I am the owner and operator of several blogs including WriterSanctuary.com. As a freelance writer since 2012, I have covered a range of topics and completed over 8,000 projects for clients. Follow me @WriterSanctuary on Twitter.
I Am a Hurtin' Unit Today: Playing the Kinect
I am a fan of gamifying fitness in any regard. This means finding something you discover that is fun and that you can see yourself doing 12 months from now. And the Xbox Kinect is one such device that really does it for me. In fact, the majority of the last 80 pounds I've lost was thanks to the Kinect.
Why I'm Not Convinced the Oculus is Great for Exercise
One of the things I'm excited to try this year is seeing just how much of a workout I can get using the Oculus Quest 2. And although I haven't bought a game that really works up a sweat yet, I'm a bit on the fence on whether I should. This is coming from what I've done using the device thus far.
Definitely, Bit Off More Than I Can Chew
There's no doubt that I have a lot on my plate. At times, it feels like I ran through the line at Golden Corral piling on a bit of everything in the hopes I can choke it all down. Well, without the violent uprising from a lack of steak. And recently, I think I definitely defined my maximum capacity. Still, I refuse to let anything die off simply because of my inability to give up, even when it's clear that I should.
50,000 Words in 38 Days?
I have a self-imposed deadline of May 1st for my next book. It'll actually be the first fictional tale I self-publish, and I want to make it something grand. But can I crank out 50,000 words in 38 days given the sheer amount of stuff I have to do every day?
Ways in Which Freelancing is More Difficult Than a Traditional Job
I've been a full-time freelancer since February of 2013. And over the years, I've come to the realization that being a freelance writer working from home is quite a bit more difficult than having a traditional 9-to-5 job. In order to succeed, it takes a special kind of mindset as you are responsible for a lot more than what you might realize.
How Long Does it Take to Write a 90,000-Word Book?
Too many people are keen to make a quick buck on platforms like Amazon. This is why low-content books are so popular right now. It's all about getting as much as possible on the platform to rake in the cash. But it doesn't always work out that way. Some of us put more effort into actually writing longer books to entertain the masses.
Week 2 of My 12-Week Fitness Challenge: Lackluster Ending
With week 2 of my fitness challenge over, it's time to take a look at my recent performance. And although I am still losing weight, I feel as though I could be doing much better. Especially after last night's binge-fest.
Why I Continue to Do What I Do On YouTube Despite No Income
I've been making videos on YouTube since about September of 2018. Although I am still a few hundred hours away from joining the YouTube Partner Program and don't make ad revenue from the videos, I continue to make them.
How I Overcome Procrastination...Mostly
Procrastination will hinder your progress. This is true in just about anything in life. And as a writer or blogger, it can easily set you back from the success you want to achieve. With everything I have on my plate, how do I avoid procrastination without stressing myself out?
Pros and Cons of Having a Home Office as a Freelancer
A lot of people relish the idea of working from home. It has a lot of perks but also has a bit of a dark side. Over the last 10 years of being a freelance writer, I've experienced quite a bit of both sides of the spectrum.
How I Built Self-Confidence to Succeed as a Writer
I've never been one who exuded a grand level of self-confidence, especially when it came to writing. I never really thought of myself as an expert or even as an amateur in most cases. But over the past decade, I've made incredible leaps and bounds to become the success I am today.