year ago, a definite cutoff point for my writing career. Why? Because there’s a lot of pressure to keep up with all the responsibilities of being an independent author, and while the royalties are very nice, I never started doing this because of the money. I started writing because I had a passion for telling stories, which I had been doing anyway (for free) for years as a Dungeon Master (DM) of Dungeons & Dragons. So many of my players complimented me on my story weaving, telling me repeatedly how I should go into book writing, that when I found myself in a lull period with no game to DM and my creativity started to boil over… I figured fuck it, why not give it a go?

The terrorizing force of nature you now know as the Alexaverse was born. 😄

Once I started releasing stories, I got sucked into a creative black hole. I couldn’t stop. I have bled so many tales over the years, and that’s what led me to think about wrapping things up eventually and sitting back and just collecting royalties, maybe occasionally releasing a book when the urge became too great.


I started looking through my backlog of stories, then at my release schedule, then I began pondering how in the world I was going to get all these things wrapped up before my retirement (which is slated for January 1, 2027 – I will be 40 years old!) and… a circuit blew in my mind. A sadness engulfed my soul, and it dawned on me that there was simply no way. There would be stories I couldn’t tell, creations I wouldn’t be able to share, and why? Because I figured enough is enough? I thought long and hard about this and came to the following conclusion:

Fuck retirement.

I will keep writing until the motherfucking wheels fall off, as the great philosopher Plato once said.

The only problem I have now is figuring out what to do with all these books I’ve finished that aren’t in my regular release schedule. Maybe I’ll do something with Patreon or Stay tuned… 🤷‍♀️



“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Ernest Hemingway


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  1. Lamar on May 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    YES! THAT’S THE SPIRIT! Never retire! No retirement for Alexa! 😄😊

  2. Kinky Richie on May 11, 2023 at 11:44 am

    You made MY day, today!!!! Thanks!

    • Alexa Nichols on October 18, 2023 at 1:12 pm

      I’m glad I could make your day! 🙌

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