You are the master of your journey.

What is more, the journey is not a competition as society keeps telling you it is. There is no reason to compare your fiction to what others are doing. Except as a means for understanding what readers want to read. Do this on a regular basis by reading what appeals to you. Be your first reader.

Fellow authors can teach you much when it comes to craft, but none of them can write your book. Only you have your unique perspective on the world. If you feel that your perspective is not unique enough, go froth and experience more within the world, and read more nonfiction about complex subjects.

Your ability to combine diverse subjects into a unified whole, is what will set you apart from all the other writers. But that still does not make it a competition. Just as those writers can never write your book, so too can you never write theirs. Wasting your time fantasizing about doing so, will only lead to depression and wasted effort that should be expended on writing your next book.


This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.

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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?

It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.

WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.

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