Focus in an Age of Distractions

Looking to improving my social media presence, I have been looking at ways to drive up traffic, increase audience engagement, and a whole lot of other buzzwords.  The long and short of it is, I’ve been trying to make my presence online more engaging, easier to find, and simply, more of a value.  All the buzzwords in the world won’t change that social media – at least for the artist – boils down to ‘be interesting enough to warrant the attention of others’.  Seems simple enough. 

Simple, but not easy. 

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Status Update

With Irma battering the United States, from Puerto Rico to Tennessee, I found it difficult to find much to write about it.  It’s kind of hard to discuss the nuances of character development or neat exercise tidbits I’ve been exploring when some people are struggling with life and livelihood.  Still, I wanted to write something, so I thought a quick project update might be in order.

 

RocKaiju

My third novel with Caffeine & Ink, RocKaiju remains in development.  We’re at the copyediting stage and things are moving slowly, but well.  I am pushing to have RocKaiju available for Anime USA this December (more on that in a second), but that will involve hitting multiple subsequent benchmarks that are, shall I say, ambitious.  I think it is doable and my publisher does as well, so here’s to hoping.

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Content Creators

After a long weekend, especially a holiday weekend or a con-weekend, it’s hard to deal with re-entry.  Sitting here, at my desk, with a blank page before me, I wonder what to say.  With the work week spiraling towards us, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or to at least look around and say ‘wait, what was I doing?’

I don’t think that’s entirely bad.  I think when you take a step back from your habits, you can realize how bad or inefficient some of them are.  Even ‘good habits’ might not be distracting you from your preferred goals, rather than moving you towards them.  With routine and habit comes static and deviating from the routine can help clear that out.  You approach your regular life with refreshed eyes.  It’s beneficial.

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New Red Moon Rising one-shot!

The knights are back!

While a full re-launch of Red Moon Rising remains on the horizon, I thought I’d take a swing at something topical and thought the knights were the best ones to do it (just in case my stance on recent events wasn’t clear).  So check out the new one-shot and read how Everett, Ledger, and Armand set out on a random adventure to pit themselves against a local chapter of the terrorist group.

Mayweather vs McGregor

This past Saturday night, MMA fighter Connor McGregor took on pro-boxing all-star Floyd Mayweather.  The fight was heavily hyped, with odds spiraling into new heights.  The match was set to go at 12 rounds along pure boxing rules.  The match lasted until the 10th round when McGregor was defeated by TKO (technical knock-out; referee stoppage due to one fight being unable to continue fighting).  The match was and is remarkable for several reasons, which I feel inclined to discuss.

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