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Fire Inside Me

By: Marcus J. King

A voice, a tone, a feeling

Deep inside, growing bigger and brighter.

Shining against the dark area in my soul.

Telling everyone that I haven’t left

I am here!

Growing into brightness and you will see my light.

Through the darkness, I live to see another day.

You will see me over and over again,

because you will not take my ‘light’.

I shine bright against you

through many trails and obstacles,

Remaining strong in my endeavor to be amazing.

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Pathways 8: Grinding the Pen and Paper

Being writer in this day and age is harder than I thought. There’s all the newest and greatest technology out, and as a writer, I have to keep up with it. Thank God, that I love and understand technology; but the hardest part of this is the copyright part. With technology, comes being able to snap anyone’s photo or photo of something with the phone. Then, it is Photoshop and used with someone else work. 

I would love to show all of you what I have been working on but I can’t because anyone can steal it and make it their next book/movie. I am very over protective of my work, my baby. Hell, I want my work to be a movie, one day. 

I know in my future there is a place for me but until I get there, there is a lot in between that must be done to get to where I want to be. 

I am not complaining one bit because being a famous author is in my cards of achievement as well as being happy every day, stress free. I was fortunate enough to get a taste of that kind of future and now I must strive for the stars and beyond. 

I can’t let the little things effect my time and energy. If it does not produce a product/money in the future, it is just a waste of time. 

Until then, grinding with my pen and paper.

Passion for the Pen

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Writing brings me so much joy and peace to my heart. When I am all alone and take the time to just center myself and go to work, mentally, on paper. This is what I am here to do.

I was having a conversation with a friend at work about what I was doing with the 2014 Writer’s Market: Guide to Literary Agents. I simply told her I was trying to find an agent that would take on my work  because I want to be a well known author around the globe and she was like that sounds great but how do you get into something like that. I told her it is just like applying for a job with much more detail. I told her to look in the book where I had left off. So she looks in it and was like oh you are right! This is serious. These are actual people looking for writers.  I laughed and giggled yeah.

For those who don’t know, when you apply as a writer, you have to do a query, synopsis, fine tune every inch of your book, etc. Just the same as making a resume, cover letter, and references. Then you get the call/email from the agency or in your case, a job, and the process goes from there. The writing world is a bit more extensive but the end goal is to be published and to say that you have published something of your own and who you worked with.

If you think of it like a job then rejection is not as hard either. Writing is whole other world, that is in its own market and not like any other job. This job has to be something you love to do and continue with it forward or it will be pointless.

I can’t wait for this day to come when I will be holding my book in my hand with my name on it. It is going to bring me so much joy and peace and when the money is right, I will definitely be in a better place than I am today.

P.S.

Any agents out there reading this: I write horror, science-friction, ethnic, and gay books. Mostly on the lines of relationships (gay and ethnic); Horror has a bit of a comedic tone to it too but definitely has gory moments of course.