This is a royalty check I received. The bank teller couldn't fathom working so hard for so little. She joked about writers being 'starving artists' and 'dying breeds' or 'waiting for the movie...'
She then told me how my hours as an author must be wonderful, never having to follow the 9-5 rigamaroll of a normal life.
Here is the truth; we work. Most authors, musicians, and artists work a day job to pay the bills. Then we work a night job, editing, creating, marketing. We're slaving away in any free moment to get noticed in a sea of others just like us.
When a sale finally comes through, no matter how small the royalties, we each scream in celebration just as giddy as we were with our first one and with as much passion as Annie Potts did in Ghostbusters when she proclaimed "We got one!" All because to one person we stood out as SOMETHING.
The teller asked "If there is nothing in it for you, why do it?"
Because, it's no longer trapped in my head. And it represents my participation in this world, Something to show that I participated leaps and bounds beyond the expected 9-5... #whywedoit#indieauthors#writerconfessions#readinglist#bookworm#talkaboutit
Extremely happy with my new rig! The Hoyt Pro Defiant is no joke. I had to go with a custom red and black scheme since those are my colors, and I always do my best to channel Darth Vader and his red light saber. Yes, nerdy I know. Thank you to @hitormissarcherycenter for getting me all set up and dialed in. The biggest thank you goes to @gabriella_m5 who is the best future wife and made my birthday the absolute best by making this all happen. Now I just have to do my part and bag a big Muley. September can't come soon enough!
Are you interested in bushcraft or survival skills?? In our most recent YouTube video (link in bio), Ian does a great job explaining what fat wood is, how to locate and identify it, and how it can be useful to you! Go take a look and let us know what you think! More bushcraft related videos to come!!
I took this video right after my archery client missed this big 6pt ! Poor guy, along with missing several other big bulls during his hunt, he also missed the other pretty 6pt in this video. We were surrounded by rutting elk, the action was tense and my heart was pounding from the excitement of the missed shot! You can see my heart beat in the shake of the camera! haha! :) It's easy to become a good shot on an archery target, but shooting rutting bulls in an intense situation is a completely different thing! Don't kid yourself by thinking you are prepared for your hunt because you can shoot your arrows into a block target! There is no better practice for bowhunting than bowhunting itself! So step away from your comfortable archery target with marked ranges and go shoot something! The experience of hunting small game like rabbits with your bow is going to prepare you for your archery big game hunt 100 times better than practicing on an archery target! Put forth the effort to train your mind better by going out and practicing in ways that are going to give you pressured situations and actual hunting experience! You, your hard earned hunt and the animals you will be hunting deserve it!
#ruttingbulls#tlohunts#bigbulls#tlophotography#hunt_az#azbulls#BowHunting#ArcheryElk#wapitiwednesday#elkhunting#whywedoit#whyidoit#freerange#fairchase#nofences ! #TimberlandOutfitters