Reading Time: 5 minutes A step by step journey through the process of creating a brand logo for bloggers and entrepreneurs.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I decided to ditch typing in keywords in google and went looking for creative inspiration where it all started for me. Art Hop!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Pinterest is perfect for creating an evolving vision board. Though they are typically used for long term planning, I decided to create a six week vision board using Pinterest.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This morning I finished the sixth chapter of my book. With a combination of work, business, my brother’s wedding, and my own anxiety I haven’t felt like writing. Turns out all I had to do was get sick for my inspiration to come back. It also brought me to the realization that I like parts
Reading Time: < 1 minute I realized today that I am backsliding again. Hi, I’m Khan Shadid and I push my luck until I end up crashing into a wall. When I blogged for thirty days straight LAST MONTH it was prove to myself that I was committed to blogging. I believe I have done that. My focus now is
Reading Time: 3 minutes Find out what’s coming up this October on Notes & Drafts.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Writing makes me painfully aware that most of life isn’t preserved by words or images or sounds.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The only thing the dark elves and the faerie elves ever agreed on was what to do with a coward. For a coward the choice was between earth or the dark elves’ way. The first meant to be buried alive in a grave with worms that burrowed and savored their meals as their secretions triggered
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Reading Time: 2 minutes This was taken with a Canon Rebel also from the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. It’s called “Audience Wanted” for obvious reasons. I think we seek symmetry when we pursue balance. To be similar to others in a world where everyone is unique. . Photo by Jonathan Pendleton on Unsplash To Unite our efforts to share what we carry
Reading Time: 5 minutes Giving myself a week to plan chapter and writing it in a day has been a runaway success in terms of progress but not quality. The priority is still to get the first draft written, so productivity is still the goal. With that being said I also don’t want to end up having to edit a complete
Reading Time: < 1 minute 6 Hours of Overtime Lunch With Parents Two hours of Writing I am going to go have a much needed drink. I honestly feel really good. This is the third consecutive week I’ve finished a chapter. It ain’t pretty and it’s not good, but it’s capturing what makes my story unique and different. So that’s
Reading Time: < 1 minute The More you Know. Happy Friday! 🙂
Reading Time: < 1 minute This was taken with a Canon Rebel in the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. I was there about a month ago to basically feel out how I felt about living in Sacramento. Something about visiting this museum really sealed the deal on wanting to move there. This mask in particularly stood out to me. Just
Reading Time: 2 minutes Shot way too late at night with a Canon Rebel. The model is a my friend Elle from the band Angel Sap. I really want to do a less improvised shoot with her and something that’s a little more representative of her personality and style. She also happens to have an amazing voice so check
Reading Time: 3 minutes Between one and ten, with ten being unbearably painful, how much does it hurt to be a writer? Today, it was about a six. Enough to grit my teeth and maybe entertain giving up but no where close to being ready to do it. Enough to put a damper on my day without totally ruining
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m tired of ‘funny’ comments in writing communities about struggling with writing enough. Sure I believe in writer’s block to a point, but something about this progress driven mentality is not sitting well with me. Yes I believe sitting down and writing something, anything at all, has helped make writing a priority. But what’s helped
Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the second week I’ve successfully finished writing a chapter. It’s not my best writing but it is functional. I’ve noticed that when I write with plot in mind I tend to write quickly, but with characters I am slow. Instead of fighting it I have decided to embrace it. Right now it’s about
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to envy the machine when you you’re falling behind It’s easy to envy the machine when everything turns to a grind It’s easy to envy the machine when the heart is tearing at the seams It’s easy to envy the machine when a choice brings harm It’s easy to envy the machine when