CEFJ #76 Perfectionism, Punishment, and Staying in the Present (7/9/18)

Perfectionism is a BITCH, y’all. And I’m having a case of it for real.

Sometimes I’m the only voice telling myself to keep going. Worse yet, at the same time, I’m also the only voice telling myself that I’m not good enough. LOL. Yes, it feel schizophrenic to be an artist, but I’m here to try and break through all of that with a very real exploration of the emotional rollercoaster that is #ArtLife.


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CEFJ #75 Happy Birthday Gratitudes! (6/28/18)

Homemade breakfasts, cashew ice creams, carrot cakes, novel writing, a BOSS ass workout, and an in-house beauty day? What more can a girl ask for on her birthday?? Today is not only my personal new year, but it’s also a day of gratitude and thanks and life and love.

I am super happy right now, and a lot of that happiness is coming right from within. I briefly reflect on the personal, professional, creative, spiritual, and emotional growth I’ve achieved over the past year, and I’m really proud of how far I’ve come. Feeling super lucky to be here on this beautiful planet, and I want to continue to explore what life and the world has to offer… with my little one and my creativity at my hips, that is!

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CEFJ #74 WOW. I’m a Bestselling Author Now! Successes & Gratitudes (6/25/18)

The 2054 Anthology is now officially OUT, guys! Grab your copy here: mybook.to/2054

So many good things are happening, and last week was AMAZING. The sci-fi anthology I co-wrote with my author team hit SIX Amazon bestseller lists, and in my FIFTH YEAR of being an indie author, I’m now officially a BESTSELLING AUTHOR!! I’m SCREAMING!

I also did some really great work on The Bohemian Badass, and I talk a lot about my vision for The Bohemian Badass this episode. There are so many awesome exciting things happening at that business, and I hope you journey with me to find out just how awesome we’re going to be. 

There are just so many things to be grateful for, and I want to share my gratitudes with you this episode. Tune in!

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CEFJ #73 The 2054 Anthology is OUT + Following Your Creative Instincts (6/18/18)

The 2054 Anthology is now officially OUT, guys! Grab your copy here: mybook.to/2054

A super shout out to Judy, who is recuperating in the hospital right now, and EVEN SO, literally *dictated* her review to her husband from her hospital bed so that he could post it in time for our launch. LOVE YOU, JUDY! Thank you so much, and I wish you a very speedy recovery.

So this week has been an interesting exploration in my vacillation between deep focus and wide focus, and I realize that I need those thing to be in a 4:1 ratio if I’m going to function well as a creative. I’ll get more into it in the video, so join me!

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CEFJ #72 The Artist’s Journey & The Importance of Endurance and Gratitude

I’m hitting a few snags in my creative production in some areas, but other areas have been totally on fleek. Trying to get balanced, but even so, I’ve been pretty happy and centered. I’ve been reflecting on my journey (and on this past week specifically) and WOW. It’s amazing how life can turn and change at the drop of a dime.

I guess this past week has just reminded me of the importance of love, honesty, gratitude, and endurance, so in addition to talking to you guys about what I got done this week, I’ll be talking about those tenets as well. <3

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CEFJ #71 Love, Passion, and Creativity (6/6/18)

WARNING: this podcast is a little woo-woo and lovey-dovey, so listener beware. Intense love, happiness, and creative freedom up ahead!

I’m in love, guys… WITH LIFE!! I’m literally on cloud 9 this week because I’m soaking in a big pool of creativity, self-love, self-care, and karmic affirmation as I continue to move forward and elevate in my professional and creative life. It’s hard to explain, so just listen in, lol.

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CEFJ #70 How to Design a Badass TV Series (5/28/18)

Last week I talked about choosing happiness. I followed my own advice, and to my luck, happiness chose me too! Creatively I’m back in the game, and I’ve been killing it on the marketing for our finished 2054 sci-fi anthology, on developing a fantasy TV series, and now, I’m aiming to finish up the next novel in The Books of Ezekiel series!

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CEFJ #69 Launching Books & Choosing Happiness (5/23/18)

2054 is HERE, boos! And so is our awesome fifteen-novel giveaway: http://bit.ly/2054PaperbackGiveaway . YAY!

I admit: this week was a little rough, being that I’m pretty under the weather (cough, cough, bleh), and life’s taking me for a rodeo ride all around. I talk about what it’s like to help organize a book launch, and how to choose happiness when the road before you seems dark. 🙂

Onward and upward, my lovelies!


