One View of Hard Work

I’m competitive when it comes to CampNaNoWriMo. I love running up numbers, earning badges/certificates, and, of course, winning. All the NaNo perks. I also love my fellow campers/writers working towards a common goal.

Image: CA Hawthorne

Image: CA Hawthorne

But more than anything, I love releasing a story from my mind so I can move on to freeing the next and learning the skills necessary to do so more effectively each time.

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” A quote by, oddly enough, Nathanial Hawthorne. It’s apt. “I believe opportunity looks a lot like hard work.” I don’t know if Ashton Kutcher said it first, but it too is apt.

What does hard work look like for me? There are plenty of measures, but let’s look at novels…


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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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