I think the bit you said about your style not being "traditional" bears a bit of emphasis. The present tense threw me off a bit when I first started the series, but I firmly believe that when it comes to stylistic choices, the author should always err on the side of completing their vision as they envisioned it. It may narrow your audience, but I'd rather have a small audience that loved my work than a large one that just thought it was okay. I think sticking to your guns on the stylistic choices you made has given the series its own identity, and that's something you just can't fake.

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And once again hitting me right in the truth, specifically on the point of time.

I do want to write and pen stories for other publications. I already have some in-roads and opportunities staring me down. I'm too full of stories not to tell them. But time has been the absolute killer of a lot of my plans.

There's a reason I'm taking a full year (with the help of family) to work on not just 365, but all my endeavors. YouTube, radio, musicmaking, film reviews and filmmaking, and of course, fiction. It's because we are living in a world frankly unfit to live in. Bureaucracy, deranged expenses, and a laundry list of other maladies gobble up every ounce of our time and energy that isn't nailed down. I'm unsurprised that a lot of wonderful talents are at the beck-and-call of full-time employment, and thus are limited in what they can do. That's where I want to come in and take a stab at making my work in the Iron Age my life's true work. Because at the end of the day, I'm a creative. I may have to pull a day job by the year's end. I may have to think long and hard about what projects go forward and what get put on hold. But I want the chance to die on my feet before I throw myself at the world's mercy.

Stay killer, Rob. We got this!

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I'm new here but I like what I'm reading. Your thoughts around this really resonate with me and give me a lot to reflect on. I still send a couple stories out to magazines but it's more for the $$$ and free marketing. Now is the time to build up your own body of work and sell it on your own.

Keep building your own thing, Rob. Looking forward to following your journey!

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