A wild writer in his natural habitat. Photo Credit:  Melissa Major

A wild writer in his natural habitat. Photo Credit: Melissa Major

I'm Nick, and I know that literally every writer likes to talk about how they've been "reading and writing for as long as they can remember." So instead of making it sound like some divine calling I knew from a young age, I'll just tell you how I fucked up along the way.

  • I studied graphic design even though I'm about as artistic as an ape.

  • I have a Bachelor's degree in Sociology even though I never did the readings.

  • I invested over a thousand dollars in a multi-level marketing company and made negative amounts of money.

  • I worked in a commission-only B2B sales job (and never made a sale)

  • I tried my hand at wrestling even though I'm under 200lbs.

  • I've traveled hours for auditions that didn't land me any roles.

Point is it took several years of meandering about to get here and I'm still questioning my decision. That said, I know writing's the thing you couldn't stop me from doing if you tried, and I'll probably do it till I'm dead.

What I'm reading: Handbook of Short Story Writing, Volume II
What I'm learning from it: Learn from everything, even thrift finds.

What I'm writing: Saviours of Falharest (again)
What I'm learning from it: Don’t cut the meat out with the fat.