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An announcement regarding my writing journey!

The World According to Devin Stevens

Well, here it is. My first available work to the reading public, an honest project to call my own and which I hope you’ll enjoy. If you have a Kindle, that is. If not, it’s all good. A time may come later when I submit these stories in another format. But for now, I’ll see how Kindle works. If you spend the five dollars and find that my collection only deserves to be discarded, then I highly encourage you to comment on Amazon and tell me what you didn’t like. Truthfully, such criticism will benefit me far more than well-meaning praise. I for one know that all these tales could be better. And I promise you, the more I write, the better my work will be.
So check it out, my first piece of literature brought to the world: Patchwork of the Mind

http://www.amazon.com/Patchwork-Mind-16-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B014TEIC48/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441419731&sr=8-1&keywords=Patchwork+of+the+MInd&pebp=1441423337354&perid=0YNNJAD78QPM49R12CHD

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Career approach: 12/30/14 1:19 AM

I normally don’t like to pander to people, for various reasons that I’ll no doubt put within a piece of literature in the future, but I suppose that I should clarify a few things, and also ask a few things from you guys.

Everyone is trying to sell something. Normally, I don’t like to advertise advertise advertise, to “call for action”, to tell people “Hey! Look, look look! BUY BUY BUY! SHARE SHARE SHARE!” But I think that I’m going to have to start doing that more often.

I know that people get irritated with advertisements, and the “consumer culture” that we live in, but we live in it for a reason, and no, it’s not because people are “evil and greedy”: it’s because we have to be to survive.

It is the most effective way to get our wants and needs met.

So it is with much reluctance that I must begin to do the same thing as well.

It is still my intention to be as honest, genuine and open as possible, as I have always been, but sadly, I will have to begin advertising more. I will have to ask for more calls to action. If the quality of my work is what is preventing me from succeeding, then I will “cross that bridge as I get there”, but if it is from a lack of marketing on my part, then I will have to make a few changes to my approach.

I am still developing what I want all of this to be, how I want my approach to be, and the process is ongoing, as it has been.

I’m developing everything that I’m going to do.

But the current approach isn’t working. I need to be more direct, and as I said, if the quality of my content is what is holding me back, then I’ll figure out how I’m going to approach this.

My life goal, lofty as it is, is to do everything that I want to do my own way. Here, there are already those that will tell me that “life doesn’t work that way”, but their words have an affect of making one feel that life is fatalistic: that we can make no changes in our world, that it is all hopeless, and that there is nothing that we can do.

Well, that’s obviously fucking goddamn horseshit.

Thankfully, I am smart enough to understand that one “exception to the rule” VIOLATES the entire fucking rule, and thus I do not VIEW said rule as an “absolute“, and I value absolutes because what other concretes can we base our lives on? NONE. Without absolutes, we have no direction. Absolutes are what drive our lives, even though uncertainty exists, and even though many things are, not for lack of a better term, “fuzzy.” One only needs to realize that hot things hurt, and all of the other basic “sciences” that we take for granted to realize that this is the case, and any failure to recognize this is just pure insanity.

I could talk about my financial struggles, and my struggles developing my own personality, but that would be wasted breath, as everyone else is going through the exact same things that I’m going through, so there’s nothing unique in that regard.

However, it is still my intention to develop my own career and to develop my personality as it comes along. And part of the development of both of these is explaining to you that I need to be as honest as possible, and to explain to you that I will probably have to start marketing more aggressively if my numbers don’t pick up.

If it’s because people don’t like my content, for whatever reason, then I can live with that right now. But if it is because of a lack of marketing on my part, that is unacceptable and I will work to change it immediately.

All I’m looking for are people that enjoy the work that I enjoy doing. That’s all it’s been, and, God willing, that’s all it will ever be.

So please, if you enjoy my work, please help me out in any way that you can. Do anything and everything to show your support for my work.

And if it isn’t your cup of tea, then thanks for stopping by.

But please, look through all of my work and find something that you enjoy.

I enjoy all of my work, and that’s why I make it, but if you find something that you enjoy as well, that just makes all of this a LOOOOOOOOOOOOT easier for me, and if you enjoy my work, then please, help me out.

Thank you for your time: I will keep you updated if anything changes about this.

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