You do not deserve success! No one owes you a damn thing.

You will fail. You will make a mistake that ruins all your progress and be forced to rebuild. Do not fall in love with the trappings of success. Rather, revel in the process of your author journey.

The work process is what you own, not the monetary success that comes from the work. Everything you earn is freely given to you from the market, but never mistake that for your readers owing you anything.

Forget that you serve your readers first, at your own peril. They are the judge of quality and value.

This can be a blessing or a curse, the choice is yours: unlimited potential earnings if you supply readers with the stories they need; self-pity about the fickle nature of the market if you supply unwanted stories.

You are owed nothing. So, own your work!


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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