Things have moved pretty fast for me in the last few years. A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to get a stupid little piece about horror films published on a major site I was a huge fan of, and it changed my life. Two years later, I am on the phone with celebrities who play serial killers, and even I find myself wondering how any of this happened. I know how it happened, though. I worked my f*cking ass off. But it seems more than anything, I get asked questions about writing. All the hows and whys that seem to shroud most writers in self-doubt. How did I do it? What do I do differently than any of the other writers out there? How do I not get frustrated and give up? I know a great many REMlins who read my writing also write themselves, so I thought I would take a moment to offer some advice to all writers, young and old. This is not something you do for recognition. This is not something you do to afford exotic vacations. This is something you do out of love, plain and simple. If ANYTHING else is driving you, get off that ship right now. You are wasting your time, and everyone else’s.