Build your life around systems. Those systems should facilitate the ability to live the same day, again and again, 365 days a year. Through repetition comes mastery. Mastery leads to admiration. Admiration leads to the success you are seeking.

Live a boring lifestyle, so that you may produce extraordinary art. It is by stripping away all those distractions that do not lead to creative production, that you will be freed to produce your best work in the fastest time frame.

This does not mean only to live to write, but you must build a process by which you focus and make writing your priority.

Oxford Dictionary defines priority as such, “A thing that is regarded as more important than another.”

Thus, writing must be of the top importance. You must place it before all others: Family, Friends, Entertainment—all must come second to your writing. Anything less is not good enough.

No one is forcing you to be a writer. But if you continue to claim it as your desired profession, then it stands that you must make it your priority!


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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