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CEFJ #68 Self Care is Queen, Deep Focus is on FLEEK, and Developing Habits (5/14/18)

So! This week was a little slower because I’m ALL IN on my self-care regimen, and the results are awesome! I talk a lot about self-care as an Artist and choosing pathways that fit best for you, but I ALSO get into what projects I’ve been working on, how deep focus continues to elevate my life, and how it’s helped me develop daily artist habits.

Even MORE awesomely, I have two major writing collaborations happening right now: one for novel writing and another for TV writing. And it’s GREAT! My ideas and perspective on marketing are growing while I’m also aiming for a rapid-succession launch in 2019, and I couldn’t be happier.

I’m FINALLY “growing up” as an Artist, y’all, and it’s AWESOME! xoxoxo


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CEFJ #67 Creative Goals for Q2 + GRAD SCHOOL IS OVER! (5/9/18)

OH. MY. GOSH. Guys, my grad school semester is FINALLY over!! I’ve been through the ringer this quadrimester / semester, but I feel like I’ve also gotten quite a bit done. Now? It’s time to look forward and dish on all my AMAZING summer goals. Self-care, lots of sleep, gourmet cooking, and of course, lots and lots and LOTS of writing. It’s all coming up in today’s journey log.


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QUADRIMESTER #2 CREATIVE GOALS
(MAY 1 – AUG 31)!


NOVEL WRITING GOALS

  • Polish, publish, and market “2054” novel
  • Finish Hollow Point (BOE #3)
  • Finish The Haunt (BOE #4)
  • Finish Loosey, Goosey (HOHEA #0)
  • Finish Rose n’ John Does (HOHEA #1)
  • Continue writing SODOM
  • Continue writing ASYLUM
  • Continue writing Wolves, Ash, and Ember (BOE #0)

Scriptwriting

  • Finish draft of Ezekiel pilot episode
  • Finish draft of Sandman feature film
  • Finish draft of Pendragon pilot episode
  • Finish draft of Morien pilot episode

Worldbuilding / TV Bibles

  • Research and create PENDRAGON TV Bible
  • Research and create MORIEN TV Bible
  • Research and create EZEKIEL TV Bible
  • Research and add sections to story bible for ASYLUM trilogy
  • Research and add sections to story bible for THE BOOKS OF EZEKIEL world
  • Research and add sections to story bible for NEVER AFTER world (which will include The Hitmen of Happily Ever After series, The Godsman series, and The ForNever Files)

Creative Uni

  • TAKE COURSES FOR TV WRITING: Continue journey into studying television writing and producing through your books, courses. and by developing your television project template and the first scribblings of your television projects (Immortal & Ezekiel)
  • TAKE COURSES FOR FILM EDITING: Continue studying and practicing film editing skills through the Film Editing Pro blog series, courses, editing books, and your three film editing courses (Editing Fundamentals, The Art of Action Editing, and The Art of Trailer Editing)
  • TAKE COURSES FOR CREATING A TERRIFYING HORROR SCRIPT: Finish horror screenwriting study course by using it to finish SANDMAN script
  • TAKE COURSES FOR DIRECTING: continue learning journey into film and theatre directing by reading books and taking courses (Directing Actors (by HCW), The Master Course in High-End Blocking & Staging (by HCW), and Hot Moves: The Science of Awesome (by HCW)
  • TAKE COURSES FOR GAME DESIGN: continue learning journey into game design by reading and applying books and taking courses on Unity, UnReal, and Udemy

The Bohemian Badass

  • Finish graphics re-branding of The Bohemian Badass
  • Finish preparing The Bohemian Badass for launch!
  • RE-LAUNCH THE BOHEMIAN BADASS!

New Adult Noir(e)

  • Run a really great, sexy summer giveaway

Podcasts

  • Keep up with the Epic, Fantastical Journey podcast
  • Create a NEW podcast intro & outro!

Marketing

  • Patreon: finish updating the milestones and goals section of your Patreon page
  • Patreon: finish updating the rewards-levels section of your Patreon page
  • Patreon: update the post/activity section of your Patreon page
  • SEO & Statistics: install SEO software to track podcast statistics; install Google Analytics for author website

Colby R. Rice RE-Branding

  • Do a COMPLETE brand upgrade with the “Publish Your Thing” course!