My Hunting Song

I’m always amazed by the power of words.


When shall the sun be rising here?
How long must I keep postponing
my apocalypse, the promised rebirth?
Do these beads of sweat mean a thing?

The moral compass of the world
is all over the place, old age
decays, while wide eyed Innocence
falls in love with Fraud and Deceit
and Empathy is cruelly drowned
in blind gratifications of the Self! 

As the heavens are pushed by space and time
and the whole universe expands,
I sleep for eighteen hours a day
and go hunting for my staple words at night!


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Bearded Dragon

New (to me) photo blog! Y’all should check it out, some beautiful pics on here. I really like how he captured this bearded dragon.

John Mallaney

Here are a few shots of an inland bearded dragon provided by ‘Teaching Talons’ ( an exotic animal awareness company who’s aim is to transform the way children and adults alike see the natural world through edutainment.

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Day 37 of 90: The Game #SupportIndieAuthors #ASMSG #IAN1 #IARTG #Inspiration

I keep hearing people worried about the future of publishing, and of authors in general. I’ll admit, I started writing thinking of sharing my story with the world. I planned on it being an instant hit, and me making tons of money from it. I thought a publisher would pick it up, all on the strength of the story. I wouldn’t need to do any looking, they would find me.

Now I know better. That isn’t to say that you can’t be an overnight success, or that you shouldn’t dream, quite the contrary. But even those overnight successes put in the work. They wrote the book, they planned the story, they had a plan for what they were going to do.

I’m learning that being an author is a very deliberate process. If you aren’t willing to do the work of marketing and pushing your work, or pay someone else to do it, you’re not going to make it. If you’re not going to keep writing that series you started, you’re not going to make it. In order to win this massive lottery of pop culture, you have to play the game. If you don’t, there’s no way for you to win.

Some people say they don’t want to play the game. What they don’t understand, is you’re born playing it. The moment you crawl out of your mother, your own personal game starts. It’s up to you to decide where your character goes, what kind of person you become. Are you going to look on the world with cynical eyes? Or are you going to observe with a naivety that would put Maxwell Smart to shame(Don’t know who he is, Google is an amazing tool.)