How NaNoWriMo Stole My Soul

Well, I did it.  I won NaNoWriMo 2015.  I wrote just over 51,000 words in the month of November.  It wasn’t easy.  It wasn’t super fun.  But it was doable, I proved that.  But it almost made me stop writing (in fact this is officially the longest thing I’ve written in 3 or 4 days). Continue reading “How NaNoWriMo Stole My Soul”

If You’re Not in it for the Money, Why Publish?

I’m in it for the money. There, I said it. Writing is an art, writing well is a more refined art. Money is how you keep score – publish for the money.

Dollars & More Dollars!

As I have recently embarked on this trip to become an author – and I’m taking you along with me – I have been reading just about everything out there on how to write, how to publish and how to market a book (namely a self published one). Continue reading “If You’re Not in it for the Money, Why Publish?”

It Starts With an Idea – Good or Bad.

A couple weeks ago a friend of mine sent me a photo.   It wasn’t a SnapChat type of photo – you know something that is supposed to be deleted quickly – it was a harmless photo of a bike. Continue reading “It Starts With an Idea – Good or Bad.”

The First Post of My Personal Blog – RE Benjamin

It is always so difficult to come up with the first post on a blog.

By this point I’ve created, and still maintain, over 15 websites. These websites vary in scope, size, readership, money (revenue & profit) and purpose. But that doesn’t make the first post any less daunting. Continue reading “The First Post of My Personal Blog – RE Benjamin”