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Tag: Jay Long

Suffering From a Little Bit of Burnout

Please don’t take this as any cry for pity – I don’t need it, nor do I want it. I just needed to get this out and off my chest. It’s been bottled up inside for far too long. I have lost my way. Love. Loss. Heartache. Desire. Wants. Wishes. I absorb it all. Years of caring for everyone else and pushing my needs to the back burner has caused me to lose motivation and desire. Not in a suicidal or manic way but an overall general feeling. I am running on automatic most days. It as if each day…

Blog Carnival: What Are Your 5 Favorite Books as a Child or Teen?

The first book I remember reading, other than classic children’s books like Where the Wild Things Are, is S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. When I decided to run a blog carnival on the subject of What Are Your 5 Favorite Books As a Child or Teen – I was interested in finding out what everyone’s choices were. It really had me thinking back to those years and what books made an impact on me.

Writer’s Life: 10 Ways To Deal With Critics

When I first decided to post my writing online for public view, I had no idea it would lead to pursuing a professional career. I thought a few friends and some family members would enjoy the posts and that would be that. Now, a little more than 5 years have passed and my fans and followers are over 100K. The number still amazes me. And there are days when the Internet and its social media algorithms make me question it all – but I am always grateful – day in and day out.

Being in the public eye I am an open book. And as an artist, I am of course my own worst enemy and critic. That doesn’t mean haters don’t find me. And when they do, I take it best I can because most are just trolls trying to stir the pot.