Quote of the Day

If someone says, ‘Democracy is a sham, those people don’t speak for me… the system’s rigged,’ you say, ‘Vote.’ Someone says, ‘I was making a statement by not voting,’ and then you say, ‘Well I can’t hear it.’
Jesse Williams

To write or not to write?

Write of course.

Hello 2016.

My name is Troy. I’m 37, live in Illinois with my mother and 2 cats. I am working on my Masters Degree in Eng/Lang Lit from SNHU. I have 2 older brothers, 1 younger sister, 3 nephews, and 2 nieces. And I am a struggling self-employed writer. Not book writer, but business writer; web-pages, direct sales letters, white papers, enewsletters and blogs.

My hobbies include gardening, golfing, reading, walking/running, being outdoors, and having a good time with my family and friends. Blah, blah, blah.

I am a utilitarian moderate. I have spirituality. I claim no faith but my own, and I persecute no one for their beliefs. But I will call hypocrisy on ALL religions. Blah, blah, blah.

I am single, gay, and like everyone else am looking for someone to share my life with. Blah, blah, blah.

I have 2 DUI’s so I cannot drive, which makes it hard for me to get around and actually improve my lifestyle; like finding a part time job, because the nearest towns are 5 miles away, and  I have applied at every place hiring. All to no avail. Either I didn’t have enough experience or I was overqualified.

In the last few months, I have taken many steps to start improving my situation. I have accountability partners now helping me to push myself to do the things that need to be done. Speaking with these individuals have sparked many ideas to help me improve on many aspects of my life, not just professionally.

It’s time to stop allow the fear to keep me from committing completely and being concerned about what people think about the decisions I’m making. I thought this philosophy would have held strong after I was diagnosed with cancer, but fear is strong.

I am stronger.

I will conquer the fear keeping me from achieving the things I hold dear.

I know this post doesn’t seem appropriate for the title, but I am taking my business in a new direction, this is the first step. I am now answering honestly.

Happy writing everyone.


To write or not to write?

Write of course.

Once upon a time, I had a list of the topics I would blog about. Its in a past post somewhere, but I have a tendency not to reread the stuff I have already written, unless it’s for a client. Do I want a new list of blog topics? Do I want to stick to the one I did?

I have never been one to keep up on the latest trends. I want to be my own trend setter. Why follow the crowd? I’m not a sheep. I don’t like following the crowd. I’d rather hack my way through the B.S. myself. Yes, this can sound lonely, but oh the views I will see.

It would be nice to increase my followers. And I do know the steps needed to achieve this, but it would be like following the crowd. Although my ideas may be different, it would still be the same steps I’ve read a thousand times. I want to be a pioneer, not a pack mule.

How does one go about being a pioneer? Of that, I’m not really sure. I’ve never tried. Maybe that’s it… try.

What kind of pioneer do I want to be? Where do I want to be a pioneer at?

I have no answer to these questions either. And I believe that to be a good thing. If no one gets in my head about it, than I will be a pioneer when I venture out. Why, because no one has poisoned my head into their line of thinking. Its ALL me.

And succeed or fail, it’s still ALL me.

Maybe that’s the secret of being a pioneer, being ALL me.

Happy writing everyone.