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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.

However…

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 Subscribestar.adult. Stay tuned… 🤷‍♀️

#Alexaliens

 

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

Ernest Hemingway

 

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2 Comments

  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!

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