You are what stands between yourself at this moment, and the idealized version of yourself you envision when you imagine what it will be like to be an author.

Stop betraying yourself by not keeping your word. Honor is the only thing of value you can gift to yourself.

Honor is the currency left behind after you spend your time. If you spend your time in a manner your soul resonates with you will feel pride and be left with a lasting sensation of honor.

When you squander your time and do not keep to your word, your honor depletes. However, the bright side is you can always choose to stop breaking your word and start building your honor.

Honor becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy after a point. Where the idea of losing it becomes more painful than any task you must endure to achieve it. Follow your destiny and suffer greatness, or cower within distraction and suffer mediocrity.

Either way you will suffer. And then you die.

Will your legacy live on, or will you fade into the haze of history to be just another human along the path to another’s legacy?


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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