Lofty goals that are hard to reach. One of my goals since becoming an amateur author is to get to working 18 hours, 6 days a week. That has always been my goal. To work hard and provide quality work that people are frothing at the mouth to read.

I haven’t gotten to 18 hours a day yet. I don’t think I have that many readers frothing at the mouth yet either. I haven’t been inundated with countless fan mail asking about my books.

Rome wasn’t built in a day and I don’t expect to jump to the top in a day either. I will work to get there and I will learn to work harder every day until I get there. To finally, get where I want in life and do something I am proud of.

I wish to be like my heroes and role models: Eiichiro Oda, Jack Kirby, and other writers/authors who have worked very hard to get where they are. It’s not easy, I am in competition with many other writers and authors. Knowing this, I always strive to become a better writer and I always strive to become a better artist. To produce works that I can be proud. Works that people enjoy and discuss in book clubs. So that when I am sixty or seventy pushing into retirement age that I can look back and say I did something, I did something people enjoyed reading and talking about.

I have told many people that I know made it when I see people cosplaying as my characters. I definitely know I made it when fans are arguing in the comments sections about which character they like or which scene they loved.

Not there yet, I strive to be. Just another reminder that I need to work harder and finally get to that 18 hours and then work 18 hours, 6 days a week consistently.

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