Over 50 rejections, but I’m publishing anyway!

Claws of Midgard by Des M. Astor Ouch. To be honest, agents really do not like my story, and I will not lie and say all these rejections didn't hurt. I tried very hard to push my story, but in the end, agents said no. That's okay. Self-publishing is my choice, and while feedback on…

Growing on Tiktok & Youtube – My journey so far

This is a bat-form of my avatar! Oh my has it been difficult to grow on social media, especially tiktok. I'm still establishing myself on youtube, but I've found a bit more success on TikTok. After some research, I found out that you should release a video every single day, which is super difficult given…

The Start of my Freelancing Journey?!

Well, I've done it - I've resigned from my position in a company due to personal reasons, and it's time I moved on in life. I've always truly wanted to dedicate everything to focusing on writing (and similar endeavors) - I have yet to see what I can accomplish when not mentally strained by my…

Religious Extremists Worship One Thing. Toxic Relationships.

I just wanted a cool picture for this article, really. But... implications. For those in the know. This isn't something I wanted to touch upon, but it's been on my mind and I need to get these thoughts out. I've been watching Telltale, and my thought go beyond just the clip I'm about to share.…

The PROBLEM with Toxic Ships.

Picture credit here! The hatred for toxic ships goes farther than skin-deep. On the surface, it's something to be angry about because you're unhappy characters are together despite various toxic situations like gaslighting, jealousy, or abuse. Digging deeper, however, you begin to realize it might influence real life or even seep into your own. That's…

DEEP DIVE: What do creatives think of Sex Scenes?

Image credit here Greetings everyone! Happy February, love is on my mind and today I wanted to talk about sex. Specifically, sex scenes in novels or other media! This Deep Dive topic will highlight what people think about the topic. I've divided things up into 'yes, no, & maybe so'. The answers are variant, and…

Those Damn Voices… (Serious Rant about abuse)

"You're being too hard on her. She's done so much for you and you really should be nicer." "All of the yelling. I flinch so much at someone raising their voice or their hand. Where did that come from?" "That was likely her doing, to be honest. Every time you speak with her, she screams…

POST #69: LET’S talk about SEX. (My struggle with my own sexuality & relationship with sex)

Image credit here! WARNING: Mature themes are discussed here such as sex, r*pe, and psychological issues. Naturally, for my 69th post, I wanted to write something a bit more in the realm of NSFW. However, this post isn't going to talk about how much I like sex. At least... not until the end. In reality,…

Stripping “Sexy” – The problem with removing scantily clad women versus adding men/modesty.

Image by lisa runnels from Pixabay It's no secret that I support women for wearing what they wish, including skimpy clothing, while I don't tend to do so myself. We need to support each other, after all, and sadly there's been a puritan ideology rising up again. The decision by Tumblr, for example, a while…

Self-Publishing – Hyping up your novel can be tough. Here’s some ideas.

Image by chenspec from Pixabay It's no secret that self-publishing is a rough time, marketing included. With my series, it took me a long while to grasp matters, and I still am learning quite a bit. I'll share my experiences on here, and perhaps it will help you. My series hasn't taken off quite yet,…